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      09-20-2021, 10:00 AM   #1
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Amazon now makes TV's

Amazon now sells their own brand of TV's - and the price point, and features are amazing!

For $829 you can get a 65" 4K OLED TV - this seems like an awesome deal-
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Interesting and crazy price if itís any good!!
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I know what I'm getting myself for Xmas now lol.

About time to retire my 50" to the bedroom.
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I think they are made by TCL, and look like they are their 4 series TVs with Fire TV instead of Roku.
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Hmm, I'm definitely intrigued...
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Not a bad value but there would definitely be tradeoffs that come with that price. I'd be concerned with Alexa constantly spying/listening and Amazon pushing ads. I'd much prefer a quality "dumb" display that I could connect to my media devices with no "smart" features or built in streaming devices that perform poorly when new and only get progressively worse with time or falling prey to Amazon's planned obsolescence.
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Don't know - pretty happy with my LG OLED from a couple years back. Don't see myself replacing it any time soon.

Crazy prices though...since mine ran over $4.5K. I'd need to see a side by side...
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Netflix and chill with Alexa watching? I'll take a dumb display, please.....
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Netflix and chill with Alexa watching?
"And that's what's happening with those Japanese, umm, in Japan"

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Of course they make a television. Why wouldn't they?
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To clarify. They don't make a TV in the pure sense. There are only a handful of manufacturers that actually make their own "glass". Many of the other manufacturers commission the ones that do to make the panels for their TVs. They may use their own electronics driving the panel or their own custom software loads.

But I can pretty much guarantee that Amazon has not built out their own production plants making these panels. They've teamed up with another manufacturer. Speculation has it as possibly being TCL.
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But not until Smith reaches his eighth-floor flat do we understand the extent of Big Brother's intrusion. Mounted on the wall of nearly every home in Oceania is a "telescreen," which the ruling party uses to transmit propaganda and watch citizens' every move.

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Yeah hard pass.
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Amazon is probably one the most vertically integrated companies in existence...they have their own planes, trucks, hardware (Kindles and now TV's, Alexa's, etc.)

Big picture they want ALL of our money...
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You forgot about the huge phallic-shaped rocket.....
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To clarify. They don't make a TV in the pure sense. There are only a handful of manufacturers that actually make their own "glass". Many of the other manufacturers commission the ones that do to make the panels for their TVs. They may use their own electronics driving the panel or their own custom software loads.

But I can pretty much guarantee that Amazon has not built out their own production plants making these panels. They've teamed up with another manufacturer. Speculation has it as possibly being TCL.
Yeah, I get that. It's the same or similar concept for other items like appliances.
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You forgot about the huge phallic-shaped rocket.....
LOL. It's like Bezos is telling everyone to eat a dick.
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Netflix and chill with Alexa watching? I'll take a dumb display, please.....
I agree..

When I saw the title of the thread I was like
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I wouldnít buy it if it was $50. Thatís how much I hate Amazon. Worst company Iíve ever dealt with in my life.
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Amazon has long collaborated with other brands, such as Toshiba and Insignia, to provide Fire TV Edition sets that use Amazon's own smart TV platform https://homienjoy.com/.
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They donít appear to be OLED, in fact the look like low end LCD probably without local dimming. If this is the case Iíd recommend passing for sure.
Current generation LG & Sony OLEDís look amazing. Finally replaced the last of our 12 year old Plasmas with a Sony 83Ē OLED and it looks spectacular. Should have custom millwork bezel to trim things out soon.
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