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  1. That was my first thought too. Unfortunately, none of them are on display anywhere, which is strange since it's Samsung's Flagship LED model.
  2. Ok, so I purchased the QN90A 85" TV (it's currently $1k off), but I'm curious if anyone can provide insight into something I noticed with the TV. I've noticed a "click" noise coming from the power supply outlet on the back of the TV immediately when I turn the TV on, and then about 15-20 secs after I turn the TV off. Is this normal? I have a bunch of other Samsung TV's and none of them do it. The picture on the TV looks fine, and everything seems to be working well, however the noise is making me a little worried. I don't think it's supposed to do this, and I wonder if it's an indication it's going to to go bad. Maybe an issue with a capacitor? I'm well within the return period, so I'm think about exchanging it, just to be safe, but I'm curious if this is simply normal and will happen with the replacement too. Again I don't think it is, but I can't seem to find any confirmation online Does anyone have any insight?
  3. Any one have any ideas on this setup?
  4. Ok, so I think I may have found a way around having to buy a new matrix amp. One of my audio zones currently contains three speakers. As of right now, I have two speakers hooked up to one zone, and the third speaker hooked up to a different channel/zone. I link them via composer to make it so when zone 1 comes on, so does zone 2 (with the one speaker in it). Can I not just either (1) connect the third speaker to one of the outputs in zone 1 (so three speakers are being powered by one zone/two speaker powered by the same channel) or (2) connect the third speaker in series? All three speakers are the exact same model, and are in the same room If I can do that, I can use the other free zone for the speaker I'm trying to fit. I don't know the ohms of the speakers off the top of my head, but the c4 matrix spec sheet says each channel is rated for 120w at 8 ohms or 220 at 4ohms, so I believe it should work.
  5. Ok, but could I not "daisy chain" the audio matrix to the dumb amp in order to get all of the sources to it including the cable boxes, provided they are all hooked into the matrix amp?
  6. I have a C4 8 channel audio amplifier matrix and have run out of channels (I do have one slot of a channel open, but I don't think there is any way I can use it). The issue I have is that I have a room where I'm just putting one two way speaker. As a result, I need to add another amp to the system, but I only need one channel. Since I only need to add one speaker, I'm looking for the cheapest solution to be able to hook the speaker into my c4 audio system. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good cheap one or two channel amp? Would consider the c4 four channel amplifier, but not looking to spend more than a couple hundred. Also, in order to connect everything, do I just use the digital inputs? Would something like this work: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-2-0-ch-stereo-receiver-with-bluetooth-black/6187501.p?skuId=6187501&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=168&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwweyFBhDvARIsAA67M71_vEkoBYB5LLm-f9Dvx_y480FQZEajd5tJEXPyeAt_OM430UQIzIAaAkWnEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds My primary concern is that there isn't any IP control, so I don't think it would work, but correct me if I'm wrong. Maybe I can use IR? Thanks in advance,
  7. For what it's worth, I don't think rtings.com is biased or paid....at least that's what they claim, and their reviews have been pretty accurate in the past.
  8. I decided to give the Samsung a try. It should be delivered tomorrow, so we'll see how it looks. The Sony 950H seems great, but it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 or mini-led, and is still $3700. The Samsung just dropped to $4500 (and I expect it to drop to $4k within the next month, and I can do a price match through Best Buy for 45 days), so the price shouldn't be that much of a difference. Plus, it has HDMI 2.1 and mini-led. Samsung doesn't have DV, which is certainly a bummer, but it isn't a deal breaker, as I believe they can always add it as a firmware update if they ever pay for the license. Honestly, if the 2021 replacement for the 950H was out already, I would consider it, since it has HDMI 2.1...my only hesitation is that Sony didn't use Mini-led on any TVs for 2021, which seems like an unintelligent move, even if it only provides an incremental boost in picture quality (I believe its better than incremental though from everything I read). If I don't like the Samsung, I'll return it and get the 2021 Sony.
  9. Thanks for the insight. Ok, I'm ruling out the TCL. Have you seen the QN90A as well? If so, how do you think it compares to the 950H or the upcoming 2021 version (not sure the Sony model number or release date for it off the top of my head)? The one thing that makes me pause with the Sony is that none of the led models (including the 2021 models) has mini-led, which makes me think the TVs won't be as good as the mini-led for Samsung.
  10. I get what you're saying, but I guess that's part of what I'm asking and stating. From a spec standpoint, it appears the TCL is pretty on par with the QN90A. Do you disagree? Also, what TV do you think the best 85" TV is right now priced at $5k or less (I'm not looking to spend more than $5k). From what I can tell, the QN90A appears to be the best option, but if you or someone else thinks otherwise, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
  11. Very true, and it looks like a great TV, but it's also $8k. Plus, I'm still a little bit concerned about burn-in, albeit I understand the risk is relatively low.
  12. Fair questions. Part of my reasoning has to do with the fact that both the TCL and that specific Samsung are mini-led. There is one other 4k mini-led Samsung that is about $1k cheaper, but it has an IPS screen (rather than a VA on the higher end Samsung), so it's contrast isn't nearly as good. As for the TCL vs other Samsung's or Sony TVs in the $3k price range, I'm open to the Samsungs or Sonys if the quality of the comparable TVs is just as good or better than the 85" TCL. From what I can tell, however, the Samsungs and Sonys in the $3k price range aren't as good as the TCL. I think the TCL also has a VA screen. It seems to packs a lot of value for a relatively small amount. Thoughts?
  13. Hi All, Looking for some input. I currently have a 2016 Samsung KS8000 LED TV in my living room. The TV is great, but we just finished our basement, so I'm playing musical chairs with TVs and using it as an excuse to upgrade it to an 85" TV. I've decided LED still makes the most sense due to the brightness of the living room, and have narrowed it down to a couple different options, but keep going back and forth on which one to get. Option 1 is the Samsung QN90A (85"), which appears to arguably be the best 4k LED TV on the market right now, albeit the most expensive as well at $5k (although I expect this price to drop to around $4k sometime in July for a little bit). The other TV I'm considering is the TCL XL (85"), which retails for $3k. From everything I've read, the TCL XL is a fantastic TV, and rivals the QN90A, however it appears to lack HDMI 2.1. I also am a little hesitant as stings.com hasn't reviewed it yet, and I don't know much about TCL (although I've generally heard good things). Although I can afford to pay for the QN90A, and have been leaning to that TV recently, I'm having a hard time paying that much for a TV, b/c I know the price is definitely bloated (and Samsung's definitely aren't perfect). On the other hand, I don't know much about the reliability of TCL, and it's still $3k, so I don't want to regret paying a little bit more if the picture quality, longevity, or general satisfaction will be greater with the Samsung. Anyone have any experience with the TCL XL 85" (or TCL) in general? Do you think not having HDMI 2.1 is a deal breaker? I don't plan on upgrading the TV again for a while, unless some crazy compelling new technology comes out that makes me go into fanboy mode lol. Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  14. Me too please. I already have Josh’s Homebridge driver, which has been great, but always looking for additional/better options. Any chance this will support speakers too? Thanks!
  15. Anyone else have issues with a TS3 originally bought brand new going bad only 3 years after purchasing? I have three of these things and literally every single one of them has gone bad after the warranty ran out. Yes, electronica go bad sometimes and inevitably they will fail, but the fact that three of them have gone bad after only 3-4 years is absolutely ridiculous, and tells me that there is a flaw with the design or crappy parts were used. Before anyone tells me that maybe something is wrong with my setup, there isn’t. All three TS3s have had something completely different go wrong with them. The latest one (and only one that hasn’t been replaced) to go bad won’t respond to touch in the middle of the screen. C4 needs to make this right. I’ve spent way too much money with them over the years, and this just pisses me off. 3-4 years longevity for a product that doesn’t even get abused/thrown around is absurd. I’ve had some the SR-260 screens go bad, and that’s not surprising when you have kids and things get sat on accidentally, but this is a completely different story. Anyone else feel this way?
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