40" 4k TV at walmart for 169.99

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  1. Sherloc09

    Sherloc09 Limp Gawd

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    One reviewer mentions using it as a PC Monitor, so it's possible that when the input is set to the description of PC that the monitor will output 4:4:4 chroma, which is a must for PC usage.
     
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    Always check if RTings has reviewed a TV.
     
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  3. ccwilder3

    ccwilder3 n00b

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    Have they reviewed this one?
     
  4. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    If I was spending >$500 it would be worth investigating, but at this price range. meh
    My dad had a saying, "Either buy the cheapest or the best * " , the Avera falls into the cheapest category.

    * The best is seldom the most expensive.
     
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    A15G [H]ardness Supreme

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    Got a $25 gift card from work for christmas.

    $154 out of my pockets, can't complain about that.
     
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    Indeed. I recently bought a Vizio P-55-F1 because of their rating/review. I was looking at the TCL 5 series but saw way too many problems with their panels.
     
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    Is Avera a new cheap brand? I don't think I've seen this brand yet
     
  8. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Avera is a CEC brand that has been around since the early '00s. They are owned by the Chinese government, so...
     
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    I just bought a 4k Hisense 55" TV for black friday at 248.00 and so far so good. If it wasn't because I really have no use for it, I would buy it. If the TV last 1 year it would be cost effective and I am the cheapest bastard you would know.
     
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    I feel like buying electronics from Walmart is like trusting a hooker from Thailand.
     
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    They have an excellent return policy though. The last time i returned a tv they just took the box back and didnt even look in it.

    You may have to wait in the customer service line with the normal walmart degens though.
     
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    hahahahahaha... Good one! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I remember paying around 700 bucks in 2009 for my Samsung 40" LCD 1080p 120hz, at the time it was a helluva price since they were going around 1200 bucks and even then and it being one of the high end Samsungs I thought... WOW, how shitty the built in speakers are in these new smart TVs... luckily for me I purchase a set of Senheiser wireless headsets so I don't need a sound bar and your parents (and their neighbors) will thank you. I cringed when I go visit my parents and I could hear the TV from 25 meters away, UGH! :meh:

    @ JIm Kim... I only need 1 TV and I already got it but thank you for the link, it may help some other people. Seriously though, if it lasts 1 year, divide 365 by 250.00 and you still will come out winning the lottery :D
     
  17. Eshelmen

    Eshelmen [H]ardness Supreme

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    I do respect Rtings, but some of their calibration settings/recommendations are crap.

    The way they recommended my JU6500 Samsung and my K8000 to be displayed is just way too dark for my taste, and judder is more noticeable.

    A "professional" opinion is still an opinion.

    Great deal.... Would I use this for my main tv? No, but to future proof my kids tv? hell yeah.

    Thanks OP. Too bad it's sold out already.
     
  18. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    Mine just arrived (ordered 12/16, yeah Christmas rush). The Avera 40EQX20 is what I would expect for this price range. Now for the unboxing: Sturdy/ stapled cardboard box with two quality shipping straps, FedEx did not beat it to death;). Plenty of foam padding on the corners with additional added blocks on the Long sides (top/bottom)
    Now the lengthy review: The picture looks fine and the speakers are lame (but it does not matter since I will never use them).
    I plugged my Roku into one of the four HDMI slot and it worked like a champ.
    The tv is not "smart", which is a big plus in my book. The menu voice can be turned off in the settings, and i did just that.
    I'm kinda liking the auto contrast feature, will have to experiment with it 'on or off'.
    One of the settings under HDMI is "Video" or "Graphics", I am assuming Video is the dreaded "motion smoothing" and Graphics is the "full goomba".
    Ownership time 1 hour, so far so good.
    About the author;
    I am not a video or audio phile.

    thanks op

    EDIT #1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-...f=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01FRQGO9M
    ^this review (probably a must read for using this as a monitor) has the "code" to get into the Service Menu. Not sure if I should say danger danger or squee.

    Edit #2
    I had no idea what Chroma 4:4:4 vs 4:2:2 vs 4:2:0 was nor why 4:4:4 was needed for a pc.
    https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/chroma-subsampling
     
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