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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-28-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
If you have the P55 already, what's making you...

If you have the P55 already, what's making you ask if the IPS panel bad? Do you think it's bad?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-27-2016, 07:17 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
So does your replacement P55 have any letterbox...

So does your replacement P55 have any letterbox flashlighting/blooming issues?
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-26-2016, 12:18 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
It says they will continue to operate as an...

It says they will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary, so that's good. But I wonder if it means any change in plans for future firmware or updates to existing TVs. If I buy a P series...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-25-2016, 09:04 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Dat sub tho. Seriously, I love SVS. I have a...

Dat sub tho.

Seriously, I love SVS. I have a SVS 5.1 system from ages ago that's still rocking socks off. I'm super glad they're still around.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2016, 03:27 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Yeah, it's a bit of a crap shoot I guess. I spoke...

Yeah, it's a bit of a crap shoot I guess. I spoke to a Costco employee on the phone and they said they usually carry things exclusively online for the first little while before carrying it in stores...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2016, 01:20 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
I was quietly hoping that you were in the USA but...

I was quietly hoping that you were in the USA but then you had to go and add yet another worry to my list. I'm pretty close to putting an order down for a P55 through Costco.ca since they're still...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-23-2016, 07:45 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Quoting because that wouldn't be the first time...

Quoting because that wouldn't be the first time I've heard of that happening, so I'm interested in what other owners have to say about it.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-22-2016, 07:04 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
I haven't used Plex but I have used PS3 Media...

I haven't used Plex but I have used PS3 Media Server (which I think is no longer actively developed) to transcode movies over my network before on my older 2010 Macbook Pro and it did it no problem....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2016, 03:24 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Awesome, I didn't know about this. I'll check it...

Awesome, I didn't know about this. I'll check it out, thanks!



I have definitely considered a Raspberry Pi as a HTPC stand-in. But I think the older models always had some issues with...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2016, 01:34 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Thanks, makes sense for Google's app to support...

Thanks, makes sense for Google's app to support casting.





Yeah, I'm referring more to a personal phone instead of the tablet because I likely won't be taking pictures with a tablet that has...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-21-2016, 12:43 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
I know with specific apps like YouTube and...

I know with specific apps like YouTube and Netflix, casting to this TV should be straight forward... But I'm trying to figure out what the process would be if I wanted to show photos or videos from...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2016, 10:52 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Thanks, though it looks like Vizio only offers...

Thanks, though it looks like Vizio only offers 2.0, 2.1, or 5.1 soundbars in Canada. Not sure if that's because they only introduced 3.0 and 3.1 soundbars this year or not. It looks like the new...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2016, 07:01 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Thanks, will do.

Thanks, will do.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2016, 06:45 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Building on the posts about the poor-ish sound...

Building on the posts about the poor-ish sound quality from this TV, does anyone have experience with Vizio soundbars?

Specifically looking at the Vizio SB3820-C6 38-inch Soundbar which is a 2.0...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-20-2016, 06:05 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Haha, yes well that might be the reason why I do...

Haha, yes well that might be the reason why I do enough research to make sure that my purchase is mid-to-high end and is of good quality and value for the money.

In this situation though I'm not...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2016, 08:45 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Agreed, though I suppose my 'hidden' fear is that...

Agreed, though I suppose my 'hidden' fear is that I get a TV that I am happy with, without realizing that the HDR (or contrast, or whatever) is not as good as some other option in the same price...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2016, 01:45 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
The fact that the new one was perfect, only to...

The fact that the new one was perfect, only to develop dark spots a few days later is really concerning. And confusing.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2016, 09:39 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
True, the main focus on a TV purchase is always...

True, the main focus on a TV purchase is always the picture quality since audio can always be resolved externally. Back home I had a full 5.1 system but I'm not going to end up with that where I am...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2016, 08:48 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Can any owners comment on sound quality of the...

Can any owners comment on sound quality of the speakers on this TV? I'm in a fairly small living space so loudness is not a huge factor for me but basic quality is. Do I really need to buy a soundbar...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2016, 08:24 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Have you decided on which one you like more yet?...

Have you decided on which one you like more yet? I can't seem to find any pictures if you've posted any yet.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-19-2016, 07:56 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Thanks for the advice. I feel like if I'm going...

Thanks for the advice. I feel like if I'm going to spend the extra on the P series vs the M series it would mostly be for the wide colour gamut and improved HDR, so if the IPS panel reduces the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2016, 09:50 PM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Fair enough, though it certainly doesn't make my...

Fair enough, though it certainly doesn't make my decision any easier! hah.

I'm currently debating between the Vizio P50 and P55, major differences being:
1. 60hz vs 120hz
2. Black levels (VA) vs...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-17-2016, 09:23 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Would the reduced contrast/black-levels of IPS...

Would the reduced contrast/black-levels of IPS panels be a problem for HDR content?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2016, 09:23 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
Flashlighting? Hmm... Could you potentially link...

Flashlighting? Hmm... Could you potentially link me to any posts/threads so that I can read up on that issue? I don't recall running into that while browsing before.

I think here in Canada it's...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-16-2016, 07:57 AM
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Posted By xtremesniper
I've been debating between a P50-C1 and a P55-C1....

I've been debating between a P50-C1 and a P55-C1. I would have preferred the 55 but as an IPS display I'm not so sure.

But then the 50 is a 60hz display. Rtings has repeatedly stated that the ...
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