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My thoughts were the power supply went or a cap failed, the TV was on then all of sudden the screen went out and it started making a clicking noise that sounded like it was attempting to turn on, unplugged it and plugged it back in same deal, then left it unplugged for 30 mins and it came back, its been working since.

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I bet you it just another case of the electrolytic caps failing in the power supply

 

Yep. Even if the power supply board went, its likely cheaper to just pop the set open and replace the entire board. Most power boards will cost less than $100 and its much easier to do than it sounds.

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Ok, so, I am going to piggy back on this thread for a minute.  I need suggestions on a couple of TVs for a retail business venture (which I am going to make a whole nuther thread about soon, but let's stay focused).  So something that will look good with a football game on or whatever, but not the kind of thing you'd be sitting at home watching a Criterion collection blu-ray on and obsessing over the exactness of the color accuracy or whatever.  I don't want bottom of the barrel.  What is the sweet spot for TV sizes right now?  What brands do you think I should consider?  I'm guessing I need at minimum a 50", don't know if I should go a little larger.  Just curious in light of that Vizio deal Romier posted.

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You people are worthless.  :nachos

 

But seriously, would something like this be acceptable you think?  I don't need 4K and I don't need reference quality blacks.  However, I don't want it to look shitty either, and you know exactly what I mean...washed out, overly reflective screen, etc...

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-58-class-57-5-diag--led-1080p-smart-hdtv-black/4562031.p?id=1219767659131&skuId=4562031

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Wait, so, why would I possibly need higher for the use cases I'm targeting?

 

You don't necessarily. 120hz sets can and usually do offer better motion resolution than a standard 60hz set. So there's that to take into account. Higher refresh rate is meant to combat motion blur, afterall.  Realistically damn near all TV's are either 60hz or 120hz max. All of the 240-600hz nonsense is pure marketing drivel. "TruMotion" this or "AquosMotion" that blah blah blah. Most of that nonsense ties into the motion interpolation garbage settings that makes everything look like a fucking soap opera which I detest to my core.

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Wait, so, why would I possibly need higher for the use cases I'm targeting?

 

Mainly, I was just busting your chops a little bit.  Apologies for any offense.

 

If you're showing sports (You did mention a football game) a higher refresh rate will look better with regards to the motion blur.

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You don't necessarily. 120hz sets can and usually do offer better motion resolution than a standard 60hz set. So there's that to take into account. Higher refresh rate is meant to combat motion blur, afterall.  Realistically damn near all TV's are either 60hz or 120hz max. All of the 240-600hz nonsense is pure marketing drivel. "TruMotion" this or "AquosMotion" that blah blah blah. Most of that nonsense ties into the motion interpolation garbage settings that makes everything look like a fucking soap opera which I detest to my core.

 

 

Yes, that is the first thing I've done on my other TVs is turn that stuff off immediately.

 

 

 

 

Guys.  :)  I ain't going to be watching any cool movies on this thing or pixel watching, I really just want it to look decent displaying sports without people being turned off by the picture quality.  This is for a brand new business, so I don't want to buy a $1k TV when a $500 one will do, especially since I'll be having to buy several of these and it adds up fast.

 

 

Mainly, I was just busting your chops a little bit.  Apologies for any offense.

 

If you're showing sports (You did mention a football game) a higher refresh rate will look better with regards to the motion blur.

 

 

Hah, no offense, just wanted to make sure I'm clear with what I want out of this.  Probably not a huge concern then...I am a hardcore football watcher and have never been bothered by it on either my projector or my Panasonic plasma.

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Yes, that is the first thing I've done on my other TVs is turn that stuff off immediately.

 

 

 

 

Guys.   :)  I ain't going to be watching any cool movies on this thing or pixel watching, I really just want it to look decent displaying sports without people being turned off by the picture quality.  This is for a brand new business, so I don't want to buy a $1k TV when a $500 one will do, especially since I'll be having to buy several of these and it adds up fast.

 

 

 

 

Hah, no offense, just wanted to make sure I'm clear with what I want out of this.  Probably not a huge concern then...I am a hardcore football watcher and have never been bothered by it on either my projector or my Panasonic plasma.

 

http://www.liquidation.com/wholesale-electronics/tv.html

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  • 1 month later...

Hey Nick - 

 

I just put in the KS9000 (55" for me) last week and so far, I'm absolutely loving it. Gaming, movies, sports, and watching regular TV is just a dream on this thing.

 

Reasons I went with the 9000 over the 8000 series - and really there aren't that many - 

 

*key factor is that Best Buy was (and still is) including the K8500 UHD player with the purchase. I don't have an Xbone slim and don't particularly plan on getting one anytime soon. With the 55" version being on sale and the inclusion of the 8500 player - it brought the cost difference between the KS8000 set to something pretty minimal

 

*Frankly, I like the stand better of the 9000. This could very well just be me - but it seems more sturdy and with the dog in the house - more sturdy is better. He's never had an issue knocking into or even really coming close to the TV - but I didn't want to take a chance. I'm also not planning on wall mounting my TV anytime soon but if you are, it could be a factor.

 

If there's a performance difference (super vs. ultra this or that) - I can't say for sure but again, I will reiterate that the quality of the 9000 is astounding. 

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Don't discredit the Sony 940D if they make it in the size you are looking at.

Not looking to spend anywhere near that for an LED. I'd go OLED if I were spending that. This is a value buy for me. Good quality set in the $1300-1700 range. Until OLED gets its shit together or another technology comes along.

 

The 65inch Vizio is of high interest for its FALD support and price.

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