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What Are You Buying Right Now? (non-OT version)

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nolaegghead
nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
edited December 2020 in EggHead Forum
We all want to see what cool stuff you are buying (so we can judge, stereotype or just plain envy you).
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I love lamp..
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  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,380
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    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • Sheldon_Nigel
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    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Too bad!  The Panasonic Plasmas were the best panels ever made.  I have one still hanging on.  After calibration it was phenomenal.  I have a newer QLED from Samsung that is amazing too, but not as accurate as the Panny.
    Ruining Gaskets one cook at a time.
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,796
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    They finally had a sale last week.  Arrives today or tomorrow.


    Not a felon
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Already showed this guy in another thread, but placing this crystal fandelier in this thread as well to take my $$ further. Plus, we’re not having visitors, so who else is going to critique my misguided taste?


  • GrateEggspectations
    GrateEggspectations Posts: 9,600
    edited December 2020
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    Also purchased this week were a Dyson, some custom curtains (with rod and installation), a sit/stand desk and some other miscellaneous items. 


    Might need to start a GoFundMe. 
  • TEXASBGE2018
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    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Too bad!  The Panasonic Plasmas were the best panels ever made.  I have one still hanging on.  After calibration it was phenomenal.  I have a newer QLED from Samsung that is amazing too, but not as accurate as the Panny.
    Agree, My Panasonic Plasma is 10 years old still going strong.


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • dbCooper
    dbCooper Posts: 2,218
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    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Too bad!  The Panasonic Plasmas were the best panels ever made.  I have one still hanging on.  After calibration it was phenomenal.  I have a newer QLED from Samsung that is amazing too, but not as accurate as the Panny.
    Agree, My Panasonic Plasma is 10 years old still going strong.

    Agree with you both.  My Panasonic Plasma continues going strong after 12+ years.  It will be a sad day when it gives up the ghost.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Legume said:
    They finally had a sale last week.  Arrives today or tomorrow.


    Partnership with Hitachi on the design?


  • saluki2007
    saluki2007 Posts: 6,354
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    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Thats a nice TV. I was able to score the A8H on Black Friday weekend for a grand off.
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • paqman
    paqman Posts: 4,706
    edited December 2020
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    400$CDN and they had my money but 779$CDN, damn...

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    Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. •Niccolo Machiavelli
  • GrateEggspectations
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    paqman said:


    400$CDN and they had my money but 779$CDN, damn...
    Sure you’re not getting upcharged for the French version? 😂
  • JustBuggin
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    Yes I'm a computer geek.
  • paqman
    paqman Posts: 4,706
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    paqman said:


    400$CDN and they had my money but 779$CDN, damn...
    Sure you’re not getting upcharged for the French version? 😂
    That’s probably what it is 😂

    ____________________
    Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage. •Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Sheldon_Nigel
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    Yes I'm a computer geek.
    Nice score!  Those things are harder to find than honest politicians.
    Ruining Gaskets one cook at a time.
  • Sheldon_Nigel
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    paqman said:


    400$CDN and they had my money but 779$CDN, damn...
    $400 for high end headphones is not unreasonable at all.  $400 for Apple (Beats) headphones is crazy.  I suspect they will be fair to middling.  Most likely bass heavy, muddled mid range and non existent highs.  Coupled with proprietary plugs and totally non-servicable.  I also bet they will sell a bazillion of them and my wife or kids will wind up with a pair against my wishes.
    Ruining Gaskets one cook at a time.
  • PigBeanUs
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  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,380
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    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Thats a nice TV. I was able to score the A8H on Black Friday weekend for a grand off.

    The OLEDs do seem nice. The other telly I was considering was the LG OLED48CXPUB. Space restrictions necessitated a telly <50".
    I almost went for the LG but my usage habits told me not to. The tv in our den is generally running 12+ hours a day and many hours at a time its parked on BBC News. I know that current OLEDs have various mitigation strategies to lessen the likelihood of burn in for most users but given my use pattern I decided an OLED wasn't a good fit for the den.

    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,380
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    dbCooper said:
    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Too bad!  The Panasonic Plasmas were the best panels ever made.  I have one still hanging on.  After calibration it was phenomenal.  I have a newer QLED from Samsung that is amazing too, but not as accurate as the Panny.
    Agree, My Panasonic Plasma is 10 years old still going strong.

    Agree with you both.  My Panasonic Plasma continues going strong after 12+ years.  It will be a sad day when it gives up the ghost.

    I did cry a little.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • Sheldon_Nigel
    Sheldon_Nigel Posts: 173
    edited December 2020
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    HeavyG said:
    HeavyG said:
    My beloved Panasonic plasma died so I bought a new telly. Sony No Baloney. An XBR49950H.
    Thats a nice TV. I was able to score the A8H on Black Friday weekend for a grand off.

    The OLEDs do seem nice. The other telly I was considering was the LG OLED48CXPUB. Space restrictions necessitated a telly <50".
    I almost went for the LG but my usage habits told me not to. The tv in our den is generally running 12+ hours a day and many hours at a time its parked on BBC News. I know that current OLEDs have various mitigation strategies to lessen the likelihood of burn in for most users but given my use pattern I decided an OLED wasn't a good fit for the den.

    Major issue with current OLEDs is burn in is cummulative.  Yes, cummulative.  So turning it off, changing the channel, etc does not "reset" the burn in timer like on Plasmas.  They last review I read said average viewing habits would probably show signs of burn in within 2-3 years.. Yikes!
    Ruining Gaskets one cook at a time.
  • alaskanassasin
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    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • PigBeanUs
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    That the isolation frame they took off his head after the brain injury surgery?
  • PigBeanUs
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    Yes I'm a computer geek.
    In 2006 I spec’d a computer where the video card alone was $1200. 

    Had to buy a new replacement rig last year. 

    The videocard is pretty damn good, but the thing only barely beats my 15yo computer. 

    I was kinda hoping prices had dropped. Or tech had improved significantly. 

    Nope. 
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    GPU and full graphics stacks have been exceeding Moore's law.  More like Huang's law. There must be a problem with your stack.
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    I love lamp..
  • PigBeanUs
    PigBeanUs Posts: 932
    edited December 2020
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    Nah

    All good

    i went somewhat all-in the first time. 

    2006, $6500. I’m betting my 2006 Boxx beats whatever gaming rig the kids are putting together these days. 

    About $8500 now.

    I did not spend 8500 for the new rig. Because I work smarter now. 

    (EDIT: now, NOW i spend money on my hobbies, not my fvcking job)