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abenjami   

Outfitting a conference room in my office.  Here are my requirements...

 

Size:  Flexible but around 42".  I don't want to go smaller than 40 and I don't want a monster.

 

Brand:  Samsung, Vizio, or something else reputable.  No cheapo off brand.

 

Resolution:  This is for my conference room.  I won't be using 4k.  If the TV has 4k and it doesn't cost extra, fine.  If not, I don't care.  1080 is acceptable.

 

Depth:  It will be wall-mounted.  Thinner is better.  Also needs to be VESA.

 

Inputs:  I would think any TV fitting the above specs will have what I need (basically just an HDMI).

 

Tuner:  It needs to have a TV tuner in case I want to watch MNF/TNF because i'm stuck at the office.

 

Connectivity:  I will hard wire it via gigabit ethernet so I don’t necessarily need it to be WiFi equipped. I’d like for it to be a smart TV so I can stream ESPN, Amazon, Netflix, etc. 

 

Price:  Keep it under $400.

 

Any suggestions?

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go to costco. you'll get 5-6 options in your range. 

what do you have against a projector? too much light in the room? easier to see presentations and read details when large

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abenjami   

I looked at Costco online and they have 2 options (Samsung and TCL). Both look a little thick though. 

 

What is TCL?  I’ve never heard of it. 

 

Nothing against a projector but the configuration and lighting in this room doesn’t mesh with one. 

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17 minutes ago, abenjami said:

I looked at Costco online and they have 2 options (Samsung and TCL). Both look a little thick though. 

 

What is TCL?  I’ve never heard of it. 

 

Nothing against a projector but the configuration and lighting in this room doesn’t mesh with one. 

TCL is a Chinese brand. Pretty cheap prices but gets good reviews.

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wtenn   

I was looking to buy around last November and did some online research.  I found a lot of positive reviews of the brand HiSense.  It was referred to as the "Honda of the TV market" by one reviewer, I recall.  So, I found one on sale for about $300 at best Buy which was 50' in size and included a built in Roku.  So far it has been perfect.  Exactly what we were looking for.  

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'Nator   

If you have any videophile tendencies at all buy an OLED. 

 

If you don't give a shit about picture quality there's a bunch of cheap, washed out looking LCDs for you to choose from. 

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I’d walk into costco. They often have returns or display TVs discounted. Best Buy does the same. I got my 55” Samsung for $250 because they had to clear inventory for the new model that was basically identical to the one I got.

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I have both a Samsung and Sony 4K tv and find the Sony to be better. Generally Sony TVs will last you an eternity as well.

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MadMax   

Sony?  Yikes, I've never seen a Sony picture I liked.  It's milky or something.  Samsung on Dynamic is the best I've seen and I stood in front of all of them while picking out my 65" curve.

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2 hours ago, MadMax said:

Samsung.  Period.

I agree but he said he doesn't need 4K and has to stay under 400 bucks. Vizio or bust imo.

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Sony is overpriced based on name recognition. Samsung is the best brand in general, LG is a pretty close 2nd. There are plenty of cheaper brands that are good when you don’t care as much about getting top of the line.

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