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Old 09-23-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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TVs. ,!!!! F%#k. ,

Dammit.

Finally decided to replace my 12 year old tv. Settled/bumped myself to vizio M series and just brought home the 42" job.
Felt like I'd spent more than enough money for a tv.

Unfortunately it doesn't fill the hole in my wall unit thingie as well as the old 34".
My First World problem is so bad I just boxed it back up.

Is 7 more inches of viewing and aesthetic pleasure worth $150?
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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Is 7 more inches of viewing and aesthetic pleasure worth $150?
Yes, but I have a 50" in master bedroom and a 70" in the family room.

Its worth it.....
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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How far will you be and do you plan to play video games?

I tried a 46" in my bedroom and it was just too big to play on since I'd actually have to look around the screen and that fraction of a second gets you killed. I ended up with a Vizio 39" smart TV, it's an E IIRC and have been very happy with it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #5
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I returned it, and got the 49". the smaller tv vs hole size made me feel like I cheaped out with the 42.
It looks right now.
I tried to remind myself that I paid 3X this amount last time I bought one.
I don't play games much but the set is about 11'away.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:10 AM   #6
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Shitty picture, but you can see the 'right' dimensions for the space.
The picture is awesome. Watching SOA I felt like I was in the room with them.
MotoGP bikes are almost 40% larger now too.


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Old 09-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #7
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I don't think I've ever heard the phrase, "I should have got the the SMALLER TV!"
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:46 AM   #8
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recently bought a 51" for the bedroom. living room tv is a 2005ish 50" DLP. Good picture, but the plasma in the br blows it away.
I thought 51 might be too big. could have gone bigger.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
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Is 7 more inches of viewing and aesthetic pleasure worth $150?
In a word, 'yes.'


Edit: But you have now figured that out for yourself.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #10
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The problem is that in going from 4:3 to 16:9, the overall picture height for a given diagonal dimension is dramatically smaller, so you have to get a lot bigger TV inch-wise to get the height back.

This might be useful for some:

http://tvsizecalculator.com/
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:13 PM   #11
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Yes, but I have a 50" in master bedroom and a 70" in the family room.

Its worth it.....
70", really? That's huge! I would love to see a picture
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:13 AM   #12
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70", really? That's huge! I would love to see a picture
I installed a 70" in a customer's master bedroom once.

Headboard was like 18 feet away.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #13
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OK you guys, what TV set is best for internet? I pretty much want to be able to make a TV into a huge computer with just a browser for watching TV shows and kick ass videos on Youtube. Also I need to be able to hook it up to my home theatre for kick ass sound.

What internet provider has the best deal for Netflix and works good?


What TV do I need to get? A smart TV? Something in the 42-50 inch range is good enough. Ultra HD is out of my price range for now. Any recommendations??
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:35 PM   #14
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46" in the living room.. and it's on for about an hour every two weeks or so.

Go figure.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:43 PM   #15
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OK you guys, what TV set is best for internet? I pretty much want to be able to make a TV into a huge computer with just a browser for watching TV shows and kick ass videos on Youtube. Also I need to be able to hook it up to my home theatre for kick ass sound.

What internet provider has the best deal for Netflix and works good?


What TV do I need to get? A smart TV? Something in the 42-50 inch range is good enough. Ultra HD is out of my price range for now. Any recommendations??
That's a lot of questions. As to the Smart TV thing - if it's hooked up to a computer there isn't much point as you'll already have access to Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Youtube, etc. Alternatively you could get a media box such as a Roku or Apple TV if you don't want to hook up a computer. I don't like Smart TVs as you're stuck with the hardware for the life of the TV but you can always upgrade your media device/computer.

As far as internet provider that's going to mostly depend on your area. Comcast sucks, Verizon sucks, Time Warner sucks, AT&T sucks. Most internet providers suck these days since the FCC doesn't classify them as common carriers and they get away with no real competition. I'm happy with Cox but it's relatively small and not available most places. Reasonable price, great service, and no bullshit throttling like Comcast.

As far as the TV itself just point your browser to Amazon or Newegg and check out reviews. Just make sure it has all the connections you think you'll need to hook up everything.
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