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@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.


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#1 Marduk

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 09:16 AM

I'm looking to replace my aging 720 Panasonic with something more fancy. I don't have a huge budget (under $500 *max*), nor a lot of space (bedroom TV). So, I'm looking at something like this:

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6401747

 

It's primarily a gaming TV and will be used with XB/PS4 and next gen consoles.

 

Thoughts? Can I do better?

 

Thanks!

 

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#2 ultra magnus13

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 10:30 AM

For any model you are considering Google model+gaming. You should get some results like these that will give a little better overview

https://seekingtech....aming-consoles/

https://www.rtings.c.../samsung/tu8000

If you haven't already try "best budget gaming tv 2020" or "best budget gaming tv 2021"

there should be some good detailed results, just watch out for auto generated lists.
I finally got rid of that big white box.

#3 wonko the sane?

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 04:54 PM

I don't have any specific model suggestions for you, just some tips for the search.

 

-Know what outputs your consoles use, and what resolutions, and factor that into your search. If you're planning on getting more consoles, get a TV with more of the appropriate inputs.

-Don't be afraid to take your time on the purchase. Visit stores (if you can, I mean.) and examine the TV's specs and back panels yourself, and write down model numbers to cross check reviews online.

-If you AREN'T in a massive hurry; once you figure out what model you want, wait out a sale. It'll get marked down eventually.

 

Edit: Oh yeah! I hate to be one of "those" people, but size matters. Figure out how far your sitting from the TV, and then hit up a TV room size chart to figure out how big it should.

 

Which means you'll have size, number of outputs, price and resolution already figured out before you even start shopping. That'll greatly reduce your options.

 

Good luck man!


Edited by wonko the sane?, 04 April 2021 - 04:59 PM.

Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

#4 The Predaking

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 09:33 PM

I would recommend the TCL 5 series.

 

43" $299:

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6358904

 

 

50" $429

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6422763

 

 

You can find some of their older models like the 4 series at walmart usually with a 55" for around $350 or less. 


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#5 Marduk

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 09:23 AM

Yeah, I definitely can't go higher than 43". It's going to be a push to fit that, but I want something noticeably better than the 36" I've been using the past decade. If I was gaming on the main tv, I'd go for like a 55" definitely.

 

I've heard a LOT of good things about the TCLs, so that may be something to look into.

 

Thanks for the help, all!

 

~Marduk (really is an idiot when it comes to TVs. I got mine by walking into Best Buy and saying "What's your best gaming tv for X price?")



#6 Pale Rider

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 11:09 AM

I just got a TCL 50" and I'm amazed at the picture and the features for the price, especially since I was initially leaning towards a much more expensive LG OLED before.

 

https://www.rtings.c...-s535-2020-qled

 

In fact, I'd go so far as to recommend against anything more expensive since I obsess over the slightest flaws and would immediately have crippling buyer's remorse if it had any (especially banding and image retention).


Edited by Pale Rider, 07 April 2021 - 11:20 AM.


#7 The Predaking

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:45 PM

I got my mom a 55" TCL Series 4 UHDTV and it is amazing! I also got a 32" 1080p TCL on a swivel mount in my master bathroom and its awesome! 

 

I love the built in Roku operating system and the quality is amazing at a cheap price. I would seriously recommend that you check out the 43" TCL. 


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#8 Pale Rider

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:55 PM

I'd get one for my dad, but he can't tell the difference between SD and HD or 4:3 and 16:9.  Drives me crazy.



#9 Marduk

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 11:35 AM

Got the 43" TCL.

 

VERY impressed with it thus far. I never realized what a difference getting away from 720p makes in video games. It's like seeing an entirely new game when I play.

 

Thanks all for the recommendations!

 

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#10 The Predaking

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 06:57 PM

Glad you are enjoying it! I plan on getting a new gaming tv myself soon and it will be a TCL too!


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