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For 65" that probably won't drop too much lower (Black Friday price was $1900), Samsung's biggest discounts for 65s are end of year sales while 55s can push lower at odd times

Q90 are getting a Neo version for 2021 and it starts at the same $2600 MSRP as the Q90T, but they haven't been reviewed by rtings yet.

edit: 55" Q90T is on educational discount right now for $1439 at Samsung Student Discount | Education Discounts | Samsung US
Basically sign up with an edu address and check that page for specific deals

I just bought the Q90T for $1535 at some randar website. About a $400 discount from big box stores.
 

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My receiver and speakers are ancient, and prolly not worth keeping at this point.

Need a 500$? setup to hold me over until I get something really nice.

Is there a stand out product in the 350-600$ range?

Want the American made Klipsch, but dropping 5k on speakers during tax season isn't happening. Lol
 

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When does the next generation of TV's come out? And are we expecting stock problems? I kind of want to get the CXI (or whatever name they go with).

Before I posted I went and googled lol. Looks like they are going with C1 for name. Seems like next few months. I might have to try to get a 55 or 65 inch

 

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So, I bought a Samsung Q90T 65”, Polk Magnifi 2 soundbar/sub, and a PS5. Got em all hooked up and dear god it looks good.

Only problem is the Maginifi2 optical input stopped working like 45 minutes in to hooking it up. WTF? I contacted their support and they literally copied a bunch of DIY steps.

I think they built a lemon bc the reviews on Amazon are brutal :( I asked for a refund.

Other than that the TV looks amazing. Not sure what I want to use for my streaming though since I have an Amazon fire stick 4K, the tv has apps, and PlayStation has a pretty good media controller now.
 

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So, I bought a Samsung Q90T 65”, Polk Magnifi 2 soundbar/sub, and a PS5. Got em all hooked up and dear god it looks good.

Only problem is the Maginifi2 optical input stopped working like 45 minutes in to hooking it up. WTF? I contacted their support and they literally copied a bunch of DIY steps.

I think they built a lemon bc the reviews on Amazon are brutal :( I asked for a refund.

Other than that the TV looks amazing. Not sure what I want to use for my streaming though since I have an Amazon fire stick 4K, the tv has apps, and PlayStation has a pretty good media controller now.
Why are you using optical on such a nice setup? You know that’s trashing your sound right? Use the eARC.

That’s like hooking your ps5 up via composite cable.
 
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Why are you using optical on such a nice setup? You know that’s trashing your sound right? Use the eARC.

That’s like hooking your ps5 up via composite cable.

I am no audio expert, but isn't optical a fiber connection? Shouldn't that allow for shitloads of bandwidth and uncompressed audio?
 

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I am no audio expert, but isn't optical a fiber connection? Shouldn't that allow for shitloads of bandwidth and uncompressed audio?
No you’re right. I must’ve been reading some high end audio discussion and misunderstood why eARC was better. I thought optical compressed the audio some but guess it doesn’t. eARC does have more bandwidth but for Tmac Tmac ’s sound bar the optical is probably fine. eARC still wins though because you can use your tv remote instead of two remotes.

 
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My old Bass EQ system was a Behrenger commercial deal and it finally died on me. I just upgraded to a MiniDSP HD and this thing is pretty cool. Does anybody here use one of those? I am trying out the BEQ program some of the guys at AVS made for this thing, it adds back in ULF content that is on individual movie releases but that has been "mixed out" of the home releases so it doesn't blow up people's soundbars or Bose speakers.
 

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So, I will never do business w Polk again. Holy shit. They’ll sell you a lemon and then refuse to fix it.

They asked me to provide a “date of purchase” and they could send me a new one (bc they don’t do refunds), so I sent them the receipt. Apparently the purchase date isn’t on the gd receipt, so they rejected it and stopped replying to me.

Fuck these people.

My soundbar now emits a high frequency squeal any time you turn it on. It’s like two weeks old.
 

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So, I will never do business w Polk again. Holy shit. They’ll sell you a lemon and then refuse to fix it.

They asked me to provide a “date of purchase” and they could send me a new one (bc they don’t do refunds), so I sent them the receipt. Apparently the purchase date isn’t on the gd receipt, so they rejected it and stopped replying to me.

Fuck these people.

My soundbar now emits a high frequency squeal any time you turn it on. It’s like two weeks old.

Two weeks and you have the receipt, won't the store just do an exchange?
 

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Two weeks and you have the receipt, won't the store just do an exchange?

Apparently not. They told me they don't do refunds, so I asked for an exchange. They denied me bc I can't "prove" the date that I purchased it w their own receipt or order #.

If it sounds retarded, it's probably by their own design. Their MagniFi line has a ton of 1 star reviews on Amazon.
 

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Apparently not. They told me they don't do refunds, so I asked for an exchange. They denied me bc I can't "prove" the date that I purchased it w their own receipt or order #.

If it sounds retarded, it's probably by their own design. Their MagniFi line has a ton of 1 star reviews on Amazon.
Cancel the charge on your card or call your bank. Fuck that.
 
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Apparently not. They told me they don't do refunds, so I asked for an exchange. They denied me bc I can't "prove" the date that I purchased it w their own receipt or order #.

If it sounds retarded, it's probably by their own design. Their MagniFi line has a ton of 1 star reviews on Amazon.
Justifiable Arson
 

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Utnayan Utnayan I took your advice and called the bank. Claimed a fraudulent charge on my card. Hope they don’t contact Polk for a receipt of our convos! Lol
Fuck them. Demands date be on receipt...doesn’t date receipt. That’s bullshit.
 
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Fuck them. Demands date be on receipt...doesn’t date receipt. That’s bullshit.

That whole exchange blew my mind. I was shocked and immediately thought, “They know these sound bars are pieces of shit and are selling them by the thousand. They’ve given themselves an easy out.”
 
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Anyone have the svs ultra front speakers? Was wondering how much bass they produce. Want to get rid of my front subs that are 8inch subs in the front. Or should I stick with the front subs and just get the prime speakers or the pinnacles. I already have the svs ultra front speaker and it sounds freaking amazing so I was going to stick with svs.