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Joeynator3000

Alright, so my current TV, it's small, but it's still 1080p and my switch looks perfectly fine for the most part.

Despite this, it's still old and cheap (as in, it only has 2 HDMI ports and..and multi-colored ports? I forget what they're called, lol). I'm capable of getting a newer and better TV, but...I'm not entirely sure what to get. I was thinking of sticking with another 1080p, but this OLED thing I've heard about interests me. Then I found out that they stopped making 1080p TVs with OLED...so now I'm wondering if it's worth getting a 4K with OLED.

So, how does the Switch look on a TV like this? I've heard so many mixed stories about it being blurry, or input lag, or SOMETHING. Ugh, why is this so difficult for me? xD (also heard results change depending on the game itself. o_0)

Also which brand? I've heard LG does the best OLED 4K TV...?

EDIT: Moved my own thread to the general forum/board thingy now. General 4K TVs talk that doesn't have to do with the Switch anymore. Also check my last post, need help looking for a chair now.

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Try Sharp Aquos model.
Mine is White color Sharp Aquos 32' with Component, HDMI and USB slots.
The other model of Sharp Aquos don't have Component slot, instead they have Composite (Red, Yellow, White) slot.
Well, the display of games with HD output looked pretty good on Sharp Aquos.
Btw, my Sharp TV model is already more than 10 years old and still working.

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sixrings

I wish I bought the 1080p oled when it went on sale. I ended up thinking 4k was worth it and the upscaler would make things like switch look fine. In the end my switch looks noticeably worse despite my tv being significantly better. Id research the best 1080p tv you could still find if your main priority is switch gaming. Otherwise you can be like me and pray for a pro model or a switch 2. That said all 1080p 60fps games look great when upscaled to 4k. The higher the quality the less work the scaler has to do and it does make a difference. Good luck.

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@Anti-Matter my parents in their late 60s have a sharp aquos. That's some real retro tech you're suggesting. You really are a contrarian to suggest that tv when clearly the world has moved on to led, qled, old tv's.

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Have you tried going to a shop and looking around?

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Joeynator3000

Ugh, I must suck when it comes to searching stuff on Amazon, it keeps giving me the biggest and expensive TVs. Only 4K Sharp TV I saw was a 75in...$3,000. >.<

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@Joeynator3000 sharp at one time was huge in the LCD world. But they have fallen off a cliff. They once used to make displays for Sony. Those days are long gone. Now Samsung and LG have the qled oled monopoly. I believe if I'm right that Samsung provides Sony with some of their displays. I do like my Samsung tv's smart features. That's my favourite thing of my new tv. It's extremely smooth and easy to use.

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Joeynator3000

I'm not sure if I'm wanting Smart stuff, I mainly use my TV for gaming and Bluray. xD

From what I read, it seems LG is the only one that's doing OLED...and apparently all of those TVs are super big and expensive. (not that price is too much of an issue now, but still, lol)

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Woomy_NNYes

@Joeynator3000 I learned last year, springtime is a good time to by a new tv. Around march? new tv models start getting to stores, and stores put the previous year models on sale. So, you may want to watch prices through january. Waiting until after Christmas was a good move.

What size TV are you aiming for? If you tell me what size, I can log into consumer reports and get a top 10 list.

I got a Samsung NU8000 last april, and by then, some models were getting tough to find. While you shop, regarding Samsung model numbers, the letters are the year, last four digits are the model line. So, NU = 2018. and it was the 8000 series. 8100, 8300 were steps up. I think the Samsung entery level is 6000. 2019 tv's have an "RU" model number, example: RU7100

Be careful looking at entry level for any brand. My dad got a Sams Club entry level, bargain TV in 2015, and it didn't have an audio output for a sound bar, which was a problem.

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 Oh, you could indeed do FAR worse than go for an LG. They're just about the best screens right now. And you don't have to go bigger than 50", so no need to spend thousands of dollars either.

And most of the better models have decent game and upscaling modes, with which you don't have to fear any blurriness or other bad display effects.

For some more detailed info, I'll just refer you to my comment in this thread here, which gives you more than enough background info and reviews to get you started:
https://www.nintendolife.com/forums/nintendo-switch/anyone_el...

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As for not wanting smart stuff on there: that's just inevitable with any modern day TV, but just because the features are there, that doesn't mean you have to use them if they don't interest you. I'm pretty sure that over half of the people that buy a 4K TV will never use a game mode, let alone even realize that there is one on their particular screen in the first place...

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Woomy_NNYes

Damn @ThanosReXXX , nice list!

@Joeynator3000 I shopped on Best Buy, because amazon can be overwhelming. Last march/april Best Buy's sale prices I looked at were the same as BJ's Wholesale & similar to amazon, actually -believe it or not.

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@Woomy_NNYes We aim to please.
And to thoroughly inform...

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Joeynator3000

ThanosReXXX wrote:

@Joeynator3000 Oh, you could indeed do FAR worse than go for an LG. They're just about the best screens right now. And you don't have to go bigger than 50", so no need to spend thousands of dollars either.

And most of the better models have decent game and upscaling modes, with which you don't have to fear any blurriness or other bad display effects.

For some more detailed info, I'll just refer you to my comment in this thread here, which gives you more than enough background info and reviews to get you started:
https://www.nintendolife.com/forums/nintendo-switch/anyone_el...

Well, thing is that I'm curious about OLED and how that would look with the Switch running on it. (especially with Thumper, lol)

Seems like 55 is the smallest OLED they have.

As for the other person asking for size, I was hoping to go for somewhere around 40...then again I guess it shouldn't matter too much since I'm wanting to mount it anyways. I just figured something massive would be overkill for me...

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 Yeah, you'd be hard-pressed to find a screen below 50 - 55" nowadays, unless it's for a small boat, caravan or mobile home...

But 50 really isn't that big, once you're used to it, and as long as you have the room space to be able to sit around ten feet away from that screen, then you'll reap all the benefits that 4K will bring you, even with a non-4K console like the Switch. Even though native resolutions are best in most cases, properly upscaled Full HD is still an improvement over standard 1080p, provided all the boxes are ticked, which a proper upscale should do.

By the way: 102" is the new massive, so 55" is considerably moderate in comparison...

EDIT:
Forgot a bit of text there, so had to put that in afterwards, otherwise my last line about upscaling made little sense...

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Joeynator3000

Yeah that's the other thing, some people say the Switch looks terrible on 4K, others say it looks even better....wtf? >.<
Maker up your mind people! lol

Anyways I'm just putting this one I found on "maybe" for now, I guess 55 is fine. I dunno why they stopped making 1080p with OLED, apparently the ones that do exist have issues or something. TwT

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 Well, all I can say/advise you is to check out those Digital Foundry links specifically, in that list I posted in that previous comment. They're pretty thorough reviews, and they'll give you a good idea of what to look for and what to be beware of, so you won't end up feeling less than satisfied with your future purchase.

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Joeynator3000

Ugh...Eurogamer...wants me to turn off my adblocker. >.>
Screw that. >.<

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Woomy_NNYes

@Joeynator3000 So, the Consumer Reports ratings are different depending on the tv size. Like 46-52" tvs weren't as well rated as bigger 55-59", because the 46-52" had less options. In general, the larger tv's have better pictures, better HDR(Better HDR also means higher brightness capability, which is good for rooms with lots of windows). Samsung, Sony, LG are at the three brands. But LG is usually in 3rd or 5th place out of the 20-some ratings. That doesn't mean other brands are bad, but if you want some direction, that's how CR's ratings are laid out for 46-59" TVs.

It also doesn't hurt to go to best buy, or somewhere that has the tv's on display, so you can actually see them. If you're going to spend hundreds of dollars, you should probably see what the tv before you buy it. If you have a hard time narrowing things down, you can ask someone at best buy what the strengths are for a few models, or have them show you their options in your price range or tv size.

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Joeynator3000

Decided to check Youtube and...it seems LG's OLED is the best when it comes to Nintendo systems for some odd reason. lol

Even retro games seem to look fine, I may just have to go for it and see for myself.

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If you do get a TV it has to be true 120hz not upscale 60hz that's a RipOFF by any definitions. As to True 4K expect to pay $$ for it. And even then it might be limited to only specific models that have that. Even then 1080p and 4K you probably couldn't tell the difference unless the TV was a true 120hz then you might see the difference. Or if you place a Gaming PC monitor with 4K specs you probably see the difference. So TV aren't the same as Computer Monitor those are more precise.

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