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Why is EVERYONE Buying this TV??

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I actually have one of these TVs. It's very very good. Could use another HDMI port though, but that's easy enough to fix with a switcher, even if it's not the most elegant solution.

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I really like this "Why Is Everyone Buying This?" series.  I started watching LTT to help with purchasing decisions, so reviewing the product on Amazon in a given category that I'm most likely already considering is a great way to recapture that old useful magic.  (I say "recapture" because your videos today are more than just grabbing an interesting-looking thing off the NCIX shelves and tearing it open, for better and for worse.)  

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One thing not mentioned in the video is that the TV advertises to you in the menus. For example right now I have an ad for DirectTV Now on the input page, and two new menu options from fandango about renting movies and tv shows. Additionally, the "Smart TV Experience" is enabled by default. This gathers information about what you watch and when you watch it, including data from antenna, streaming channels, and other devices connected to the TV, and sends it to Roku, which could be shared with third parties. Also enabled by default is the option to use info from TV inputs to personalize ads. You can disable Smart TV Experience and TV input info from the menus, and you can limit ad tracking in the menus, but not completely disable it. Guess this is the price of nice cheap 4k TVs.

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I'm familiar with these. They're better than bottom of the barrel tvs, but they're still fairly crap.


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1 minute ago, Drak3 said:

I'm familiar with these. They're better than bottom of the barrel tvs, but they're still fairly crap.

Yeah.....but it's popular crap. So, buy buy buy. 

 

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I just bought twelve....I don't need any, but everyone's buying, and I didn't want to miss out.

 


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Just now, djdwosk97 said:

it's popular crap.

I feel like this is setting me up for something.

 

Something about bashing a product line from a company stupidly named after a fruit.

1 minute ago, djdwosk97 said:

So, buy buy buy. 

Of the stupid but popular things I could do, I'd rather eat a Tide pod.


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2 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

I feel like this is setting me up for something.

 

Something about bashing a product line from a company stupidly named after a fruit.

Blackberry? People still buy blackberries?

2 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Of the stupid but popular things I could do, I'd rather eat a Tide pod.

When I was a kid I really wanted to eat the bugs that timone and pumba were eating.....then I turned 3.


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Just now, djdwosk97 said:

Blackberry? People still buy blackberries?

No, don't be stupid.

 

Papaya Studio.

2 minutes ago, djdwosk97 said:

When I was a kid I really wanted to eat the bugs that timone and pumba were eating.....then I turned 3.

All y'all humans always fascinate me.


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On 01/06/2018 at 10:21 AM, Canada EH said:

Please come up with an original title and stop using EVERYONE.

 

 

PLEASE!

Why is all you'se buying this TV?

 

Better?


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12 hours ago, djdwosk97 said:

Blackberry? People still buy blackberries?

People still buy blackberries...

I personally don't care for them but some still do.

blackberry.jpg

 

You'd have to be "very" special to name your brand/company after a fruit...

*Waits for Apple fanboys to attack me*

 

 

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1 minute ago, Egg-Roll said:

People still buy blackberries...

I personally don't care for them but some still do.

blackberry.jpg

 

You'd have to be "very" special to name your brand/company after a fruit...

*Waits for Apple fanboys to attack me*

 

 

Idk man, my Potato Inc. will soon provide budget phones for everyone in the world.

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I was thinking of snagging one of these for the office, the 55S517.  The built in ruko seems convenient and on paper they seem like decent TVs.  Buying screens online can be a crap shoot and it's still one of the only purchases I prefer to do locally, easier returns.

 

I'm wondering when these will be popular enough to see them popping up in Target or Best Buy...


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1 hour ago, Velcade said:

I was thinking of snagging one of these for the office, the 55S517.  The built in ruko seems convenient and on paper they seem like decent TVs.  Buying screens online can be a crap shoot and it's still one of the only purchases I prefer to do locally, easier returns.

 

I'm wondering when these will be popular enough to see them popping up in Target or Best Buy...

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl/tcl-tvs/pcmcat1526935930973.c?id=pcmcat1526935930973

 

Didn't see it in canada yet but VIZIO and RCA seem to be rebrands of TLC TV's for about the same price.

 

1 hour ago, NMS said:

Idk man, my Potato Inc. will soon provide budget phones for everyone in the world.

I'm guessing it is running on the latest 8nm potato chip? I hope Linus gets a free sample to review :)

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It is a good TV for its size range, expecialy the smaller sizes.

 

The problem with TV's currently is the best picture quality LCD's are not only big at 55" or above, they also cost to much.

Once you hit 55" and ~£1300, u can get an OLED, and to be frank, u'd have to be a colossal anus to buy a LCD at that price or higher over an OLED.

 

Around the 40" range however the quality of LCD's tops out at the kinda quality you see from that TCL screen and Samsungs MU/NU series.

They are great as a budget TVs, infact its the kinda TV i would consider buying if my Plasma went pop , to tide me over untill smaller OLED's arive.

 

So im not suprised to see them as the best sellers. they are a realistic size for your average joe blogs front room, and a reasonable price for the quality.


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now I'm really split between Xiaomi Mi TV, Topcon, TCL and Hisense...


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3 hours ago, Egg-Roll said:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl/tcl-tvs/pcmcat1526935930973.c?id=pcmcat1526935930973

 

Didn't see it in canada yet but VIZIO and RCA seem to be rebrands of TLC TV's for about the same price.

 

I'm guessing it is running on the latest 8nm potato chip? I hope Linus gets a free sample to review :)

Source for Vizio being rebrands?

 


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1 hour ago, djdwosk97 said:

Source for vision being rebrands?

 

I'm not saying they are I'm saying they look like they might be. The similarities are too much, I know RCA sources out more often than not now instead of making their own stuff.

https://www.nbcnews.com/technolog/vizio-drops-no-1-no-3-hdtvs-bleaker-prospects-ahead-664163

 

Only thing VIZIO claims to have is 120hz, besides afaik most people who don't game or watch high fps video won't really benefit from 120hz. In other words if you only use the TV for Movies, Cable, Streaming, etc but no gaming 60hz is fine.

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2 hours ago, Egg-Roll said:

I'm not saying they are I'm saying they look like they might be. The similarities are too much, I know RCA sources out more often than not now instead of making their own stuff.

https://www.nbcnews.com/technolog/vizio-drops-no-1-no-3-hdtvs-bleaker-prospects-ahead-664163

 

Only thing VIZIO claims to have is 120hz, besides afaik most people who don't game or watch high fps video won't really benefit from 120hz. In other words if you only use the TV for Movies, Cable, Streaming, etc but no gaming 60hz is fine.

MOST 120hz TVs aren't actually 120hz but rather just interpolated 120hz. But 120hz is actually beneficial even for movies due to being an even multiple 24.

 

That being said, Vizio makes solid TVs that I'd have no problem buying. I'd be willing to bet that TCL (like RCA, Westinghouse, and Insignia) make garbage.

 

Also, using an article from 6 years ago says nothing about today. Look up thorough reviews (rtings.com for example) if you want to compare TVs -- in which case Vizio TVs are quite good. 


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6 hours ago, NMS said:

Idk man, my Potato Inc. will soon provide budget phones for everyone in the world.

POTATO IS A LEGUME, NOT A FRUIT.


 

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20 hours ago, Canada EH said:

Please come up with an original title and stop using EVERYONE.

 

 

PLEASE!

True. If everyone had one, I would have one and I do not. Of course, if Linus want to buy one for all of us who do not have one so his statement will be true...


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