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Off-Topic / Re: I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Paul2 on Yesterday at 03:57:28 PM »
yeah, component to hdmi converter is a very good alternative.

when you said that your xbox 360 did red ring before.  was it after you bought it or before you bought it?
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Off-Topic / Re: I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Titan on November 27, 2020, 12:17:12 PM »
yeah, since you are in a budget.  how about wait until at least one more year to see how much of a price drop 4k oled from vizio and lg have for the newer models.

this is vizio first generation oled.  who knows, by next year, vizio 2nd generation oled might cost less than $900 during the week of black friday.  maybe as little as $700 for the 55" to as high as $800.  LG oled might cost as little as $1,000 for the 55" lowest end model by then too.  if that is still out of your budget, then maybe wait till the year after that, vizio might drop the price down to $500 to $600 for the newest 55" oled and lg might drop down to under $1,000 like down to $800 during black friday week too.  but probably beside the price that is keeping you from buying a new tv is that these later models might not have component video input.

how about just enjoy playing your console in component video input on your hdtv and your ps2 in component video in your crt for now for at least 1 to 2 more years to see how things go if you can wait that long.

added: oh i forgot to ask you this.  is your xbox360 first generation or a launch model or something since it doesn't have hdmi connection?

I might have to rethink my Xbox and PS2 if I can't get component. They do sell HDMI converters that are supposed to be really good. I did that with my Dreamcast and it works great.

I have two PS2s hooked up. My fat is hooked up to my HDTV and my silver slim is hooked up to my CRT. Both via component. Funny story, when I repaired my fat with a new laser, I figured it was gonna be my secondary console and my main PS2 would be on the CRT since PS2 games usually look like shit on HDTVs. Then I discovered that a lot of PS2 games can be set in 480p and when you do that they look very good on HDTVs. So now my fat is my main console and I use the CRT only when a game can't be played in progressive scan lol. It's fine. I actually prefer the fat. There's a lot of sentimental value for me in that console so it's nice to play it.

The Xbox 360 is first generation. I didn't notice it didn't have HDMI when I bought it. But it was 15 bucks at Goodwill lol. But by the time I got the power supply and component cable to test it, I was already in on what I would sell it for. And seeing as it was pretty much flawless, I decided to keep it. Even with component it still does 1080p so I don't really care. But it is the model that red rings. And it did red ring before. It was serviced before by Microsoft.
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Off-Topic / Re: I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Paul2 on November 26, 2020, 11:06:09 PM »
yeah, since you are in a budget.  how about wait until at least one more year to see how much of a price drop 4k oled from vizio and lg have for the newer models.

this is vizio first generation oled.  who knows, by next year, vizio 2nd generation oled might cost less than $900 during the week of black friday.  maybe as little as $700 for the 55" to as high as $800.  LG oled might cost as little as $1,000 for the 55" lowest end model by then too.  if that is still out of your budget, then maybe wait till the year after that, vizio might drop the price down to $500 to $600 for the newest 55" oled and lg might drop down to under $1,000 like down to $800 during black friday week too.  but probably beside the price that is keeping you from buying a new tv is that these later models might not have component video input.

how about just enjoy playing your console in component video input on your hdtv and your ps2 in component video in your crt for now for at least 1 to 2 more years to see how things go if you can wait that long.

added: oh i forgot to ask you this.  is your xbox360 first generation or a launch model or something since it doesn't have hdmi connection?
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Off-Topic / Re: I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Titan on November 26, 2020, 05:54:32 PM »
Glad you're enjoying it! I can't afford that kind of scratch right now (I can barely pay my health insurance and bills!). But whenever I do get a TV, component is a 100% must have. Which sucks because it's getting less and less common to find a 4K TV with component. I need component for my PS2 and Xbox and Xbox 360 (my 360 doesn't have HDMI).
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Off-Topic / Re: I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Paul2 on November 26, 2020, 01:28:11 PM »
its a LG 55" OLED55BXPUA or 55 BX for short.  its original price was $1,600 but was on sale at $1,200 for black friday week deal.  i know the deal is not that big but its affordable to me.  4 years ago, a 55" B6 series cost like $2,500 or around there when it was first released and price drop to $1,800 during black friday.  and that 4k B6 tv is only 4k@60 Hz while this new 4k BX series support native 4k120 and have a price drop down to $1,200 during the week of black friday.  Not only that but its have 2 HDMIs 2.1 input connections that support 4K120 and 2 HDMIs 2.0 input connections that only support up to 4k60.

if you have a target red card member, you get an additional 5% off on anything you buy at target that means this tv only cost only $1,140 after 5% discount and before taxes.  speaking about black friday, Vizio is dropping the 55" OLED TV down $900 from the original cost of $1,300.  That is much more affordable than LG  55" BX and another $400 savings buts its not available at target though so if you are interested, you can get it at bestbuy.  Here is a link to it:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-55-class-oled-4k-uhd-smartcast-tv/6416810.p?skuId=6416810

the vizio oled color, overall brightness, and processor might not be as good as lg oled but its $300 cheaper than lg bx model.  not only that but like lg, these vizio oled tvs support native 4k120 sources and have 4k120 hdmi 2.1 connections.  not sure if vizio all 4 hdmi connections support hdmi 2.1 which support 4k120 or only 2 of them support 4k120 like how lg bx model is though.

neither these lg and vizio models have component video inputs though but only composite video inputs.  4 days ago, when i first got this lg tv, i didn't know it doesn't come with composite video adapter that i checked my bed, then the trash can that my brother threw some of the styrofoam protectors in on the backyard, and i even checked the backseats in the car and the trunk but i couldn't find the composite video adapter.  i thought maybe my middle brother accidently dropped it at target's parking lot.  then i look at the instructions paper more thoroughly and i realize the picture of the composite video adapter has dash dotted lines square around it and i looked at the writing probably down below the paper and it said analog composite video adapter sold seperately.  smart move lg did there, they want to make a bit more money out of consumers who wanted to connect analog composite 480i sources, they have to buy it seperatedly.  so if you are planning on hooking up retro console to these tv via component connections, you are out of luck.  i might buy the seperate composite adaptor to hook up either my snes system or my vcr in the nearby future though.

oh, one last thing.  my brother bought a lot of movies at bestbuy and a few at target since they are on sale for the week of black friday and the sonic 4k blu ray movie he bought was only $10 at bestbuy and the original cost of it was $30 before black friday week sale.  that is like 3 times the saving there i think if my math is correct.  and the regular 1080p blu ray version of it was $8 compare to original price of $20 before black friday week.  so if you are interested, you can check them out here on the links below:

4k bluray with hdr and wcg:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sonic-the-hedgehog-includes-digital-copy-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-blu-ray-2020/6402220.p?skuId=6402220

2k blu ray:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sonic-the-hedgehog-includes-digital-copy-blu-ray-dvd-2020/6402222.p?skuId=6402222

my brother bought them on monday after he saw i bought the oled tv that cost the cheapest on sunday.
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Off-Topic / Re: I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Titan on November 26, 2020, 09:13:20 AM »
What model TV is it? And does it have component?

I haven't seen Sonic yet but your experience is what others have said about it, that it's really good. I gotta watch it but just keep forgetting about it.
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Off-Topic / I just bought an OLED TV and just watched Sonic the Movie
« Last post by Paul2 on November 26, 2020, 08:29:50 AM »
4 days ago my brother just bought me an 55" 4K OLED TV for black friday sale and overall i love the picture quality of it so far.  before i went to target to buy this tv, i checked online and it said this tv is available in tustin, orange.  so my brother drove me there, and the guy there said they don't have any in stocks and said the one in santa ana does have one or some in stocks or something like that and we went to santa ana and the employee there checked the backroom and said they don't carry that model there and she checked on this scanner machine and said there are 2 in stocks in tustin, orange.  so that led me to believe the guy in tustin, orange was lying making us go to santa ana.

she made a called to tustin, orange and i am not sure what they said but eventually, she said there are like some available in costa mesa and my brother told her to tell the costa mesa guy to put on hold the tv for us so it won't be sold out when we got there.  i was somewhat upset that the tustin, orange guy tricked us into going to santa ana.  my brother made 3 trips to 3 different targets.  at least, he could have lied and said none are available in tustin, orange but there are some available in costa mesa so my brother would only made 2 trips instead of 3.  so, we finally bought one in costa mesa but the tv box doesn't fit inside the car, so my brother tear opened up the box and put the tv in the backseat and it fits there but he tried to put he styrofoam covers in the trunk but it doens't fit because he had some big bags of empty plastic water bottles in the trunk that he hasn't sold it to recycle yet so he put the bags in the backseat on top of the tv screen.  i was frustrated because of that because i was worry it might scratch the screen.   luckily, there is a wrapper and a cover on the tv screen though which protects it from getting scratch. after that, he went to this recycling place to recycle the bottles and near it is the super market he was going to go to.

when we got home, i check the screen and there are no scratch marks on the tv and it looks pristine so i am very happy about that.  there are some upsetting and frustration moments on that day buying a new tv.  next time, i learned by experience to buy big screen tv online and let them delivery it to us since big screen tv don't fit in the trunk or the backseat of the car though.  i am not sure if the delivery is free though or not on this tv that we bought.  but its better than drive by pick-up, especially if its free delivery.

what i like about this tv is the picture can get very bright and the color is pretty good too.  the speakers on this tv sounds pretty good too.

last night, i just watched sonic the movie and i have like low to moderate expectation of it before watching it and the story way exceeds my expectation after watching it.  i have trouble concentrating when watching it so like 40% of the time, i didn't paying attention to what the dialogue people were saying in the movie but i did catch some jokes in the movie and i love the jokes.  it makes me laugh several times and feel very good.  the whole story is very good too.  its been like 6 years where i rarely watch movies part of it because of depression and i hope i watch movies and play video games more often now.  this past 4 days, i didn't get enough sleep because of enjoying the new tv and part of it because of the drugs but hopefully i oversleep today and sleep enough onward to make up the not enough sleep i get in this past 4 days.

i would give this movie a 9 out of 10 for the score.  before watching it, my expectation of it like were like a 6 or a 7 out of 10 but its far exceed my expectation after watching it.  *spoiler*  i didn't get near the ending part of the movie where sonic got hit by the missile but he survived that so i don't get how is that possible but i guess because i have trouble concentrating watching the movie 40% of the time so i might have miss out on something *spoiler ends*.  because i didn't get that part, i would have give it an 8.9/10 instead of 9/10 but i can overlook that, beside i might have miss out on something.

so i just wonder if any of you guys watched this movie yet and if you did what do you think of it?
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Off-Topic / Re: New avatar
« Last post by Paul2 on November 24, 2020, 07:34:19 PM »
looks all right.  kind of funky i think.  i mean that in a good way.
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Off-Topic / Re: New avatar
« Last post by Titan on November 24, 2020, 02:20:27 PM »
So retro.
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Off-Topic / New avatar
« Last post by Jumpman on November 24, 2020, 10:55:51 AM »
What do ya think?

It's Sawyer from Lost.
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