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    #46
    Originally posted by RollinPositive View Post

    Holding on to old equipment can be cost effective but one misses so much with not being able to stream content and usually of someone is holding on to older equipment in streamlining the cable/dish and home internet and cutting the cord one can save enough to upgrade equipment

    We had a family member paying $200 for cable and internet and we moved them to Sling $40 & T-Mobile @home internet ($50) for combines $90

    Now they have channels they didn't have at lower cost, internet is faster

    They saved enough in 1st few months to afford a 4k TV 65" (under $300 at Christmas time and a Vizo home theater $150 at Costco

    The love the larger shaper picture and can hear so much better with rear speakers near them

    They love streaming older movies for free to and love watching YouTube hes a tech guy and she loved home improvement creators


    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...04930433522859

    https://www.vizio.com/en/shop/sound-bar
    ‘if I wanted to stream to my tv I could get a roku or Apple TV, and I can stream on my iPad and my computer, and for that matter my phone as well And I only pay $49/month for dish for tv and then another $49 to Xfinity for my internet. Also I’ve had 2 visios and neither of them lasted more than 2 years before they failed. Also my kenwood has 5 speakers and surround, so it sound fine to me. I’ll get a bigger tv when i move, because I’m planning to throw away most of my belongings when I do that, but for now I’m good.

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      #47
      FYI if you have Comcast keep an eye on your bill...I luv my Samsung 4k..etc,etc...what I did not know, is they were charging me $$ for watching stuff in hi-def. I went from, $139 a month, to this last bill of $212...did not realize it because I had a few other auto pays on that card including electric which goes up in the winter. Needless to say, I'm switching to internet only at the end of this billing period, if I had my way I'd use another company. But being in the boondocks, they are the only company that covers this area. ;(

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        #48
        I ended up buying a Vizio V405-H19 back in July and as far as quality goes I'm satisfied but there is one thing that is driving me crazy. My HTPC that I built long ago will not display on it via HDMI. The computer worked on my previous TVs and it works on my parents 50" Vizio that I bought them for Christmas. I tried using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and nothing happened. I can plug my laptop in and it works fine but my HTPC won't? Anyone have any idea why? I sent Vizio a message about it but I'm not expecting anything but double talk.

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          #49
          Just guessing here but it sounds like a firmware driver issue. You've validated the hardware is working.

          I'm not overly thrilled about Smart tv software in general. My family bought me a Sony Bravia (budget model) and it hangs up in some software loop frequently when changing channels. Or just refuses to run the app (Fubo, Netflix, Prime) without being reset. And the cheap $100 soundbar from Amazon won't play Netflix or Prime but works with Fubo. Go figure.
          "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
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            #50
            Originally posted by Rook98006 View Post
            Just guessing here but it sounds like a firmware driver issue. You've validated the hardware is working.
            Yeah the computer works fine. I guess I should test my Fire Stick in the other HDMI ports.

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              #51
              I fixed it and it was so damn easy, its embarrassing that I have been trying to figure it out since last July. The other TVs seemed to be more plug and play and my computer recognized them and the resolution set itself. So the other day I manually changed the video resolution to 1960x1080 and made sure that the megahertz was set properly for my new TV and voila... it didn't work. Then I remembered that I had my HDMI cord plugged into DisplayPort adapter. So my caregiver swapped it out and bam, I'm back in business.

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                #52
                Well done!
                "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
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