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Old 04-18-12, 08:38 PM   #1
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Buy your next TV at... Ikea?



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Swedish semi-disposable furniture retailer Ikea has introduced a new smart TV. It's called the "Uppleva," a word unpronounceable in human language, and meant as a cross between a television and a piece of furniture.

The internet-compatible Uppleva features a built in Blu-Ray and DVD player, FM radio, MP3 input, hidden speakers and a wireless sub-woofer. Everything can be operated from a single remote control, and the whole shebang is absent of visible wires and other television-related eyesores. All that's missing is a built in game system, although there is extra space for a PS3 and 360.

It comes in three screen sizes, and prices will start around $960, but you'll be able to add expense if you'd like to customize it a bit. Sadly, it's not going to be available in the U.S. until 2013.
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos...uces-smart-tv/
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Old 04-18-12, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

I'm not sure I'm up to assembling a tv set.
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Old 04-18-12, 09:12 PM   #3
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

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Old 04-18-12, 10:26 PM   #4
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

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It's called the "Uppleva," a word unpronounceable in human language
I'm just going to call it "Prince" until it decides to change it's name to something people can say.
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Old 04-18-12, 10:33 PM   #5
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

Blue stockings with a dress, not a good look.
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Old 04-23-12, 09:58 AM   #6
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

With a 5 year warranty - may not be bad for a 2nd / bedroom TV. Considering all the mainstream manufacturers are slowly decreasing the warranty time period.
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Old 04-23-12, 10:44 AM   #7
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

That video looks like some sci-fi movie that came from Eastern Europe in the 80s.

Ikea makes cheap stuff that costs too much in the first place. Anyone buying this stuff gets exactly what they deserve.
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Old 04-23-12, 10:19 PM   #8
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

I can't stand all the Ikea bashing from folks just trying to sound cool. We've got stuff going on ten years old that is in great shape, and would be in even better shape if we hadn't moved it around so much.

It's likely this is a rebrand of something else, so it's not like it's particleboard and hex screws.
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Old 04-23-12, 11:45 PM   #9
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

I can't put together a table from them in a reasonable amount of time... add in electronics to their stuff and I'm sure I'd be burned on the warranty time limit by the time I turned on the set for the first time.
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Old 04-23-12, 11:50 PM   #10
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

I've got my screwdriver and soldering gun ready. Bring it on Ikea.
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Old 04-24-12, 03:18 AM   #11
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

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That video looks like some sci-fi movie that came from Eastern Europe in the 80s.

Ikea makes cheap stuff that costs too much in the first place. Anyone buying this stuff gets exactly what they deserve.
You're crazy. Ikea stuff is cheap and awesome.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:05 AM   #12
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

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I can't put together a table from them in a reasonable amount of time... add in electronics to their stuff and I'm sure I'd be burned on the warranty time limit by the time I turned on the set for the first time.
Taking your time with the assembly has always been my Ikea secret. I take my time, make sure to tighten every screw and bolt, and periodically re-tighten the bolts over the years, and we've had stuff last for years.

We've also bought used pieces that were clearly not assembled correctly and they've always been flimsy.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:16 AM   #13
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

Ikea stuff is like uber-Target (alright Target rips them off), it's well made, semi-stylish, cheap furniture that tends to last longer than it has any right to. I like em.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:24 AM   #14
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

I store my DVDs in Ikea furniture. It's good, inexpensive stuff. I even enjoy putting it together.

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Old 04-24-12, 11:39 AM   #15
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

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You're crazy. Ikea stuff is cheap and awesome.
If you ever own quality furniture, paying more for a certain brand of fiberboard furniture is insane.

Who would want to buy electronics from a place like that? People that own electronics made by Sorny and Magnabox?
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Old 04-24-12, 12:17 PM   #16
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

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Taking your time with the assembly has always been my Ikea secret. I take my time, make sure to tighten every screw and bolt, and periodically re-tighten the bolts over the years, and we've had stuff last for years.

We've also bought used pieces that were clearly not assembled correctly and they've always been flimsy.
Ditto. I also add glue to each of those dowel connections. Usually means I don't have to re-tighten much.

It's pretty hard to find quality furniture that can beat Ikea anywhere near the same price. And with young kids there isn't much point in letting them destroy something that cost 5 times as much.

I have no interest in an over-priced TV, though. I thought it was just Apple and Samsung competing over mythical "smart" TVs. I guess everyone wants in.
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Old 04-25-12, 01:47 PM   #17
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Re: Buy your next TV at... Ikea?

Seems like a lot of things could go wrong in such a multi-purpose device.
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