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The stand has the large square support that is bolted onto a 200mm vesa mount. The arms that were once included that attach to the back of a TV with 400mm mounting holes are not there. So, can I remove the now useless support and just use the 200mm vesa mount on it if the TV has 200mm mounting holes?

If on the other hand the TV has the mounting holes at the four corners, is this 400mm, and would I need a mounting plate adapter?



If a TV I buy has the 400mm vesa holes, can I use this ontop of the existing vesa mount?
Edited by aweir - 10/22/15 at 3:08pm
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I'm updating this thread because I'm seriously considering ditching the stand and selling my towers, after watching a movie on my ultrawide monitor.

Why should I even bother buying a TV at all? Why would anyone want to watch a cinematic aspect ratio movie on a 16:9 TV screen? I currently have my HTPC setup so that that I can watch movies on my ultra widescreen monitor, which looks more like an actual "movie theater" because of the widescreen aspect, and my Pc also has a surround sound speaker setup with massive Onkyo bookshelf speakers for fronts.

It's bittersweet..

Watching movies in 16:9 just looks so weird after using an ultrawidescreen. Think of it, you are paying for an expensive big screen TV to watch a movie in a letterbox. And when it comes to field of view, you can sit a bit farther away from the ultrawidescreen because the extra width makes up for it.
Edited by aweir - 11/2/15 at 9:25pm
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Bigger screen.....

TV Shows are all shot in 16:9.


Get a Huge TV, the amount cutoff it not that annoying. My bedroom TV is 42", and does not bother me at all. Plus with all the TV Shows I also watch, 16:9 is not so bad. Would rather have black bars in the top and bottom and not on the sides of a ultra wide while watching a show.

I do think they make large cinematic TV's, but they are not as popular.


Just get a TV with a good contrast Ratio, and higher quality else your screen may have Glow on the top and bottom. You know you cheeped out if it does. My Panasonic Viera has good contrast and a good quality screen, so the bottom bars blend in with the TV. And don't stick out, like my old TV's did.
Edited by DzillaXx - 11/5/15 at 2:52pm
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You're right. A 55" with letter boxing would dwarf that 29" and fit 16:9 content. guess I'm saving for the RCA 55" 120Hz TV. I just need Bracket adapter.

Plus with the TV connected to the HTPC I can use Overscan settings to remove the letterbox.
Edited by aweir - 11/5/15 at 2:53pm
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You're right. A 55" with letter boxing would dwarf that 29" and fit 16:9 content. guess I'm saving for the RCA 55" 120Hz TV. I just need Bracket adapter.

Plus with the TV connected to the HTPC I can use Overscan settings to remove the letterbox.


If you can, I would try to push for something like this instead. thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889200043

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889262433
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A smart TV will be of little benefit but if I can snag a 55" for under $500 on black Friday I might do it anyway.

i personally would rather have a non-smart TV and spend the extra money on a streaming bluray player.

I can pick up that RCA (still 120Hz which eliminates frame skipping when watching movies) and a bluray player for the same cost of a smart TV.
Edited by aweir - 11/6/15 at 4:33pm
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A smart TV will be of little benefit but if I can snag a 55" for under $500 on black Friday I might do it anyway.

i personally would rather have a non-smart TV and spend the extra money on a streaming bluray player.

I can pick up that RCA (still 120Hz which eliminates frame skipping when watching movies) and a bluray player for the same cost of a smart TV.

Yeah I don't even mess with smart TV functions.

I just question the Picture Quality of a RCA TV.

I've had a cheap LCD TV before, and will never go back myself. Black Levels, Light Bleed, and Color Quality are important. Make sure you get a change to check those things out before you buy.

Pretty sure a Hitachi would give out a better picture.


Though who knows, RCA may make better TV's now.
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Would you recommend a refurbished Vizio over a brand new RCA? I would expect a TV to last at least 5 years.
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Would you recommend a refurbished Vizio over a brand new RCA? I would expect a TV to last at least 5 years.

I guess it depends, my old vizio didn't have the best of picture either. I would expect that Hitachi I posted to have a better picture, but who knows. Almost need to seem them in person. As I've seen a Vizio with pretty decent picture quality before.


Currently my Panasonic has been one of the best TV's I've seen regarding picture quality. Granted they are known for that, and came with a premium.

My Buddy had a Vizio that had a really nice picture, but bad backlight bleed. So I know that can look good, but can still be effected by stupid errors like that. And Really Backlight bleed will not effect every TV model, if you TV comes with it. Send it back and hope the replacement does not have it. For me Backlight bleed is a no no, as it makes games and movies a pain to watch/play on dark scenes.


I've seen some cheap TV's with surprisingly good picture quality, so not like one needs to spend a fortune on one. So the RCA could be a great TV regardless. thumb.gif
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