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Finding a tv after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Hipuks 24 10 December 2, 2015 at 01:08 AM
What are the chances of getting a good deal before Christmas? Are tv usually on sale during the next few weeks? I'm on the lookout for a 43" inch (or more) HDTV, from a quality brand, for about 350 or less. Don't really care about 4k.

I'm afraid that having missed on buying a tv during all these crazy sales that I won't be able to find a good deal before Christmas.

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same page bro
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You're pretty vague about what exactly you're looking for -- which brands do you consider "quality", do you want a "smart" one, any requirements with respect to refresh rate, etc? But yeah, I'd be surprised if you can't find something before Christmas, just keep your eyes on retailers' "daily deals" and whatnot. I didn't bother checking Amazon and the other big retailers, much less doing a general web search, but right off the bat, Best Buy has this 42.5" Sharp "Roku TV" [bestbuy.com] for $349.95, and especially if you're willing to go down to 40" a couple others, too. You don't say so, but I'm assuming you want a "smart" set? If not, there are a couple other 43-inchers at Best Buy at just around $350, too.
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Basically I wanted a tv with really good picture quality and reliability. I'm seeing a lot of of no name brands and some with iffy reviews and it's a lot of money to drop on something I'm not sure about.
As far as the requirements it will be used mainly to watch tv, movies, and gaming. Which could be a problem as most tv's seem to be 60hz and from what I've read that could be a problem while playing videogames. I don't really have a need for a smart tv, but it wouldn't hurt either. But yeah, I'll keep an eye out for daily deals, it seems that because of the new 4k tv's, if you want plain old 1080p the prices have come down a lot.
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Dell Home and Office has this LG 43" LED (43LF5400) HDTV for $350... 60Hz but does offer a $100 Dell eGC and you can get 5% with Dell Advantage.

Sort of meh, as I don't think it's a smart TV... but figured I'd post it for ya. edit: this kind of sounds right up your alley, man, reading at what you were looking for... And regarding smart TV integration, a simple $35 Chromecast 2 turns a dumb TV smart for 1080p.
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Basically I wanted a tv with really good picture quality and reliability. I'm seeing a lot of of no name brands and some with iffy reviews and it's a lot of money to drop on something I'm not sure about.
As far as the requirements it will be used mainly to watch tv, movies, and gaming. Which could be a problem as most tv's seem to be 60hz and from what I've read that could be a problem while playing videogames. I don't really have a need for a smart tv, but it wouldn't hurt either. But yeah, I'll keep an eye out for daily deals, it seems that because of the new 4k tv's, if you want plain old 1080p the prices have come down a lot.
You should really do some more research into what's out there and what the various sizes and features will cost you, generally speaking. It kinda sounds like you just picked the set's characteristics you're thinking of and the price you want to pay out of the air? Whether you really need/want those extra 3" inches, whether you really want an integrated smart set or not (personally, I agree with thieflord63 and think one is generally better off with a separate device), and just how important the (true) refresh rate will be for your purposes. Also, if you're going to be using it for gaming, you'll want to pay attention to the number of inputs and their physical location on the set. And lastly, you should definitely look for "professional" or "serious" reviews on websites other than the retailers', most "user reviews" are really pretty worthless when you really get down to it...

But anyway, another few quick examples straight from BB's site [bestbuy.com] are: a Toshiba 43" "dumb" set listed for $250, 2 "dumb" LGs, 42" and 43", both for $350, and a smart Vizio 43" set for $390. If you're willing to go down to 40", they have a Samsung and a Toshiba for less than $300, a smart Vizio for $300, and 2 smart Samsungs, for $320 and $370, respectively, as well as the Sharp I linked in my earlier post.
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