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Our Samsung Exploded - Need a deal on a 55" HDTV

HoosierDoc 1 10 October 21, 2015 at 07:51 AM
A little background....

While watching our 51" Samsung Plasma HDTV (Model: PN51D550C1FXZA) bought in 2011 last night, it suddenly made a loud pop noise, sent sparks out the back and the picture went out. The sweet fragrance of an electrical fire permeated throughout the living room thereafter. It now has no picture and cycles between standby/power if plugged in. I contacted Samsung services, but am preparing for buying a new TV since it appears like a lost cause based on online information. Anyways....

I'm looking for a 55" 1080p HDTV (not really interested in 4K for the money as of now). I have a surround sound system so TV speakers aren't a concern and picture quality is the primary concern. I don't play video games anymore, so the primary use is movies, TV shows and sports. I'd like to stay in the $500-$800 range, but would be willing to go higher for a good deal.

The Samsung UN55J6200AFXZA, Vizio E55-C1 and LG 55LF6100 seemed like they had good ratings for decent prices. However, I'm obviously a little hesitant to get another Samsung (call it "HDTV PTSD").

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Thank you for any help!!



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I'm in the same situation after my 3 year old 55 inch Toshiba died on me.

I finally just ordered that 58 inch Seiki from tiger direct that's been on and off sale for a while.

I figure its only 400 bucks, and it should hold me over for a couple years before I decide I need to go to 4k, and then I'll demote the Seiki to the basement.
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If you are a Sams Club member You can get last years model TVs from their auction site.

Grab a couple of links for auctions on TVs you like, wait for them to end and then go back to the link to see the final sale price. (I do this since there is no Sold Listing search like on Ebay)

I have bought a few TVs this way and have gotten some really good deals. I don't bid over the lowest price I see the TV close for.
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