I want a new TV

I’m in the market for a new TV. My current TV is an 85″ Sony X90H from 2020. Got that TV to go with my PS5 which had just came out at the time.

This was my setup in December 2020. Only major change since then is a new Dolby Atmos soundbar (Samsung HW-Q990B)

Local stores in Brunei didn’t sell that TV in that size so i had to import it from B&H Photo Video in New York.

Yeah, i bought an 85″ TV and got it shipped from New York to Brunei via DHL.

Who buys an 85″ TV and gets it shipped from the other side of the world?

All in, it was actually CHEAPER than if i were to buy the same TV in 75″ (which was available locally) than me getting it from B&H Photo Video.

A 75″ X900H sourced locally would have cost me BND $4148 at the time.

The price of me importing an 85″ X90H cost me BND $39XX, INCLUDING shipping and tax.

And just like the time i bought a Vewlix Arcade cabinet from China, my wife was not exactly pleased.

This was when then Vewlix got delivered:

REMEMBER: buy first, ask for forgiveness later.

Anyway, this was when i got the TV.

Had to get the DHL guy and another buddy of mine to help carry the damn thing up the stairs to my Mancave.

Had to endure the wife’s yakking while carrying the TV up but whateverrrrrrrr.

But it’s 2024 now and i want something new and BIGGER.

I actually did buy a new TV in 2022, a 65″ LG C1. The C2 was already out at the time but i opted to get a C1 at recommendation of MLiG (the C1 was better for gaming).

The C1 was GREAT. An upgrade from the X90H in a lot of areas except size. I had to settle for a 65″ because the 83″ was just out of my price range. And i don’t think it was even available for sale at that size? At least locally.

I ended up selling the 65″ C1 and going back to using the 85″ X90H.

Once you go 85″, it’s hard going back to something smaller.

And now i just have to go bigger.

So the next TV i have my eyes set on is a 98″ TCL C755.

And once again, local stores are only carrying up to 75″, but i’ve looked around and managed to get a quote from a store across the border in Miri, Malaysia, and they can sell one to me for RM $22,999 + RM $1000 for tax and delivery.

So that’s roughly around BND $6882 (which is around USD $ 5163). Whatever, i can bite the bullet.

I might take the plunge sometime in February. Maybe March. We’ll see what happens.

How the fuck am i going to sneak a 98″ TV past my wife though.

8 thoughts on “I want a new TV

  1. Jesus, 98″. My last two TVs have been 65″. I can’t imagine something bigger than that.

    My current TV is a Samsung S95B. It can fuck right off. Stupid thing is always changing my settings and “optimizing.” Never getting a Samsung again.

    98″ inches!

    #1 | Comment by Jason — January 14, 2024 @ 3:21 am

  2. i could maybe also try getting a 83″ LG C3 shipped from B&H, which would come to around USD$5300+ ish? (including shipping and tax)

    so then it would be a choice between a 98″ TCL C755 (mini LED) for around USD $51XX+ or an 83″ LG C3 (OLED) for around USD $53XX+

    OLED would be superior, but then it would be going down 2 inches in size

    #2 | Comment by Justin — January 14, 2024 @ 7:54 am

  3. I would go with the OLED for sure. Having colors that hurt my eyes to look at it is the only way I want to watch TV and play games.

    How do you even watch 85+ inches??? It’s like too much screen to ingest.

    #3 | Comment by Jason — January 15, 2024 @ 7:52 am

  4. 98 inches is probably overkill at the distance i’d be sitting away from it.

    i’d be able to see more of the posters behind the tv with an 83 inch at least lol

    i once got a 65 inch (mi tv 4s) for the bedroom and it ended up being way too big. ended up giving that tv to my parents and getting a 55 inch (tcl c735) for the bedroom instead.

    #4 | Comment by Justin — January 15, 2024 @ 8:57 am

  5. oh shit. B&H just dropped the price of the 83″ C3 lower by another USD $300.

    wife is going to kill me if i go through with this.

    #5 | Comment by Justin — January 15, 2024 @ 6:50 pm

  6. You buying??? 83″ of OLED is like living inside of Avatar.

    #6 | Comment by Jason — January 18, 2024 @ 11:49 am

  7. i just checked my cart again and now, on top of the extra $300 off, they’re now bundling the 83″ C3 with a LG VC23GA Smart Cam worth $96 for free.

    still haven’t decided yet because now i got this stupid thought of maybe going for the 83″ G3 instead. UGH.

    the G3 is super expensive though. i shouldn’t!

    plus the 98″ C755 (C805 in europe) is also still in the back of my mind.

    #7 | Comment by Justin — January 18, 2024 @ 12:06 pm

  8. oh wait what. just found out the 83″ G3 doesn’t have the MLA layer that smaller sized G3’s have. ok that rules the 83″ G3 out.

    #8 | Comment by Justin — January 18, 2024 @ 4:49 pm

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