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  • #16
    Originally posted by Johnykbr View Post
    I would advise against being an early adapter of 4k. It will be a long time before the media has caught up to the technology and quality over Netflix is contingent on network speed which is not a constant.
    i know, i felt the same way when hdtv came out. my samsung has been with me since 2005 and i think its just time to upgrade. its been 9 years and only replaced the bulb once. wife really wants the smart tv though and so do i. i watch alot of shows from amazon prime. currently watching true blood. i don't want to get a new hdtv to see the 4k go mainstream while my new hdtv is outdated. I want it to last 5yrs.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SleepingTiger View Post
      We currently have a Samsung 67" DLP. I recently replaced the bulb but its still dull and hard to watch during the day. Wife wants to upgrade to a bigger and better TV. She also loves the smart TVs. I started to look online for a replacement and found the Vizio 80" 1080P 240hz. I heard about 4K, but thought that it would be long before it went mainstream. I went to Best Buy and talked to sales. He said that 4K broadcasting will be available end of the year. Netflix will begin to stream 4K soon. He also showed me the upconvert technology for the Samsung. That thing is beautiful. I saw details in the movie I have never seen before. Colors just pop and the details are amazing. I instantly fell in love with the 65" curve screen 4k tv from samsung. The price on it is crazy.

      So here are my options:

      1. Stay with my current 67" Samsung and wait til the price on 4k drops further. Hopefully by 50% this time next year

      2. Spend 3k on the 80" vizio 1080P 240Hz and risk it being outdated in 2 years

      3. go crazy and spend $8,000 on the 78" 4K curved screen samsung

      Any ideas? I am leaning toward option 1, but watching TV is unbearable in the daytime.

      Just bought the Epson 3020e projector . ****ING AWESOME ! 1599.99 on sale.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by baja View Post
        Darken your tv room or buy a smaller smart tv for about 700 and when you are happy with the 4k market buy
        room is too dark as it is. i was thinking of adding a skylight because the room is so dark.

        i prefer something at least 74"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Beantown Bronco View Post
          Option 1 is the best, but if you do get the itch and really need it sooner, go with Option 4 - There is at least one 80 inch model from Sharp available today that is 1080p, but that can upscale to the 4K now. I guaranty your eyes won't be able to tell the difference, you'll get 2 extra inches of screen and you'll save $3K (current sale price is $5K). The price will probably drop another grand or so by XMas.

          http://www.paulstv.com/LED-Televisio...80p-LED-TV.asp

          NEVER buy completely new tv tech in year one. You're paying at least double what you should and it usually takes a bit of time to work out all the bugs.
          disagree. u can tell the difference. images are extremely sharp on the samsung and sony, the sharp is average at best. if you put the sharp next to a hdtv, it would be hard to tell the difference.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Beantown Bronco View Post
            "Wife wants to upgrade to a bigger and better TV."

            Better blinds/curtains could improve the picture by 300%, but the average wife would never admit it. It's only a matter of time before the plastic is going to have to come out.
            i would like to watch tv in my family room without making it completely dark. again, the room is already dark due to the covered patio in the backyard.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
              FYP. The original 360 had no HDMI. The original Xbox One made you get the now-worthless kinnect. Early iterations of 4g phones had problems and many places didn't even offer 4G yet.

              With technology it's always smarter (and more wallet-friendly) to buy at least the second, if not third generation in lieu of the first. The glitches will be ironed out, certain areas will be improved and most importantly, it will be cheaper.

              Does the OP even have media to watch on 4k? Most media is barely getting everything caught up to 1080P. If you don't have 4k stuff to watch, what's the point?
              according to the guy, they don't even have plans to have 4k on bluray. but what he sold me on was upconvert. it looked extremely sharp. i know that upconvert is just bs, but that bs looked great. not sure how they did it, but its nice.

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              • #22
                Go 3D I hear its all the rage and up and coming. (jk)

                Buyer beware on the Vizio. you can have great luck with them but anytime after the first year the screen goes they are ruthless and will not replace them, they may only give you a discount on a new one (Google Vizio return policy) . I did buy a 3rd gen Panasonic Plasma from Costco 9 years or so ago when they were still pretty new solely because I could return it if it died. I don't know what thier return policy is now and I woldn't try to return this on obviously. The TV has been great until now except for where a thin vertical green line has developed, so I'm in the same boat you are. I'm just going to sit tight for 6 months to a year to see what develops. I'm really bummed Panasonic stopped making plasma's.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Quoydogs View Post
                  Just bought the Epson 3020e projector . ****ING AWESOME ! 1599.99 on sale.
                  I'd be curious to hear more about your experience with this. I had someone tell me that to get a good projector plan on spending 5K. How much are replacement bulbs these days?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Irish Stout View Post
                    I'd suggest you save $1,000, buy the 70inch Vizio tv, and start putting your pennies towards the 4k to buy in 3 years. Also, buy it at Costco. 90 days risk free return policy is nice.
                    im not the type to buy something only to upgrade it few years down the road. I prefer to spend the money now and enjoy without the worries. I paid a little extra for my tv back then, but it was well worth it. Still works like a champ. My car has over 100k miles and plan to drive it until it is more cost effective for me to buy a new vehicle. Everything i try to buy is top grade.

                    i saw the 80" at costco. same deal at 2999. it also comes with a free 2yr warranty.

                    if i buy at bestbuy, its the same price, but i also get a 10% rewards and free 18months no interest.

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                    • #25
                      Remember when shopping TV ect.... 1080p is old school now. Welcome in 4.4k and ultra mega pixel.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Quoydogs View Post
                        Just bought the Epson 3020e projector . ****ING AWESOME ! 1599.99 on sale.
                        i think the projector is as good as the screen you are projecting it on. Also, projector is for the media room. this is for my family room.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SleepingTiger View Post
                          according to the guy, they don't even have plans to have 4k on bluray. but what he sold me on was upconvert. it looked extremely sharp. i know that upconvert is just bs, but that bs looked great. not sure how they did it, but its nice.
                          Just an FYI, appliance stores always put their TV's on the craziest settings possible to make the picture look better. It's like forcing your PC to run a game at the highest level despite the ability of machine. You'd be cutting the life of the TV in half if not more if you ran similar.

                          Point being, if you love it now, go back and reset the settings to default and see if you love it then.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by SleepingTiger View Post
                            i know, i felt the same way when hdtv came out. my samsung has been with me since 2005 and i think its just time to upgrade. its been 9 years and only replaced the bulb once. wife really wants the smart tv though and so do i. i watch alot of shows from amazon prime. currently watching true blood. i don't want to get a new hdtv to see the 4k go mainstream while my new hdtv is outdated. I want it to last 5yrs.
                            IMHO, smart TV is pretty horrible. You're a lot better off using a separate device. Your built in software is never going to get an upgrade, is a lot slower than a dedicated device, and generally serves as a monitoring device that you can't do anything to mitigate.

                            Personally I have my own home brew media center, but there are plenty of options out there for a shrink wrap product (Roku, Apple TV, etc.).

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by SleepingTiger View Post
                              according to the guy, they don't even have plans to have 4k on bluray. but what he sold me on was upconvert. it looked extremely sharp. i know that upconvert is just bs, but that bs looked great. not sure how they did it, but its nice.
                              Well at least the salesman has your best interests at heart. And your wife is being rational by addressing a lighting problem with a larger TV. My wife often has those kinds of "solutions."

                              "These plates don't fit. We need new plates."

                              /rearranges the cupboard so the plates fit.

                              "........" (inwardly upset she doesn't get new plates and plans to withhold sex)

                              /married with a child so don't notice.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by SleepingTiger View Post
                                i know, i felt the same way when hdtv came out. my samsung has been with me since 2005 and i think its just time to upgrade. its been 9 years and only replaced the bulb once. wife really wants the smart tv though and so do i. i watch alot of shows from amazon prime. currently watching true blood. i don't want to get a new hdtv to see the 4k go mainstream while my new hdtv is outdated. I want it to last 5yrs.
                                Buy a ROKU device for 100 dollars and turn any TV into a smart TV all you need is a HDMI connection

                                ROKU is faster than Apple TV or the Smart TV and the top of the line model (3) has an headphone jack on the remote for late nigh viewing when other household members a sleeping. Great Value and has literally 100s of stations available.
                                Last edited by baja; 07-14-2014, 01:15 PM.

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