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Anyone remember these rear projection tv's? I remember drooling over a Sony one in Powerhouse back in the nineties, a snip at a mere £2K.

IMO Big TVs are great for the occasional movie, but 'too much' for normal TV. Also, I used to have a 21" TV -- I was happy enough with it.  I've got a 42" now.  It hasn't make me happier.

I think our main telly is 22 inches. It lives in a bookcase in an alcove. It's fine for watching Hart to Hart on.

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7 minutes ago, stokiescum said:

Got a bit bored and started looking at replacing my toaster has its a bit ill so I can see if the kids like waffles .no idea how but I ended up looking at TVs .where the fuck are people putting these 75 inch TVs and are they actualy any good and worth it .

Depends on its spec, what your going to play on it and how far you're going to sit from it.  You'll see the flaws of the picture if you sit too close to it and you play a shit source on it..

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10 minutes ago, stokiescum said:

Got a bit bored and started looking at replacing my toaster has its a bit ill so I can see if the kids like waffles .no idea how but I ended up looking at TVs .where the fuck are people putting these 75 inch TVs and are they actualy any good and worth it .

75 inch TVs totally ruin your vintage Porn collection, not recommended.

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1 minute ago, Dave Beans said:

Depends on its spec, what your going to play on it and how far you're going to sit from it.  You'll see the flaws of the picture if you sit too close to it and you play a shit source on it..

I’m not going to buy one I’m thinking where the fuck would you put it mines40

inch and 8 years old I coincider it’s ok .cost 300 at the time

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22 minutes ago, stokiescum said:

Got a bit bored and started looking at replacing my toaster has its a bit ill so I can see if the kids like waffles .no idea how but I ended up looking at TVs .where the fuck are people putting these 75 inch TVs and are they actualy any good and worth it .

75 inch?

Have people bad eyesight ffs.

You would need to go across the street to see it properly. 

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5 minutes ago, dgul said:

IMO Big TVs are great for the occasional movie, but 'too much' for normal TV.

Also, I used to have a 21" TV -- I was happy enough with it.  I've got a 42" now.  It hasn't make me happier.

When I was a nipper I had a 15" portable, like most kids my age. 21" was a big tele. 

I watched some seriously big sporting events on my 15" Philips, that still had buttons on it and dials to tune the channels in, and a wire coat hanger for an aerial, and now I just think what the fuck? How on earth did I ever watch anything on that? I got it for Christmas in 1985 and had it until 1999, watched united win the Champions league on it.

Then I got burgled and some twat nicked it. Now I can't imagine how I ever managed with it. 

I had a 28" Trinitron fat back until 2013. Now I think 28" is tiny. 

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12 minutes ago, Roger_Mellie said:

When I was a nipper I had a 15" portable, like most kids my age. 21" was a big tele. 

I watched some seriously big sporting events on my 15" Philips, that still had buttons on it and dials to tune the channels in, and a wire coat hanger for an aerial, and now I just think what the fuck? How on earth did I ever watch anything on that? I got it for Christmas in 1985 and had it until 1999, watched united win the Champions league on it.

Then I got burgled and some twat nicked it. Now I can't imagine how I ever managed with it. 

I had a 28" Trinitron fat back until 2013. Now I think 28" is tiny. 

When I got my tv 8 years ago 40

inch was considered large I’m puzzled half of new builds are to small for huge TVs and the walls can’t take the weight of the brackets must be people in x council houses that have solid walls and space to buy them lol

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I bought a 60" 1080p LG plasma telly in about 2011 when that was a properly impressive size. Cost me a grand which was a bargain price at the time; people used to walk into my front room and be wowed by it. It briefly reinvigorated my love of films and I definitely feel like I got my money's worth out of it. Now you can get a 65" 4k for £600 and nobody will be that impressed.

You soon get used to the size, though. When we moved my new front room was a bit too small for a 60", so we settled with an old 42" LCD for a while, but I got fed up with it in the end and upgraded to a 55" 4k screen which is ideal and which I intend to keep until it breaks or we move. It's a Hisense and cost £300 as an ex-display (shop soiled) item.

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I bought a 60" 1080p LG plasma telly in about 2011 when that was a properly impressive size. Cost me a grand which was a bargain price at the time; people used to walk into my front room and be wowed by it. It briefly reinvigorated my love of films and I definitely feel like I got my money's worth out of it. Now you can get a 65" 4k for £600 and nobody will be that impressed.

You soon get used to the size, though. When we moved my new front room was a bit too small for a 60", so we settled with an old 42" LCD for a while, but I got fed up with it in the end and upgraded to a 55" 4k screen which is ideal and which I intend to keep until it breaks or we move. It's a Hisense and cost £300 as an ex-display (shop soiled) item.

I would have a plasma over many current LCD LED TVs, due to their 100% blacks & 100% whites...much like OLEDs today.  The main problem was how hot they got.... 

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8 minutes ago, Dave Beans said:

I would have a plasma over many current LCD LED TVs, due to their 100% blacks & 100% whites...much like OLEDs today.  The main problem was how hot they got.... 

It was indeed great in that regard but the downside was that it was a gloss glass screen and so the deep blacks merely served to highlight the reflections of your room unless you were watching in otherwise pitch darkness.

I'm happy enough with the blacks and general brightness and contrast of this new telly; it doesn't have any local dimming or any of that clever stuff but it's a great improvement on the ~8 year old 42" LCD it replaced. If I had money to burn I'd buy an OLED but I would be worried about the wife leaving it on the TV guide or whatever and burning it in. My brother once burned the HUD from GTA IV into the plasma but fortunately about 4 sessions of leaving it on colour wash overnight reversed it; my father-in-law was a teletext enthusiast and managed to spectacularly burn the pattern of it into his original plasma screen! xD

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3 minutes ago, Rave said:

It was indeed great in that regard but the downside was that it was a gloss glass screen and so the deep blacks merely served to highlight the reflections of your room unless you were watching in otherwise pitch darkness.

I'm happy enough with the blacks and general brightness and contrast of this new telly; it doesn't have any local dimming or any of that clever stuff but it's a great improvement on the ~8 year old 42" LCD it replaced. If I had money to burn I'd buy an OLED but I would be worried about the wife leaving it on the TV guide or whatever and burning it in. My brother once burned the HUD from GTA IV into the plasma but fortunately about 4 sessions of leaving it on colour wash overnight reversed it; my father-in-law was a teletext enthusiast and managed to spectacularly burn the pattern of it into his original plasma screen! xD

They reckon, by and large, that issue has been resolved.. All OLEDs use LG panels...its the electronics behind each make that differ...

https://www.t3.com/news/oled-tv-burn-in

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have a 4k led tv, was a bit sceptical about uhd and hdr, but it's not so much the increase in detail as the increased brightness of areas that should be bright that improves the experience, a modern miracle, if you like that sort of thing. They're now pushing 8k, but that's a step too far for most people and will be like 3d.

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11 minutes ago, ashestoashes said:

have a 4k led tv, was a bit sceptical about uhd and hdr, but it's not so much the increase in detail as the increased brightness of areas that should be bright that improves the experience, a modern miracle, if you like that sort of thing. They're now pushing 8k, but that's a step too far for most people and will be like 3d.

They'll be a push for higher spec 4K & 8K TVs, especially as the PS5 & Xbox One Series X (or whatever its called) has been released.  They support 120hz refresh rates, which are typically only found on OLEDs, QLEDs et al..

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Big tellies for big rooms I reckon, you need to be at quite a distance with a massive telly or your eyes have to dart about way too much. 

Our telly is 37 or 40 inches, can't remember, the screen on my phone is the same size in my vision though if I hold it a foot or so away. 

I'm not much of a fan of tellies, need one for the Nintendo and it's good to watch films on, but I'd not want a huge black rectangle in my living room all the time. 

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2 minutes ago, Carl Fimble said:

Big tellies for big rooms I reckon, you need to be at quite a distance with a massive telly or your eyes have to dart about way too much. 

Our telly is 37 or 40 inches, can't remember, the screen on my phone is the same size in my vision though if I hold it a foot or so away. 

I'm not much of a fan of tellies, need one for the Nintendo and it's good to watch films on, but I'd not want a huge black rectangle in my living room all the time. 

The closer you sit towards a shitter spec TV, the more likely you're going to see flaws in the picture.  Another problem with TVs getting so thin, is that the sound is often lacking...You may need to hook it up to a Hifi or soundbar..

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1 minute ago, Dave Beans said:

The closer you sit towards a shitter spec TV, the more likely you're going to see flaws in the picture.  Another problem with TVs getting so thin, is that the sound is often lacking...You may need to hook it up to a Hifi or soundbar..

Not being good for your eyes was more my concern. Telly speakers are often terrible nowadays. I used to have a home cinema set up with a subwoofer and speakers front back and centre, some films were amazing with the surround effects.

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19 minutes ago, stokiescum said:

That’s 40

inch I could maybe get a 50

inch in at a push

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I went for quality over quantity two years ago. Think tvs 40 inch ish. Samsung Qled or other.

I think I have watched ten movies/ footy in 4k at most.

A few you tube vids to. 4k is otherwise redundant for me.

Retrospect as long the ports on the TV are OK then fine...but   I was wrong. Cost me more too. Knowing it was so future proofed I would not need it for a decade, I would have gone for a lower model and bigger screen.

Working with one guy last week...getting the new Sony Brava that copes with the 128(?)..picture frames a second. Might be wrong there as didnt check. Take home message to me thats faster, I think, than the occipital cortex can handle anyway (.again I didnt check here so correct me if needed). This is for the new PS5 he has also purchased

 Said TV can handle 8k apparently.  He and family like gaming and movies. Fine.

No idea of his total bill. Or future bill for watching stuff at 8k.

Big TVs are seen as chavish. If you like the screen for whatever I dont see the issue. My needs dont need so much future proofing as the guy I noted above though.  Thats expensive.

 

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4 minutes ago, Carl Fimble said:

Not being good for your eyes was more my concern. Telly speakers are often terrible nowadays. I used to have a home cinema set up with a subwoofer and speakers front back and centre, some films were amazing with the surround effects.

I still use my 21 year old amp. And speakers. Better than the TVs.

Finally opened some bluetooth earphones last week..last years x mas prezzie. They are ok if your on your own.

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