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Sharp 50" Class LED 2160p Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV LC-50LBU591U - Best Buy $249.99

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This is my TV. Manufactured by Hisense.
Purchased shortly before BF 2017.
Price matched to about $200.
Panel is above average. Backlight bleed was present but disappeared after a few months.
Big fan of the Roku TV platform. Universally supported by almost all apps. Quicker UI than all the rest.

The price is meh given it's age. Yet given inflation, you'd be remiss to find too much better a unit nowadays.
Recommended.


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Also worth noting...
Closest competitor in this price range is the TCL 4 series.
Having tried both, I didn't notice much difference in the quality of the panels.

What was extremely discernible was the difference with the IR remotes.
The Hisense/Sharp IR remotes have a rubberized backing along with a dedicated sleep timer button. Whereas the TCL lacks the sleep timer button, and has the advertisement buttons arranged vertically along the entirety of the remote.

I open the remotes and cut out the pressure layer for the advert buttons anyhow, but I use the sleep button on the remote just about every night and find the soft rubberized coating on the back to be a touch more elegant than hard plastic.
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For another 100 bucks you can get a TV that blows this out of the water:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hise...Id=6338832

And if you are patient it will likely hit the $329 price point again soon.
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For another 100 bucks you can get a TV that blows this out of the water:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hise...Id=6338832 [bestbuy.com]

And if you are patient it will likely hit the $329 price point again soon.
One of my clients really wanted a Sony Bravia X900. The Android TV UI was slower and more cluttered than Windows 3.1 running on a PATA HDD. And that's neglecting to mention that Amazon Prime Video was unavailable for about 2 years. Panel was okay, but the processor and SW sucked a major blood cloth. Or in Jamaican patwois, bloodklaat. Or in other words, a feminine hygiene product.
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One of my clients really wanted a Sony Bravia X900. The Android TV UI was slower and more cluttered than Windows 3.1 running on a PATA HDD. And that's neglecting to mention that Amazon Prime Video was unavailable for about 2 years. Panel was okay, but the processor and SW sucked a major blood cloth. Or in Jamaican patwois, bloodklaat. Or in other words, a feminine hygiene product.
Dunno, having used Samsungs UI for years on various TVs the Android TV UI is preferable when it comes to response time on the Hisense. That being said I'm seeing some complaints specifically about Android TV on the Bravia X900 so YMMV I guess.

I spend about .5% to 1.5% of my TV time interacting with a TV UI anyways, so it's quite the easy trade-off unless it's straight up broken... which isn't the case.

Not to mention, for people buying the TV now, it doesn't quite matter if Prime TV wasn't available years ago, is it?
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Dunno, having used Samsungs UI for years on various TVs the Android TV UI is preferable when it comes to response time on the Hisense. That being said I'm seeing some complaints specifically about Android TV on the Bravia X900 so YMMV I guess.

I spend about .5% to 1.5% of my TV time interacting with a TV UI anyways, so it's quite the easy trade-off unless it's straight up broken... which isn't the case.

Not to mention, for people buying the TV now, it doesn't quite matter if Prime TV wasn't available years ago, is it?

Lol. Yeah the Tizen OS on Samsung TVs is fairly snappy. But again, you're looking at app compatibility issues. Disney+ will not be available on Tizen. Also their remotes are cluttered. And the panel you mentioned in your previous post was a Hisense Android TV. So I'm not quite sure why you are bringing up Samsung anyhow. LG's WebOS is also painfully slow, even on the new 2019 models. WebOS will also lack Disney+ at launch. LG's one saving grace is the quality of their OLED panels. But if someone is looking for a singular remote option, with ARC and CEC baked in, there is no better option than the Roku TV platform.

EDIT: To close, true 4K HDR can only be achieved via the TV's internal apps or through DisplayPort. HDMI 2.0 cannot deliver true HDR as it lacks the bandwidth to transmit 4K 10 bit. So you'd better be sure you like your TV's OS.
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For another 100 bucks you can get a TV that blows this out of the water:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hise...Id=6338832

And if you are patient it will likely hit the $329 price point again soon.
Still is $329 at Walmart and Amazon so Best Buy would price match.
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For another 100 bucks you can get a TV that blows this out of the water:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hise...Id=6338832

And if you are patient it will likely hit the $329 price point again soon.
But not a Roku TV, which drives up cost to add roku device if desired
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