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#4520614 - 09/19/17 07:12 PM 55" 4K $398 Walmart
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
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Loc: Denver
So I tell my friend at work who has been talking about upgrading his T.V. about the Philips 55" 4K set at wally world for $398.00
He says he just bought a 65" OLED with a sound bar for $3000.
I felt like an idiot.
So I said how did the set look while the Broncos trashed your Cowboys on Sunday?
He walked away. LOL.
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#4520624 - 09/19/17 07:22 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Orlando, FL
I have an old CRT TV and I really enjoyed watching the Broncos kick the Cowboys [censored]. smile

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#4520752 - 09/19/17 09:47 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
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Somehow I doubt a $400 wally world TV is going to look better than a $3000 TV, no matter how many K's it has.
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#4520786 - 09/19/17 10:49 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
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Registered: 08/03/17
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4k is no big deal unless you have the supporting hardware.

And a $400 Philips set won't come anywhere near an OLED. Not even a 1st gen 1080p OLED. Probably not even close to my 4 year old Vizio 4k set.
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#4520812 - 09/19/17 11:55 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
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Registered: 08/02/14
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Loc: Gulf Coast, MS
For that price range it will be a cheap Korean panel. South Korea is the China when it comes to TV/monitor panels at rock bottom prices. Just in general very low end and the reliability isn't the best.

Don't get me wrong any TV can be good and there is certainly people who buy cheap TVs and monitor that never have a problem but the money you save is typically at the expense of quality.

They are known for dead pixels out of the box and will typically show their inferior quality after 6 months to a year.

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#4520866 - 09/20/17 01:47 AM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
RazorsEdge Offline


Registered: 05/28/14
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No thanks,Philips has never impressed me.

I do have a 55 inch Vizio thats needed to be upgraded,It's 7 years old and no issues,jus saying wink
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#4520884 - 09/20/17 02:44 AM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
Dave9 Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 188
Loc: Cincinnati, USA
TVs are like stereo systems. If you buy something that makes you happy then it's more about the content on it than the latest specs.

Wait, that's about life in general.

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#4521027 - 09/20/17 08:42 AM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
rshaw125 Offline


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Walmart had a 55 inch Samsung 4K smart TV for $298 last week.
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#4521414 - 09/20/17 03:31 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
sleddriver Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 4710
Loc: Central Texas
Wow...that's insane. Dumpster grade. You get what you pay for however. You also have to realize such a TV has been reduced to an electrical fuse: Once it goes bzzzzttt...that's it. Not worth fixing, not even diagnosing.

Philips used to make top-grade consumer gear...decades ago. Their old Magnavox CD players were made in Belgium. So was some other gear. I have a Philips DAC built like a tank, from the 80's.

They may have sold their consumer 'e-tainment' division as others like RCA, where the name is solely resting on its once-great-laurels...and nothing else.

Caveat Emptor....

One more thing...I wonder if these 4K sets are truly capable of their stated BW & resolution?

One additional thing...GO COWBOYS!
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#4521418 - 09/20/17 03:41 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: RazorsEdge]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Originally Posted By: RazorsEdge
I do have a 55 inch Vizio thats needed to be upgraded,It's 7 years old and no issues,jus saying wink

In similar boat here. We have a 55" Samsung that's 8 years old. I just can't justify getting a newer TV with thinner bezel because there is really nothing wrong with the current one, and picture quality is excellent.
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#4521866 - 09/21/17 05:40 AM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
Eric Smith Offline


Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 3020
Loc: Kansas, USA
You have a Microcenter in Denver take a look there. Eventually we'll get a 55 Westinghouse 4k to replace our old Sharp Aquos 42, house repairs hasn't allowed for it yet. We put a Westinghouse 32 LED (Non-4k) in the RV and the improvement in picture over the old Aquos is noticeable. The 55 runs around 400... we paid $2-3k for the Aquos back in 07 and has had a line through the middle since about 5 years and the OTA antenna stopped working around 8 years. Sometimes paying more doesn't mean your getting more or any more reliability!
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#4522550 - 09/21/17 07:20 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: IndyIan]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
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Loc: Denver
Originally Posted By: IndyIan
Somehow I doubt a $400 wally world TV is going to look better than a $3000 TV, no matter how many K's it has.


My friend is a bit tight with money. I thought he would go for the bargain set.
His wife will spend what ever to get what she wants.
I think it was her idea to spend the 3K.

She fell in love with a used Audi and despite everyone including her husband telling her it was a money pit she got it anyway.
Now after a couple years a thousands in repairs they are looking to get rid of it.
Here's the real funny part, she wants a Jeep Grand Cherokee,another junk car.LOL
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#4522747 - 09/22/17 12:38 AM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
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Registered: 10/27/14
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Our household includes 2, 5, and 7 year-old children. Random objects flying through the air as well as markers, crayons, pens, pencils used on any given surface is a constant reality. The $419 55" 4K HDR TCL we purchased at Costco fits our needs well. A $3,000 TV is laughable at this point in life. Actually, I really can't imagine spending that much on a television at any point in life. Anyway, the TCL beat the picture quality of the two-year old Sony Bravia it replaced.

These days, it's about value-per-dollar and not so much about how much money I can blow on something. By contrast, I used to buy what some may refer to as top tier synthetic motor oil. Today, I buy what's on sale at the big box store and on mail-in-rebate. Whatever makes you happy I guess.
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#4523408 - 09/22/17 05:39 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: GemStater]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 468
Loc: Denver
Originally Posted By: GemStater
Our household includes 2, 5, and 7 year-old children. Random objects flying through the air as well as markers, crayons, pens, pencils used on any given surface is a constant reality. The $419 55" 4K HDR TCL we purchased at Costco fits our needs well. A $3,000 TV is laughable at this point in life. Actually, I really can't imagine spending that much on a television at any point in life. Anyway, the TCL beat the picture quality of the two-year old Sony Bravia it replaced.

These days, it's about value-per-dollar and not so much about how much money I can blow on something. By contrast, I used to buy what some may refer to as top tier synthetic motor oil. Today, I buy what's on sale at the big box store and on mail-in-rebate. Whatever makes you happy I guess.


Yeah with kids that age it sometimes is like a war zone.
$420 T.V. seems like a smart move for now.
My $429 55" Insignia 4K has a great picture.
Its probably the same set as yours just rebranded.
Built in Roku too.
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#4531565 - 10/01/17 08:31 PM Re: 55" 4K $398 Walmart [Re: marine65]
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Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 10321
Loc: Illinois
I've driven cars that cost less than the $400 TV, I can't imagine spending $3k on a TV.
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