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Old 11-04-20, 09:33 PM
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TV died. Please help me choose my next one!

Our TV died last night (yeah, on election night, crazily enough) and itís time to upgrade. I had actually looked into this 2/3 months ago since our tv is over a decade old and I want a newer, bigger, and better one to pair with a Playstation 5 whenever supply/demand levels off enough to get my hands on one. At the time I decided on this LG:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-50-c...?skuId=6417301

At the time, I chose LG over Samsung because Samsung was getting some heat over extremely intrusive forced ads on the TVs home screen. But now I wonder if they have since backed off due to the bad press. I canít really find anything with a google search.
Assuming the ad situation has improved, or is at least no worse than what LG does, weíve also looked at this one:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6401738

I plan to order one of these asap and schedule a store pickup for tomorrow. Does anyone have either of these and can share any pros and/or cons of them? And does anyone know the status with ad intrusiveness on smart TVs right now?
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I don't know how good those tv are, but the prices are great. Under $330 for a LG or Samsung 50 inch 4K tv.
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I just checked the built-in apps and the Samsung is now in the lead since it offers HBO Max while the LG doesn’t. Noticed that while checking to see if either offer Apple+ apps (both do).
All the apps available that aren’t accessible (without sideloading) on out Fire Sticks/Fire TV is selling the big selling factor getting my wife on board with going ahead with the upgrade now instead of “eventually.”

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I don't know how good those tv are, but the prices are great. Under $330 for a LG or Samsung 50 inch 4K tv.
For real! Iíd have probably upgraded long before now if Iíd realized TVs had gotten so cheap.
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My buddy ended up getting that Hisense 65" a few days ago for $250, which is a fucking amazing deal. I think it's back up to $499, though. It was a best buy price exclusive.
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You should check out some threads over in Home Theater Gear forum. Some good recommendations for 4k tvs.
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Costco has a 50Ē Samsung for $330 with 5 year warranty if you use Costco visa (3y manuf +2y Costco visa). Cost may be cheaper in store.

https://www.costco.com/samsung-50%22...100649167.html
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Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
You should check out some threads over in Home Theater Gear forum. Some good recommendations for 4k tvs.
Oh wow, thanks. I did a quick scan to see if there was a better forum than this to post my question, but I think I overlooked that forum since it has DVD as itís first word. Oops. 🥴 Sorry mods. That forum has a thread running perfect for my question, and has another brand name to research.
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Samsung UN58TU7000FXZA Class 7 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV - $397.99
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6401726
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get a dumb tv and devices to make it smart.

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