Venom51 wrote:4k...the next great hope for future TV sales. 3D is dead again. Curved screens are essentially dead. The only thing they have to try to get you to buy another TV is 4k. I see no reason to move away from 1080p. The same crappy content isn't going to be better with more pixels.
I don't even need 1080p. 1080i is fine with me.
Yeah, they're all desperately trying "the next big thing" for everyone to dump their perfectly good TVs for.
The only thing that attracted me about 3D TVs was that they were necessarily built of higher quality, using better materials, than the average TV. So if I wanted a TV at the time, I would have bought 3D to get a good one.
In the world where it's always a race to the bottom for price, because the manufacturers perceive that EVERYONE without exception wants "the lowest price," it's hard to find a product with value. They're either chasing a low price point, or else they're bringing out the "latest and greatest" and attracting the numbnuts that have to have that stuff at any price--to show off, or whatever. But where's my 1080p set with a very high quality display and solid, fast electronics to back it up? Tough to find.
It's tough to spend a couple, three thousand dollars on a rock-solid performer in a world full of either $699 units or $6999 units.
Thin is now in. Mount display on the wall, run cables inside the wall behind, control box and speakers are elsewhere. You know what? I don't want that. Maybe I just want a...TV.
Two or three years ago I bought a 50" refurb HiSense. Plenty of inputs, surprisingly good screen, great speakers, for a basement application. $300 shipped. I can't buy a TV today that's truly all in one with any kind of speakers whatsoever, for a basic TV application. They've made things so thin, plus they've cost-reduced the speakers to ten cents...every TV now has to have some sort of add-on speaker system JUST to act as a TV. That's nuts.