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Still talking high end TVs
#437166 06/17/20 06:15 PM
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Hoping one of the richer Axiom folks might give this a spin and let us know how that goes.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sony-98-8k-uhd-hdr-led-android-smart-tv-xbr98z9g/13831527


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chesseroo #437167 06/17/20 06:36 PM
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And this take on why to hold off on buying a tv in 2020 is interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu1bH2gGXes

Gaming isn't an issue for us. HDMI 2.1 has some potential pluses, but the biggest thing is the budget OLED market possibly driving down prices overall.


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chesseroo #437169 06/17/20 07:17 PM
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I got an LG 75" model, 75UM7570PUD, with HDR and HLG for $1,000 for my bedroom.

It is a great TV at a terrific price. I have a Sony XBR 75 940d, much more expensive than the LG. The Sony has a better picture, but not by much. The LG is about $2,500 less expensive than the Sony was.

We live in a golden age of audio and video.


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chesseroo #437171 06/17/20 10:03 PM
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Chessero, that BB 98" is very tempting but ... nah ... think I'll put it toward a self driving car with a 75" micro-led, surround sound and a hot tub in back. You know something to get you around in your old age.

The Digital Trends thing is interesting ... since I keep bouncing between a 65" LG CX OLED and a 75" Samsung Q80T which is about the same price ... and now 2x6 has me thinking about 75" $1000 screens
Need some box stores to open so I can see these things ...

Maybe should just punt for a while with my 15year+ old 55" fluorescent backlit HDTV (with 2" wide clunky bezel) and wait for Digital Trends to give the go ahead ...

You know screens keep shrinking ... back in the early 90's I had a HUGH 50" back projection TV ...

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chesseroo #437172 06/17/20 10:10 PM
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You guys might be interested in the HDTV test youtube channel. Website too.

Probably the most thorough yet watchable calibrator/reviewer out there.

Extensive models covered. Vinnie knows his stuff.

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rrlev #437174 06/17/20 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by rrlev
... back in the early 90's I had a HUGH 50" back projection TV ...
In the 90s??
That's what i STILL have in our media room!
LOL
Toshiba 50" RPTV.
198 pounds of joy.

I refused to buy any LCD/LED for down there given my hate for the downsides so for the last 5 years i've been waiting on OLED to finally develop. The unit is circa 2002, bought as a wedding gift for me but the old girl needs to move on. I'll likely try and give it away on Kijji at some point because it still works.
I always liked that 'film' quality look but now i'm into sharpness and vivid colour and UHD quality.


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rrlev #437175 06/17/20 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rrlev
The Digital Trends thing is interesting ... .
Yes it is.
Here is a pretty good argument by the guy as to why not to buy a TV this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu1bH2gGXes


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TrevorM #437176 06/17/20 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TrevorM
You guys might be interested in the HDTV test youtube channel. Website too.

Probably the most thorough yet watchable calibrator/reviewer out there.

Extensive models covered. Vinnie knows his stuff.
Got a link?


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chesseroo #437177 06/17/20 10:24 PM
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Wow! You are going to be impressed with the new displays in your room.

Why not go ultra short throw PJ?

https://www.youtube.com/user/hdtvtest

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TrevorM #437180 06/17/20 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by TrevorM
Wow! You are going to be impressed with the new displays in your room.

Why not go ultra short throw PJ?

https://www.youtube.com/user/hdtvtest
Well long story short, the room was designed to have an overhead projector (did the basement reno in 2005). The room was also designed to be setup in one of two ways, long or short axis. We decided to go with the short axis and at the time, no projector could throw at such a short distance. Also, that max. wall space available for viewing is literally about 75". No projector at that time was throwing anything under 85". Hence, we've stuck with the tv until plasma and then LCD/LED came along. I saw how large format plasma and LED tvs were getting and becoming VERY cost effective, so rather than have an overly hot, somewhat noise adding overhead projector sitting above the seating area, AND having to rearrange the room to the long axis (based on the ceiling connector locations), i said screw it. We'll wait for plasma or LED to come about a bit and decrease in price and 70"+ screens were doing just that UNTIL OLED started up.

It became clear that plasmas were going to die off (and not sure they had formats above 65" or if they did they were stupid expensive) and by this point i had experienced the downsides to LED so...the long wait for OLED began.
And here we are.

Of course with the cost of a 75" OLED presently, one could get a very good quality projector and screen, the other issues mentioned still exist so again, for the extra cost and the likelihood that this TV will last me another 20 years, i'll probably stick with the plan for OLED later this year.

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