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Offline Beren

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8100 on: Monday 22 April 2019, 06:27:51 pm »
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« Reply #8102 on: Sunday 12 May 2019, 06:13:13 pm »
Can anyone recommend a decent bike that would be alright for both trails and road?

Look into adventure or cyclocross.

I have this https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2170-cxr-8.9.html and use it to commute to work along a couple of miles of roads and then onto a gravel path for about 10 miles.  Works well.

There are plenty of options to look at though across all price brackets.

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8103 on: Monday 13 May 2019, 03:26:17 pm »
Nice bike. Apex 1x with hydro brakes is cool.

I suppose the first step is to decide whether you want flat or drop handlebars. There is no correct answer, just pick what you fancy. Maybe test (or rent) each one if you've not ridden a bike in a while.

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« Reply #8104 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 04:59:11 pm »
Using the impending trade war as an excuse to buy a 4k TV?  Y/N

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8105 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 06:06:55 pm »
Using the impending trade war as an excuse to buy a 4k TV?  Y/N

Y.

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« Reply #8106 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 07:13:46 pm »
Hoping someone with a 4k that they're happy with recs something. We're all sports fans. Who's happy with their setup when the game is on?

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« Reply #8107 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 07:16:45 pm »
Hoping someone with a 4k that they're happy with recs something. We're all sports fans. Who's happy with their setup when the game is on?

@SEMTEX is your tech man for the states.  TCL?

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« Reply #8108 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 07:19:31 pm »
:lol: :wave:

Same as ever. Want cheap, buy TCL, want good, buy LG OLED.

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« Reply #8109 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 07:54:17 pm »
I bought an LG then returned it for the TCL linked an few pages back. I don’t know what I was expecting but the live sports aren’t that impressive at all especially on the smaller channels like MSG and YES. The quality on Netflix/Prime and the PS4 is incredible so I’m guessing the the cable companies haven’t caught up to the technology yet.   

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« Reply #8110 on: Thursday 16 May 2019, 08:01:46 pm »
Correct. There are very very few sports cast in 4k. I think the premier league has the odd stream, only available streaming on Fubo. Most live cable tv/streaming services still max out at 1080i/720p.

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« Reply #8111 on: Friday 17 May 2019, 01:06:30 am »
Nah, I get that and am not particularly worried about that. Some TV's turn to absolute s*** when the ball is in motion and I want to avoid that.

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« Reply #8112 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 06:52:59 pm »
You probably just want to turn sport mode on, but in general, the fancier the guts of the TV, the better it should be at dealing with that. OLED it is.

Quote from: some page i found on the internet that said what i wanted it to say
"OLED now takes the top crown as the best Sports viewing technology due to perfect side viewing angles, no problems with motion blur, and nearly perfect contrast."

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« Reply #8113 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 06:58:54 pm »
Is OLED the kind that goes like super black or whatever, like turning pixels off? QLED's just a model name, right? Nothing to do with OLED?

EDIT: Let Me Google That for Myself

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« Reply #8114 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 07:06:06 pm »
Correct.

Non-OLED TVs nowadays tend to have backlight zones, so that instead of the backlight being on behind the entire screen, it detects what areas of the picture are dark and reduces the backlight in that "zone". Depending upon the fanciness of your TV, it could have more/less of these zones.

But it's nee OLED.

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« Reply #8115 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 07:09:11 pm »
Correct.

Non-OLED TVs nowadays tend to have backlight zones, so that instead of the backlight being on behind the entire screen, it detects what areas of the picture are dark and reduces the backlight in that "zone". Depending upon the fanciness of your TV, it could have more/less of these zones.

But it's nee OLED.

:thup: Got it. Thanks.

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« Reply #8116 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 07:14:59 pm »
:lol: Us watching our teams be s*** in sci-fi level clarity.


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« Reply #8118 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 09:43:58 pm »
https://www.rosegal.com/mens-shirt/world-map-print-hidden-button-shirt-7168993.html

Bluestar?

I’ve had the ad for that shirt following me around for so long I’m tempted to cave in.

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« Reply #8119 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 09:44:59 pm »
https://www.rosegal.com/mens-shirt/world-map-print-hidden-button-shirt-7168993.html

Bluestar?

I’ve had the ad for that shirt following me around for so long I’m tempted to cave in.

 :lol:

I ended up clicking I’d seen it that often, just wanted to see if their stock gets worse, well it does.

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8120 on: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 03:36:09 pm »
Hoping someone with a 4k that they're happy with recs something. We're all sports fans. Who's happy with their setup when the game is on?

yo @dickbag, TCL is like $100 cheaper than norm on amzn https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B079NJMFL8/ref=twister_B07C9FDHMW?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8121 on: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 04:11:35 pm »
....why did dickbag work.

:lol: Did you @ me and then edit dickbag? That cuts deep.

@nonce <- see if this works.

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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8122 on: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 04:16:51 pm »
@nonce
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Re: Potential Materialism: The "What I might buy" Thread
« Reply #8124 on: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 06:28:47 pm »
....why did dickbag work.

:lol: Did you @ me and then edit dickbag? That cuts deep.

@nonce <- see if this works.
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