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  1. TallerThanPedroia

    Help buying a computer (Windows)

    Yes but now I am adrift in a sea of indecision.
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    Help buying a computer (Windows)

    Right now I have a Surface 3 that I both use as a tablet and laptop, though not much anymore for either since I moved and my desktop is in a much more convenient place than it used to be. But it's gotten quite slow. I kinda want both a new tablet and a new laptop. The tablet for the indoor...
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    HDR Sucks

    Okay this is weird. I'm using my new LG CX. I load up Disney+ on Roku. I turn on Endgame. The TV announces I'm now in HDR mode! Yay! But apparently I have to redo my settings because I've only calibrated for SDR. Fine. But as I'm about to do that, the image goes out and the No Signal message...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    The new hotness (LG CX 55"), complete with TV stand as recommended by @The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa which perfectly fits my center channel on its base under the TV:
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Ugh I dithered and the price went up $100. Do they do Presidents Day sales for TVs? :unsure:
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    Happy Truck Day

    Ah yes, I remember being young and enthusiastic enough to go over there. These are from 2007, where we met The Dentist and my friend got to try on his World Series ring: I think I still have a couple of those plush baseballs somewhere.
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Would you believe I was a math major? :oops:
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    I have a full 5.1 setup that I got in, like, 2000 from Cambridge. In our last apartment, where this setup was more prominent, my wife talked me into getting a smaller center channel that fits down below on top of my receiver (which is the newest part of my setup, Onkyo TX-NR646). So my plan is...
  9. TallerThanPedroia

    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Oh that's perfect! I hadn't even considered that as an option.
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Here's my other issue: Would it be ridiculous to put the CX 55" on top of Ye Old Cambridge SoundWorks Center Channel? It seems pretty sturdy, and the CX I think is only 50 pounds. The speaker right now just barely doesn't block the screen if I don't slouch badly, but the CX is the same...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Best Buy is showing me the 55" CX, finally available in my area, for $1399. Tempting.
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    Building a new mid-level gaming PC

    Thanks. I ran the Windows tool and it showed no errors, but some parts of the Internet suggest I have to test the boards one at a time. This sounds like it doesn't require that.
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    Building a new mid-level gaming PC

    So, my last ditch effort was to buy a Windows 10 installation DVD off eBay for $10, in case the USB I made just wasn't working. That showed up last night so I tried it out on the new SSD. It seemed to be going better, but once again I hit an error message. But at least it was a different error...
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    Building a new mid-level gaming PC

    Well the new SSD came but Windows absolutely refuses to install on it. So I just gave up and ordered a $150 "mini" PC about the size of a Roku off Amazon.
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    Building a new mid-level gaming PC

    Well then, here's hoping something funny just happened with my SDD / Windows install, and it's nothing to do with my 11-year-old motherboard. We'll find out tomorrow.
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    Building a new mid-level gaming PC

    I'm resigned to a window, but yeah I'd like at least a normal-ish looking case otherwise, and something without a ton of lights inside. I did see those Fractal ones which didn't look bad. I think my current problem is just the drive that my OS is on (which is working fine if I boot using an old...
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    Building a new mid-level gaming PC

    Well I think it's finally time to replace my desktop as I cannot get it to start right now and I can't really do work on my little tablet. This current thing is from 2009. It's from iBuyPower and it was pretty good back in the day, but a few years ago when I tried to play the latest Doom, the...
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Well now the BX is unavailable as well. Obviously I'm not highly motivated, so I guess I'll wait until after the holidays.
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Looking for the 55 inch (which oughta be the same physical size as my current tv). None within 250 miles of me apparently.
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Did they stop making the CX, or did everyone just buy them all already? I've been thinking about finally upgrading. My Samsung PN50A650 is approaching 12 years old and it's still pretty good but there's some burn-in that I can't make go away anymore (the PS4 DVD/BD pause icon is here to stay)...