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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:36 am

    tim1_2 wrote:
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    wprager wrote:I got a Roku "stick". I guess it doesn't do 4K but does pretty much all else. Stick it on behind the tv, the remote doesn't need line of sight. Just $50.

    The tv itself comes with a built in Chromecast. Ugh. But at least we all have Android phone phone's, and they have a sw upgrade so launching apps like Netflix uses the tv remote and menus.

    The P-series is DLNA.

    I was going for the stick but they were out of those. I overspent because I wanted something right away. I regret nothing... Laugh1


    I have two Roku boxes and they are great. Even better when you start running Plex on your PC to handle all your "downloaded media" and then getting the Plex app on the Roku.

    I feel like a fool for not finding this thing sooner. I really like Spaghetti Westerns and this gives me access to about 100. So far all are nice widescreen prints. Also, it works great for NHL.tv which is the main reason I got it.

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:08 am

    Anyone have experience with cheaper sound bars? I liked the doing of the Bose Solo at Costco, but the price jumped about $40 and I don't think the sound difference is worth it. It's also like to get a little more separation.

    Does anyone have experience with sooner of the cheaper sound bars out there? I would probably just stick with the older LG bar we have (with wireless sub) but I can't get it to work with the Rogers remote.

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by tim1_2 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:12 pm

    I bought this super cheap Samsung sound bar two years ago for my bedroom TV and it's done the job very nicely: http://secure1.ncix.com/products/?sku=106588 (Samsung HW-J250)

    It's certainly nothing fancy, but does have Bluetooth which has been helpful a couple times. I think I paid about $120 on sale.

    If you want to check out a decent online store for home theatre stuff, including sound bars, Gibbys is actually pretty good:

    https://gibbyselectronicsupermarket.ca/product-category/tv-video/tv-sound/sound-bars/

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:36 pm

    Cool. Your model is $150. And an open box HW-K360 for just $130 and free shipping.


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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by tim1_2 on Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:00 am

    wprager wrote:Cool. Your model is $150. And an open box HW-K360 for just $130 and free shipping.

    Did you end up ordering one?

    I've ordered a refurb receiver from there before that was about half retail price and it's still working great.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:26 am

    Haven't pulled the trigger yet. I found instructions on how to get my old LG sound bar working with my Rogers remote. The automatic configuration didn't work but entering a code manually (once I got the right one) was perfect. Then I changed the remote setting to assign volume control buttons to the sound bar and also to turn it on/off with the main "Watch cable" button. It's working better than it ever did before (we always had to use the sound bar remote, which became difficult when all the button markings wore off).

    I will still need a bar for the new TV (the LG sound bar is in the bedroom now) but I'm leaning to getting a Vizio to better match the tv profile.

    More immediate issue is mounting the LG. All the brackets I've seen to date have holes. You either put a bolt through a hole into a matching"socket" on the bar, or you use a bolt and two nuts to make a knob on the bracket, then hang the bar on the knobs.

    But this bar has knobs itself, so it needs a hole in the bracket to hang on to (a larger hole to get the knob through, which then slides to a smaller hole to lock the knob in place).

    Haven't found a bracket that does that, yet. I can get a special LG bracket, but that's for wall mounting. Maybe I could figure out how to attach the wall mount bracket to the speaker mounting bracket but that doubles the cost.


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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:09 pm

    Got a used AppleTV 2 from a guy at work. Now I can watch Letterkenny! Still no CraveTV channel for Roku.

    Is there anything else interesting I can do with an AppleTV box?


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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:14 pm

    I've looked at a few sound bars at Costco and most of them seem to be the table top type, meaning you can't hang them below your tv with those universal brackets that attach to the VESA mount holes.


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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:53 pm

    Ev wrote:Oled bro . It will be $1800 or less on Boxing Day

    Hmm, the 55" currently in our bedroom will move to the basement, once that's finished, so I'll be looking for a new set. Wonder how long before OLED drops to LED prices.


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