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Old 11-22-2016, 07:59 AM
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Default Might need a new TV?

Currently have a text out to a THT member who was instrumental in fixing my other tv earlier this year. Thought I would get a consensus anyway if this one can't be repaired.

Looking for the most reliable brands out there. Do not want or need bells and whistles, just a decent HD picture, with smart capability.

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Old 11-22-2016, 08:02 AM
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I've been please with both Samsung HDTVs that I have bought.
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Sony Bravia or Samsung for picture quality

Id go Samsung because you can get good deals on them for black friday

Id stay away from LG and Vizio
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Both my sets are Samsung, both over 8 years old. Is that good for HD tv's now?
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:23 AM
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Im kind of picky about the picture that I like.
I dont do any gimmicks like curved display or 3d although some people love it.
I like a cinema like picture with deeper blacks which is why I still own a plasma

I cannot stand the soap opera effect a lot of the higher refresh rate led tvs give. If im watching an action movie I want to feel like its a movie not like Im standing next to the director as he is filming it. Silver screen effect > soap opera effect
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Best bag for the buck for a while has been Vizio.

At these prices buy two incase it ever breaks

https://www.walmart.com/browse/elect...hop_by_Cat_TVs
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We have a few Samsung LEDs that have been great. The oldest one (52") is about 10 years old. I'm kinda hoping it dies soon so that I can get a bigger one. Hard to justify right now because the picture still looks great.
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Does vizio have a decent record? I want, need, at least 8-10 years from my next one!
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I have read numerous reviews of Vizio's quality sucks. Do some research and run from Vizio unless you want a budget tv with a budget picture to only last a short period of time. Its like pot luck with them.

Samsung is pretty much the standard on LED TV's. Had plenty of them and never one problem. Also great reviews and ratings.

LG sucks to. Pot luck also.
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Run from Vizio
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Does vizio have a decent record? I want, need, at least 8-10 years from my next one!
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I have read numerous reviews of Vizio's quality sucks. Do some research and run from Vizio unless you want a budget tv with a budget picture to only last a short period of time. Its like pot luck with them.

Samsung is pretty much the standard on LED TV's. Had plenty of them and never one problem. Also great reviews and ratings.

LG sucks to. Pot luck also.
Vizio is built in Asian factories that produce many other brands. That is why they are cheaper, they dont pay for the tooling or factory startup. With Vizio you are buying a rebranded tv with an American warranty and name.
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Yeah, lots of Samsung replies so far, and this last one lasted about ten years or so. Just don't whether or not to stick with plasma, or go LED.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Does vizio have a decent record? I want, need, at least 8-10 years from my next one!
Very. I have mostly higher stuff now but still have one that is still working fine. They are like the Hyundai of TVs. Lots of big boy options, with good quality at a lower price point.

8-10 years? No clue but I think that's true of all of them. Its like many things, there are not that many that make the actual components and one factory can supply many different brands.

Besides, for under $400 you can get a VIZIO D50-D1 D-Series 50" 1080p 120Hz Fully Array LED Smart HDTV .
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
Run from Vizio
Really..... Got it,thanks
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Originally Posted by David B. View Post
Very. I have mostly higher stuff now but still have one that is still working fine. They are like the Hyundai of TVs. Lots of big boy options, with good quality at a lower price point.

8-10 years? No clue but I think that's true of all of them. Its like many things, there are not that many that make the actual components and one factory can supply many different brands.

Besides, for under $400 you can get a VIZIO D50-D1 D-Series 50" 1080p 120Hz Fully Array LED Smart HDTV .

What brands are your higher end stuff?
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Spray,I have 2 vizio's ,they're cheap ,but throwaways after 5 ,6 years.I has a Soni for 20yrs ,lol.Nowthen ,when you go to best buy or wherever,they have row's of the TV's for you to see the actual picture ,and all the particulars.
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Really I read quite a few reviews with people having problems with their Vizio within the first year . That's not a good sign.

Maybe they would be a good option for kids or a room that you don't use much. But main living room Samsung all the way.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
What brands are your higher end stuff?
Newest is a Sony XBR-75X940D 75" 4K HDR. The older one which is replaced is a Sharp LC60LE847U TV which still works great that I got in 2012

My Vizio is even older and have no complaints whatsoever.
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My vizio's (2 of them) have had problems. I all Samsung now.
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
Really I read quite a few reviews with people having problems with their Vizio within the first year . That's not a good sign.

Maybe they would be a good option for kids or a room that you don't use much. But main living room Samsung all the way.
There is not one out there that doesn't have the same kind of reviews including mine which were much more expensive. I've also had good luck with Samsung. Looks like the SAMSUNG 50" 5000 Series - HD LED TV - 1080p, 60MR (Model#: UN50J5000) is even cheaper.
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