The big "How do I choose an HDTV?" thread.

So far there doesn't seem to be any stupid TV feature trend that I have noticed at CES this year. Better, cheaper, and bigger OLED TVs. Better, bigger, and cheaper LED/mircoLED TVs. Apple iTunes apps for Samsung and LG (and rumors that support for other devices may be in the pipeline). Sure you still have a few 8K things here and there and a few things like the LG R roll-up TV (that might actually go on sale this year), but there doesn't seem to be a curved screen or 3D thing like we have seen in some year past that everybody decided would be the hot new tech to get people to buy new TVs when they couldn't think of any real features to add to them.

Good.

I think we could all use a moratorium cool new features. Better, bigger, and cheaper is enough. At this point, the average consumer still doesn't understand HDR.

Jayhawker wrote:

Good.

I think we could all use a moratorium cool new features. Better, bigger, and cheaper is enough. At this point, the average consumer still doesn't understand HDR.

100%.

I know about HDR. This is a Game of Thrones setting which stands for Hodor. You turn this on to translate what Hodor is talking about. The setting is useless now though for reasons I wont spoil. So forgot about the HDR feature and get a tv with a useful feature like 3D or the ones that can do scents.

On a different note those new glass tvs are something. They look like a plane of glass when off and you can see through it on one side when on. I'm not sure if that is a useful feature since I think most people have their tvs against a wall. I guess it could double as a painting display. Which reminds they also have picture frame tvs designed specifically to be hung like a picture. All the tech is in a box that attaches to the tv by a cable. So all the hdmi and connectors are on the box.

Dell has an Alienware branded 55" OLED Gaming Monitor (TV)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/monito...

No smart features.. but supports Display Port 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 with VRR up to 120hz @ 4K with HDR

If its priced competitively with LG's new 2019 OLED TV I might have found my next PC monitor upgrade.

TheGameguru wrote:

Dell has an Alienware branded 55" OLED Gaming Monitor (TV)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/monito...

No smart features.. but supports Display Port 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 with VRR up to 120hz @ 4K with HDR

If its priced competitively with LG's new 2019 OLED TV I might have found my next PC monitor upgrade.

GG would you use this as your PC monitor or gaming with Xbox?

Balthezor wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Dell has an Alienware branded 55" OLED Gaming Monitor (TV)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/monito...

No smart features.. but supports Display Port 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 with VRR up to 120hz @ 4K with HDR

If its priced competitively with LG's new 2019 OLED TV I might have found my next PC monitor upgrade.

GG would you use this as your PC monitor or gaming with Xbox?

Both.. at my main gaming PC I have consoles connected there as well.. I game quite a bit that way watching TV in my basement.

I'm wondering how far back you have to put a 55inch TV.

Balthezor wrote:

I'm wondering how far back you have to put a 55inch TV.

I have a 55" Curved OLED right now.. its not that bad but its a good 3 feet back from where I sit. I typically game with a controller so I just push my chair back a bit to get a better view of the screen.

TheGameguru wrote:

Dell has an Alienware branded 55" OLED Gaming Monitor (TV)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/monito...

No smart features.. but supports Display Port 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 with VRR up to 120hz @ 4K with HDR

If its priced competitively with LG's new 2019 OLED TV I might have found my next PC monitor upgrade.

5k though, that is a lot of money for a monitor. I guess if you have the money why not.

Baron Of Hell wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Dell has an Alienware branded 55" OLED Gaming Monitor (TV)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/monito...

No smart features.. but supports Display Port 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 with VRR up to 120hz @ 4K with HDR

If its priced competitively with LG's new 2019 OLED TV I might have found my next PC monitor upgrade.

5k though, that is a lot of money for a monitor. I guess if you have the money why not.

That's HP Omens price.

8k TVs came much faster than I expected. Even TCL is launching models this year. Useless, but hey at least they got the quantum dots and better FALD. Curious what the price point will be.

Baron Of Hell wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Dell has an Alienware branded 55" OLED Gaming Monitor (TV)

https://www.digitaltrends.com/monito...

No smart features.. but supports Display Port 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 with VRR up to 120hz @ 4K with HDR

If its priced competitively with LG's new 2019 OLED TV I might have found my next PC monitor upgrade.

5k though, that is a lot of money for a monitor. I guess if you have the money why not.

I don’t think they have announced a price and if it’s $5K then its DOA even with its slight advantage feature wise over a 2019 LG 55” OLED which will be under $2K.

Nobody will pay $3K for a DisplayPort Input.

This is pretty cool. Multi-layered LCD capable of deeper blacks than OLED:

Rykin wrote:

This is pretty cool. Multi-layered LCD capable of deeper blacks than OLED:

I generally dislike this guy.. his FUD about OLED burn in is annoying.

I picked up a Sharp 40" Roku TV (aka Hisense) over the weekend to replace a 13 year old Sony Bravia I had in the bedroom. We were going to buy a Roku for the TV anyway (we've had them for years on other TVs in our house) and Best Buy had this TV on sale for $150 and we had $60 in rewards from a Christmas promotion so we thought we might as well just spend the extra $100 and get a new TV instead to replace the old one from back when LCDs weighed 50 pounds.

I usually stay away from these cheap brands and have always bought Sony for the past 15 years but they don't really make many smaller sets these days and they don't have Roku built in (and 'smart' TVs suck, including Sony's interface). But I have been pleasantly surprised with this one. The Roku interface works as well as my standalone Roku 3 / Premieres do, the picture is good, sound is fine. It is surprisingly really nice to not have any wires other than just a power plug. All in all I think it is a great deal for a bedroom TV if you are looking for one.

I both a 43" Roku TCL last summer and loved it. Fantastuc Roku interface.