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  • 65" 4K TV Really Getting Cheap - $479

    I've been looking at the prices of large screen TVs, especially with the advent of 4K. We're definitely not big TV watchers, so I haven't been looking at high end TV's. However, what caught my eye yesterday at Costco was a 65" 4K TV for $479. It was a TCL brand that I have started to see there, and that has generally gotten pretty good reviews. There are also OLED 65" TVs that are 6-7 times as much at Costco. Any comments?

    BTW, they also have a 40"-43" 4K TV for $200-$240 - Hisense, Element, TCL, Visio brands.

    Larry
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    We only spent $299 for our 49 inch LG at a Best Buy. Works really well and has Netflix and Amazon Prime right from the remote. It isn't 4K, but we only watch from UVerse, Netflix or Amazon, so 4K wasn't really an issue.
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    • #3
      There also was a 40" TV, 1080p, not 4K, that was $150 at Costco. I remember buying my first TV when I was a grad student at Cal in 1967. It was a 12" from Payless Drugs in Oakland, CA for around $140 (equivalent to $1070 today).

      Larry
      Analog- VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono, 2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0 BottleheadPhonoPre,Herron VTPH-2A
      Dig Rip-Pyramix,IzotopeRX3Adv,Mykerinos,PacMicroModel2
      Dig Play-mchNADAC, LampiPac, Roon, HQP, Oppo105
      Electronics-Herron 360Pre,CJ MET1mchPre, Cary2A3monoamps
      Speakers-AvantgardeDuosLR,3SolosC,LR,RR
      Other-512Engineer/Marutani Symmetrical Power, ArtKelmGround1, AudioDiskVinylCleaner,AirTightRecordFlat, Scott Rust Interconnects,
      Music-15KRecs(90%classical),1KR2Rtapes,50TBrips

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      • Steve Lefkowicz
        Steve Lefkowicz commented
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        I paid $495 for a 12 inch Mitsubishi in 1990 to up the image quality over the 9 inch RCA I had when my wife (then my girlfriend) moved onto my sailboat with me. Recently paid $159 for a 32 inch LG (same line as our 49 inch) for our bedroom. Too bad prices for high end audio gear doesn't change like that!

    • #4
      when I first moved into my home in '04, I got the biggest 32" TV I could.... weighed over 200 POUNDS!! Now you can pick up a 65" tv and not break a sweat!!!

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      • #5
        I watch a lot of sports and so I do like having a big, nice TV. I have a 75” 4K LG TV which I love. But it was way more than $500!
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        • #6
          Yes, the size vs price ratio sure has changed. My first "big" HD TV was a 50" Panasonic plasma, it ran us over $3500 15 years ago.

          But there's more to this than size and cost. Display technology has changed, and while units are far less expensive, the ability to calibrate the display has vanished on the cheap sets. Calibrating an LCD/LED set is a challenge anyway, even if the set has the right controls available, but the cheap ones just don't have the ability to hit proper calibration. As a result, color, contrast, shadow and highlight detail is often compromised. That's what you pay for when you get a more expensive unit. Some are virtually pre-calibrated, like Sony's mid to high range line.

          And, I'm afraid, it still takes real money to get an LED/LCD display to equal the quality of a plasma set. Perhaps it doesn't matter, the cheap sets almost never get taken out of "store mode" anyway.

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