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

nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,992
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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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    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. Dik

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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.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,687
    They finally had a sale last week.  Arrives today or tomorrow.


    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • 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?


  • GrateEggspectationsGrateEggspectations Posts: 5,943
    edited December 2020
    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. 
  • 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.


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  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,004
    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
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  • Legume said:
    They finally had a sale last week.  Arrives today or tomorrow.


    Partnership with Hitachi on the design?


  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,563
    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

  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,692
    edited December 2020


    400$CDN and they had my money but 779$CDN, damn...

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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? 😂

  • Yes I'm a computer geek.
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 3,692
    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 😂

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  • Yes I'm a computer geek.
    Nice score!  Those things are harder to find than honest politicians.
  • 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.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    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. Dik

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)




  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    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. Dik

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)




  • Sheldon_NigelSheldon_Nigel Posts: 167
    edited December 2020
    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!

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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. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,992
    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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  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 835
    edited December 2020
    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)
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