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The best budget 4K TV for bedroom?

I am torn between a RCA roku 43 inch for $299 and a LG 43 inch TV
That costs $350 including taxes
The RCA is rated highest but has less reviews
The RCA can only be purchased online.O have never once ordered a television online out of fear it will arrived damage but maybe I should give them a chance and take a risk?
There is also the Walmart ONN brand that is around $270.
I do not want to go with TCL or Samsung
Any suggestions? Any of you tried the RCA or LG 4k TV?
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Reply #1 posted 12/11/21 9:52pm

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The roommate got a 4K Hisense with Roku, and he loves it. 55", it's a great TV. He paid under $300 for it when he got it a couple of years ago (or was it last year? I forget).

I never quite trusted RCA. They were always a poor man's version. LG is solid as a brand. Maybe check Hisense, Sony, and Vizio. You'd be surprised at the deals you'd find on those.

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Reply #2 posted 12/13/21 5:01am

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TrivialPursuit said:

The roommate got a 4K Hisense with Roku, and he loves it. 55", it's a great TV. He paid under $300 for it when he got it a couple of years ago (or was it last year? I forget).

I never quite trusted RCA. They were always a poor man's version. LG is solid as a brand. Maybe check Hisense, Sony, and Vizio. You'd be surprised at the deals you'd find on those.


Here in Holland we consider LG the poor mans Philips and most of there stuf isn't that great.
I have a earlier (2018 model) 4K Sony 42" in the bedroom for €250 during black friday.

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Reply #3 posted 12/13/21 3:00pm

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JorisE73 said:

Here in Holland we consider LG the poor mans Philips and most of there stuf isn't that great.
I have a earlier (2018 model) 4K Sony 42" in the bedroom for €250 during black friday.


Yeah, my roommate got a Sony 55" 4K just a few short years ago for the living room. It's stellar, although the apps on it are rudimentary (compared to other app stores). The basics are there, but it's slim pickings otherwise.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #4 posted 12/14/21 12:18am

JorisE73

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JorisE73 said:

Here in Holland we consider LG the poor mans Philips and most of there stuf isn't that great.
I have a earlier (2018 model) 4K Sony 42" in the bedroom for €250 during black friday.


Yeah, my roommate got a Sony 55" 4K just a few short years ago for the living room. It's stellar, although the apps on it are rudimentary (compared to other app stores). The basics are there, but it's slim pickings otherwise.


Mine is a Android TV with Chromecast so teh apps are pretty good.

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Reply #5 posted 12/14/21 4:47pm

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JorisE73 said:

Mine is a Android TV with Chromecast so teh apps are pretty good.


That sounds much better, as far as the apps go. We've long since been FireTV and/or Roku users, so I suppose the Sony app store (and the lack of quality therein) falls by the wayside.

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Reply #6 posted 12/15/21 12:23am

JorisE73

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JorisE73 said:

Mine is a Android TV with Chromecast so teh apps are pretty good.


That sounds much better, as far as the apps go. We've long since been FireTV and/or Roku users, so I suppose the Sony app store (and the lack of quality therein) falls by the wayside.



I use a Raspberry Pi for most of my apps and Kodi to stream.
I use the apps on the TV only for the 'official' apps (Disney+, Netflix, Spotify etc.) and to stream from my NAS because my Raspi doesn't support 4K streamin (yet).
I used to stream Youtube from my phone to my TV but with the ads lately that has become unusable and I'm still trying to figure out how to stream YoutubeVanced to my TV (or Raspberry pi) so I won't have any ads.

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Reply #7 posted 12/17/21 8:45am

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If you're on a tight budget, you're better off going for a high quality 1080p than a cheap hot mess 4K.


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