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    Quote Originally Posted by gamecockfan View Post
    Oh I bought from a Neighbor. They had assembled it and then decided to put a fireplace in where they were going to use the console. Why would you not recommend? So far this is very sturdy wood and the piece looks incredible in the living room.
    In some cases their stuff's okay, just not going to withstand the test of time if you move it a lot or try to test its limits. In general their stuff is cheap and a bitch to assemble, which is why they're known as a good place for cheap apartment furniture.

    EDIT: Just a heads up, while a lot of the BF TV deals have impressed in terms of features for the price, be aware there are a lot of corners cut between the 55-65" models you're buying for $350-500 and those in the $1000-1500 range. If features like refresh rate, input lag, response time, color gamuts, full array backlighting (or OLED if you've got the budget), HDR formats, etc don't matter to you then these deals should more than suffice. Just don't compare it to a $1500 TV even if it's the same brand - these cheaper models are suitable for TV watching and that's about it. & don't be fooled by an HDR TV that has a less than 10-bit panel if it's HDR10. 12-bit minimum if it supports Dolby Vision, otherwise it's all software trying to fake HDR for you just like the "TruMotion120" feature on Samsungs is a software feature on 60Hz panels. Not actually a 120Hz refresh rate.

    A good source for TV reviews and detailed tech info for most mainstream models is rtings.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by nin_usc_freak92 View Post
    In some cases their stuff's okay, just not going to withstand the test of time if you move it a lot or try to test its limits. In general their stuff is cheap and a bitch to assemble, which is why they're known as a good place for cheap apartment furniture.
    It depends on how it's put together as well. Adding wood glue, making sure everything is inserted correctly, etc goes a long way in adding to the life of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekob View Post
    It depends on how it's put together as well. Adding wood glue, making sure everything is inserted correctly, etc goes a long way in adding to the life of it.
    I'm not afraid of adding a few wood screws either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nin_usc_freak92 View Post
    In some cases their stuff's okay, just not going to withstand the test of time if you move it a lot or try to test its limits. In general their stuff is cheap and a bitch to assemble, which is why they're known as a good place for cheap apartment furniture.

    EDIT: Just a heads up, while a lot of the BF TV deals have impressed in terms of features for the price, be aware there are a lot of corners cut between the 55-65" models you're buying for $350-500 and those in the $1000-1500 range. If features like refresh rate, input lag, response time, color gamuts, full array backlighting (or OLED if you've got the budget), HDR formats, etc don't matter to you then these deals should more than suffice. Just don't compare it to a $1500 TV even if it's the same brand - these cheaper models are suitable for TV watching and that's about it. & don't be fooled by an HDR TV that has a less than 10-bit panel if it's HDR10. 12-bit minimum if it supports Dolby Vision, otherwise it's all software trying to fake HDR for you just like the "TruMotion120" feature on Samsungs is a software feature on 60Hz panels. Not actually a 120Hz refresh rate.

    A good source for TV reviews and detailed tech info for most mainstream models is rtings.com



    No this is a great model with all of the features I want it supports HDR10 and HDR10+. This is a regular model TV that is selling for $1,000 right now at Best Buy: they just lowered the price $300 for Black Friday. This was not a cheaply assembled TV by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamecockfan View Post
    No this is a great model with all of the features I want it supports HDR10 and HDR10+. This is a regular model TV that is selling for $1,000 right now at Best Buy: they just lowered the price $300 for Black Friday. This was not a cheaply assembled TV by any means.



    Sorry to burst your bubble man but this is a mid to low end TV. It's a 60hz IPS panel using LGs RGBW pixel grid(you can read about the technique here https://www.techhive.com/article/324...esolution.html It affects all of the "U" series LCD/LED from LG. I'm not sure if they moved away from it for the 2018 "K" models but I don't see anything to suggest they have . That means you're going to get poor motion performance for things like sports and poor black levels because of the IPS panel and complete lack of local dimming. I doubt this is even a true 10-bit panel probably 8-bit with FRC/dithering to simulate the extra color range. This will further limit the HDR performance because of the lost contrast and color gamut. Also I would be surprised if this TV can get brighter than 600-700nits. You really need around 1000nits and up to truly appreciate HDR.


    Here's an in-depth review of the model 1 step up from yours.


    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/uk6300


    Not trying to make regret your purchase just want to let you know to manage your expectations. This TV isn't going to be in the same league as a mid-upper end Sony, Samsung or Vizio. Honestly it's a little more expensive and 5" smaller but the TCL 65r617 is one of the best TV's on the market and rivals TVs 3-4 times it's price.



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    No matter when you buy a tv or how much of a sale it is on, the price will of a comparable tv will ALWAYS be lower a few months down the road. You should never pay full price for a tv, but it doesn’t make sense to wait either. You could perpetually wait because prices will always be dropping.

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