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I just got the second from top of the line Samsung soundbar package (like Q910 or 920, I think there are two versions depending on the store). It was a seamless installation with my Samsung TV and works via eARC, so no need for a separate remote unless you are trying to use it independently (and the main use in that space is streaming music off a phone, which you can use apps for).

I also previously had a like $200 Yamaha soundbar/subwoofer setup that was pretty good. It was a major upgrade from TV sound, but the $1,000 dollar setup I now have is much better, and the surround/Atmos features are really nice. Any halfway decent soundbar setup these days will use eARC, so there is no need to pay for ultra premium pricing or quality to get that benefit or the ability to use a single remote. My prior ARC setup with a $200 soundbar handled that fine too.

Based on my research, I would not suggest Sonos unless you are already a Sonos user. When I looked into this, the general sentiment is that you are paying a lot more with Sonos (top of the line Samsung and LG packages top out around $1,500) for a system that, while still very good, is several years out of date and not as good as premium offerings from other brands.

Overall, my advice is a bit different from everyone else. I think there is no question you should get some sort of non-TV speakers. A true surround system is undeniably the best option, but I personally didn’t want to deal with the extra install work and complexity associated with that option. A premium soundbar system is the next best option. But you can get very good sound (and much better than your TV) spending like $200-300 instead of $1k or $2k, and that is the level I’d recommend starting at if you aren’t convinced you need anything. I’d also suggest getting the soundbar (or speakers) from somewhere with easy returns. Take it home, set it up without mounting, and see if you think it is worth it. If it’s not, return it. If it is, then deal with mounting/permanent installation. But you should definitely try out having better sound, and you probably won’t be able to go back once you do.
The issue wasn't that they didn't use eARC, it was that I still constantly needed the remotes to fix issues with the systems. The Samsung forums were loaded with people who had the same problem as me, input consistency and voice delays. I would put Netflix on and the audio would sync up perfectly, then switch back to cable and would need to do +1 or +2 so it wasn't like we were watching a dubbed show. The Sony (HT-ST5000) had the most brutal user interface ever and would take over the TV randomly, bringing up the sony menu that we needed the remote to get out of. So by the time I got to Sonos, I really missed my optical only soundbar that you just plug in and it works. Plus, I like that it is modular and I can buy one piece at a time and continue to add more or use parts of it around the house. Way too expensive, for sure.

As for sound quality, I'm a dumb dumb. You could blindfold me and I'd only have the most basic observations to share. Which is also why I went soundbar over speakers. Other than atmos carrying better above my head with a speaker system setup, soundbar is just great and easy....
 

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With soundbars just always look for an odd number of channels, 3.1, 5.1, etc… so you have a dedicated center channel speaker. This makes it so you can boost dialog without boosting all of the other junk that gets moved to left and right center.
 

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With soundbars just always look for an odd number of channels, 3.1, 5.1, etc… so you have a dedicated center channel speaker. This makes it so you can boost dialog without boosting all of the other junk that gets moved to left and right center.
If you want very good sound and great voice dialogue it’s Zvox all day. That’s their thing and they’re great for it.
 

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The issue wasn't that they didn't use eARC, it was that I still constantly needed the remotes to fix issues with the systems. The Samsung forums were loaded with people who had the same problem as me, input consistency and voice delays. I would put Netflix on and the audio would sync up perfectly, then switch back to cable and would need to do +1 or +2 so it wasn't like we were watching a dubbed show. The Sony (HT-ST5000) had the most brutal user interface ever and would take over the TV randomly, bringing up the sony menu that we needed the remote to get out of. So by the time I got to Sonos, I really missed my optical only soundbar that you just plug in and it works. Plus, I like that it is modular and I can buy one piece at a time and continue to add more or use parts of it around the house. Way too expensive, for sure.

As for sound quality, I'm a dumb dumb. You could blindfold me and I'd only have the most basic observations to share. Which is also why I went soundbar over speakers. Other than atmos carrying better above my head with a speaker system setup, soundbar is just great and easy....
That makes sense. Again, I’ve had almost no issues so far with my Samsung setup, but I haven’t had it very long. I had one instance where lag started mid show and I turned on and off the TV to fix. I first turned on and off the Soundbar and that didn’t work, so I’m skeptical it was a sync issue instead of an app issue, but it really could’ve been either.

The Sonos setup would’ve cost twice what I paid for equivalent audio outputs. I’m comfortable with the idea that every once in a while I might need to reboot my tv if it saves me $1k.
 

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That makes sense. Again, I’ve had almost no issues so far with my Samsung setup, but I haven’t had it very long. I had one instance where lag started mid show and I turned on and off the TV to fix. I first turned on and off the Soundbar and that didn’t work, so I’m skeptical it was a sync issue instead of an app issue, but it really could’ve been either.

The Sonos setup would’ve cost twice what I paid for equivalent audio outputs. I’m comfortable with the idea that every once in a while I might need to reboot my tv if it saves me $1k.
Yes, but in fairness you really do NOT need the woofer and the rears on the sonos. I started with the arc and was loving it. Then I got the woofer on sale a few months later, then the rears for pretty cheap a few months after that. I think anyone can get the arc by itself and be super happy with their sound.
 

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I have one of the Sonos bars, cant remember which (the much larger one, playbar I think) and just the 2 1's for rears and I'm incredibly happy. I'm not a huge bass/woofer guy and neither are my cats. The surround that even just comes from random commercials is fantastic with that setup.
 

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Yes, but in fairness you really do NOT need the woofer and the rears on the sonos. I started with the arc and was loving it. Then I got the woofer on sale a few months later, then the rears for pretty cheap a few months after that. I think anyone can get the arc by itself and be super happy with their sound.
I have the Arc alone right now and absolutely love it, what an upgrade over the TV speakers.

I'll likely add the rears at some point though based on the feedback in here.
 

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I have the Arc alone right now and absolutely love it, what an upgrade over the TV speakers.

I'll likely add the rears at some point though based on the feedback in here.
I can't personally vouch for this, but I've heard it's possible to add IKEA Symfonisk bookshelf speakers to such a system, so it would be fairly inexpensive upgrade.
 

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I have the Arc alone right now and absolutely love it, what an upgrade over the TV speakers.

I'll likely add the rears at some point though based on the feedback in here.
Same offer to you if you wanna use the 15% off I have. Just give me a heads up
 

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I detailed my home audio setup in another thread. Altogether, the setup costs $772.44 for 2 HomePods ($299/ea) and an AppleTV 4K ($129). The downside is that it requires you to be in the Apple ecosystem. Other than that, it's all upside. It's practically plug-and-play. It sounds fantastic for TV, movies, and music. Dolby Atmos is impressive. If your TV supports eARC then you get that same quality audio for any device plugged into your TV. I only ever use one remote. If I want to turn on the Xbox or PS5 I use that controller. If I want to watch anything else on the TV it's all done with a single remote (the TV remote or the Apple TV remote. Both work, so it's whatever your preference).

Everything just works. There's no fiddling with different audio settings or modes for different types of content.
 

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I detailed my home audio setup in another thread. Altogether, the setup costs $772.44 for 2 HomePods ($299/ea) and an AppleTV 4K ($129). The downside is that it requires you to be in the Apple ecosystem. Other than that, it's all upside. It's practically plug-and-play. It sounds fantastic for TV, movies, and music. Dolby Atmos is impressive. If your TV supports eARC then you get that same quality audio for any device plugged into your TV. I only ever use one remote. If I want to turn on the Xbox or PS5 I use that controller. If I want to watch anything else on the TV it's all done with a single remote (the TV remote or the Apple TV remote. Both work, so it's whatever your preference).

Everything just works. There's no fiddling with different audio settings or modes for different types of content.
This is exactly my home setup: a 65” C1 OLED, two original HomePods, and Apple TV. I got one HomePod from my father-in-law and hunted down the other at a Best Buy open box sale after it was discontinued. I’ve been hesitant to recommend it, not just because HomePods were unavailable, but also because you’d have to be pretty bought into the Apple ecosystem to get the most bang for your buck.

I really like not having a soundbar mounted. Putting the two speakers off to the side gives my living room a slightly cleaner look.

If you have a television in the bedroom, two HonePod minis in a stereo pair with one on each nightstand is a great way to view content quietly at night.
 

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If anyone ends up grabbing one of these 4k TVs, please spoil yourself and watch Encanto (on Disney+ in 4k). It is just beautiful. You may not talk about Bruno, but you will definitely be talking about how the vibrant colors just jump off the screen. Magical.
 

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This is exactly my home setup: a 65” C1 OLED, two original HomePods, and Apple TV. I got one HomePod from my father-in-law and hunted down the other at a Best Buy open box sale after it was discontinued. I’ve been hesitant to recommend it, not just because HomePods were unavailable, but also because you’d have to be pretty bought into the Apple ecosystem to get the most bang for your buck.
This is the setup I use in my office; but a Samsung instead of a C1. Also have a PS5 connected for games or the occasional LOTR or MCU 4K disc. I'm really happy with how it sounds and that I can space everything that works best in a small room.
 

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I'm about to purchase a Samsung 65" Neo QLED 4K UHD TV. Cost is $1,699.95. The vendor thinks I'd be "crazy" not to purchase some sound enhancement and recommends the sound bar and and subwoofer linked below. I'm trying to wrap my head around the idea that the sound enhancement costs almost as much as the TV, but if folks can confirm that these costs are reasonable and would recommend the sound, I'll go for it.

Thanks

Sonos sound bar: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam
matching subwoofer: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/sub-mini
 

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Not to be a jerk, but you already asked this question two weeks ago in the thread and it generated a good amount of discussion.
I'm about as non-techy as a guy can be and just want a great TV for watching sports, netflix, etc. No gaming. I've settled on a new 65" Samsung Neo QLED 4K UHDTV Quantum HDR (there's no reason to go with an even better contrasted 8K, correct?). My installer, who is a good guy and was recommended to me by a couple of people I know and trust, has suggested the following additional equipment
  • Sonus Soundbar with ATMOS ($899.95)
  • ARC Soundbar Undermount Adapter ($119.99)
  • Sonos Wireless Subwoofer ($749.95)
He's a tech guy so the soundbar and subwoofer are "no brainers" to him, but do I really need to spend 1700 additional dollars when I'd likely be happy without them? I'm replacing a TV that is more than 10 years old, so I assume the sound will be just fine or will the quality of viewing be exponentially better and folks would consider them "must haves?"

Thoughts?
 

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I'm about to purchase a Samsung 65" Neo QLED 4K UHD TV. Cost is $1,699.95. The vendor thinks I'd be "crazy" not to purchase some sound enhancement and recommends the sound bar and and subwoofer linked below. I'm trying to wrap my head around the idea that the sound enhancement costs almost as much as the TV, but if folks can confirm that these costs are reasonable and would recommend the sound, I'll go for it.

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Sonos sound bar: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam
matching subwoofer: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/sub-mini
They're entirely unreasonable costs, and sound bars absolutely suck if your primary interest is sound quality per $.
 

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They're entirely unreasonable costs, and sound bars absolutely suck if your primary interest is sound quality per $.
I have a sound question sort of related to @Bleedred

We have an inexpensive 65” smart/tizen Samsung Qled that is in a unique position. Is there anyway to stream TV sound to bookshelf speakers without lag? Using only the Samsung TV. Previously I was able to get appletv to approximate this but now we are just running the TV on a wall.

@Bleedred Any $200 Sony/Samsung soundbar setup is going to approximate the Sonos. That’s not to say the Sonos isn’t better but you absolutely don’t need to spend very much money to improve the TV’s sound. I have a qled. The TV’s sound is fine. I don’t want an improvement for TV shows and for movies it is OK. But that’s where I miss the slightly better soundbar or bookshelf setup.
 

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We have an inexpensive 65” smart/tizen Samsung Qled that is in a unique position. Is there anyway to stream TV sound to bookshelf speakers without lag? Using only the Samsung TV. Previously I was able to get appletv to approximate this but now we are just running the TV on a wall.
I use wireless audio streamers to connect my rear surround speakers. "iFinity Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver for Subwoofers and Surround Speakers" is the brand I got, but I have no particular attachment to those.

They work fine, there's no lag and they are full-frequency. But:
a) They're kind of ugly gray boxes but they're small, so I have the front one tucked into a plant where you can't really see it.
b) They work in the 2.4GHz/UHF range. If you're using older wifi devices in your home, you can get sound dropouts while data is transferring over wifi, which is extremely annoying. If you move all your wifi devices to the newer 5GHz band that should clear things up and work fine, unless you have other devices operating in the UHF range. If you have extremely old devices, that may not be possible.

The marketing blurb says “the wireless signal can travel through walls and ceilings to other rooms of your house - avoids interference by using adaptive frequency hopping - signal is not affected by wireless networks or cordless phones”.

Those are lies. But once I moved everything else to 5GHz they've worked fine.
 

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I use wireless audio streamers to connect my rear surround speakers. "iFinity Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver for Subwoofers and Surround Speakers" is the brand I got, but I have no particular attachment to those.

They work fine, there's no lag and they are full-frequency. But:
a) They're kind of ugly gray boxes but they're small, so I have the front one tucked into a plant where you can't really see it.
b) They work in the 2.4GHz/UHF range. If you're using older wifi devices in your home, you can get sound dropouts while data is transferring over wifi, which is extremely annoying. If you move all your wifi devices to the newer 5GHz band that should clear things up and work fine, unless you have other devices operating in the UHF range. If you have extremely old devices, that may not be possible.
Awesome! This sounds perfect - thanks!
 

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There are Bluetooth transmitters that accept an optical connection from the TV. If the speakers are connected to a receiver that can connect to a Bluetooth source, that would be a simple solution. You're less likely to have interference with that, but more likely to experience lag.
 

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I'm about to purchase a Samsung 65" Neo QLED 4K UHD TV. Cost is $1,699.95. The vendor thinks I'd be "crazy" not to purchase some sound enhancement and recommends the sound bar and and subwoofer linked below. I'm trying to wrap my head around the idea that the sound enhancement costs almost as much as the TV, but if folks can confirm that these costs are reasonable and would recommend the sound, I'll go for it.

Thanks

Sonos sound bar: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam
matching subwoofer: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/sub-mini
What @SumnerH said as far as sound bang-for-the-buck is 100% true with soundbars. The in-TV speakers are generally "OK but not great" - you're coming from a 10-year-old TV so I'd guess probably similar performance. Anything (regular separate speakers or soundbar) is going to sound "better" but how much better for the content you watch (I think you said sports/netflix/hulu?) is open to debate. If you aren't watching a ton of action movies and don't crave the huge "explosions" sounds that a subwoofer can give you, I would say it's really easy to skip that - and trivial to add later if you find you do want it.

A sound bar is kind a nice from a form factor standpoint (some people just really like the simplicity of it). Plus you saying you are a technology-neophyte, if someone competently installs it for you, I think the Sonos one will have the fewest hiccups / be the closest to plug-and-play for you. You can certainly go with a Sony or Samsung soundbar as well and save ~$200 from the Sonos, the audio performance will be ~similar in all honesty. The main advantage of the Sonos is that it would be easier to integrate say, 2 more bookshelf rears, or a subwoofer, later on. But the price premium for going with Sonos products is also very real.

Long story short, I'd at least think about getting the sound bar, but not the sub. If you are doing lots of work to get the TV mounted/installed/cables tidied up, it would tilt me more towards getting the soundbar now. Especially if the location requires moving lots of furniture or is otherwise a pain in the butt to access, I'd do it in one shot (TV + soundbar). If it's easy to get to, punt on the soundbar and see if you are OK with the built-in TV sound as-is, and if not, buy the soundbar later and have them do that install. The sub can always be added later if you want it.

Random final thought: I have no idea if you listen to a lot of music, especially in the specific room the TV is in, but the ability to stream Spotify (or Apple Music, or whatever) to the Sonos devices is quite nice. It basically "just works" 99% of the time (or more). You'll have a harder time recreating that in a non-Sonos setup (it can be done, just with more components / effort / understanding). I love being able to do that wherever I am in my house.
 

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When I bought my 75" LG last summer, I bought a relatively inexpensive LG soundbar to go along with it. The soundbar came with a wireless subwoofer. Wicked easy setup. Plug in the soundbar and sub, attach the cable from TV to soundbar. Boom, done. All is controlled with the TV remote.

Is it theatre-like sound? Of course not. But I don't need that. All I know is that it sounds better than the TV speakers, and the sub woofer really kicks the bass up several notches. YMMV but for a non-audiophile, it's what worked for me, for around $300.
 

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When I bought my 75" LG last summer, I bought a relatively inexpensive LG soundbar to go along with it. The soundbar came with a wireless subwoofer. Wicked easy setup. Plug in the soundbar and sub, attach the cable from TV to soundbar. Boom, done. All is controlled with the TV remote.

Is it theatre-like sound? Of course not. But I don't need that. All I know is that it sounds better than the TV speakers, and the sub woofer really kicks the bass up several notches. YMMV but for a non-audiophile, it's what worked for me, for around $300.
I have an $800 so version of this, and added rears. One complaint is the LG TV remote doesn’t carry all of the soundbar remote’s functions, less of a problem now without a cable box but it was a pain because I needed to change inputs on the soundbar often. The other complaint is putting a LG soundbar in front of LG OLEDs blocks part of the picture, I bought a stand to get around this, but it’s pretty stupid by LG, the OLEDs being half an inch taller would have solved this.
 

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Both will look fantastic in either room, but the OLED will look its best—and better than the Neo QLED, in my opinion—in the darker room.

If you care to swing it, I'm tempted to recommend getting both, one for each room. They're wildly different TVs, both excellent in their own way, but how they arrive at that excellence is what sets them apart. Samsung Neo QLEDs specialize in brightness, so they get doubly bright as that C Series OLED. The C2 takes a more surgical approach, and while it doesn't get nearly as bright as the QN95B, the perceived contrast is remarkable. It really is an incredible magic trick: no light bloom, incredible clarity.

But if you're set on getting two of the same model (which is totally understandable if you're trying to keep the room-to-room experience consistent), I'd recommend the C2. I just love the technology. The visual presentation is way more up my alley, and from what I've seen and measured, it gets slightly closer to reference standard out of the box than the QN95B.
 

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Both will look fantastic in either room, but the OLED will look its best—and better than the Neo QLED, in my opinion—in the darker room.

If you care to swing it, I'm tempted to recommend getting both, one for each room. They're wildly different TVs, both excellent in their own way, but how they arrive at that excellence is what sets them apart. Samsung Neo QLEDs specialize in brightness, so they get doubly bright as that C Series OLED. The C2 takes a more surgical approach, and while it doesn't get nearly as bright as the QN95B, the perceived contrast is remarkable. It really is an incredible magic trick: no light bloom, incredible clarity.

But if you're set on getting two of the same model (which is totally understandable if you're trying to keep the room-to-room experience consistent), I'd recommend the C2. I just love the technology. The visual presentation is way more up my alley, and from what I've seen and measured, it gets slightly closer to reference standard out of the box than the QN95B.
Thanks. No, I'm not set on getting two of the same at all. I want to get the best for each spot. I also need to measure both spaces because I'm just guessing at this point, but I think 75/77 is the right size. I wasn't sure if one was generally better than the other regardless of the environment but I've read nothing really negative about either. Based on your info one of each sounds like the right plan.
 

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Both will look fantastic in either room, but the OLED will look its best—and better than the Neo QLED, in my opinion—in the darker room.

If you care to swing it, I'm tempted to recommend getting both, one for each room. They're wildly different TVs, both excellent in their own way, but how they arrive at that excellence is what sets them apart. Samsung Neo QLEDs specialize in brightness, so they get doubly bright as that C Series OLED. The C2 takes a more surgical approach, and while it doesn't get nearly as bright as the QN95B, the perceived contrast is remarkable. It really is an incredible magic trick: no light bloom, incredible clarity.

But if you're set on getting two of the same model (which is totally understandable if you're trying to keep the room-to-room experience consistent), I'd recommend the C2. I just love the technology. The visual presentation is way more up my alley, and from what I've seen and measured, it gets slightly closer to reference standard out of the box than the QN95B.
I have a BX in a room that one wall is 100% windows and then the back wall has windows. I've never had an issue with brightness or even thought about it. Glare is also way less than the plasma I had. Go OLED.
 

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I have a BX in a room that one wall is 100% windows and then the back wall has windows. I've never had an issue with brightness or even thought about it. Glare is also way less than the plasma I had. Go OLED.
What's the BX? I'm not seeing that one.
 

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What's the BX? I'm not seeing that one.
BX was the 2020 version of the B line. From an article: The B-Series is a more affordable line of OLED TVs, with the "B2" is the latest iteration for 2022. ("B1" was 2021, "BX" was 2020, and "B9" was 2019.)

LG basically ran out of numbers and started over again. a C2 is a much better version of it in 2023. The C series is the more premium line above the B. honestly, I've been so happy with the BX, I felt no need to go to a C series.
 

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So I went to buy the Samsung QN95B and the LG series C2 and they're both sold out. And it's not easy tracking any down. I'm guessing the models are about to turn over and I'm worried that the new models will be more expensive. Anyone have a suggestion for alternatives? I was looking at the QN85C to replace the 95B. It's more expensive and sounds worse. I can't find an LG that's comparable to the C2 unless I want to spend a lot more. I can't justify paying $4500 for a series G.
 

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So I went to buy the Samsung QN95B and the LG series C2 and they're both sold out. And it's not easy tracking any down. I'm guessing the models are about to turn over and I'm worried that the new models will be more expensive. Anyone have a suggestion for alternatives? I was looking at the QN85C to replace the 95B. It's more expensive and sounds worse. I can't find an LG that's comparable to the C2 unless I want to spend a lot more. I can't justify paying $4500 for a series G.
Get a Costco membership and order the C2 there. It’s in stock, on sale, and available for delivery. My C1 failed after a year. Costco’s no hassle return policy is great. They’ve got the Samsungs, too.
 

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Thanks. I'll check it out. I was just reading that the LGs came out in March, so am I wrong about the models turning over now? That was my assumption when it seemed to become more difficult to find them. Or will the same models starting popping up in stores again?
 

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The C3 is the 2023 LG OLED flagship, so you don't need to step up to the G, but it will be a couple of hundred more for the C3 over the C2.
 

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The C3 is the 2023 LG OLED flagship, so you don't need to step up to the G, but it will be a couple of hundred more for the C3 over the C2.
Yeah that's what I noticed. At $2800 it was pushing my budget already but it seems like I may not have a choice.
Do you have a Microcenter near you? They usually have good stock of OLED TVs.
Not sure. But our issue is that we don't want them delivered until late July but we want to lock them in and that seems to be an issue. Best Buy can hold it for as long as we want. But Costco, for example, only allows you to push the delivery date up to two weeks. I'm not sure about other places but I'm looking around.

Edit: Best Buy has the C3 but it's $3400. So $600 more. I'm really pissed at myself for not pulling the trigger on both TVs earlier. I didn't think stock would be a problem.
 

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I could be wrong but it might be that the difference between the QN95 and the QN85 is VA -style panel vs. IPS, which would spell a big difference in contrast and off-axis performance.

I’m on mobile but I’ll try to look into it later. Just something to think about if it comes down to those two models.
 

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Yeah if I can get the 95 I will. I didn't realize that June was when models turn over. The Best Buy I went to had one left and it sold, and he doesn't think he'll be getting more. I really don't want to have to spend 3k+ for each TV.
 

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You're trying to optimize too many things. You're buying a house that probably costs well over a million bucks and trying to arbitrage on a 75" TV being delivered a month from now.

Just order from best buy and a week before if there's a cheaper alternative then cancel the BB order and if not that's the price you get.
 

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You're right that I'm overthinking things. There's a ton to do and we're getting overwhelmed. But Best Buy doesn't have either of the ones we planned to buy. I went there yesterday to do exactly what you're saying to do. If they get more in I plan to order immediately. Unless we take a smaller screen or upgrade to like the G series it's just not an option right now. Same thing with the QN95.
 

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You're right that I'm overthinking things. There's a ton to do and we're getting overwhelmed. But Best Buy doesn't have either of the ones we planned to buy. I went there yesterday to do exactly what you're saying to do. If they get more in I plan to order immediately. Unless we take a smaller screen or upgrade to like the G series it's just not an option right now. Same thing with the QN95.
If you're getting overwhelmed, just plan on buying a cheap 50" TV at move-in time that you can move to another room later. Then you can sit on the bigger ones until the right deals come along and/or you're not overwhelmed by the move, without living TV-less in the interim. And if the right big one happens to be in stock when you're moving in so you don't need the interim one, that's a pleasant surprise.
 

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I said fuck it and ordered what was available. I got a 55 inch LG C2, a 77 inch LG C3, and a 75 inch Samsung QN90C. How did I do?

Thanks for all of the feedback.
 

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I said fuck it and ordered what was available. I got a 55 inch LG C2, a 77 inch LG C3, and a 75 inch Samsung QN90C. How did I do?

Thanks for all of the feedback.
I'm pretty sure if you spent about $9k on 3 TV's you did pretty well.

Seriously though I can't speak for the Samsung, but the LG's you're going to be very happy with.
 

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$8500 including 3 mounts and a one year Geek Squad membership that includes free unlimited TV mounting. I may cancel the membership if we decide to not mount. The Samsung decision was only because it'll be in a bright room and based on the feedback about glare on LG's I went with that.
 

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$8500 including 3 mounts and a one year Geek Squad membership that includes free unlimited TV mounting. I may cancel the membership if we decide to not mount. The Samsung decision was only because it'll be in a bright room and based on the feedback about glare on LG's I went with that.
I really don't get the LG glare comments. I've said it multiple times in this thread, but ours is in a room that 60% large windows and it's never an issue. I"m sure you'll be happy with all them.