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Yegolev
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Reply #4200 on: November 14, 2019, 01:17:04 PM

I'm using a $250 TCL 4k right now as a work monitor. The pic quality is not great, in that the pixels are somewhat obvious. When plugged into a PS4, it looks less good than the Sharp Aquos. The forget-the-brand 4k at the office has a much better picture.

I don't need anything in this TV other than a TV since I already have a Roku, plus the various doohickeys such as the PS4. I just need a viewer into my PS4, Roku, etc. Maybe it is Samsung this round. Need to get cabinet measurements.

The Aquos I have is exactly 47.9 inches wide. I knew this day would come, but it is still sad.

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Reply #4201 on: November 16, 2019, 01:28:40 PM

What you need to do is tear everything off the wall, drop in some AV surround sound and get a projector.  Anyone who doesn't think they "need" this has not experienced the current quality of a decent entry level setup.  Quit being a pussy and rip your 1990's era cabinetry out!
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Reply #4202 on: November 17, 2019, 06:18:28 AM

As someone who uses a projector as a main display, I can only heartily second that idea.  And who has tv cabinets anymore anyway?  I bet it's teak.

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Reply #4203 on: November 18, 2019, 09:50:07 AM

I have a 71" 4k in the basement already. I installed the sound system myself, with ceiling speakers and wires behind the drywall. That TV just hangs on the wall like a regular American's system.

As for projectors, a friend is an expert in the field and I could do that if I wanted to. But I already have a TV in the basement.

The cabinets are actually custom bookshelves. They stay. I'll put a fishtank in there before I tear them down.

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Reply #4204 on: November 18, 2019, 11:22:00 AM

I'm considering putting a built-in wall of bookshelves around my new tv, since it has a lux mount and I doubt I'll go bigger than 82". I need so many more bookshelves but also the wall space for art. The struggle is real.

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Reply #4205 on: November 18, 2019, 02:09:21 PM

The opening for the TV seemed way too large in 2002.

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Reply #4206 on: November 19, 2019, 03:17:01 PM

Samsung's sets are on sale over at BB, the 55" range is 48.7" - 48.8" wide  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #4207 on: November 20, 2019, 07:33:34 AM

Thanks for the tip. I got all excited about the Samsung UN55RU7100FXZA for $448 but I see it is 48.8" wide. Will keep looking.

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Reply #4208 on: November 20, 2019, 12:17:48 PM

The problem you've got is that a 55" screen is just over 48" wide without any bezel, and there's a void between 50" and 55" screens: Literally nobody makes a 53" screen to put into a TV, which is what would give you a TV that would just fit the space.

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Reply #4209 on: November 20, 2019, 01:27:19 PM

Another option could be putting in an articulating mount. Mine will pull out 2' from the wall. Then you could just let the back of the tv rest a bit proud of the cabinet.

Depending on the tv/bezel it could look cheesy, but it might also squeeze something bigger in.

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Reply #4210 on: November 21, 2019, 07:35:05 AM

Or just mount a plywood box the same depth as it takes to make the front of a flat mount be where the front of the shelves are and attach it securely to the wall and the TV to it.

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Reply #4211 on: November 21, 2019, 08:13:56 AM

I like that idea better. Add a piano hinge and have a secret compartment behind the tv!

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Reply #4212 on: November 21, 2019, 08:17:59 AM

The problem you've got is that a 55" screen is just over 48" wide without any bezel, and there's a void between 50" and 55" screens: Literally nobody makes a 53" screen to put into a TV, which is what would give you a TV that would just fit the space.

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That's exactly it. The current set is 51" diagonal.

The hunt continues, in between T-giving prep, Radar cluster rebuilds, jazz band pickup/dropoffs, regular housekeeping, etc. Also I accidentally two recruiters at the same time and am sort of confusing the roles. I'm either going to Peter Gibbons them or... well, probably full Gibbons.

Another option could be putting in an articulating mount.

You guys are going to think I'm trolling you. Just remember that I live orthogonally to the rest of the world.

There is no wall behind the TV.

If there was some sort of cantilevered mount which didn't need to be screwed down, that would work.

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Reply #4213 on: November 21, 2019, 08:41:25 AM

Wait....are you my mother?  Because that sounds exactly like what my mother has.  I have always thought you reminded me too much of myself somehow.

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Reply #4214 on: November 21, 2019, 10:01:54 AM

You guys are going to think I'm trolling you. Just remember that I live orthogonally to the rest of the world.

I mean, that'd kinda my whole jam, so yeah. I consider it a good thing, because the 'rest of the world' seems to be fucking nuts.

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Reply #4215 on: November 21, 2019, 10:05:10 AM

Wait....are you my mother?  Because that sounds exactly like what my mother has.  I have always thought you reminded me too much of myself somehow.

Yes (to the last part). We are not special. We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

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Reply #4216 on: November 21, 2019, 06:38:34 PM

You guys are going to think I'm trolling you. Just remember that I live orthogonally to the rest of the world.

There is no wall behind the TV.

So you are saying you could set up a rear projection system and haven't done it? 
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Reply #4217 on: November 22, 2019, 01:59:24 AM

The only solution here is that you obviously need to submit a detailed floorplan of your living space, complete with furniture layout and this "supposed" wall unit that only has a 48" opening and was probably constructed in the 1950s and possibly isn't even placed next to a wall.

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Reply #4218 on: November 22, 2019, 08:45:43 AM

Let's Nerf the hell out of this bitch!

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Reply #4219 on: November 26, 2019, 09:15:40 AM

I have a wall that I could project onto but I went and hung a 71" TV on it like some Greatest Generation dumbass.

The Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA is 48.4" wide and therefore a perfect fit. However now the Budget Monster has risen from the Swamp of No Profits. Back to looking at gaming laptops that can do some sort of VR helmet thingy. Will see what the prices are in Feb just before the Super Bowl.

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Reply #4220 on: November 26, 2019, 11:21:41 AM

Dammit man, donít buy a laptop for VR.  If you are going to dump that kind of cash on something, get something that will do the job.  And that you can upgrade. 

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Reply #4221 on: November 26, 2019, 11:26:16 AM

I have a wall that I could project onto but I went and hung a 71" TV on it like some Greatest Generation dumbass.

The Samsung QN55Q70RAFXZA is 48.4" wide and therefore a perfect fit. However now the Budget Monster has risen from the Swamp of No Profits. Back to looking at gaming laptops that can do some sort of VR helmet thingy. Will see what the prices are in Feb just before the Super Bowl.
Having watched Samsung prices from Black Friday through Superbowl and then model clearance....buy on BF. Great prices on the Sammies right now.

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Reply #4222 on: November 26, 2019, 12:11:55 PM

My phone broke in Barcelona and I need to get a new one.

What do people recommend? Had a google pixel, it did everything I really need.

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Reply #4223 on: November 26, 2019, 12:47:24 PM

iPhone 11 awesome, for real

On the Android side I've really only used the Nexus/Pixel phones. I got a Pixel 3 at a good price ($549) during the Prime Day sale. That one is the last to have the unlimited original quality storage (through 1/31/2022) if that sort of thing matters to you. The Pixel 3 XL is currently on sale for $549 on Google's store:

https://store.google.com/us/config/pixel_3

The reviews for the Pixel 4 I've seen have all been a resounding "meh". It is on sale right now ($200 off, $599/$699), though, so if you want the latest now would be a good time to get one:

https://store.google.com/us/config/pixel_4

The Pixel 3a is not on sale through Google but it's still $200 cheaper than the on sale Pixel 4 ($399 vs $599) so that's an option depending on your budget.

https://store.google.com/us/product/pixel_3a
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Reply #4224 on: November 26, 2019, 01:38:48 PM

Finding anywhere to get the Pixel here seems a drag. I'm not keep on ordering online as I don't have a reliable postal address. Orange supposedly has it, but the one store I asked had no idea at all.

Samsung Galaxy S10e seems my next options - if i can navigate getting the phone "unlocked".

Don't think I can afford the iPhone.

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Reply #4225 on: November 26, 2019, 05:09:10 PM

Dammit man, donít buy a laptop for VR.

I'm not. I'm buying one to play (certain) games and it would be nice to get one that does VR. We are not the VR-one-percent.

The problem with buying the TV now is that I won't be able to buy the birthday-pushed-six-months-to-christmas present of a laptop (according to the Budget Monster). I don't really need that backlight.

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Reply #4226 on: November 27, 2019, 02:37:04 AM

Well that's fine, then.  Just be aware it still has to be a powerhouse.

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Reply #4227 on: November 27, 2019, 09:05:25 AM

Sure, if it says "VR Ready" on the NewEgg page.

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Reply #4228 on: November 27, 2019, 10:22:10 AM

I am mentally punching you through my screen right now.  Did you feel it?

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Reply #4229 on: November 27, 2019, 02:04:57 PM

No, but it looked very real.

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Reply #4230 on: November 27, 2019, 05:27:48 PM

Broken phone screen, how can I get my picture and such off it? My google-fu says I'm out of luck and will need professional help, at best?

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Reply #4231 on: November 28, 2019, 12:52:56 AM

No, but it looked very real.

Hopefully you also noticed it was in surround sound.

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Reply #4232 on: November 28, 2019, 06:45:11 AM

Broken phone screen, how can I get my picture and such off it? My google-fu says I'm out of luck and will need professional help, at best?
What happens when you hook it up to your PC?

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Reply #4233 on: November 28, 2019, 11:30:25 AM

Broken phone screen, how can I get my picture and such off it? My google-fu says I'm out of luck and will need professional help, at best?
What happens when you hook it up to your PC?

Nada, as I can't use the screen to authorise media access.

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Reply #4234 on: November 28, 2019, 11:42:29 AM

You cannot just replace the screen?  Wouldnít you want to be doing that anyway?

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