Excellent!the picture improvement is like B&W to Color all over again. The remote is amazing, it has a pointer like a mouse. S/u was cake and I already had 4k Netflix. I'm streaming from the TV vs Fire. Next up is Spectrum (which I don't watch much on this TV)
That is a really really good question.Since we're on the subject of TVs, though.....I have what is probably a silly or weird question. When people mount their TVs on a wall or above their fireplace mantel, don't they have to crick their necks in order to watch the darned thing? How comfortable can that be? I am not a fan of lying down while watching TV, I am always seated in a chair and I much prefer to have the viewing screen at least positioned at a level where I'm not having to look upward at the thing. Or does that monster size of these cinema-sized screens actually alleviate the need to crick one's neck since the TV is already so large and filling up a lot of visual space in a room anyway?
the 2 tv's in the back are give aways and i just gave away another 55. We sold our mountain house and had 2 extra from there. We sold the house last October TG w/ Covid and my health it was great timingBTW Randy, this is a photography site—we best see some pics of the new toy soon, or else . . . .
Our Samsung tv has a built in web browser. It's kind of clunky to use, but we have used it occasionally. We have a 4K apple tv attached to the Samsung that we usually airplay to. It is more convenient than using the built in web browser.Do any of these "smart" TVs allow streaming from any internet source? Other than sports we primarily watch operas from the Metropolitan Opera and concerts of the Berlin Philharmonic from their websites, which I stream from my MacBook Pro to an early-generation Apple TV device.
What a pretty setup!!That is a really really good question.
I have even seen TV's mounted at the top of a wall next to the ceiling. Putting them above a fireplace is quite common.
You should not crick your nexk, and although it is possible to lie back with your head resting on something, it is far better to sit upright, and that means the TV should be roughly at eye level, so not far above the floor.
In many rooms the fireplace is the natural centre of attention, and that was great when everyone sat staring into a lovely log fire.
The problem is that architects who designed and perhaps still design house layouts, often don't think about having a fireplace and a TV at floor level, so the only solution is to put the TV above the fireplace.
I once came up with a wonderful solution, which is to excavate a deep trench in front of the fireplace and have a TV that vanishes under the house when not in use. Sadly this isn't practical. And if the fire was burning the TV would catch fire.
When the architect designed the house I'm in right now, we worked with him to solve the problem in quite a small room. The solution was to have the TV in an open bookcase to the right of the (double-sided) fire, and concealed channels for the cables to the speakers. I just took a quick photo with my phone and you can see we just managed to squeeze in speakers on the left, the fire which is burning logs as the cold wind is currently 60mph, log store below, the TV and audio equipment on the right. It took a lot of careful measurement. The TV is only 42 inch as the viewing distance is quite short. It is wall mounted on a swivel so can be pulled in or out and the angle adjusted,
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Before I got my LG OLED 65" in 2016, I had a 10 or so year old projection TV, 61", last of them with good LED lamps. It worked perfectly, but was just old tech, and I wanted 4K. Rather than trashing it or trying to sell it for next to nothing, I stripped the electronics down to parts and sold them on eBay, totaled $275 profit when done.I'd love one of these 65 inch OLED TV's.... However, I have a 15 year old 50 inch Panasonic Elite. Damn thing refuses to die... Oh well...