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Old 02-25-2020, 1:02pm   #1
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My 11 year old Samsung 55" is dying, the picture has intermittent ghosting and recently, intermittently is a little darker, adjusting the backlight doesn't seem to help, it just does what it wants to....sometimes sterling, clear pic, sometimes ghosting, even with a blueray source. This is a bedroom TV, so it gets used very little, not every day.

So I'm considering upgrading with a new one, figured I'd go a little bigger since I'm willing to drop money on this. Considering these two choices. One seems to be a '19 model, one is a 'refurbished' '18 model.

WWVB choose?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SAMSUNG-6...6900/654638449

Pros: Under $ 500. New.
Con: 60 Hz refresh rate (edit: Dell says it's a 120Hz refresh)


Slightly cheaper/free shipping here:

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/sams...v-home-theater


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbish...FXZA/867361246



Pros: 240 Hz refresh rate, seems to be a better picture, more features I probably won't use
Cons: $ 700, 'refurbished'
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I quit reading at "refurbished" as there's no way I'd buy a refurbished TV.
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Spend a bit more and get a Vizio P-Series Quantum X 65" for $1k.
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/SAMSUNG-7...SABEgJF3_D_BwE

BOOM !!

SAMSUNG 70" Class 4K UHD (2160p) LED Smart TV with HDR UN70NU6900FXZA for $578.00
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Go to Costco.... Son bought a 65 for $525. Screw refurbs w no warranty.

Costco 90 day dont like - return
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Spend a bit more and get a Vizio P-Series Quantum X 65" for $1k.
More than I want to spend on a bedroom TV.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/SAMSUNG-7...SABEgJF3_D_BwE

BOOM !!

SAMSUNG 70" Class 4K UHD (2160p) LED Smart TV with HDR UN70NU6900FXZA for $578.00
Damn. I like that,but it might be a bit too big (that's what she said, lol). I'mma think on that.

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Go to Costco.... Son bought a 65 for $525. Screw refurbs w no warranty.

Costco 90 day dont like - return
No Costco membership, but I'm getting a theme...no refurbs.
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Go to Costco.... Son bought a 65 for $525. Screw refurbs w no warranty.

Costco 90 day dont like - return
except if you have the costco visa - you get two years free replacement on all electronic equipment
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More than I want to spend on a bedroom TV.



Damn. I like that,but it might be a bit too big (that's what she said, lol). I'mma think on that.



No Costco membership, but I'm getting a theme...no refurbs.
No membership needed. You only need to know someone with a membership. Either bring them with you or have them buy you a Costco gift card for enough to buy the TV.
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I've bought nothing but Samsung TVs this century, and they've all been great (except one el-cheapo 27" kitchen TV that died one day, replaced by a 32" model years ago.) If that 70" one is too big, you should be able to get a 65" version a little cheaper. But if you can go that big, why not? It's not that much bigger than a 55".
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Click this link and you'll see the Samsung 4K 65" TV's WalMart has. One is under $500.

For the low-end LCD's, I like to get one that has good black levels. Usually those are a bit more than the absolute cheapest ones. You might have to do some investigating because typically the models Samsung makes for WalMart (or Best Buy) have different model numbers than the ones on their website. That means if WalMart doesn't tell you what the contrast is (the higher the better the black levels) then you might have to guess. Usually once you get over about $800 or so, the extra features you are paying for are stuff you probably don't care about.
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Cant go wrong with Samsung (unless its refurbished

Have a 55 hanging on the wall in our bedroom and gave our daughter the 65 when we bought the 75
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We just bought our third a Samsung.
First one was a bedroom TV purchased about 8 years ago
Next one was for another bedroom, purchased about 2 years ago.
Just bought a new one to replace our Panasonic plasma that decided to self destruct
We have not had a single problem so far
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My only complaint (probably something I have wonked up) is that I still have issues with source selection where sound is concerned. the TV and the Home Theater amp have a dysfunctional relationship.
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My only complaint (probably something I have wonked up) is that I still have issues with source selection where sound is concerned. the TV and the Home Theater amp have a dysfunctional relationship.
No idea what your setup is but my 75 is hooked up to a fairly cheap Yamaha 7.1 with no issues.

Only issue is Netflix needing to be turned up way more than any other feed
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I have a 46" Samsung that I bought 11 years ago. It is on for most of the day, and it has worked flawlessly. I paid around 1K for it back then. When it needs replacing, it will cost me less than $400 for a larger one.
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I have a 46" Samsung that I bought 11 years ago. It is on for most of the day, and it has worked flawlessly. I paid around 1K for it back then. When it needs replacing, it will cost me less than $400 for a larger one.
Our first TV purchase as a couple was a 21 Magnavox for $499
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No idea what your setup is but my 75 is hooked up to a fairly cheap Yamaha 7.1 with no issues.

Only issue is Netflix needing to be turned up way more than any other feed
My 60" Sammy is connected to my early 90's era stereo via the headphone jack to a splitter, to RCA cables to my amplifier. I only use that when I'm watching a movie or concert and want to let the big dogs, the 5 way BSR 'thunder lizards' out:



(not my speakers, but I have this model, looks better with the grilles on)
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Click this link and you'll see the Samsung 4K 65" TV's WalMart has. One is under $500.

For the low-end LCD's, I like to get one that has good black levels. Usually those are a bit more than the absolute cheapest ones. You might have to do some investigating because typically the models Samsung makes for WalMart (or Best Buy) have different model numbers than the ones on their website. That means if WalMart doesn't tell you what the contrast is (the higher the better the black levels) then you might have to guess. Usually once you get over about $800 or so, the extra features you are paying for are stuff you probably don't care about.
That's where I got the two models I found and was considering!
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All this by is hate on refurbished tvs I bought 3 to Shi a 40 refurbs from NewEgg 11 years ago, all three still work beautifully.

That 70 looks like a nice deal, dont forget Frys will price match. And dont forget to check amazon and Newegg.
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I'm contemplating that 70 myself...and I don't need another TV. Just seems to good to pass up.
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