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Topic   Possibly splurging on a 4k TV - QLED worth it?

MrBean
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27-Feb-2018(#1)
So, we got our bonuses, and they were good.

Wife is getting a new table, and I may go for a new TV. I'm very out out of the loop on TV's and being quite lazy on my research. I'm sure I'll dive in more If I truly end up doing it, but my main question right now is, is QLED worth it over OLED?

The 75' QLED is the same price as the 82' OLED: https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theate...

Historically I've been an LG, Sony and Vizio guy, but thinking I want to go all in on Samsung this time around.
dustin11
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27-Feb-2018(#2)
OLEDs are still better. Highest rated TV currently is the LG C7 OLED, but it shares the same screen as the B7 if you want to save a couple hundred $$.
MrBean
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27-Feb-2018(#4)
That LG only goes up to 65. I'm definitely wanting a 75+.
Noid
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27-Feb-2018(#5)
Hold onto your money. You don't need a new television set; your current one is just fine. Save for your future today! smile
dustin11
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27-Feb-2018(#6)
I think then you would be looking at the 77G7P or the 77W7P. The "W" is the one you see on news articles where its as thin as paper but its also super expensive. All LG's OLEDs this year share the same screen, so the "B" is just as good as the "W", the only difference is going to come down to them coming with a sound bar (like the "E" & "G" the "W" comes with a dolby atmos sound bar which is also where all your stuff plugs into since the screen itself is too thin to support inputs) or not. Prepare yourself for sticker shock with those 77" OLEDs though. IMO, not worth the extra 12" of screen.
MrBean
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27-Feb-2018(#7)
Yah at that price point, the Samsung looks like a better choice. Still, have to do some research, have done basically none thus far. $3k is pushing as it is, would ideally like to stay around $2k.
Scots
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* 27-Feb-2018(#8)
I personally never have understood buying a big 4K set at this point. Is there that much content yet in 4K? Why not wait a year or two when there is more and get the TV for half the price?

I just don't think I could stomach it when there are 70 inch 1080p sets for 600 bucks nowadays.

Just my take of course -- if it's a good financial decision for you and you want it then go for it!
MrBean
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27-Feb-2018(#9)
It's why I haven't taken the plunge yet. I don't "need" it, but we have a few extra bucks and I was being stupid. Reality is, I'll probably either wait till BF this year or next.

Just that my current Vizio TV is showing some age/issues. Not sure how/why, but when the screen is white, the whole bottom looks like it got its ass kicked. Pretty sure it's from playing ball with my dog! Still, probably doesn't warrant being stupid and dropping ~$2-$3k.
dustin11
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27-Feb-2018(#10)
How far away are you going to be sitting from the TV?
Scots
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27-Feb-2018(#11)
You can get a decent 4K 65" for like 700 bucks or something. If t were me, I'd get that, sell it for a few hundred in 12-15 months, by which time you can probably get the nicer one for half the price it is now if you want it.

Again just me though. My buddy dropped like $3,500 one on a couple months ago and he regrets it big time. So I'm biased probably haha.
Sun
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28-Feb-2018(#12)
I have the LG OLED65B7A and it's amazing. I paid $1799 for it at Fry's. I'm waiting on a Chase Price Protection claim I filed against a website that had it listed for $1299. So if I get that $500 back, $1299 is sweet.
ryanflucas
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28-Feb-2018(#13)
If I had a spare 2k I'd buy more Apple stock, then cash out a portion of the shares later if I wanted spending money. Although I have a feeling in six to ten months I won't want to.
Admiral
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28-Feb-2018(#14)
Scots wrote:
> I personally never have understood buying a big 4K set at this point. Is there
> that much content yet in 4K?

Games are in 4K (or close to it). Youtube is sweet in 4K (I watch alot of Youtube). Netflix has a LITTLE bit in 4K.

You are right about a lack of content, TBH...but the processors in the good TV's do a really nice job of upconverting - so it's still pretty sweet to have a 4K TV.
MrBean
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28-Feb-2018(#15)
So we spent like $2k on a damn dinning room table (FML). I think I'm gonna hold out a bit longer on a TV.

Reality is, I've used a ping pong table as a dinning room table for the past 9 years. My wife moved in ~5 years ago and has been wanting a real table forever.

Ugh, my Beverly Hillbillies table is finally going away ... I'm sad.
dustin11
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28-Feb-2018(#16)
I know how you feel. When I was single I used a banana box (the boxes they ship Dole bananas to stores in) as my TV stand for years and had no issues doing so because it was free and got the job done. Now that I'm married we do stuff like spend $6k on new living room furniture.
Scots
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28-Feb-2018(#17)
We got our dining room table for $325 at the flea market from a custom table maker. Was a lucky find.
Noid
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28-Feb-2018(#18)
For the last six months or so, I've been actively checking Craig's List for a dining room table with matching chairs that seats ten. Apparently, it's not the easiest thing to find. But, the search continues! smile
dustin11
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28-Feb-2018(#19)
Our dinning room table was one of the cheapest thing we've bought, surprisingly enough. We went to a consignment/new furniture store and picked up a table (extends with this cool rack & pinion style leaf system to seat 10-12) plus 2 leather wrapped benches for $500 delivered. Solid wood too, so it weighs like 300lbs. We picked up a few chairs at Pier 1 on sale for $160/ea on sale from $300. couches and coffee table is what hit us much harder because we were in the market for a very specific look which proved difficult to find. The couch I had when I was single had a leg missing so I had books propped under it and the springs were blown out. I kept it for years because it was really comfortable.
Admiral
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28-Feb-2018(#20)
It's not the highest of quality, but if you need a huge dining room table - we got a 102" one (seats 10) from Ikea for $250 brand new.

Plus, we got 2 free dinners in their cafe for spending $200+, so we loaded up on suspect meatballs and strange swedish fruit drinks.
ryanflucas
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28-Feb-2018(#21)
I use a semi fancy dining room table as a computer desk.
MentalVortex

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* 28-Feb-2018(#22)
You need to be a man and put your foot down on those frivolous expenses. She's destroying your life with her nonsense.
Finn
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28-Feb-2018(#23)
I kinda lucked out, I got my grandfathers dinning room table and hutch he bought when he came back from Italy in '45. It was the first thing he bought and up until 3 years ago we even had the receipt but sadly it was lost frown It's Solid Maple! But the chairs need to be refurbished. I need to find a good carpenter, as one chair needs to be rebuilt. I almost missed out when my dad passed nobody wanted it, My Brother had a crazy expensive table already as did my sister and my other sister was living with friends and had no space, so I made it work! like hell I was going to let that leave our family.

MrBean
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28-Feb-2018(#24)
MentalVortex wrote:
> You need to be a man and put your foot down on those frivolous expenses. She's destroying
> your life with her nonsense.

haha, I held her off for FIVE years of using a ping pong table ... in fairness, she was good about it.
ryanflucas
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28-Feb-2018(#25)
Ping pong is making a secret comeback. If I had 50k venture capital I'd open a ping pong club.
dustin11
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28-Feb-2018(#26)
Finn wrote:
> I kinda lucked out, I got my grandfathers dinning room table and hutch he bought
> when he came back from Italy in '45. It was the first thing he bought and up until
> 3 years ago we even had the receipt but sadly it was lost frown It's Solid Maple! But
> the chairs need to be refurbished. I need to find a good carpenter, as one chair
> needs to be rebuilt. I almost missed out when my dad passed nobody wanted it, My
> Brother had a crazy expensive table already as did my sister and my other sister
> was living with friends and had no space, so I made it work! like hell I was going
> to let that leave our family.
>
>

Maple is incredibly expensive. I made 2 butcher block counter tops (about 3' wide by 2' deep and 1.5" thick) and the wood was $1k alone. I recently bought some walnut wood to build a fire place mantle and while looking at different options at the lumber yard I noticed that maple was the most expensive wood they carried. Most expensive than mahogany, walnut, or cherry. VERY durable stuff though. Makes for fantastic furniture.
Finn
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28-Feb-2018(#27)
It does, just showing age... The chairs anyway. My dad restored the table years ago so it's fine and he put some Brown and black checkers fabric in the chairs but I want to restore it to the way it looked originally. Should buy a house first, but that's on the list of things to do.




dustin11
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28-Feb-2018(#28)
You just need to have them reupholstered then? Yeah, getting a house first would be good so you can get the chairs to match the house rather than having them look good now but then weird in the new place.
Admiral
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1-Mar-2018(#29)
MentalVortex wrote:
> You need to be a man and put your foot down on those frivolous expenses. She's destroying
> your life with her nonsense.

Boobs though
MrBean
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28-Jun-2018(#30)
So, I still didn't pull the trigger ... but debating doing so come Prime Day if the deals exist.

I'm still leaning a bit towards Samsung, but christ If their naming convention and models aren't confusing as well.

Just curious to additional thoughts from the group on best choices for a 75'+ (preferably 80') TV.

Topic   Possibly splurging on a 4k TV - QLED worth it?