40" Samsung UN40KU6290 4K $290 at Best Buy (or $265 with $25/$200 Amex offer)

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  1. Lautreamont

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    EDIT: Lower price of $255 shipped from HHGregg

    http://www.hhgregg.com/samsung-40-4k-hdr-ultra-hd-smart-tv/item/UN40KU6290

    Use code : BLACKFRIDAY


    EDIT: PRICE RAISED TO $300. OPEN BOX $268.

    Apparently the same panel as the 6300 minus bluetooth. Does chroma 4:4:4 over HDMI. Input lag for gaming is decent.

    If you have an Amex card check your offers as there is a $25 off $250 cashback at Best Buy which drops price to $265. (Typo in topic says $200 - can't figure out how to edit topic)

    Free Shipping or Free Store Pickup

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...ltra-hd-tv-dark-titan/5622308.p?skuId=5622308


    You might also get lucky and find an open box one for $259.

    You have until January 15th to return it.

    To enable chroma 4:4:4

    Plug your video card into the HDMI-1 port and enable "UHD Color" (in the TV settings menu go to: Picture>Expert Settings>HDMI UHD Color>HDMI1>On).
     
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  2. Porter_

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    So tempted. I want the screen size but don't want to give up gsync and high refresh rate. Decisions decisions.
     
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  3. Odellus

    Odellus [H]ard|Gawd

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    why 400x400 lol. i got a full refund for my malfunctioning D40u-D1 and i was going to replace it with this but now i don't know how i can mount it to my ergotron arm which i already had to use an adapter to expand it from 100x100 to 200x200. any ideas?
     
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  5. munkle

    munkle [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Same price at costco, but you get an extra year warranty and 5% back if you have chase freedom. I got one and its good, but I think mines defective because when I use the menus blue lines start poping up everywhere. Going to exchange mine. If I don't open any menus its great.
     
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    I picked up one as well and do not have any issues on when using the menus so I would exchange that one ASAP.
     
  7. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Not to mention if you have a Costco Executive Membership, you get 2% cash back at the end of the year. Added bonus.
     
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  8. Staples

    Staples [H]ardness Supreme

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    Awesome deal for a decent 4k.
     
  9. firstadopter

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    I bought this TV for $330 from Best Buy few weeks ago. It's a great 4K TV for the price.
     
  10. TechLarry

    TechLarry Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Will a 7970 or 290x run this at 4K/4:4:4 ?

    Is this the best option for a desktop 4k right now?
     
  11. Geno750

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    Same TV goes on sale at Newegg for $299. If you're like me and got the Newegg $25 credit on the AMEX and don't pay sales tax at the egg it's probably worth waiting the two days.
     
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    Nope. Those will not. I think the RX480 would.
     
  13. Lautreamont

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    The open box excellent are in stock right now for $259. I had bought a new one because open box were out of stock but just bought an open box a few minutes ago.

    $259 - $25/$250 Amex BB - 3% cashback (click through site) = $227 + tax.
     
  14. munkle

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    I just exchanged it, second one does the same thing, but its only in menus. I'm going to keep it because I like it as a monitor, its pretty sporadic on the other menus, the update menu shows it the most. I went to a different costco as well. The first tv had software version 1140, the second 1142 so I don't think they are the same batch of tvs.

    Here's a video:



    It seems to only be in menus that it will do that.
     
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  15. hypertek_s30

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    Worth it to upgrade over my seiki 39inch 4k? (which 4k was pretty much unusable at 30hz, but custom resolution setting at 1080p 120hz made it a pretty good pc monitor)..
    But since we got a new house built.. it would give me a reason to swap out and give my seiki to the new house lol
     
  16. munkle

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    Yes its worth it, I use 39" seiki at work, and the 60hz upgrade alone is worth it, also the seiki doesn't support 4:4:4 sub sampling, so red and blue text will look better as well.
     
  17. TechLarry

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    Buy a new one, open it, return it, call back 1 hour later to see if they have an open box one :)

    LOL You KNOW someone tried it :)
     
  18. TechLarry

    TechLarry Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Ahhh poop. Can't really afford to do both.
     
  19. SixFootDuo

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    This set has 20ms latency. Which is excellent for gaming.

    40" 4k is crazy good.
     
  20. DooLocsta

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    You can buy the Club3D Display port to HDMI 2.0 adapter and run 4K 4:4:4. I would at least use the 290X since 4K is going to be tough on a 7970 gaming.
     
  21. Doc Doc

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    You might want to try to update the firmware - mine is the current 1145 version.
     
  22. DooLocsta

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    Does this happen in the menu if you are on a different input?
     
  23. munkle

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    newest is 1150 which it is on.

    Yes.
     
  24. DooLocsta

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    If you open up the Netflix app on the tv do the lines show up. It is strange you got 2 that do this from 2 different locations running different firmwares. It really ins't bad looking especially if it is only on the menus.
     
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    I bought 2 of these yesterday. Both of them exhibited the strange flashing lines and I was ready to take them back as well. I decided to do some searching first when I started to see lots of threads about Samsung hdtvs doing that until they've warmed up. I decided to leave both of them on for a while and see what happened.

    After about 25-30 minutes both TV's had stopped flashing the lines. I haven't seen them do it since. I'll be keeping an eye on them but they have a 1 year warranty so I'm not too worried.
     
  26. mope54

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    BestBuy is going to have a doorbuster $199 50" 4K. Any ideas how this will stack up to that deal?
     
  27. TypeO

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    Bought one. What the hell.
     
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    Well considering you have a chance to buy one of these without camping outside for hours if not days, I'd say it's a pretty even deal.
     
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  31. Lautreamont

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    If you have EPP through work the 40" 6300 is $285 at Samsung. If you have a Discover card you can get 10% back and if you have Discover double cashback (1st year of owning Discover card) you get 20% cashback which could drop price to $256 or $228 + tax.
     
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    Got one for 318 out the door from best buy. Coming from a 27" 1440p this thing is borderline too big. Its running 4k 60Hz with 4:4:4 and looks gorgeous though.
     
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    just got one.. and im getting those blue flickering lines that were mentioned above.. doing a firmware update right now, hope that helps
     
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    I just picked up the 55" 6290 from Target for $506 OTD.
     
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    i just grabbed one of these tv's today at cosco. Putting it in my spare bedroom.
     
  36. Ocellaris

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    I've seen the flashing lines on my set. Thought it was an HDMI cable issue, swapped cables a few times and now I've only seen the issue once in a week. It does seem to go away shortly after it appears, then it is fine for hours.
     
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    I, too, have seen the flashing blue lines. Thought it was stemming from too high of a memory overlock on my 480s. Reduced the frequency and it went away. Hmm..
     
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    For those of you experiencing artifacting or image noise when using 4K 4:4:4 don't rule out your HDMI cable. There's tons of documented problems with older/cheaper HDMI cables, even 2.0 cables rated to do 10.2Gbps that have problems passing 4K 4:4:4 without any issues. Look for any decently rated HDMI 2.0 that handles 18Gbps and you should be OK, the Monoprice cables for $8 or so work great for most after using older 10.2Gbps cables and experienced issues:

    http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024021&p_id=15428&seq=1&format=2
     
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    Bought one of these today at Costco as an upgrade for my wife's office/work PC and I'm very impressed. You can barely buy quality Dell 24-25" IPS monitors for this much, never has there been more of a reason to go HDTV for 4K instead of the tiny PC monitor versions. Looks great, and works with 4K/60 4:4:4 no problem on both a GTX 1060 (X51 HTPC) and wife's GTX 970. No blue lines in menu or anything, but using good quality 18Gbps HDMI cable.
     
  40. Lautreamont

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    Bumped for lower price. $255 shipped now!
     
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