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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:40 pm

I cringe seeing TVs above fireplaces

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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:46 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:YES! This is the reason I asked. The electrical contractor had placed the outlet for the TV really high on the wall, and I today told him I wanted it lower. Thanks bmyoungs for measuring! I was planning to be around 50" or more from floor to center, depending on how big of a TV I end up with.
Yeah I feel like ours are pretty close to optimal. I also love having no entertainment shelf or anything, at least in living room where we don't have gaming consoles there's no need.

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Postby blake » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:14 am

our new setup for the basement. Vizio quantum 65" with a Bose 500 soundbar/subwoofer. And a baby in the way of the photo
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:09 pm

I think we are going with a 75" TV. It's between the Vizio P-Series Quantum X or the Sony X900H. Maybe whichever one goes on sale first. I came up with a design for our built-in look. Talked it over with the contractor that is finishing our basement and they are going to do it for us. Here's a rough sketch:
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:26 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:I think we are going with a 75" TV. It's between the Vizio P-Series Quantum X or the Sony X900H. Maybe whichever one goes on sale first. I came up with a design for our built-in look. Talked it over with the contractor that is finishing our basement and they are going to do it for us. Here's a rough sketch:
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Nice, I liked the Vizio as well it just doesn't come in a 55". Some of the new TVs announced at CES after pretty exciting. It certainly feels like we are starting to see some of the standard computer monitor features come into the mid range TVs.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:53 pm

Nice sketch Ethan. That will look nice.

Built-ins look so nice and professional, but there is less need for them with streaming media. I dont own DVDs or players. I guess I have a media center closet, if it wasn't for that I would need built-ins for all my other equipment.
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Postby blake » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:01 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Nice sketch Ethan. That will look nice.

Built-ins look so nice and professional, but there is less need for them with streaming media. I dont own DVDs or players. I guess I have a media center closet, if it wasn't for that I would need built-ins for all my other equipment.

We still have a DVD player upstairs and do not know why haha Haven't used in years

And looks nice above! Built ins are always nice looking
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:09 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post but there is less need for them with streaming media

Yeah I told the wife we don't need that but she wants to have the storage for other stuff, and the shelves on the sides to decorate. I will only have game consoles but those will go on the open exposed shelves in the middle.
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:34 am

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... eries.html

https://www.costco.com/vizio-65%22-clas ... 80072.html

Quantum X on sale right now

I'm considering it even though 65" is too big for my space I can make it work.

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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:39 pm

Dang. I need 75" and I would like to buy from Best Buy because I have about $300 in rewards/gift cards credit...
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:04 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... eries.html

https://www.costco.com/vizio-65%22-clas ... 80072.html

Quantum X on sale right now

I'm considering it even though 65" is too big for my space I can make it work.

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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:18 pm

Update: got the final plan for the built in. This design shows a 65" TV which the wife is ok with now. So I may look into an OLED set now since 65" OLED models are within my budgetImage

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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:22 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Update: got the final plan for the built in. This design shows a 65" TV which the wife is ok with now. So I may look into an OLED set now since 65" OLED models are within my budgetImage

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Hot damn do it. A lot of nice OLED options coming out this year for sure

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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:32 pm

Also - that TV is mounted way too high. Ours will be lower.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:33 pm

That looks great!

I agree the TV should be lower, but then will look weird with uneven space below/above the screen?
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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:32 pm

Hmm, hadn't thought about it that way. I'll probably use the Best Buy/Amazon AR feature to check it out before I do any mounting. I honestly was thinking about not even mounting it and just setting it on top of the shelf at first
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:21 pm

What will your ambient RGB/sound bar situation be.

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Postby ejhartman91 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:47 pm

Probably going with a soundbar...I'm not super picky when it comes to home theater audio. As long as it's better than the TV speakers I'm good. I saw there's a Vizio 5.1 setup with Dolby Atmos support I can buy with the Vizio 65" OLED for around $2K total...might spring for that.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:49 am

Went rogue a bit and ordered a samsung q80t. It was on my radar as one of the best options. I was close to going OLED but a couple hundred less and no risk of burn in was the decider. Also getting it before the superbowl was key

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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:58 am

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-75-c ... Id=6416452
Might be pulling the trigger on this guy soon. Checked some measurements and I believe the 75" will still fit our entertainment center. I did look at OLED but the idea of burn-in risk alone scares me...especially considering the price. I don't want to have to worry about my screen having issues just because of the way I use it.

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