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So I had planned an all tech show. Then Sally tells me she is going to take the family to New York to see several Broadway shows. She was looking forward to Sunset Blvd the most with Glenn Close which I saw many years ago. We then realized that we has seen many productions with some of the great leading ladies; Glenn Close, Betty Buckly, Diahanne Carroll, Elaine Paige. Brought back memories of our Broadway days.
Can’t afford an OLED TV? These four great alternatives are now cheaper than ever
by David Katzmaier, cnet.com
January 23, 2017
We love OLED TVs, and we’re betting you do too.
They’re also getting less expensive, but it’s a slow process. Right now the 65-inch LG OLED65B6P costs $3000 and the 55-inch OLED55B5P costs $2000. If you can afford one, go for it. But those prices can be twice as much (or more) than the four very good-performing LCD TVs I’ve gathered here.
Most of the TV’s I’ve tested in 2016 at all-time lows, making now’s a great time to snap one up if that OLED is too expensive, or if you want a larger or smaller size.
Before you get too excited, remember that with TV image quality, you often still get what you pay for. While very good, none of these three TVs can come close to the image quality of OLED. All suffer from LCDs’ worse black levels and off-angle performance, and the brighter images of the Sony and Samsung aren’t a major advantage: OLED still looks great in bright rooms too.
That said, buying one of these TVs over an OLED will currently save you between $1200 and $1700 at the 65-inch size. That’s nothing to sneeze at.
Here are our four current favorite OLED TV alternatives, presented in descending order of price. I listed the lowest price I found at Amazon, Best Buy, WalMart and/or Vizio.com as of press time; pricing and availability may vary afterward.
4 cheaper OLED TV alternatives
Model: Sony XBR-X930D series
65-inch price: $1800
55-inch price: $1300
Why I like it: Aside from the Vizio P series, the X930D delivered the best overall picture quality of any LCD TV we tested this year. Both scored a “9” in our picture quality tests, however (only OLED TVs got a 10 in 2016), so they’re very close. The Sony’s other attributes–better HDR quality, beautiful style, a superior Smart TV system, the Sony brand–could make it worth the extra over the Vizio too.
Model: Vizio P series
75-inch price: $3800
65-inch price: $1600
55-inch price: Don’t buy it (see below)
50-inch price: $1000
Why I like it: The best non-OLED picture quality I tested in 2016 belongs to the P series, which had superb black levels and great contrast. No, it won’t beat even higher-end LCDs with full-array local dimming, but they’re even more expensive. The P gives a ridiculously good picture for this kind of money–just don’t get the 55-inch size. It uses an IPS-based LCD panel, which delivers worse picture quality than the others.
Model: Samsung KS8000 series
65-inch price: $1500
55-inch price: $1000
49-inch price: $900
Why I like it: Although it scored the worst picture quality score on this list (“7”) in our tests, this Samsung has a lot going for it. Black levels are still decent and its high light output and excellent anti-reflective screen make it a great performer in bright rooms. Sweet looks and an innovative Smart TV system (complete with device control) sweeten the deal.
Model: Vizio M series
70-inch price: $1900
65-inch price: $1300
55-inch price: $700
50-inch price: $649
Why I like it: Simply put, the M series represents the best bang for the TV buck of any model we tested in 2017. It earned an “8” in our picture quality tests thanks again to local dimming, and while it’s not as good as the P or the Sony, it’s still excellent. And no, the inclusion of a free Android tablet did not in any way figure into our awarding the M series CNET’s Editors’ Choice.
For more alternatives, check out CNET’s list of Best TVs.
Not One New “Yak About” Show this Week! Just 75 of Them and
Two New Apps
To my friends and family. Merry, Happy, Good, Happy – Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, New Year to all.
Soooo, In the new year, we will see a new and improved “Yak About” on the I Heart Radio Stations. In advance, for those of my friends and family that miss me Yakity Yaking in their ear, I want to share with you first ever “Yak About” App. where you can now listen non-stop to my voice.
In addition to new shows and new guests, the new apps will allow you to listen live, have access to app only broadcasts (where we can say naughty words). And you’ll even be able to chat with me during the broadcasts.
So download the apps today. Our goal in the new year is to bring you a new listening experience that will help you “BE BETTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE INFORMED THAN ANY GENERATION THAT CAME BEFORE”. Best in the New Year – David (Yak) Yakir
Yak About with David and Sally “Shoot the Breeze” or “Is this worth Publishing?”
Every once in awhile Sally and I get into the studio to catch up for a half hour. We gossip a bit. Talk about whats going on with us. Listen if you like the sounds of our voices. Otherwise wait till next week when we continue with Harlan on Health. And most importantly our interviews Corry Westbrook who is the Democratic candidate for congress in the 8th district here in Florida.
Yak About Inspired Foods 4 U with Bill McDevitt and Bill Brown
I thought Id try something new this week. I edited down the show to the discussion of the new service being introduced in the fall called Inspired Foods 4U. The idea behind 4U was that the wiser and mature of us aren’t eating as healthy as we should.
They aren’t getting the nutrition needed. And some of the services that provide meal deliveries may have the nutrients, but lack the taste sensation of homemade cooking.
The Bill’s talked to many of the wiser and more mature of us and they kept hearing great stories of how good and natural foods came from a trusted grocer or butcher. Today, their are so many additives that you don’t know what’s in the food.
They also found a fondness for traditional meals such as meatloaf and chicken pot pie and created a menu that catered to the dreams and wants of their customers. They truly believe that they want to do this for each and every one of their clients and they want them to know that this is JUST FOR YOU!