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Old 11-07-2016, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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You've got it backwards. All channels are digital, some are HD [the -1 channels]
Agree. My point is that the local networks haven't fully implemented the switch to digital. It will take them a few more months.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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You've got it backwards. All channels are digital, some are HD [the -1 channels]
I don't disagree; all are digital, but the local networks are working on full integration into digital, and it will take a few more weeks or months to complete. This is what we have:

Channels
2.1 = HD
4.1 = DT
4.2 = HD
7.1 = DT
7.2 = XD
9.1 and the rest of PBS channels are DT
11.1= DT
11.2= DT
13.1= XD-D
13.2= DT
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: NJ
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so i am looking to get a large television. i would love the largest available but i see that the price seems to jump substantially once you go above 80 or 82 inches. for me, the latest technology isnt quite as important as size but my wife did say it must be 4k (even though i think few things are available in 4k). i also considered projector but the room has lots of windows so viewing would probably suffer during the daylight. i am theoretically open to other brands but we have owned samsungs for the last few tv's and have had excellent experiences so my wife is pretty committed to the brand. anyway, i am considering this:

82" Class MU8000 4K UHD TV TVs - UN82MU8000FXZA | Samsung US

1. any thoughts on anything better/bigger?
2. should i just buy it now or is there a better time to get a better deal?
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:32 PM
 
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If you do decide on it consider buying it through Costco using their Citi credit card. Costco adds a one year extension to the warranty and using the card adds another two. You end up with a warranty that extends three years past Samsungs.

https://www.costco.com/Samsung-82%22...100366532.html

We have two Samsung TVs and will buy another one when the time comes. No problems with either one.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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UHD TV's are in a transition. The FCC has approved 4k OTA transmission BUT to receive the signal, the TV must have a 3.0 tuner. Current 4k TV's will continue to receive only 1080, 720, 480
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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UHD TV's are in a transition. The FCC has approved 4k OTA transmission BUT to receive the signal, the TV must have a 3.0 tuner. Current 4k TV's will continue to receive only 1080, 720, 480
To clarify, by "3.0 tuner" d4g4m is referring Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards, version 3.0

As version 2.0 has not been written, it could take some time. Presumably older 4K televisions will require an adapter.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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It's good that Samsung finally decided to drop the curved screen gimmick.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:15 AM
 
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You've got it backwards. All channels are digital, some are HD [the -1 channels]
You are correct that all subchannels are digital.

The bandwidth is large enough to transmit two HD channels (-1 and -2), but nearly every station has chosen to transmit one in HD and up to 6 subchannels in standard definition. It is strictly a business decision. Most broadcasters feel like most people won't tune into the secondary channels, so they can make more income by selling commercials on multiple SD channels.

There is one broadcaster, KAXT-CD in San Jose CA, that has chosen to transmit 12 different standard definition channels and some additional audio channels and no HD channel. They broadcast in Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Taiwanese, but in the past have dropped 19 different networks that were Christian, Filipino, South Asian and Spanish.
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I am surprised that the USA is going to introduce UHD over the air television. Some countries have discussed converting all broadcast to Internet Protocol Television and selling the bandwidth to cellular companies. Norway has already terminated FM radio, much to annoyance of many people who still have FM radios in their cars.

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Old 09-17-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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If you do decide on it consider buying it through Costco using their Citi credit card. Costco adds a one year extension to the warranty and using the card adds another two. You end up with a warranty that extends three years past Samsungs.

https://www.costco.com/Samsung-82%22...100366532.html

We have two Samsung TVs and will buy another one when the time comes. No problems with either one.
If you want to deliver it and set it up yourself.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If you want to deliver it and set it up yourself.
it looks like it is free shipping. i plan to pay someone to wall mount it, i dont need someone for any other setting up.
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