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baelthazar wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:04 am Upgrading to a 4K TV was one of the single best decisions (with some of the biggest immediate payoffs). I didn't go a super high end 4K TV (it is not an OLED) and we also didn't go super big (we moved the couch closer). But the difference in just normal TV watching and gaming was highly noticeable (enough that I also had to get the PS4 Pro later to take full advantage of the TV).

I am a big fan of Sony TVs. I like their color range, refresh rates, price, and usability. The one thing that will frustrate you no matter what TV you buy is the lack of HDMI ports. It seems like the newer TVs are greatly reducing the number of ports, for reasons unknown. And be careful if you decide to go with an HDMI switch to increase your number of ports - they can often limit your refresh rate (some to 30hz and others at 60hz), particularly with a 4K signal.
I really wanted to go big with a 75” set, but the price point for one that’s tricked out enough (4K/120hz, hdmi2.1, VRR, etc) to take full advantage of the next gen consoles is just too rich for my blood.

So I’m deciding between a very nice 65” set and a 75” set that is solid but makes some compromises.

Right now, the 65” set in the lead is the Sony X900H. Never had a Sony TV before, but it gets great reviews, and it’s currently on sale at $999 (down from $1,399).

The 75” option is the new TCL Series 6 set which checks all the boxes except for 4K at 120hz. It doesn’t have HDMI 2.1, so it’s bandwidth limited and caps output at 4K at 60hz or 1440P at 120hz. It goes for $1,399 list, but I’m expecting to see some aggressive Prime Day and Black Friday discounts which might bring it down under $1K, which is my absolute price ceiling. It also gets great reviews, even in a head-to-head comparison with the above-mentioned Sony X900H.

Another issue I have is that while the 75" set would fit in the space I have, it really would be outsized. The 65" set is probably the better size for the space . . . but I'm so tempted to go with what would be a really big size upgrade over the old 55" Vizio I have right now.

I'm thinking I might go grab the Sony now while it's on sale at Costco and just hold it for a while. Costco has a 90 day return policy, so I could just keep it unopened until the Prime Day and Black Friday deals pass and either hold on to it or return it if I see a better option.

Thoughts?
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My brother is going to be getting an Xbox Series X (the new one) for Christmas. Best Buy is having a sale on Madden games. Will the Standard one run on the system? What is the difference between the Standard and the Series X versions?
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stessier wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:14 pm My brother is going to be getting an Xbox Series X (the new one) for Christmas. Best Buy is having a sale on Madden games. Will the Standard one run on the system? What is the difference between the Standard and the Series X versions?
For one, the standard appears to be for the XBOX One which would depend on backward compatibility support to run on the Series X and presumably the Series X version would run natively on the Series X but not at all on the One.

Edit: it looks like the Series X version actually includes a copy of the XBOne version. Also the standard version you are linking is to Madden 20 (ie last year's release) and the Series X is to Madden 21.
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coopasonic wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:17 pm
stessier wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:14 pm My brother is going to be getting an Xbox Series X (the new one) for Christmas. Best Buy is having a sale on Madden games. Will the Standard one run on the system? What is the difference between the Standard and the Series X versions?
For one, the standard appears to be for the XBOX One which would depend on backward compatibility support to run on the Series X and presumably the Series X version would run natively on the Series X but not at all on the One.

Edit: it looks like the Series X version actually includes a copy of the XBOne version. Also the standard version you are linking is to Madden 20 (ie last year's release) and the Series X is to Madden 21.
Why yes, that is the Standard 2020 version. Doh!

So backwards compatibility isn't guaranteed? That's a bummer. Thanks for catching it!
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I don't know the state of or promises on backwards compatibility. It has never been an area of concern for me so I don't bother myself with it.
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XBox One Series X is backwards compatible.
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not all games are, but most will be
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So Walmart canceled my Series X order without explanation. Called them: basically sorry we oversold.

So now my son's ENTIRE CHRISTMAS is effectively fucked. Fuck you 2020. Fuck you.
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msduncan wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:16 pm So Walmart canceled my Series X order without explanation. Called them: basically sorry we oversold.

So now my son's ENTIRE CHRISTMAS is effectively fucked. Fuck you 2020. Fuck you.
I would say there's still a good chance you could find one after launch but before Christmas. Hopefully, but yeah that sucks on Walmarts part.
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Eeek. That really sucks. After that email that Amazon sent out, I'm worried a similar thing might happen to me for the PS5. Or, if they don't outright cancel, give an estimated ship date so far out from the launch date that it is effectively cancelled.
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