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    Default If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    What would you buy?

    Would you spend more or less?

    room size 18' x 40' (unpartitioned dining room and den)
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    $2500 on a TV????

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    I would spend it on my boat instead
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    What would you buy?

    Would you spend more or less?

    Not enough info. Movies? Sports? Fox News? Surround sound? LCD or projection? Part of the bathroom remodel? And if so- how does that impact your ‘finish’ date?
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    Dude $2500 - One word "COSTCO"


    You walk in and BAM in your face TV's Keeeeerazy TV's Oprah TV's ..... you get a TV you get a TV everyone gets a TV and cheep as hell.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    I agree with Tom, why dont you pony up for tuition at the Great Lakes Boatbuilding School?

    https://glbbs.org

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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Dude $2500 - One word "COSTCO"


    You walk in and BAM in your face TV's Keeeeerazy TV's Oprah TV's ..... you get a TV you get a TV everyone gets a TV and cheep as hell.
    yeah i know, the one i want from costco is $3499.00. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTINSEN View Post
    I agree with Tom, why dont you pony up for tuition at the Great Lakes Boatbuilding School?

    https://glbbs.org

    we visited them last year

    i think the woodenboat school from our hosts is a better fit for me
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Samsung with built in Smart Hub

    If you can run ethernet directly from your router into the TV. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu etc. will run as smooth and fast as can be.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    yeah, i'm a samsung fan
    i want a flat screen (curved screen look horrible when they are turned off)
    we're replacing a 65" plasma that had exceptional colors and blacks
    i've been a little turned off by led's rendition of blacks
    ultimate screen thinness is not a big deal to me anymore
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Well a $2000 bous is not a huge % of my salary, but it will be buying a new TV apparently.
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    Projection unit aimed at the 40 foot wall.

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    I wouldn't. For a spare $2.500 I have several better uses.
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    Sony XBR 55"/65"/77" 4K OLED with Android TV.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    What would you buy?

    Would you spend more or less?

    room size 18' x 40' (unpartitioned dining room and den)
    What's worth watching on TV to justify a $2500 tv?

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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by RHAKCT View Post
    What's worth watching on TV to justify a $2500 tv?
    Exactly………...

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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    How big a tv do you need for this bathroom remodel...no wonder it is taking time to work out.

    in all seriousness -

    how far are you sitting from the tv?

    are you planning on using a computer to drive a 4K or better signal?

    have you considered what audio system for it and will that need redress?

    most importantly - think about the tv value to you now. Buy the tv that works today as the technology not future ideas. New Smart tv that works today will be less wanted in 18 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    Well a $2000 bous is not a huge % of my salary, but it will be buying a new TV apparently.
    At least he's chipping in $500.

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    I can make do without a tv till next college football season. Kat won't make it a week.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Instead buy to tickets to south of France for September! Prices are 750 each Air France to Paris after...
    Buy a $500 50" 4K smart tv at Costco. You'll be much happier. K can wear that killer summer dress too.

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    Hell, she probably won't make it through the weekend.
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    FYI - most Samsung, Visio and sharp screens of all flavors made in same factory in Korea otherwise made from a single huge factory in China.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    We only have old ones our kids left...

    I like the ones in cosco and stop and look but it seems hoity toity to spend big bucks on a tv..

    Ok im a fuddy duddy.

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    Boy Pless! You must be doing really well under the Trump Administration!
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    No TV has ever been worth $2500.

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    One of the hits at CES 2018.

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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    One of the hits at CES 2018.

    Okay. Now that I’d like to play MarioKart on, I will admit.

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    I'd spend $350 on the TV and the rest on something worthwhile.
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    I'd buy another 1991 Dodge 3/4 ton w/Cummins. It's nice to have a backup, and two really ought to last me the rest of my life.

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    I'd finish the bathroom.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    Did you guys blow up another tv?

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    Ted’s got a point about the sound system. Don’t skimp there. Santa brought me a nice Sony soundbar/subwoofer. Not super fancy but our den is pretty small and it sounds great. We can also play music through it from our phones or tablets with Bluetooth.

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    Since I watch so little tv, I wouldn't spend that sort of money on one - even if it were a trivial amount for our family. The only working tv in our house is an old Sony... pre-flatscreen... that the kids commandeered many years back for their gaming action. Now that they're gone, and since our fast internet came with basic cable... it's hooked up. I don't think I've turned it on for several months. But I do stream some things (mostly sports). But... we all have different lives and priorities.
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    I don't like those big TVs. The monsters are the same size as me.
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    Default Re: If you had $2500 to spend on a new tv. . .

    When I spend $2500 on something, I expect to drive it home.

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