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    1080 vs 4k

    My sister and I were thinking of getting my mom and stepdad a new TV. They currently have a Sceptre 32" 1080 hd. I got to thinking though that since their movie collection is DVD and our internet sometimes buffers when watching regular HD from Amazon Prime. If the TV is going to be between 43-49" is 4k really going to be that much more clearer. They are in their early to mid 70's so their ability to see super high quality might be hampered by that as well. For about the same price we could get either a 43" 4k or a 49" 1080.

    I was planning to get myself a 4k TV after Christmas but the majority of my personal movies are dvd and look good to decent on my Vizio 32" 1080. The biggest that I can go in my room is 40" so I'm not sure that its even going to make that much difference to me as well and I have great vision and am kind of an hd snob. (I don't like watching non-hd quality TV channels if I can help it.) I'm still doing bed rest so I can't go into a store and get a firsthand visual for myself.

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    I bought the D model Vizio ...299 for 50"....use it in my art studio for monitor...I got a 32" D model in my kitchen for 159.00. I bought it at sam's club....I think they have a 43" same model for 179 or 199 now...crazy prices anymore..but they have a great picture...Wallyworld has free shipping, I had them ship that 50"..it was same price everywhere...I've had it for a year, it's cheaper now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott C4/5 View Post
    My sister and I were thinking of getting my mom and stepdad a new TV. They currently have a Sceptre 32" 1080 hd. I got to thinking though that since their movie collection is DVD and our internet sometimes buffers when watching regular HD from Amazon Prime. If the TV is going to be between 43-49" is 4k really going to be that much more clearer. They are in their early to mid 70's so their ability to see super high quality might be hampered by that as well. For about the same price we could get either a 43" 4k or a 49" 1080.

    I was planning to get myself a 4k TV after Christmas but the majority of my personal movies are dvd and look good to decent on my Vizio 32" 1080. The biggest that I can go in my room is 40" so I'm not sure that its even going to make that much difference to me as well and I have great vision and am kind of an hd snob. (I don't like watching non-hd quality TV channels if I can help it.) I'm still doing bed rest so I can't go into a store and get a firsthand visual for myself.

    There is not a lot of 4k content out there inless your with Dish and pay for it. But the one thing "Kids" dont concider when buying a TV for parents is bigger and brighter really helps!

    So a 4k TV will bring a lot better picture to the home and the bigger the picture the more easy it will be to see.

    We love TCL brand and you can get them at Walmart for $218 for a 43" or a 65" for $399 from Best buy

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/TCL-43-Cl...BoC5xcQAvD_BwE

    Most people dont watch DVDs any more with streaming being so cheap..

    If you have buffering make sure you have a current and updated modem.

    Many people have old out dated modem that dont support the bigger bandwidth demands of streaming..

    If your cable user this is a good modem!

    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...BoC0mQQAvD_BwE

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    I am buying a new tv for my bedroom, no larger than 32" will fit. I want it to work with my Google smart home which means either LG or Samsung. The LG are only 720p. And Samsung's 1080 smart tv has a problem of needing to beunplugged often to turn on/off! I cant deal with that so this is what's left https://www.samsung.com/us/televisio...qn32q50rafxza/
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    I am buying a new tv for my bedroom, no larger than 32" will fit. I want it to work with my Google smart home which means either LG or Samsung. The LG are only 720p. And Samsung's 1080 smart tv has a problem of needing to beunplugged often to turn on/off! I cant deal with that so this is what's left https://www.samsung.com/us/televisio...qn32q50rafxza/
    Here's a 32"' in 1080 that claims to work with Google Assistant: https://www.amazon.com/TCL-32S327-32...6892473&sr=8-3

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    I am wary of that lasting, do you know the brand well?
    Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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    Not personally but the reviews are pretty good for them. I was going to get one but it wouldn't fit my current wall mount and I didn't want to change that. It has a one year warranty and you can purchase a 2 year protection plan for $10. If 4k isn't a key factor then its something to consider. Less than half of the Samsung price...

    They have it at Best Buy too. If you didn't like it its easier to return it to a store.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-32-...?skuId=6280538
    Last edited by Scott C4/5; 12-20-2019 at 11:29 PM.

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    I've had 2 Vizio's. Horrible sound, had to get a sound bar. One of them "popped" then sound was gone completely. These are the negatives I found when I was looking for replacements, so I wasn't the only one with both of these issues (bad sound, pop, no sound).

    I now have a Hisense and Sony. Good sound from both and very adjustable. Fast moving things like sports people and cars blur just a little on the Sony.
    I've read on some of the 4K's that they reduce that blur with some sort of tech (not sure it's a 4K feature, just different tech filter).

    I too need a smart-er TV (for Google) so I'll be watching this thread.
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    I just got a 32" Vizio for my bedroom. It says it works with Alexa and Google. They also have an app for your phone, but I have not used it.
    I use Alexa to control mine. I have had 3 or 4 Vizio's over the years, I think like so many other things, the are built as cheap as they can now days..
    But for $138.00 I am happy with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    I am buying a new tv for my bedroom, no larger than 32" will fit. I want it to work with my Google smart home which means either LG or Samsung. The LG are only 720p. And Samsung's 1080 smart tv has a problem of needing to beunplugged often to turn on/off! I cant deal with that so this is what's left https://www.samsung.com/us/televisio...qn32q50rafxza/

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    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    I am buying a new tv for my bedroom, no larger than 32" will fit. I want it to work with my Google smart home which means either LG or Samsung. The LG are only 720p. And Samsung's 1080 smart tv has a problem of needing to beunplugged often to turn on/off! I cant deal with that so this is what's left https://www.samsung.com/us/televisio...qn32q50rafxza/
    Or you can use any TV with a Google Chromcast plugged in?
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