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65" and Larger Screens to say 85" if such a thing

Can anyone tell me if a Television LED /LCD no Ultra HD or a smart television is being made now. I want one 1080p 120Hz without all that smart stuff and ultra hd. I have searched until I cannot type much longer or read any longer. I Prefer a Samsung or LG. But if you know one that is better than those two, feel free to include it.
Please a Name, a Model number, so I can research them please?
Thank you all very much. Tired OLD man. Thomas
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You can use a smart TV perfectly in non-smart mode. And you can use an Ultra HD or 4K TV perfectly for a normal HD source. So there is no single reason why you shouldn't be able to buy a 85" TV that lets you do what you want (view a HD source). Just don't use the other features (smart and Ultra).
The longer you wait, the cheaper they will become.

Kees

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65" and Larger Screens to say 85" if such a thing

Kees_B Thank you for your reply so soon.
That is what I am trying to be able to by pass. I do not want the extra expense of a UHD, 4K, or Smart Television. I am wanting one that is just a regular flat screen 1080p or I with at least 120Hz refresh rate. I am sort of old and do not need all those extra bells and whistles. That to me is just extra money down the drain that I can use to buy my monthly medicines I am on.
I hope you understand what I am saying. Just a large screen preferably Samsung or LG.
Thanks agin for your response. Maybe you might think of one. Have a Blessed Day!
Thomas

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The thing is

Those 4K UHD TVs are now in production at costs that could be below a non-smart 1080p TV. I've been involved in design and manufacturing of non-TV electronics and over the years the costs erode to what it's simply the number of chips and square inches the design takes to determine final cost to produce. Then we have the cost spiking up if we try to squeeze the size down too much or going up with the number of inches on the display.

That said, I fear that hunting for a non smart TV won't reduce the price.

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65" and Larger Screens to say 85" if such a thing

R, Proffit,
I have looked on-line for a Samsung and LG and when I do find them at a great price they are sold out and not expecting any back in stock because if the newer models.
I have read so many reviews on 65" and larger screens it is pitiful. I cannot find any that the reviews say that the television has a great sound. Then I read where the screens have dots in the picture or a streak in the picture. I am disabled and have a budget and I do not want to make a mistake and buy something that MAY or may not be good and last for a number of years. I appreciate your response.
Thank you and Have a Blessed Day!
Thomas

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No HDTVs have great sound

This is something that has been the norm since these HDTVs started selling like hotcakes. The end user has to either live with sub-par sound, or learn how to easily utilize external speakers (which are not expensive and improve the situation enormously). We can recommend something if you ask.

Also, keep in mind the larger HDTV manufacturers do have warranties that cover dead pixels, etc. You can also extend such warranties by purchasing from specific retailers (such as Costco), using specific credit cards (American Express still offers extended warranties at no charge), and also by purchasing third party extended coverage (Squaretrade, etc.). This topic has been asked/answered here previously, so it wouldn't hurt to search back in some of the older threads.

Just keep in mind there's no guarantee that any of these products will last as long as you need them to. This is what setting money aside for emergencies is for.

Honestly though, you are looking at at least $2500+ for quality HDTVs in that size range. What is your working budget so we could suggest something specific?

cheers

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No HDTVs have great sound

You are correct my friend. About the sound and the price....!
I had to drop my wants because of my billfold......
That was one of the reasons why I wanted an earlier year model hoping I could get what I wanted. Doesn't work that ay anymore. All the ones I seen that I could afford in that size or close to it, were all out of stock and most likely not to get any more in.
I have purchased one and believe it or not I got it for $150.00 cheaper than Sam's Club, Costco or Wal-Mart. Even free shipping. Should be here at the 1st of October.
Thank you for your feedback and help. Now to find a good quality sound bar 5.1 for a Samsung and Vizio. 1 is 55"AN d the other is65".

Thomas

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Pepe7 beat me to it.

And sometimes he beats me up. Anyhow, due to consumers demanding lower costs almost all and maybe ALL TVs have no great sound system. For me a simple audio jack works. Just be sure to check if the audio out volume can be changed with the TV remote.

Then we can add a simple stereo speaker set or blow it out with a sound system.

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Pepe7 beat me to it.

You are correct my friend. About the sound and the price....!
I had to drop my wants because of my billfold......
I have purchased one and believe it or not I got it for $150.00 cheaper than Sam's Club, Costco or Wal-Mart. Even free shipping. Should be here at the 1st of October.
Thank you for your feedback and help. Now to find a good quality sound bar 5.1 for a Samsung and Vizio. 1 is 55" and the other is 65".

Thomas

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Glad you found one, but re: soundbar...

Understand, you won't be getting 5.1 sound from a soundbar. That requires the real deal to achieve 5.1 surround properly. However it will likely be an improvement over the built in HDTV speakers.

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Glad you found one, but re: soundbar...

Yes you are correct my friend. A sound bar makes it sound just a little better. At least you can hear it and do not have to continue going up and down on the remote. I do have plains to buy me a real good Wireless5.1 Surround system, but I have to find a real good one 1st then wait until I have a little money saved up.

Thank You,

Have a Blessed Day!

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About that 'good wireless surround' thing...

Unfortunately, it 's a non-starter. You get true/quality surround sound with wires only at this point in time. And sticking with this tried and tested method you get a myriad of choices at really excellent entry level pricing.

When you are ready to pull the trigger, come back and post your questions Wink

cheers

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