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What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
I believe they are $600 They are smart TVs with built-in Apple TV… What is the advantage of buying a more expensive 65 inch TV from Samsung?

Please note that I am dead set on buying a Samsung
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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
Buying from Costco gives you so many outs that the only knock is going to be the inconvenience of installing it and then having to take it down and take it back if you don't like it.
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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
From experience over the last few years, there will be a picture problem right after the warranty expires - extended or otherwise. A large dark spot, light line down the center, or an entire corner goes out. That's 3 different smart Samsungs. I still have 3 other non-smart tvs that are older and still have perfect pictures. I'm sure its coincidence regarding smart / nonsmart, but cheaper tvs seem to have a life of maybe 3 years now.


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
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From experience over the last few years, there will be a picture problem right after the warranty expires - extended or otherwise. A large dark spot, light line down the center, or an entire corner goes out. That's 3 different smart Samsungs. I still have 3 other non-smart tvs that are older and still have perfect pictures. I'm sure its coincidence regarding smart / nonsmart, but cheaper tvs seem to have a life of maybe 3 years now.


Had something similar happen to a Toshiba about a dozen years ago. 46 inch we got at HH Gregg, and after about a year, there would be a thin red vertical line about 1/4 of the way in from the right side. Eventually, one developed on the left side as well. Over time, the line got thicker and thicker. Usually after the TV was on about 20-30 minutes the line would fade to green, then eventually go away. More annoying than anything else.

I had them come out under warranty, and they replaced the panel. Second one lasted about a year before doing the same thing. Since we had bought an extended warranty (well my dad did, it was a housewarming present when we moved in here) I called them again and told them I wanted a replacement TV. They gave me a few options, and I picked the Samsung that we used in the den and living room the past 10 years, and it is still out on my deck being used now.

The only knock I've heard on buying black friday TVs or big box store TVs is that they might use cheaper components and build them specifically for the store or holiday to offer a cheaper price. I got a similar 50 inch Samsung Smart TV from Best Buy back in the spring and it has been great.


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
I just went through this with a Samsung. Bought the TU7000 series in 75" and ended up bringing it back to Best Buy after a few weeks and forked out some extra money to get the Q80 series.

Cheap model doesn't have anti-glare coating on the screen or as bright of a picture. This was the main problem with mine because the glare was terrible during the day or when I had lights on in the room. It was practically unwatchable unless the room was dark. Higher end models have an anti-glare coating on the screen and a brighter picture to overcome any remaining glare.

Big difference in processor speed. Probably not as big of an issue if you're using Roku, Fire Stick, Playstation, etc to use streaming apps. But if you're using Samsung's factory installed operating system, its a lot faster processor on the Q80 compared to the TU7000.
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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
If you aren't a cinephile or hardcore gamer, then they are great budget friendly TVs.

Picture quality can suffer with regards to deep blacks, motion due to refresh rate, and minor latency for hardcore gaming. Depending on the tech in the TV, brightness may be not be perfect in certain conditions.

Again, probably none of this is going to be very noticeable to the average person. I bought one of the budget LG TVs from Costco and used RTINGS to set the optimal picture quality settings for my viewing preference.
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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
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Please note that I am dead set on buying a Samsung


Is that a typo or did you mean to say you ONLY want a samsung?


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
I ONLY want a samsung, which is the same thing as what I said...I have other Samsung TVs, and the interface is easy to use
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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
All depends on how picky you are and what you’re expecting as far as picture quality. Like another poster said, if you’re just a casual tv watcher then you may not notice much difference between the cheap one and the pricier ones


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
Not sure on the 65’s........but I have a 75” from Costco and it works great for me.


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
my parents' samsung has the damn green line down the center...I can't watch TV over there


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
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$600
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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
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Cheap model doesn't have anti-glare coating on the screen or as bright of a picture. This was the main problem with mine because the glare was terrible during the day or when I had lights on in the room.

IMO, this is your biggest risk. If the room you are going to watch it in has a lot of natural light (large windows), you will want to spend the extra money. If it does not have a lot of natural light, buy cheap and don't look back.

Lower end Samsung in my bedroom looks like shite if the windows are open mid-day, but at night it's a very high quality picture.


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re: What is the knock against buying the cheap 65 inch Samsung TV's from Costco?
chicken using that stimulus check


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