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Ultimate Geek


  # 2353764 15-Nov-2019 09:52
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ShinyChrome:

 

I am a big fan of LG's webOS, as you will see a few posts up me heaping praise on it. It is the one redeeming feature of my current TV, and probably about the only OS I would bother using built-in apps. Too bad that LG's LED TV range is all IPS and the OLED range is more than I want to pay for a TV right now.

 

The Xbox on the other hand, I find the streaming apps to be slow, clunky, and buggy. I'm pretty fussy about UX and spoiled by webOS though, so maybe its just me.

 

I must admit, getting a Harmony remote has improved my experience with it somewhat, but I still feel gaming is the only first class experience it offers. The other functions can be done better by individual devices (UHD blu-ray player, Shield etc), but obviously at added cost. But if you can only afford one device and it does everything you need, then by far it is the most cost effective option.

 

 

 

 

Yeah webos is pretty great. Can be a bit slow at times, but it's pretty solid. Range of apps is pretty good too, TVNZ on demand and others I forget - other than the spark sport cluster (i have a 2016 model).

 

Xbox one apps - yes it seems not as much care has been put into them perhaps. Overall though I'd say they are decent enough netflix, plex, amazon - Other than youtube which is rubbish.

 

I will say I haven't noticed them being slower that the tv native ones - in fact anecdotally I'd say the xbox ones are faster.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2353772 15-Nov-2019 10:09
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CokemonZ:

 

Yeah webos is pretty great. Can be a bit slow at times, but it's pretty solid. Range of apps is pretty good too, TVNZ on demand and others I forget - other than the spark sport cluster (i have a 2016 model).

 

Xbox one apps - yes it seems not as much care has been put into them perhaps. Overall though I'd say they are decent enough netflix, plex, amazon - Other than youtube which is rubbish.

 

I will say I haven't noticed them being slower that the tv native ones - in fact anecdotally I'd say the xbox ones are faster.

 

 

Funnily enough I was just perusing r/hometheater when this came up, covers some of the flaws I missed. As you say, it's decent enough if it fits your use case though.

 

I have a 2017 upper-mid model with webOS 3.5, and it is MUCH snappier than the One X. 


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2353781 15-Nov-2019 11:07
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ShinyChrome:

 

CokemonZ:

 

Yeah webos is pretty great. Can be a bit slow at times, but it's pretty solid. Range of apps is pretty good too, TVNZ on demand and others I forget - other than the spark sport cluster (i have a 2016 model).

 

Xbox one apps - yes it seems not as much care has been put into them perhaps. Overall though I'd say they are decent enough netflix, plex, amazon - Other than youtube which is rubbish.

 

I will say I haven't noticed them being slower that the tv native ones - in fact anecdotally I'd say the xbox ones are faster.

 

 

Funnily enough I was just perusing r/hometheater when this came up, covers some of the flaws I missed. As you say, it's decent enough if it fits your use case though.

 

I have a 2017 upper-mid model with webOS 3.5, and it is MUCH snappier than the One X. 

 

 

 

 

There we go :)

 

2016 lowest end OLED (B6) which the chip does have some known speed challenges. Now that I like WebOS I do regret that a little bit, but I did like the 1.5k I saved over the C6 series!


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2353919 15-Nov-2019 11:30
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CokemonZ:

 

There we go :)

 

2016 lowest end OLED (B6) which the chip does have some known speed challenges. Now that I like WebOS I do regret that a little bit, but I did like the 1.5k I saved over the C6 series!

 

 

Remembering back, I think that was one of the selling points they were hitting when I bought it. New Quad Core Processor! Still going strong though.

 

Absolutely, though it's a shame that the B series has failed to become the budget OLED hero line that I was hoping for and is exclusive to Harvey Norman. Last time I checked, they were keeping it at a price close enough to the even higher price C series to make it an easy up-sell. It's not on their website, so I have no idea what it is doing these days. Hopefully some heavy discounts come BF.


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Master Geek


  # 2356895 18-Nov-2019 18:15
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Would anyone care to opine on what might be the best overall / best bargain 55 to 65 inch TV under $2K in the PB Tech cyber Monday sale or should I wait until Black Friday?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/cyber-monday/filter/tv-av/tvs

 

Thanks


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Ultimate Geek


  # 2356903 18-Nov-2019 18:32
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BLazeD:

Would anyone care to opine on what might be the best overall / best bargain 55 to 65 inch TV under $2K in the PB Tech cyber Monday sale or should I wait until Black Friday?


https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/cyber-monday/filter/tv-av/tvs


Thanks



Most of that stuff is junk, I would personally wait a couple of weeks until BF

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