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Old 06-10-2020, 07:29 PM
 
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My 10-year old Sony Bravia TV seems to be on its last leg. Half of the screen flickers for 3 minutes every time I turn it on.

My preference is 55 inches and less than $1000 shipping included.

Could you please make some recommendations? Is this one a good TV?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...DKIKX0DER&th=1
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:35 PM
 
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Seems like good reviews. Here’s one to compare to.

https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-55-in...s%2C153&sr=8-5

If you have a Costco or Sams Club membership check their websites as well.
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:46 AM
 
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How about a library card?
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Old 06-11-2020, 02:58 PM
 
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I'd go with the Sony. Both great TVs' though. I like how the Sony works with Amazon OR Google. The Sammy is ONLY Alexa.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:10 PM
 
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My Panasonic Plasma is still going strong after 12 years I believe. My next TV is going to be Sony. For some reason, I don't trust Samsung and LG as much as I trust Sony.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:21 PM
 
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My Panasonic Plasma is still going strong after 12 years I believe. My next TV is going to be Sony. For some reason, I don't trust Samsung and LG as much as I trust Sony.
Just note that Sony uses Samsung or LG panels in their TVs. Their value add is the software and the picture processing.
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Old 06-12-2020, 11:43 AM
 
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100% trust LG and Samsung TV's. They are the market leaders for a reason.
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:31 PM
 
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100% trust LG and Samsung TV's. They are the market leaders for a reason.
The only negative is if you can turn off their "smart" features or not. For most of my TVs I only use them as a display for my Apple TV. I'd rather they just turned on and didn't display their own menu.
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:37 PM
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1. Any 55-inch TV costing over $500 will provide a better picture than your dying TV.
2. The big names (Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG) are all very similar.
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The only negative is if you can turn off their "smart" features or not. For most of my TVs I only use them as a display for my Apple TV. I'd rather they just turned on and didn't display their own menu.
is important. None of the manufacturers will provide software updates/support for more than a few years. Dumb is better.
4. You may want to read this—https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ou-103571.html
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Do they even make 'dumb TVs' anymore?
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