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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Pennsyl-tucky
    ME: 87 Ibanez RG550
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    TV Finally Died -

    My ancient Sharp 32" Cathode TV Finally kicked the bucket.
    Now I finally had an excuse to get one of those fancy flatscreen tvs.

    I didn't want to spend a ton of cash so I picked up a Vizio M series 49" from Best Buy. My living room isn't super big so I didn't want to go over 50". Plus no way in hell anything over 50" was going to fit in my Juke :P

    It's a smart TV but the smart features are pretty underwhelming. (Basically uses some shitty Yahoo apps and there is not a huge selection of apps in their app store). The Hulu and Netflix apps work a lot better than my old Sony BlueRay player. The Youtube app is decent but I prefer the android App. The back of the remote has a backlit full querty on it which makes looking up stuff a whole lot easier. (the front is not backlit).

    Picture quality is great and the sound isn't too bad (Will be picking up a receiver and separate speakers at some point). Pandora sounds a bit Meh on it to my ears but my wife thinks it sounds fine.

    I Picked up a Chromecast so I can display stuff from my tablet on the screen (Since it was only $35 bucks). I considered getting a Roku stick but passed on it.

    My old TV Cabinet was ugly and there was no way in hell my new TV was going to fit in it (my 32" just fit in it). So that left me with 2 choices - either wall mount it or get a new cabinet for it. I ended up getting a new cabinet since I could then move the tv around easier if needed.

    Funny story - I bought a new 72" wide Cabinet at Ikea (Hemnes) and it fit in my Juke - Barely. I had to stand the large box up and slide it up between the seats. It came really close to the gearshift but it fit ok. It was raining or i just would have put it in flat and let the excess hand out the back and tied the hatch shut.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Jun 2006
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    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

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    I still have a cathode TV.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Pennsyl-tucky
    ME: 87 Ibanez RG550
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    Rig: ADA MP1 / Spider II

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  4. #4

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    ME: Schecter Loomis
    MA: Ibanez classical
    MB: Ibanez SR400QM
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    Hope you like the Vizio. I have 2 of them - a 70" (don't know if an M series or what it is) and an oddball size - like a 39" or something in the bedroom. The smaller one is a lower class one than the bigger one - the speakers aren't as good but the picture is good. It replaced a 19" CRT TV that my wife and I bought before we got married (so about 21 yrs ago).

    The big Vizio - has better sound and there's something with the TV "lighting" that I like. I watch some older shows (MeTV, for anyone that has that channel) and it makes the shows and characters look more "lifelike" than on our Sony 46" - don't know what it is but I like it. I don't use anything fancy with it other than YouTube - I know it has a menu that scrolls along the bottom of the screen. We tried to get the Amazon Prime movies working right after we got it but were having problems & gave up.

    Hope you like yours.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Pennsyl-tucky
    ME: 87 Ibanez RG550
    MA: Wasburn D12 6
    Rig: ADA MP1 / Spider II

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    ^ Thanks Dan so far I like it a lot.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
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    XBL: BlankPlank91
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    (cathode ray) tubes are dead.


  7. #7

    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: New York
    ME: Ibanez ARZ307FM
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    Deprogram this affliction and the cathode ray unclean
    I am the last nail, the empty soulless screen...

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    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Norman, OK
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