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"TV buying?"


  

          

I've been up on CNET (I'm old), Rtings, and Youtube collecting information. I'm about to buy some TVs in my house. Upgrades, setting things right, all of that. I've been in my house for 4 years so its time. When we moved in, it was a lot of loose TVs, Prime Day-like cheap TVs, and keeping old TVs alive for one last run.

Shockingly, I have some TVs with 4k and HDR so its not like all of these TVs are gonna go in the trash once they get replaced. But I want to get some bigger TVs in a few spots. I'm going from 55 to 65 in one room, 55 to 60 in another.

I'm trying to decide how wild to get in my cave/video game-playing room. Right now, I have two 50s side by side so I can watch two different things at once (IE: wrestling and football, or football while I play a game). It works out really well, but I'm wonder if I should go another way with it and get a 75" in that room and then just pull up a laptop/tablet for the situations where I want to watch a second thing. I also thought about having a 75" and then a 40" off in the corner. Not sure, but whatever it is, I'm gonna try to make it fonky.

But yeah, is anyone else in the process of doing this type of stuff?

  

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I've been on a tv spree for the last 3-4 years
Jul 20th 2022
1
I recently bought a 55" C1, and it's great.
Jul 20th 2022
2
yeah I've gotta get that C1
Jul 22nd 2022
20
Do that 77" C1!
Jul 20th 2022
3
Definitely gotta get it
Jul 22nd 2022
21
      If you haven't already, make an alert on Slickdeals or other deal sites.
Jul 25th 2022
24
I copped an LG 65" E7P OLED
Jul 20th 2022
4
      Nice. Yeah eARC saved me from buying another receiver
Jul 22nd 2022
22
My type of conversation
Jul 20th 2022
5
RE: My type of conversation
Jul 20th 2022
6
      Hisense
Jul 21st 2022
7
           Wireless home theater...*strokes chin*
Jul 21st 2022
13
                This HT-A9?
Jul 21st 2022
14
                This is the one.
Jul 21st 2022
16
                Yeah man.
Jul 21st 2022
17
Looking for a great 65"-70" for PS5...
Jul 21st 2022
8
RE: Looking for a great 65"-70" for PS5...
Jul 22nd 2022
19
waiting for a price drop for SONY A95k
Jul 21st 2022
9
RE: waiting for a price drop for SONY A95k
Jul 21st 2022
10
I hear the picture is untouchable on that Sony
Jul 22nd 2022
23
I am so past time. I still have a ton of 720p plasma sets
Jul 21st 2022
11
I'm old, and also still check CNET.
Jul 21st 2022
12
I have a plasma too!
Jul 21st 2022
15
I've got 4. Only really worried about 2 at the moment
Jul 22nd 2022
18
i still have my 50" panasonic viera. 11 years!
Jul 25th 2022
27
My LG plasma died about 4 years ago
Jul 26th 2022
28
Thoughts on (extended) warranties and place of purchase?
Jul 25th 2022
25
Late af but here goes
Sep 05th 2022
42
Out of curiosity
Jul 25th 2022
26
RE: Out of curiosity
Jul 26th 2022
29
It does look nice when you have a tv with great HDR performance
Jul 27th 2022
30
PS5 compatible doesn't mean anything at all
Aug 07th 2022
31
What type of specs are most important for a bright room?
Aug 27th 2022
32
In a bright room, I'd say a full array LCD/LED tv
Aug 29th 2022
33
      Nice - I was looking at that U7G. How are the viewing
Aug 29th 2022
34
           I gotta admit that it takes a hit when watching off to the extreme sides
Aug 29th 2022
35
                Makes sense - and yeah the U7G just seems like a great value
Aug 30th 2022
36
Copped a Samsung QN90 earlier this year. Very satisfied.
Sep 01st 2022
37
Nice! Speaking of UI and streaming, have the modern TVs gotten
Sep 01st 2022
38
      My Netflix app on my LG gives an HDR signal.
Sep 01st 2022
39
      RE: My Netflix app on my LG gives an HDR signal.
Sep 01st 2022
40
      yeah, it's still a little struggle bus
Sep 05th 2022
41
      I stream exclusively from my tv's now.
Sep 15th 2022
43
      I run through my nvidia shield mostly on the family room tv
Sep 15th 2022
44
      One more thing on this
Nov 24th 2022
46
           My house is a new construction so I was able to have Cat6 run
Dec 01st 2022
47
TCL 6 Series 65 inch on sale at Best Buy for $599
Nov 22nd 2022
45
RE: TCL 6 Series 65 inch on sale at Best Buy for $599
Dec 02nd 2022
48
I bought the 83" LG C2 OLED
May 15th 2023
49
RE: I bought the 83" LG C2 OLED
May 16th 2023
50
Audio
May 16th 2023
52
WOW that's a fantastic price
May 16th 2023
51
      Reports of $1600 for a 77" C2 at random Costcos
May 18th 2023
53

Lach
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1. "I've been on a tv spree for the last 3-4 years"
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I've always tried to get the most bang for the least buck lol. So in 2019 I bought the 65 inch Vizio M series ($600). Picture is great for tv and movie watching. Good HDR performance. Has no hdmi 2.1 features.

Then the new consoles drop in 2020 and I'm kinda like damn I can't do 4K 120 but I love this Vizio. So right after getting my new consoles I copped the 65 inch Vizio P series ($900) cuz it checked all the boxes on paper - VRR, 4K 120, Dolby Vision, etc. But dammit I should have listened to rtings.com and FOMO. The tv has a great picture but it's buggy as all get up. Sometimes it'll turn itself on. Sometimes eARC will stop working. And it has a flicker issue when using Series X. Just annoying.

So then I was reading up on the Hisense U7G model. Again, checked all the boxes but was also highly rated by rtings.com and everyone else. Copped the 65 inch for around $800. So far it has no issues, picture is great. HDR is great. All the gaming features work correctly. I like it a lot.

But now since both my kids are off to college, I'm getting froggy and want to finally go big time and get a 77 inch LG OLED. The prices on the C1 have been dropping dramatically and I just want to splurge. Since I've had so much time on my hands and I've been reading so many reviews, I have some FOMO when it comes to OLED gaming/movies lol. So that's probably going to be my next step this black friday season.

  

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2. "I recently bought a 55" C1, and it's great."
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I haven't been using it for dedicated PC gaming, but I have been using it for a PS5 and general media use. The C2s aren't worth the price difference right now, especially with current price drops on the C1.

  

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20. "yeah I've gotta get that C1"
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It's a must. Too many folk I know have them and I'm awed with the picture. Seeing a PS5 on it had me looking at my wife like "Can I get it now?" lol

  

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3. "Do that 77" C1!"
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>I've always tried to get the most bang for the least buck
>lol. So in 2019 I bought the 65 inch Vizio M series ($600).
>PConfession: I just missed out on the damn Sony A80J. The 65" was going for $1400 during Prime Day but I was calling myself finishing up some research before pulling the trigger. And then, those TVs were basically all gone in the 65". Gone on Sony's website. Gone on Amazon. Gone at Best Buy for a few days then back up to $2400. DAMNIT!

Right now, I'm waiting on the Sony X95J to make it to the house. The 65" is going for $1300 right now so I did that as to not miss every damn 2021 Sony TV that was on a decent sale before they ran out! FOMO fo sho. It'll go in the bedroom and replace a 55" Samsung. I'll probably play some games on it while I figure out my cave upgrades.

>I've always tried to get the most bang for the least buck
>lol. So in 2019 I bought the 65 inch Vizio M series ($600).
>Picture is great for tv and movie watching. Good HDR
>performance. Has no hdmi 2.1 features.

I saw that with the Vizio..it made me sad! I'm very much trying to find a balance between catching TVs at the right time/price and getting something that is at least kinda 'future proof'. IE: I'm gonna try to make sure everything I get now has 2.1 on at least a couple of inputs.

>Then the new consoles drop in 2020 and I'm kinda like damn I
>can't do 4K 120 but I love this Vizio. So right after getting
>my new consoles I copped the 65 inch Vizio P series ($900) cuz
>it checked all the boxes on paper - VRR, 4K 120, Dolby Vision,
>etc. But dammit I should have listened to rtings.com and FOMO.
>The tv has a great picture but it's buggy as all get up.
>Sometimes it'll turn itself on. Sometimes eARC will stop
>working. And it has a flicker issue when using Series X. Just
>annoying.

Boo.

Rtings is my go-to for websites.

I found out a buddy from my gig has one for home theatre stuff too. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqmF_XXFlS81GVHG2uAT9w/videos?view=0&sort=p

And FOMO!? Yes! I love his TV videos. I laugh all the time cuz he loves that Samsung QN90A like Sir Mix-A-Lot likes big butts. And the LG C1? Its almost like his videos should sell that TV out by itself!

>So then I was reading up on the Hisense U7G model. Again,
>checked all the boxes but was also highly rated by rtings.com
>and everyone else. Copped the 65 inch for around $800. So far
>it has no issues, picture is great. HDR is great. All the
>gaming features work correctly. I like it a lot.

Nice. I'm glad to hear that it worked out. I was looking really hard at some of those Hisense models too.

I bought my mama a 50" U6 during prime day. She's mainly gonna watch cable on it so I'm thinking that it'll be fine.

>But now since both my kids are off to college, I'm getting
>froggy and want to finally go big time and get a 77 inch LG
>OLED. The prices on the C1 have been dropping dramatically and
>I just want to splurge. Since I've had so much time on my
>hands and I've been reading so many reviews, I have some FOMO
>when it comes to OLED gaming/movies lol. So that's probably
>going to be my next step this black friday season.

77! Whoooooooo! DO IT! You can't get anyone to hate on that C1 in earnest right now. And yeah, those prices are starting to dip and it looks like LG still has some C1s left.

I'm thinking about doing the same thing in my cave room. But I'm thinking about going cheap and getting that TCL Series 6 since the bugs are allegedly fixed now.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-75-class-6-series-mini-led-qled-4k-uhd-smart-google-tv/6470279.p?skuId=6470279&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=255&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl82a6raI-QIVLmxvBB3trAQiEAQYASABEgJGiPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

It's not a huge room but I have the wall space and the viewing distance to pull it off. I'm already operating with two 50" TVs side by side in there.

On that, I want to get nifty..I want to be able to have 2-4 things showing at once. I just don't know how to do it. IE: is it an app on certain TVs? Apple TV? Is it as HDMI switch of some sort? How does it work? So I'm trying to figure that out before moving forward.

I've been operating with 2 TVs at once in my caves for several years and I don't think I want to give that option up. All fall long, I'll be watching a game on one TV and playing some game on another. Or I'll be watching Sunday ticket on the left and Red Zone on the right. Or watching wrestling on one TV and Sunday night football on the other. Things like this.
icture is great for tv and movie watching. Good HDR
>performance. Has no hdmi 2.1 features.
>
>Then the new consoles drop in 2020 and I'm kinda like damn I
>can't do 4K 120 but I love this Vizio. So right after getting
>my new consoles I copped the 65 inch Vizio P series ($900) cuz
>it checked all the boxes on paper - VRR, 4K 120, Dolby Vision,
>etc. But dammit I should have listened to rtings.com and FOMO.
>The tv has a great picture but it's buggy as all get up.
>Sometimes it'll turn itself on. Sometimes eARC will stop
>working. And it has a flicker issue when using Series X. Just
>annoying.
>
>So then I was reading up on the Hisense U7G model. Again,
>checked all the boxes but was also highly rated by rtings.com
>and everyone else. Copped the 65 inch for around $800. So far
>it has no issues, picture is great. HDR is great. All the
>gaming features work correctly. I like it a lot.
>
>But now since both my kids are off to college, I'm getting
>froggy and want to finally go big time and get a 77 inch LG
>OLED. The prices on the C1 have been dropping dramatically and
>I just want to splurge. Since I've had so much time on my
>hands and I've been reading so many reviews, I have some FOMO
>when it comes to OLED gaming/movies lol. So that's probably
>going to be my next step this black friday season.

  

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21. "Definitely gotta get it"
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They had it on sale for $2400 the other week. I told my wife that's probably as cheap as it'll ever get but we compromised that I'll wait till November. I'm ready

  

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24. "If you haven't already, make an alert on Slickdeals or other deal sites."
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>They had it on sale for $2400 the other week. I told my wife
>that's probably as cheap as it'll ever get but we compromised
>that I'll wait till November. I'm ready

The 77" C1 was $2,160 after 10% on Amazon Prime cards a couple of weeks ago. It still might be hard to convince the SO on letting you get it any earlier than agreed, however.

  

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4. "I copped an LG 65" E7P OLED"
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This was a few years ago but man...

Have. Not. Looked. Back.

Two things:

1. The supposed built in soundbar is not good.
I can't imagine what the model w/o it sounds like.

2. This TV dropped right before all these companies started making eARC standard.
I assume the 2022 model of this set has it.

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22. "Nice. Yeah eARC saved me from buying another receiver"
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Cuz I had just bought a Denon receiver in 2020 that supported Atmos, DTS-HD, etc but the hdmi inputs only pass 2.0. Once I got a tv with eARC it was a life saver.

  

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5. "My type of conversation"
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I bought an LG 65" E7P and loved it. But my girlfriend treats it more like a media player. She plays a lot of youtube videos that are basically podcasts. So she's not really watching the TV, it's on in the background. And it's video podcasts non stop in addition to whatever streaming stuff we're watching. The bulbs in these OLED TV's have a certain amount of hours and well, I know we've killed them all...ha. The picture isn't going out and I haven't seen any burn in, but it's coming soon, I can feel it.

When we move, I have plans just like you:

1. Buy an inexpensive TV for streaming only. YouTubeTV I think at best puts out 720p. The stuff on YouTube my gf is watching is so compressed, you probably can't tell a difference on picture quality anyway. So yeah, I'm going budget for her TV when the time comes.

2. I've been looking at short throw projectors. Less of the hassle of installing a full projector, and a much better picture in rooms with ambient lighting. Plus, I want something like you, 75-90". I'm not big on watching two different things at once, but I definitely like the idea of you going larger to accomplish that. It's definitely a much cleaner look vs. having two sets in your basement.

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6. "RE: My type of conversation"
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>I bought an LG 65" E7P and loved it. But my girlfriend
>treats it more like a media player. She plays a lot of
>youtube videos that are basically podcasts. So she's not
>really watching the TV, it's on in the background. And it's
>video podcasts non stop in addition to whatever streaming
>stuff we're watching. The bulbs in these OLED TV's have a
>certain amount of hours and well, I know we've killed them
>all...ha. The picture isn't going out and I haven't seen any
>burn in, but it's coming soon, I can feel it.
>
>When we move, I have plans just like you:
>
>1. Buy an inexpensive TV for streaming only. YouTubeTV I
>think at best puts out 720p. The stuff on YouTube my gf is
>watching is so compressed, you probably can't tell a
>difference on picture quality anyway. So yeah, I'm going
>budget for her TV when the time comes.
>

Nice. You can probably get wild cheap in that use case. Hell, you might even be able to go used and get away with it.

>2. I've been looking at short throw projectors. Less of the
>hassle of installing a full projector, and a much better
>picture in rooms with ambient lighting. Plus, I want
>something like you, 75-90". I'm not big on watching two
>different things at once, but I definitely like the idea of
>you going larger to accomplish that. It's definitely a much
>cleaner look vs. having two sets in your basement.

Right. The 2 TV setup with no HDMI switches forces you to have to run specific things on each TV. Or even worse, you're moving cables around if you have no choice. It IS pretty great when it works out the way you want it to. But you're losing out on all of that 'immersion' cuz good luck trying to focus for real when you have on 2 TVs at once. And you will get tired too!

Short throw projector? I assume you have all of the stuff figured out (inputs, cable management, hanging it?, all of that?). It looks like you can be as close at 3 feet!? Hmm...and whoa! Some of these things are 'spin a wheel' expensive. Gees! Which ones are you looking at?

We have a 'get by' projector for the backyard. I'm pleased as hell with how nice a picture it shows for like $500. Epson. We can get the imagine up over 100 inches easily. Of course, we basically never use it cuz IT IS SO DAMN HOT OUTSIDE most of the year here in Houston. But I will break it out a few times a year..usually in the fall once it starts getting dark at 7 PM or earlier. I'll play some video games on it and/or watch some random movie with the fam. And luckily for me, my wifi works in the backyard so I don't have to get too tricky with it to get a Fire Stick or a console rolling out there.

And you know I loved slanging a big ole Potemkin Buster or two out on that projector. So yeah, good luck with that.

  

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7. "Hisense"
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>Short throw projector? I assume you have all of the stuff
>figured out (inputs, cable management, hanging it?, all of
>that?). It looks like you can be as close at 3 feet!?
>Hmm...and whoa! Some of these things are 'spin a wheel'
>expensive. Gees! Which ones are you looking at?

When I was seriously looking, I was looking at two Hisense models:

Hisense L9G Review - The Best Laser TV of 2021?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4MhUcKgqPA

100-INCH 4K LASER TV!! Hisense L5 Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbyLHOMMqO0

There's also an LG model I was looking at because I really like the OS.

Best Ultra Short Throw Projector (I think it's mentioned in this review).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNI4pBYGPj8

So there's the cost of the projector which, yeah, is up there. I feel like the size of the screen is worth it. No way I'd be able to get an 85"+ OLED for this price. And that Hisense L9G comes with a screen which is about $1K itself. Also, I've been researching projectors for over 10 years...ha ha. The cost was never the issue, it was always the space. When I bought the condo I was in, it checked ALL the boxes EXCEPT it a good wall for a projector screen. So I knew then my dream of a movie room was going to be on hold until I moved into a house or something.

I've definitely moved away from a more traditional projector and I'm looking at the short throws. Easier setup and I need something that doesn't require complete darkness. The only real setup that I would consider getting professional help with is the screen. Many of them (that don't come with the projector) you have to install yourself. I've seen the installation videos on youtube and I don't trust myself to put it together. I'm also thinking about moving away from the traditional home theater receiver and speakers to a more wireless system. That new Sony wireless system with Dolby Atmos looks promising.

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13. "Wireless home theater...*strokes chin*"
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14. "This HT-A9?"
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>

https://electronics.sony.com/audio/soundbars/all-soundbars/p/hta9

That price chased me off of the spot, but it won't always be 2k. I'm interested.

  

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It has been sold out for most of 2022.
I JUST (as in yesterday) received a notification from B&H that it's in stock.
Had this been March I woulda pulled the trigger.

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17. "Yeah man."
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Back in the day I was all about having a mid-tier home theater receiver (that was all I could afford) that had Dolby Digital, DTS, 5.1 surround. I had wires all over the house, but it sounded good.

Today? Man, I don't have time for all of that.

This thing kinda sets itself, has eARC and most importantly a form of Dolby Atmos which I've been really anxious to try.

The only thing kinda holding me back is the future proof component of it.
A traditional home theater receiver you can kinda grow with.
I'm not sure how I can grow with this.

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8. "Looking for a great 65"-70" for PS5..."
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...i end up getting confused with all the options and put it off for another day ...maybe i'll get motivated this time haha





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19. "RE: Looking for a great 65"-70" for PS5..."
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>...i end up getting confused with all the options and put it
>off for another day ...maybe i'll get motivated this time
>haha
>

Yeah. Some of these TVs are named in an absurd way..even in the same product line. And don't you dare start mixing in Costco and any other places that get their own naming conventions sometimes.

I'm excited to get this X95J delivered and hung up in my bedroom. I'll follow-up on how all of that goes!

  

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9. "waiting for a price drop for SONY A95k"
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my last 3 TVs has been SONY

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10. "RE: waiting for a price drop for SONY A95k"
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>my last 3 TVs has been SONY

A dude in Best Buy told me a few things he liked about Sony TVs recently. The one that stayed with me was this: 'the best thing about these Sony TVs is that it makes regular cable content look really good. Some of these TVs don't look good with real world content. So, if you're going to be watching a lot of cable and/or Netflix, these Sonys will do better than a lot of the other TVs'.

He said he was a fan of the Dual Cell/top end Hisense too. But even with that, he was all in on 'when I'm watching cable, I do it on my Sony whenever I can'.

And of course, he was clear about suggested purchase timing: 'Don't give them your money early..figure out which TV you want, wait for the right sale, then jump on it before they sell out. Either the summer sale, Prime Days, or Black Friday is usually best. For now? You've probably missed out on the 2021 65" A80J now because they might be all but gone, but you were close to having it just right because this is the right time and that was the right price'.

  

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23. "I hear the picture is untouchable on that Sony"
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The price is where I be looking like a deer in headlights lol

  

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11. "I am so past time. I still have a ton of 720p plasma sets"
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The way the basement is set, a 55" will probably be the best bet. 65" may be a little big, but then it comes down to price, as I'm going OLED downstairs, and every time I get the bread to pull the trigger on a C1, something comes up. I could have long gone LED (and I might in my bedroom, where my trusty Panasonic plasma still resides), but the super blacks off my plasma spoiled me long ago.

Not really looking forward to fishing wire thru the wall, and I still need a bigger and better ventilated console stand for everything else, but if you're gonna do it, do it right

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12. "I'm old, and also still check CNET."
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I have two TVs (and a couple monitors) in my house: a 2013 60" Panasonic plasma in my living room, and a super cheap, small Samsung LCD in my game room. Both are 1080p.

The plasma is a great set, but I want to replace the Samsung. Most of the games I play in that room are from older consoles upscaled to 1080p, so I wanted something smaller, and not 4K. Problem is, I also have a PS4 (neither Pro nor Slim) in that room, and the TV is too small for any of those games. Also, the TV's UI is hella unresponsive and annoying. The picture quality is mostly okay.

I'm thinking of moving the Panasonic to the game room, and getting a 77" LG OLED for the living room. I almost bought a B1 on Prime Day, but I wasn't quite ready to pull the trigger. I honestly hope I never have replace the Panasonic, but I know that's not reality.


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15. "I have a plasma too!"
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Its 55" and it is STILL my living room TV. Panasonic of course. 10 years old at least. And still kicking with no drama (knock on wood).

It is mainly getting watched by everyone else in the house but me now. We're not playing video games on it anymore either. It will probably be the last TV I replace in the house real talk. And its not leaving my house while it is still working. I will find a place for it! For now? It's just fine where it is. And since there's basically no apps on it, its perfect for my inlaws, wife, and kid to use without me having to be tech support. They turn it on, turn to whatever channel they want on cable, turn up the sound-bar (never down...loud azz folks!) and watch away. If they wanna get wild, they say 'Netflix' or 'Disney' into the remote. And that about it!

>I have two TVs (and a couple monitors) in my house: a 2013
>60" Panasonic plasma in my living room, and a super cheap,
>small Samsung LCD in my game room. Both are 1080p.
>
>The plasma is a great set, but I want to replace the Samsung.
>Most of the games I play in that room are from older consoles
>upscaled to 1080p, so I wanted something smaller, and not 4K.
>Problem is, I also have a PS4 (neither Pro nor Slim) in that
>room, and the TV is too small for any of those games. Also,
>the TV's UI is hella unresponsive and annoying. The picture
>quality is mostly okay.
>

Man, I've been thinking about this whole old system thing too. I dead ass have a retro system plugged up to a TV in my cave RIGHT NOW. It plays NES, SNES, and Genesis games. I have Super Mario World in there. That's part of why I'm thinking of keeping some older TV around in my cave...for basically everything before PS3: Wii, Sega, NES, PS2. I'm not above occasionally playing something from those systems. Hell, I was playing Fight Night: Champion last night with a straight face while watching rasslin on the other TV. What's that: PS3/360 era?

>I'm thinking of moving the Panasonic to the game room, and
>getting a 77" LG OLED for the living room. I almost bought a
>B1 on Prime Day, but I wasn't quite ready to pull the trigger.
>I honestly hope I never have replace the Panasonic, but I know
>that's not reality.
>

You see what I just said...hold onto that plasma!

Its crazy how much we're comfortably talking about copping 70" and greater TVs. I try to get my kid to understand that me and my brother were EXCITEDLY watching a 13" TV for several years. And then, moving on up was 19". And the 'big TV' in the living room was like 25". Now, these kids are sauntering around with laptop screens greater than 13" on the reg. 10" touchscreen tablets and pads. Wow.

  

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18. "I've got 4. Only really worried about 2 at the moment"
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The first is a 42" Panasonic from '04-'06. Can't remember the model number. This was back when 720p was the max you could get. Besides resolution and the fact it's chunky by today's standards, it's been rock solid and the picture quality still is great (my dad managed to cop one of the all conquering Pioneer plasma TVs and the Panasonic wasn't far off it). The other 3 are 50" Zenith plasmas. I'm less enthused by those, but they were all free (grandparents do weird things with their money for their grandchildren). The picture is better than LCDs of their era, but they aren't as sharp as my Panasonic and they are showing some image retention (not so for the Panasonic).

In my grand plan, I want to put one TV in the kitchen/dining space. Likely under 42", definitely LED, as the wall it's on will be directly opposite the windows. This will probably be mostly streaming, though it may get a Fios box at some point. Still, I could probably spin around and point at any smallish TV at Costco and be fine for what that is going to do.

The basement gets the big upgrade. That's where movies are watched and games are played, either PS4 (still haven't copped a PS5, but I will) or PC (though it's time for a rebuild there). OLED or bust, I've decided. The C1 is my first pic, as it seems to check all the boxes, has all the 2.1s, and the prices are going down. The G series is too expensive, and the B series feels like I'm missing out. C2 is a bit more than I want to pay, but if C1 stock dwindles and C2 prices slide come fall/winter season who knows. I'm not ready to pay the Sony tax, so an A80 is still far on sale, and the A95 is a pipe dream. And only 2 2.1s? I mean, I probably only need 2, but still, LG got 4, so...

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27. "i still have my 50" panasonic viera. 11 years!"
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noticeable burn-in, only 1080p, and the contrast and black levels are awful. still looks great in motion though. love watching broadcast nba games on it

  

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28. "My LG plasma died about 4 years ago"
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I loved that TV. Had 3D and active 3D glasses. Broke my heart. But the dude I sold it to was able to repair it and showed me he got it back up and running. I wanted to shed a tear lol.

  

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25. "Thoughts on (extended) warranties and place of purchase?"
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Aside from AppleCare for MacBooks, I never buy extended warranties on anything (appliances, cars, most electronics). However, burn-in is still a legitimate concern, especially on OLEDs.

I bought my C1 online from BuyDig because of a big sale, and I also had an extra promotion from BuyDig+PayPal that basically covered tax. The purchase came with a "free" warranty from CPS, and there are mixed reviews for them, but it does cover accidental cover and burn-in, at least on paper. The savings were too big to pass up, and the 55" didn't cost enough for me to justify buying it elsewhere with a different warranty. Once you start getting into the 2k+ range, however, then things start to change.

If I remember correctly, Costco's warranty is from Allstate and does not cover those things. I am not a huge fan of Best Buy's warranty sales techniques and practices, but I think they might actually have the best overall program that does cover these things and with less pushback should you ever need it.

  

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42. "Late af but here goes"
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>Aside from AppleCare for MacBooks, I never buy extended
>warranties on anything (appliances, cars, most electronics).
>However, burn-in is still a legitimate concern, especially on
>OLEDs.
>
>I bought my C1 online from BuyDig because of a big sale, and I
>also had an extra promotion from BuyDig+PayPal that basically
>covered tax. The purchase came with a "free" warranty from
>CPS, and there are mixed reviews for them, but it does cover
>accidental cover and burn-in, at least on paper. The savings
>were too big to pass up, and the 55" didn't cost enough for me
>to justify buying it elsewhere with a different warranty. Once
>you start getting into the 2k+ range, however, then things
>start to change.
>
>If I remember correctly, Costco's warranty is from Allstate
>and does not cover those things. I am not a huge fan of Best
>Buy's warranty sales techniques and practices, but I think
>they might actually have the best overall program that does
>cover these things and with less pushback should you ever need
>it.

I have that Best Buy TotalCare thing cuz I knew I was about to buy 2-3 tvs and a laptop/tablet of some kind. And the price is the same no matter how many TVs or whatever you get (and the install is no more charges too).

Besides that, I’d say ‘don’t do it unless you’re REALLY scurred about the thing you’re gonna buy’.

I JUST got the C1 65” put on a wall recently. And so far so wow. I’m ready to watch some football, some more rasslin, and play some games on that thing for sure. I think I already like the settings I fiddled by way into but we’ll see!

If I didn’t have the Best Buy coverage, I might be shook about the whole oled thing…maybe!?

Otherwise, I have a 10-year old plasma in my living room and that thing is a tank. The innanet had me thinking that thing was gonna somehow be messed up any given day. And nope. We still here with it.

  

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26. "Out of curiosity"
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anyone here bought one of those PS5 compatible TV that supposedly show the true graphically upgrades of the PS5? I'm mainly curious if it's worth the extra dollars to buy one of those units.

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29. "RE: Out of curiosity"
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>anyone here bought one of those PS5 compatible TV that
>supposedly show the true graphically upgrades of the PS5? I'm
>mainly curious if it's worth the extra dollars to buy one of
>those units.

I’ll follow up once I’ve had a chance to fiddle with the settings on this X95J.

I’ve been watching videos in passing to figure it all out because it doesn’t appear to be super obvious now how to get the max out of the various hdmi ports and consoles. I tried to go in on some old ‘how hard can it be!?’ the day after I got it. And shiiiiiiid, I could barely even get hdr turned on! It was impressively frustrating. So I bought another hdmi cable just in case that was the issue and focused on getting the tv settings up to snuff for my cable box/tv watching in the meantime.

  

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30. "It does look nice when you have a tv with great HDR performance"
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and now that PS5 has VRR too, having a tv with VRR helps a lot in games with performance issues. But the 120hz mode has been kinda overblown a bit in my opinion because these new systems aren't really capable of true 4K at 120fps. I've actually turned it off on my PS5. Because while it's cool in some games like Call of Duty, if you leave 120hz mode on, it'll force most games that use it to run in 1080p and I don't like that lol. Like it's a huge difference playing a game like Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart in 1080p 120hz and 4K 60hz. It looks so much better blown up on a big screen in 4K 60fps. And that game in particular will force 1080p on you if you have the PS5 set to 120hz mode and your tv supports it.

But back to the point, it's worth it to get a tv that's been reviewed to have great HDR performance and VRR support first and foremost. If it supports 4K 120, that's great too. But I've found myself liking to game more in 4K 60 than "4K 120" because in most instances image quality takes a big hit in most blockbuster games in 4K 120.

  

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31. "PS5 compatible doesn't mean anything at all"
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HDR gaming is mostly a bust.

it's damn near impossible to configure, and developers screw it up a ton.

VRR is the truth in games with framerate issues


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32. "What type of specs are most important for a bright room?"
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I have a house under construction. That we close on in a couple weeks. We’re planning on doing a media room which will have a UST projector and screen, and that room will be painted dark with good light control. That room will be where the PS5 is kept, and where we’ll do actual movie watching.

But we also need a new TV for our family/great room. It’s a two story room with a double row of windows, so there will be a good amount of light in that room. We definitely aren’t doing blackout window treatments in that room - watching TV is a secondary purpose there. We plan on mounting a TV about the fireplace (which I know isn’t ideal, but that’s the only wall it would work in because of the windows on one wall and the rest being open concept.)

I want a 75 inch screen in that room just based on the size of the room. But what specs are important to deal with the lighting in the room? I’ve read that OLED reflects more light in a room than LED with a full array. This TV won’t be used for gaming or serious movie watching so refresh rate/VRR and some other top end specs shouldn’t be important. But I just want something that is built well, bright enough for the room it’s in, and with good viewing angles since this TV will be watched from all over a big room and also from the kitchen that it’s open to. Any recommendations?

  

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33. "In a bright room, I'd say a full array LCD/LED tv"
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I had bought the Hisense U7G model which has been perfect for a bright room. Movies and shows pop despite the windows.

  

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34. "Nice - I was looking at that U7G. How are the viewing "
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angles on it? Since this is going in a large room which is also open to the kitchen and dining areas, it will likely be watched casually from all over the place

  

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35. "I gotta admit that it takes a hit when watching off to the extreme sides"
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I hear the 75 inch model tho is an IPS panel without those problems but not sure if you'd want that. Still not sure why the changed the panel on that 75.

  

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36. "Makes sense - and yeah the U7G just seems like a great value"
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for a full array led, which in the case for my brighter room would be preferred over OLED.

  

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37. "Copped a Samsung QN90 earlier this year. Very satisfied. "
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Paired it with a mid-range soundbar and subwoofer that I had bought someone as a gift that didn't want it. It sounds fantastic. UI is easy and intuitive. Great pic from streaming and from the Series X. That set up is in my basement.

Living room has a QN80 that has a pretty crisp picture that I'm still happy with.
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38. "Nice! Speaking of UI and streaming, have the modern TVs gotten"
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to the point where it makes sense to just stream from the TV vs. using an Apple TV or Fire Cube or PS5 to stream? I haven’t bought a new TV in close to 7 years, and at that time the UI on “smart” TVs definitely left you needing to stream from an external source…

  

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39. "My Netflix app on my LG gives an HDR signal."
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All of my streaming apps come from the TV and I haven't been disappointed.

https://digife.com

  

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40. "RE: My Netflix app on my LG gives an HDR signal."
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>All of my streaming apps come from the TV and I haven't been
>disappointed.

Yep. It is notably better on a lot of TVs now.

Disney + has always been mighty fine on two different Samsung TVs if that means anything. And both of them were 'entry level 4k' TVs from 4-5 years ago.

And I was running apps on one of those super cheap Prime Day Toshiba Amazon TVs from 3-4 years ago too.

BUT

It is important to look into the specific brand if not specific TV to make sure there's not known/regularly occurring issues with certain on-TV apps.

  

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41. "yeah, it's still a little struggle bus"
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because they have a tendnecy to do software updates a year or three later that don't always work as well

but you don't have to have the external box, and it's the same UI generally in the apps

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43. "I stream exclusively from my tv's now. "
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Only time I even think about getting a Firestick now is that I have a 55 inch 1080p tv (that I replaced with my Q80) that still has a lovely picture that I might set up as a spare tv on my upper level.

I get a spectacular pic from all my streaming apps going straight through my tv, particularly on my Q90. Although I will admit i'm not a super duper pixel peeper either, but I see no reason to use my consoles as streamers anymore. Only time I boot up the apps on my consoles is if I'm waiting for a relatively quick game update to download and install.
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44. "I run through my nvidia shield mostly on the family room tv"
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and then the tv apps on the rest of the tvs in the house. I love the nvidia shield tho. All my media both online and locally in one place is pure bliss for me lol

  

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46. "One more thing on this"
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>to the point where it makes sense to just stream from the TV
>vs. using an Apple TV or Fire Cube or PS5 to stream? I
>haven’t bought a new TV in close to 7 years, and at that
>time the UI on “smart” TVs definitely left you needing to
>stream from an external source…

Make sure you've got all of your internet connection stuff as right as it could be if you haven't already.

On my end, I was still rolling with powerline adapters in some rooms because they had worked so well for me in the past when I couldn't connect straight from the wall. That and wifi. I know..turrible. But I was getting by!

Anyway, MOCA adapters were a big upgrade for me. So now, I have basically no streaming issues whether its different apps or streaming my own stuff.

  

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47. "My house is a new construction so I was able to have Cat6 run"
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throughout the house to rooms that can use them. That being said, the TV I bought (a 77 inch Hisense U8H) has an Ethernet jack that is limited at 100 mbps. Hasn’t been an issue yet, but I’d actually get much faster speeds over Wi-Fi where I’m getting GB speeds…

  

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45. "TCL 6 Series 65 inch on sale at Best Buy for $599"
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That TV can go toe to toe with almost any LCD. And for that price, it's a hell of a deal.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-65-class-6-series-mini-led-qled-4k-uhd-smart-google-tv/6470277.p?skuId=6470277

  

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48. "RE: TCL 6 Series 65 inch on sale at Best Buy for $599"
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>That TV can go toe to toe with almost any LCD. And for that
>price, it's a hell of a deal.
>https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-65-class-6-series-mini-led-qled-4k-uhd-smart-google-tv/6470277.p?skuId=6470277

That's crazy pricing. ALMOST makes me regret not waiting it out. I almost still want to do that and finally replace my old plasma that I have up in the living room for my inlaws.

  

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49. "I bought the 83" LG C2 OLED"
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Costsco marked it down to $2999, and there were reports boxed ones had gone as low as $2499 at other Costcos, so I asked the manager if he would lower the price. He lowered it to $2699, so after tax and paying GoShare to deliver it was $3063 delivered.

If your thinking about a 2022 OLED you might be able to get a deal too.

Sold my old 65" E9 OLED for $800 locally. So around $2263 for the 83 C2 out of pocket, a splurge, but not insane.

https://i.ibb.co/LP0vD9v/IMG-0997.jpg

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50. "RE: I bought the 83" LG C2 OLED"
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>Costsco marked it down to $2999, and there were reports boxed
>ones had gone as low as $2499 at other Costcos, so I asked the
>manager if he would lower the price. He lowered it to $2699,
>so after tax and paying GoShare to deliver it was $3063
>delivered.
>
>If your thinking about a 2022 OLED you might be able to get a
>deal too.
>
>Sold my old 65" E9 OLED for $800 locally. So around $2263 for
>the 83 C2 out of pocket, a splurge, but not insane.
>
>https://i.ibb.co/LP0vD9v/IMG-0997.jpg

Nice! Looks like you're set for a good time for sure! I'm still so blown away with the 65" TVs I got last year. I can only imagine how killer that 83 will look running something cool.

My apologies if you've gone over this before, but what is your audio setup? I see those big floor joints and I'm big jealous! I miss my big floor speakers.

  

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52. "Audio"
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The towers are Paradigm Studio 100s v3.
Link: http://www.audioreview.com/product/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/paradigm-reference/studio-100-v3.html

There is a center inside the mesh under the TV and it is a Paradigm Studio CC-590 v4.
Link: https://duratone.com.au/product/paradigm-studio-cc-590v4-center-channel-speaker/

The sub is a SVS: SB-2000
Link: https://www.svsound.com/products/sb-2000-black-ash-outlet-1194

And the rears (not in the photo) are: Paradigm Studio 20 v4
Link: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/paradigm-reference-studio-20-v4-speaker-system-glance-ratings

I've had all of the Paradigms for more than 10 years, got them used.

It sounds pretty good, they can definitely blow you away when watching movies. For music they are a little bright, I will EQ them down in the highs for some material.

I have no desire to upgrade the speakers, but every 3-4 years I end up with a new TV.

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51. "WOW that's a fantastic price "
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I've been scouring for a good deal on a 77 inch.

  

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53. "Reports of $1600 for a 77" C2 at random Costcos"
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https://slickdeals.net/f/16658021-ymmv-costco-lg-77oledc2-77-oled-tv-1600?attrsrc=search%3Aterm%3A77+oled%7Csearch%3Apage%3A1%7Csearch%3Aposition%3A1%7Csearch%3Aresult_type%3Athread%7Csearch%3Aresult_id%3A16658021&src=SiteSearchV2Algo1

VERY "your mileage may vary" type deal.

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