Retirement gift choice: LG 43” TV or Bose Outdoor Speakers

gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
edited January 3 in The Clubhouse
I want outdoor speakers* for my pending back deck facelift. Wouldn’t get used for a while.
But
I want to replace an aging Plasma** about the same size. Would get used the day it arrives

*really want 4; prefer a different brand
** demands a remote to power up and Off; Energy hog too

Leaning towards TV

No rush. Thanks for your input. Tony
Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
*soldered

LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
Power Conditioning & Distribution:
3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,615
    Get the TV if you have neighbors. Outdoor speakers will ruin their life.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,851
    TV

    Get portable speakers later

    I bought a pair of Ultimate Ears Megaboom3’s and like the quality and versatility so much I purchased another pair

    Fun speakers for hanging out and travel
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  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,563
    I'd recommend the TV, since you can use it right away. Why are you limited by brand?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,982
    Take the TV. You already know Bose blows.
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,280
    Their outdoor stuff doesn't suck, especially if just for entertaining. Solidly made, good at broadcasting sound. Great for years outside, and the 251's have a respectable sound. Blasphemy I know, I'd never say it about anything for inside.

    But I'd go for the TV. Use it all the time, they're a bunch better than older gear, upgrades are fun, can do more with it, smart features etc...
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,212
    Which one is cheaper to outright purchase? Since you want both, take the more expensive one as a gift.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,398
    Neither one; I think you need to up your game a bit more for all those years of hard work >:) . Congrats to you on your impending retirement
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    edited January 4
    Forgot to mention I had other choices* but narrowed to these.
    You already know Bose* blows.
    Trying to be civilized.
    *different categories - none AV

    My concern is getting 2 more to match w/out bustin’ the budget. Notorious* for being pricy compared to their competition.

    Still leaning towards the TV. For those that weren’t aware, I retired early December.

    Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,654
    I was given a pr. of 151's by my older friend Paul years ago. He got them at a flea market for 5.00 for the pr.. :D

    They sound great!

    Now I had bought a set of Polk Atrium 55s and he needed a pr. for his back deck, so I sold them to him for the same 50.00 I pd. on eBay about 8 years ago.

    Here are my B**e 151s.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,317
    I recently got a couple of Samsung 55's for the same price (ea), probably less than my LG 43" The prices seem to be way down if you can make a 55" work.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I recently got a couple of Samsung 55's for the same price (ea), probably less than my LG 43" The prices seem to be way down if you can make a 55" work.
    If you can get AT&T to pay for it - yup! Otherwise... if it isn’t I the their retirement gift catalog... ...sorry, no. None of that on the radar for a while

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • verbverb Posts: 9,046
    Well first of all congrats on your retirement! I admire (and am slightly jealous :smile: ) of anyone who had endured a majority of their life working for others.

    You deserve a brand new set of L800's! IMO of course! :smile:

    But, given the options, heck both are good, as you most likely will be spending more time at the tube, and outdoors.

    Hmm, I'd opt for the TV! Since it would get immediate use. :smile: Congrats!
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    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,317
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I recently got a couple of Samsung 55's for the same price (ea), probably less than my LG 43" The prices seem to be way down if you can make a 55" work.
    If you can get AT&T to pay for it - yup! Otherwise... if it isn’t I the their retirement gift catalog... ...sorry, no. None of that on the radar for a while

    My company retirement catalog just has a boot in it with an arrow pointing to a but emoji
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,317
    Actually I think I am supposed to get a watch from the union, what the hell will I need that for? So I can see the last minutes of my life tick away?
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 342
    Tv
    Bose blows ....
    B&W Am-1’s for the patio or Polk atrium 8 SDI’s

    Bk
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  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    gyosa wrote: »
    Tv
    Bose blows ....
    B&W Am-1’s for the patio or Polk atrium 8 SDI’s

    Bk
    I appreciate your suggestions. Won’t know if either are in the face lift budget until the later stages of the project- I want 4!

    Thanks. Tony

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • minerminer Posts: 1,293
    For my 40 yr anniversary gift I had my company donate the equivalent funds to the American Cancer Society. Nothing in the book I needed.
    [
  • verbverb Posts: 9,046
    miner wrote: »
    For my 40 yr anniversary gift I had my company donate the equivalent funds to the American Cancer Society. Nothing in the book I needed.

    That right there is cool! Well done!
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    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    Thanks for everyone’s input I ordered the TV. Should be here in 4-6 weeks.

    BTW the Bose speakers offered instead of the TV were upscale to the model mentioned elsewhere in this thread.

    Cheers Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,317
    @gp4jesus let us know if there's anything good on it when you get it.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @gp4jesus let us know if there's anything good on it when you get it.
    ???

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,317
    @gp4jesus when I got a new TV it just had the same old garbage on it. I hope you have better luck than me.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    edited January 21
    My 43” LG arrived, model 43UM69. I know what 4K means but not the phrase “4K active HDR.” After I post I’ll head over to the LG site.

    Includes:
    Netflix
    Prime Video
    Hulu
    Sling
    YouTube
    Vudu
    and an LG specific app, CH LG Channels. Don’t know if any of the above qualifies as the “Garbage” in the above posts.

    Early review: looks pretty good. However, by comparison, my now 7 year old Samsung, always has a brighter picture under different ambient lighting.

    Post edited by gp4jesus on
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    If you’re broke but MUST have a new TV NOW for your kid, buy it*. My gut told me seconds after I got a DirecTV image on the screen what you’ll read in reviews. Even after I went through the very limited video settings for the brightest setting, could be brighter.
    * I’d ask and look around for a used TV

    Not I bad as a gift I guess but I wouldn’t pay much more than $200. I believe it retails @ $229 (BB)

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/um6900

    Cheers
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,280
    Does your Samsung adjust the backlight based on ambient light detection? Mine does, it works quite well. And the controls let you make the picture really pop if you want, without blowing colors or brightness out too bad. Kinda fun.
    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    Down
    LSiM707 - 706c - 702f/x - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

  • verbverb Posts: 9,046
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    If you’re broke but MUST have a new TV NOW for your kid, buy it*. My gut told me seconds after I got a DirecTV image on the screen what you’ll read in reviews. Even after I went through the very limited video settings for the brightest setting, could be brighter.
    * I’d ask and look around for a used TV

    Not I bad as a gift I guess but I wouldn’t pay much more than $200. I believe it retails @ $229 (BB)

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/um6900

    Cheers

    Yep. Gifts are nice! And more important, happy retirement! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,345
    Does your Samsung adjust the backlight based on ambient light detection?
    I think, no but perhaps it’s so subtle I didn’t see a change.

    I did all testing during the day. Both TVs
    1. connected to the identical sources & programming - Andy Griffith and daytime talk
    2. in rooms w/darkening drapes.

    You’ve inspired me to check carefully tonight after sundown.

    I’m certain NO for the LG. I agree w/reviews: it should be brighter under all conditions.
    Mine does, it works quite well. And the controls let you make the picture really pop if you want, without blowing colors or brightness out too bad. Kinda fun.
    Like the LG, my Samsung has several preset combos of brightness*, contrast*, & “temp* **.”
    Unlike the LG, the Samsung also***provides separate*** tweaks*** for the previous*.
    ** warm, neutral, or cool
    *** you get what you pay for

    LG going in my kid’s room today before he gets home.

    😊 Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Xbox, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; M&T - 981
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: an Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,280
    It’s honestly one of my favorite features. Once I got all the other settings as I liked them it seems to track ambient light quite welll, allowing the backlight to be turned to zero for night viewing in a dark room when you’re trying to sleep and don’t want a bright **** television in your face but will turn it all the way up of daytime, and yet still manages to intuitively get the setting right for all other lighting conditions.
    Up
    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000

    Down
    LSiM707 - 706c - 702f/x - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

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