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Buying a TV (Super Bowl Sale?) ... Help me buy one

jaeSun 79 10 December 27, 2015 at 09:44 PM
I am looking to get a TV. But I also do not know much about TVs and what to look for, what a good price might be, etc.

I am not in a rush to get one, but I believe around the Super Bowl would have the best sales? Or should I wait till right after Super Bowl?

I think I am looking to get a TV around the 55-65" mark?

Also, what should I look for? LED? Plasma? LCD? What features should I look for? specs?

Also, 1080p vs 4k? Most of my media is in 720p or 1080p format. I do not have any 4k media. So not sure if I should stick with 1080p, or get a better futur proof TV and get 4k? How well do 4k TVs upscale 1080p content?

What about brands? Any particular brands to avoid?

I would say I do not care about smart features, but that seems pointless as all TVs come with it now days.

Lastly, what price should I be looking for? Not sure what TV pricing is normally.

My budget is $1500 or less. Would prefer to stay under $1k, maybe around the $800 mark. But $1500 is my limit.

Any help would be appreciated!

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You need to provide a budget to get a whole lot of help other than generic guidance.
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You need to provide a budget to get a whole lot of help other than generic guidance.
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Probably up to $1500 ... have edited the post to reflect this
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Don't get a Samsung. I'm boycotting them. Tired of all the F'ing notifications/ads that constantly pop-up every damn time I turn the TV on!!!!!!

Why when I click OK on the stupid notice does it feel the need to tell me over and over and over and over and over AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
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Don't get a Samsung. I'm boycotting them. Tired of all the F'ing notifications/ads that constantly pop-up every damn time I turn the TV on!!!!!!

Why when I click OK on the stupid notice does it feel the need to tell me over and over and over and over and over AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
Have you Googled this issue? If you opt out of some of the features, they should go away. Seems like a common grievance with this manufacturer.
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Have you Googled this issue? If you opt out of some of the features, they should go away. Seems like a common grievance with this manufacturer.
I did, or at least I tried actually a couple weeks ago. It used to be somewhat annoying but now it's literally every damn time I turn on my TV I get something. It wouldn't be so bad to get one notice but when you acknowledge it and delete it how about it not friggin come back ever let alone every single time I turn on the TV.

The only thing I haven't done yet is turn off the Smart Hub but I need it to stream TV!
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Don't get a Samsung. I'm boycotting them. Tired of all the F'ing notifications/ads that constantly pop-up every damn time I turn the TV on!!!!!!

Why when I click OK on the stupid notice does it feel the need to tell me over and over and over and over and over AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
they make some of the best displays from televisions to cell phone screens. you likely put too much information in the smart features

I don't have your budget but it seems as though the vizio m series is the best value out there. depends on size and feature set you want. honestly I don't think 4k is worth spending much for. we aren't at the level where there is enough content and the refresh rates are 60hz generally for 4k content.
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Probably up to $1500 ... have edited the post to reflect this
you can get a very nice television for 1500 dollars these days. especially if you don't care about the smart features. 120hz native refresh rate is the minimum you should looks for in that price range. probably 240 honestly. be leery of the mfgs listing upscaled (software enhanced refresh rates). unfortunately plasma is not being made anymore as in my opinion they had the best value for picture quality.
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