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    2018 TCL Televisions from CES

    Nice...one of my old threads. I actually picked up the 43S525 back in 2018, and I'm still using it today. I didn't see any update from this year's CES regarding a new 5 series replacement for monitor use. Did anyone get info on what may be coming this year for that purpose?
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    Rtings review is up: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/5-series-2018-s517
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    I still have two one them! One actively used in portrait mode next to my 43" 4k TCL, and one in the closet as a spare. Bought them each for about $215 or so...I think I've gotten pretty good value out of them. :)
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    I guess it's what bothers you then. I don't notice it at all when I game or watch movies on it. Maybe I'm just not that sensitive as I don't notice PWM flicker either. About the only thing that drives me up the wall are banding issues.
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    Pic of my TV with your background...I'm not the best judge, but it looks pretty good to me:
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    Spent about a week with the television, and I'm liking it more the longer I have it. Luckily I have no dead pixels, and no clouding or banding issues which seem to have been plaguing the 6 series. Decided to do a lag test. TCL is on the left (HDMI3 port, game mode), Achieva Shimian on the...
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    I decided to pick one up, and it just arrived last night. So far I've only had about an hour of play time with it, so I can't really give too detailed of answers yet. I also did not have the 43S405, but I'm comparing it to a Wasabi UHD400 I picked up a couple of years ago. For the hour I...
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    Best 40+ Inch 4K Monitor for Gaming?

    Been using the same for the past two years. Trying to determine if I want to swap out for a TCL 43S515 or not...need more reviews and it's sold out right now anyway.
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    Nobody else has picked one of these up yet?
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    2018 TCL 43s515 43" 4k TV with dolby vision for $350.

    Looking forward to it. Waiting to see if this is a viable computer monitor replacement.
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    Ditch 1070 and wait for Volta?

    Wow, you're right. Wondering if stock is getting low now. The SC2 hybrid version I bought is now $50 more expensive.
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    Ditch 1070 and wait for Volta?

    Purchased my 1080ti a few weeks ago directly from EVGA. If your persistent and watch the website like a hawk, you can still get cards for MSRP. Flipped my 1070 to a 1080 to a 1080ti over the past 6 weeks or so that way.
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    astronomical GPU prices?

    These prices have been hell for most gamers, but I've actually benefited from it. Went from a 1070 to a 1080 to a 1080 ti hybrid for around $110 total over the past two months just by buying at MSRP and selling the previous cards on Ebay.
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    Why are Founder's Editions selling for so much?

    I guess in hindsight that may have been true. I did do a historical search on all of the "sold" listings of my card, and none of them had exceeded $425 BIN. Thought I was actually kind of pushing it at $440. Anyway, I pretty much upgraded my 1070 to 1080 on the cheap, so I'm not really...
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    Why are Founder's Editions selling for so much?

    Picked up a EVGA 1080 on sale for $499 from NewEgg during a holiday sale a few weeks ago. I put my 1070 up on Ebay for $440 BIN, to test the waters. It sold in less than 8 hours. It was $60-$70 *more* than what I paid for it originally.
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