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Old 05-18-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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WOW! Seems like an expensive fix, but congrats on the new TV.
Not really expensive impov. Caught the Sharp AQUOS LC 55N7000U on sale for $400 and the screen is extremely sharper than the other TV's. Also as to Netflix, Comcast upgraded my box which now includes Apps in which Netflix is one of them.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Not really expensive impov. Caught the Sharp AQUOS LC 55N7000U on sale for $400 and the screen is extremely sharper than the other TV's. Also as to Netflix, Comcast upgraded my box which now includes Apps in which Netflix is one of them.
That's good deal! I've found on Vizio that their smart apps pretty much suck. I hate their Netflix app and have always used the app on my Playstation or Roku.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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That's good deal! I've found on Vizio that their smart apps pretty much suck. I hate their Netflix app and have always used the app on my Playstation or Roku.
With the exception of the cheap $150 32" Roku televisions, I think in most cases you are better off keeping the electronics separate from the display.

Even the QAM tuners in all televisions manufactured since 2005 is pretty much useless now.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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I resolved the issue by going into the App Setup menu and "de-activating" Netflix (requiring it to "reactivate"). This solved the problem.
You forced an update
But sometimes that won't be an option because the company's software quits updating older flatscreens or DVD players
My Sony DVD which has smart apps won't work with UTube because Sony wants you/the consumer to buy a new product and creates outdated obsolescence to force sales...
I don't use UTube that much so screw that--
And I have Roku stick for other flatscreens to fall back on...
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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With the exception of the cheap $150 32" Roku televisions, I think in most cases you are better off keeping the electronics separate from the display.
Agree. I got a 55 inch 4K Roku TV. It was much cheaper then any other 4K TV and it has 4 HDMI ports. A steal. But in another 2 years or so I bet it starts showing its age. Not a huge deal as I can add a Roku to it, but it would be better if the Roku WASN'T built in for futureproofness.
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:37 AM
 
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Agree. I got a 55 inch 4K Roku TV. It was much cheaper then any other 4K TV and it has 4 HDMI ports. A steal. But in another 2 years or so I bet it starts showing its age. Not a huge deal as I can add a Roku to it, but it would be better if the Roku WASN'T built in for futureproofness.
I pulled these prices off Amazon. A box could be as much as $116 so it isn't worth it for a $169.99 TV.


TCL 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
28-Inch $154.30
32-Inch $169.99
40-Inch $269.99
43-Inch $298.85
49-Inch $359.99
TCL 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
43 inches $399.99
49 inches $419.99
55 inches $499.99
65 inches $799.99

TCL 55US5800 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model) $899.99 + $27.49 shipping
TCL 65US5800 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)$1,058.58 + $219.00 shipping
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Old 05-26-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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How do 720p/1080p videos look on 4K TVs? Which brand has the best upscaler?
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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Which brand has the best upscaler?
I don't think there is much difference between an upscaled 4K image and a 1080p image. Most articles will tell you it is largely marketing.

But the price of a 4K television is often only $100 more than the same model in 1080p. You might as well get one because there will be more and more content delivered via the new streaming boxes.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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You forced an update
But sometimes that won't be an option because the company's software quits updating older flatscreens or DVD players
My Sony DVD which has smart apps won't work with UTube because Sony wants you/the consumer to buy a new product and creates outdated obsolescence to force sales...
I don't use UTube that much so screw that--
And I have Roku stick for other flatscreens to fall back on...
I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I have a friend with ROKU and it appears you have to enter all kinds of personal info to activate it. Not really interested in that.

BTW....I use YouTube ALL the time. It's great for old movies, foreign news reports, sports and old TV shows.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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Agree. I got a 55 inch 4K Roku TV. It was much cheaper then any other 4K TV and it has 4 HDMI ports. A steal. But in another 2 years or so I bet it starts showing its age. Not a huge deal as I can add a Roku to it, but it would be better if the Roku WASN'T built in for futureproofness.
Does your roku tv require internet when you first turned it on to setup? I am looking for a TV that doesn't require me to have internet in order to use it. I am not interested in streaming. I saw this Cosumer's Report review of roku TVs. They say the TVs default to the roku interface every time you turn it on. No option to turn on to live TV. Do you experience the same thing with your roku TV?
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