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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Again, not trying to be condescending, just trying to understand...do you think that Roku is only a smartTV setup? Do you know there is a roku box you hook up to any tv that is capable of downloading new stuff? I totally believe the rokuTVs probably dont do that and agree its lame, but the boxes download loads of free stuff.
    Are you talking about channels or something else? AFAIK the platform is the same regardless if it comes pre-installed or from the box/stick.

    And it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.

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    Very helpful. Thanks everyone. I have to say the 55" TCL 5-series is pretty tempting at $449.

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    Wow really? Maybe I'm clueless about these techs? I have 3 rokus and we love em. I'm not sure what you guys mean by ads? There are tons of free apps that show loads of stuff that come with ads, but I'm okay with ads on free services. It boggles my mind that anyone would pay for stuff like Hulu and still have to see ads.

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    I'm not sure what you guys mean by ads?




    ^ The ad on the right rotates every time you load the home screen. Usually it's channel/ movie/ tv related, but not always. You cannot remove these ads without blocking them at the network level.



    ^ Last year they added "My Offers" to the main menu. Notice how this is positioned above "Settings." In order to change the platform defaults, you need to scroll past the "Offers" tab and load its content. Right now it's filled with sales for Roku's own shit, but obviously that can change.

    They've also placed banner ads at the bottom of menus, although from what I've seen this is rare.

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Very helpful. Thanks everyone. I have to say the 55" TCL 5-series is pretty tempting at $449.
    If that's tempting, what is a 65 inch at $229?

    https://www.target.com/p/tcl-65-34-c...02#lnk=sametab

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    ^ The ad on the right rotates every time you load the home screen. Usually it's channel/ movie/ tv related, but not always. You cannot remove these ads without blocking them at the network level.

    ^ Last year they added "My Offers" to the main menu. Notice how this is positioned above "Settings." In order to change the platform defaults, you need to scroll past the "Offers" tab and load its content. Right now it's filled with sales for Roku's own shit, but obviously that can change.

    They've also placed banner ads at the bottom of menus, although from what I've seen this is rare.
    Oh thats what you mean?? Dude that really bothers you? lol. What bothers me is the ads I'm forced to sit through on youtube and stuff like that. You can just scroll right by that stuff. I never even notice them. But to each their own, I have even dumber stuff that boils my blood, so I'm not one to talk.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    If that's tempting, what is a 65 inch at $229?

    https://www.target.com/p/tcl-65-34-c...02#lnk=sametab
    Maybe my mother fucking christmas present, holy shit!

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    Criterions followed by Xmas presents for the fam.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    If that's tempting, what is a 65 inch at $229?

    https://www.target.com/p/tcl-65-34-c...02#lnk=sametab
    Goddamn.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Oh thats what you mean?? Dude that really bothers you? lol. What bothers me is the ads I'm forced to sit through on youtube and stuff like that. You can just scroll right by that stuff. I never even notice them. But to each their own, I have even dumber stuff that boils my blood, so I'm not one to talk.

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    TCL 55" 6-series 4k QLED Dolby Vision HDR TV. Great reviews across the board. Happy holidays to me.

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    Every time someone posts something cool, I'm just going to literally post the last thing I bought.

    In this case:


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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    TCL 55" 6-series 4k QLED Dolby Vision HDR TV. Great reviews across the board. Happy holidays to me.
    Enjoy it. Though I should say the reviews all seem to state that at that price something is going to be sacrificed, usually in the area of visual fidelity, motion Handling, HDR implementation. You might not notice though, especially if this is your first smart tv. Although I believe a side by side comparison would likely bring out some differences. Still could be a bargain at that price so enjoy.
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    A spicy chicken wrap.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Enjoy it. Though I should say the reviews all seem to state that at that price something is going to be sacrificed, usually in the area of visual fidelity, motion Handling, HDR implementation. You might not notice though, especially if this is your first smart tv. Although I believe a side by side comparison would likely bring out some differences. Still could be a bargain at that price so enjoy.
    Yeah, I didn't completely splurge for OLED. I considered it for a moment, but my living room has a lot of windows and I'm a little scared of burn-in. So I saved $1000.

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    Pajamas.

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    Spun's old pajamas.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    I needed the money.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    I needed the money.
    And I needed that sweet musk.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Two pounds of wild caught red Argentinian shrimp. I’ll be damned if I’m munching on pre cooked shrimp on New Years.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    Two pounds of wild caught red Argentinian shrimp. I’ll be damned if I’m munching on pre cooked shrimp on New Years.
    Caught by yours truly?
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    • Spartacus (Kubrick, 1960) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • The Crown (S4) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Star Trek: Discovery (S3) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005) ✦✦✦ [+] -- rewatch
    • The Crown (S3) ✦✦✦✦
    • Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • Carlos (Assayas, 2010/France) ✦✦✦½ [+]
    • Da 5 Bloods (Lee, 2020) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Wolfe, 2020) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • Hard Boiled (Woo, 1992) ✦✦✦½ [-] -- rewatch
    • Dumbo (Various, 1941) ✦✦✦ [-] -- rewatch
    • The Queen's Gambit (Netflix, 2020) ✦✦✦ [+]


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    • Kong: Skull Island (Vogt-Roberts) -- UHD 4K / Warner Bros.
    • Mad Max (Miller) -- UHD 4K / Kino Lorber
    • The Dark Knight Trilogy (Nolan) -- UHD 4K / Warner Bros.
    • The Lord of the Rings Steelbook Edition (Jackson) -- UHD 4K / Warner Bros.


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    It was brutal harvesting them from the full service counter.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Caught by yours truly?
    You think he went from MN to the Argentina's coast, in the middle of a pandemic, to get shrimp for NYs??

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    You think he went from MN to the Argentina's coast, in the middle of a pandemic, to get shrimp for NYs??
    :lol:

    I might go smelting on the North Shore (northern Minnesota).

    If I went to Argentina, I’d be disappearing for a few weeks hunting.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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