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    New TV advice

    Any good new 55 inch+ TVs out there that are on sale right now? I'd like to not spend more than $600-$700 if possible and want something wall mounted. I like the "Fire TV" prime video ready TVs. I've had one for a few years I really like but I'm thinking of upgrading. I ordered a ~50" TCL Roku TV about a year ago and I flat out do not like it. I think the interface is garbage.

    I'm looking at this one right now: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-QN65Q...dp/B07N4L5VYG/ because it is on sale, but that's a bit expensive. I'd go in for it if it was an amazing deal or something.

    I think ideally $500 with a high of $600 would be best for me right now. I'm buying a projector TV setup off the current residents of the place I'm moving to so that will be my "watch important shit on" TV. I want something that can be ceiling mounted in the bedroom for more general usage to not burn out the projector bulb.

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    I think your ceiling is too high for what you want to be honest. There is a pretty low ceiling for the performance of a 60hz TV, at least in my opinion. Upgrading from your Fire TV would ideally mean going for a 120hz+ panel, but those start around 1k for a 4K option.

    If you don't want 4K, I bet you could find some open box or refurbished 120hz 1080p panels that aren't that expensive. I would be apprehensive to pay more than $500 for a 60hz.

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    Any examples of what you think I should be looking at? The roku TV has shown me that not all current TVs are created equally.

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    Rtings is a solid review site for TVs that gives pretty in depth specifics.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/be...rice/under-500

    The suggested Hisense is pretty money. Full-Array local dimming is usually reserved for much more expensive TVs, and Android TV is a good interface

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    Thanks! I’ll look into that

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    TCL just released their 55" Mini LED set near this price range. It looks incredible.

    http://www.theverge.com/platform/amp...-xbox-series-x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyche View Post
    TCL just released their 55" Mini LED set near this price range. It looks incredible.

    http://www.theverge.com/platform/amp...-xbox-series-x
    I was looking at one of these but it is Roku software. I have one of the 5 series TCLs and the quality is good and all but I cannot fucking stand the Roku interface/controller. I’d rather have a slightly less good TV that isn’t Roku.

    Shame because that does look nice otherwise.

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    Don't get Vizio. Mine has been a trainwreck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SathFenrir View Post
    I was looking at one of these but it is Roku software. I have one of the 5 series TCLs and the quality is good and all but I cannot fucking stand the Roku interface/controller. I’d rather have a slightly less good TV that isn’t Roku.

    Shame because that does look nice otherwise.
    If the TV is mostly good outside of the interface why not just get a standalone Fire TV Stick or something like the Nvidia Shield?

    I got an LG OLED recently and honestly the webOS LG uses is pretty shit, but I run everything in the TV thru the Shield so it really doesn't matter.

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    I have both a shield and a fire TV. Unless you game or use the shield to host a Plex server, I'd just buy the cheaper FireTV HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krandor View Post
    Rtings is a solid review site for TVs that gives pretty in depth specifics.

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/be...rice/under-500

    The suggested Hisense is pretty money. Full-Array local dimming is usually reserved for much more expensive TVs, and Android TV is a good interface
    Glad this was posted, definitely use rtings.

    I have fire sticks, chromecasts, a shield, and a smart tv.

    Shield has best UI by far, can control it by voice through Google homes/assistant. Worth the premium to me but like mentioned if you don't game it probably isn't worth it. It's way better than everything else though as far as apps and accessibility though, almost a cable box really. The chromecasts are great but since they are cast devices only and have no independent ui or anything I'd say the fire tv sticks are slightly better. The fires ui is way shittier, slower, but it's okay enough and easy to use. Great for the kids tv and our bedroom that we rarely use. Both TVs with fire sticks I also have chromecasts plugged into as well. So I basically paid for two devices, that's why I think the shield is Superior (chromecast built in).

    The smart tv is by far the worst, I get most tvs are smart now, but don't use that shit. Immediately plug something else into them to use those features.

    Shield > fire/chromecast > smart tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    Don't get Vizio. Mine has been a trainwreck.
    My vizio is the best tv I've ever owned. 70" of glory for way less than the other brands, also best buy honors those new home buyer coupons on them which they don't on the other guys.

    There are shit series of Vizio's though, definitely check rtings. I remember I chose it because it did so well with gaming comparable to the best tv models.

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    I completely disagree about the fire stick being slow. Idk which version you have, but my 4K firestick is every bit as snappy as my shield from a UI standpoint. Small remote is nice too on the stick whereas the shield has a big ass controller (although you can program the shield to be used with a universal remote or buy an optional smaller remote for too much money).

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    I have two of the newest 4k ones and they are just okay the ui is full of garbage and really dumb to navigate in comparison. However it does have the best remote, but I use a universal for the shield I got for cheap. Idk how the new shield remote is to compare.

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    The UI is def garbage with all the Amazon shit, but it boots up and navigates quickly. For streaming, I'd deal with the shitty UI to save $175.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    Don't get Vizio. Mine has been a trainwreck.
    I came here to post this. Hard second.

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