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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 12:05 (269 days ago)

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, January 06, 2020, 12:24 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

Did you check Best Buy Mexico??

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 12:37 (269 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Did you check Best Buy Mexico??

No. Do they have physical stores in Mexico or just website?

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 12:43 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

Did you check Best Buy Mexico??


No. Do they have physical stores in Mexico or just website?

looks like there is one in Morelia and quite a few in Mexico City

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 06, 2020, 13:13 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

Did you check Best Buy Mexico??


No. Do they have physical stores in Mexico or just website?


looks like there is one in Morelia and quite a few in Mexico City

They ship to Zihuatanejo.

Check the websites for Sam's, Coppel's, Elektra and others listed here on my website. OLED TV's have been for sale all over Mexico for a while because they're made here.

Zihuatanejo Directory > Shopping

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 13:39 (269 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Did you check Best Buy Mexico??


No. Do they have physical stores in Mexico or just website?


looks like there is one in Morelia and quite a few in Mexico City


They ship to Zihuatanejo.

Check the websites for Sam's, Coppel's, Elektra and others listed here on my website. OLED TV's have been for sale all over Mexico for a while because they're made here.

Zihuatanejo Directory > Shopping

Great tips...Thanks
If I get one in time we can have a Super Bowl party in my, um, bedroom?!?

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Monday, January 06, 2020, 14:53 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you

Definitely Sam's. In the store here

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 15:11 (269 days ago) @ mexicoman

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you


Definitely Sam's. In the store here

OK...I'll check when I'm down

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Monday, January 06, 2020, 15:34 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you


Definitely Sam's. In the store here


OK...I'll check when I'm down

The problem will be receiving a broadcast that will be worth the cost of such an exotic TV. I don't know that there is a way to receive 4K and UHD. 1080p and HD is the best I am aware of here. Plus you will need a VPN to access streaming services in the US. Some of the streaming services are getting pretty savvy when it comes to VPN use. For instance YouTube TV requires that location information be activated on all your devices; then you are blocked. Sony VUE was great but just discontinued service at the end of this month. I have switched to HULU and it is working so far. Netflix is no problem but if you want the Networks with live TV HULU is the way to go.

Check out Sabai Technology in Greenville, SC. They have a great selection of routers with Strong VPN pre-loaded. I have been using that combination for 8 years in Mexico.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 15:46 (269 days ago) @ mexicoman

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you


Definitely Sam's. In the store here


OK...I'll check when I'm down


The problem will be receiving a broadcast that will be worth the cost of such an exotic TV. I don't know that there is a way to receive 4K and UHD. 1080p and HD is the best I am aware of here. Plus you will need a VPN to access streaming services in the US. Some of the streaming services are getting pretty savvy when it comes to VPN use. For instance YouTube TV requires that location information be activated on all your devices; then you are blocked. Sony VUE was great but just discontinued service at the end of this month. I have switched to HULU and it is working so far. Netflix is no problem but if you want the Networks with live TV HULU is the way to go.

Check out Sabai Technology in Greenville, SC. They have a great selection of routers with Strong VPN pre-loaded. I have been using that combination for 8 years in Mexico.

Oh my...very good info!
I usually don't mind paying up a little to future proof. But then it's always a trade-off as to when to buy because by the time networks and services are streaming in UHD, the cost of the TV might be half what it is today. I try to download the best quality source material and find the best streaming services. I guess you could say it's a bit of a technological fetish I have.
But I will consider your input before I make my purchase.
Thank you

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 16:59 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

You are right about technology. The set I bought 6 years ago for nearly $2000 can now be purchased for around $600. Consumer reports says that unless you buy a set 65” or better there is very little difference in viewing experience with OLED. In the states there are no 4K broadcast stations, it is only available on streaming services and then not with all content. Until 4K is more readily available, I’m holding off.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 17:20 (269 days ago) @ Timmac

You are right about technology. The set I bought 6 years ago for nearly $2000 can now be purchased for around $600. Consumer reports says that unless you buy a set 65” or better there is very little difference in viewing experience with OLED. In the states there are no 4K broadcast stations, it is only available on streaming services and then not with all content. Until 4K is more readily available, I’m holding off.

I've had the Same Sony 52" XBR4 1080p LCD HDTV for at least 10 years. It had a beautiful pictured then and still does now, as well as a beautiful border around it.
I am thinking about a 65" at this point- seems to be the sweet spot.
The fact is I consume most of my entertainment on a 6" iPhone and 9" iPad.
But now that I'll be spending time in paradisiacal Zihuatanejo I'm supposed to live out ALL my fantasies, right!?!

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by midalake @, Monday, January 06, 2020, 17:27 (269 days ago) @ mosesk

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you


When it come to expensive electronics one should consider how close they are to the ocean and how much the salt air will effect them?

TV's are lucky to last 5 years in our building and that is even if they are covered when not in use.

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by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Monday, January 06, 2020, 17:47 (269 days ago) @ midalake

I am likely going to be looking for a LG OLED ("Organic Light Emitting Diode";) TV. I have a feeling that Sams Club probably doesn't carry these- because they are a bit pricey. Here in California Best Buy has a nice selection of these. Is there a "high-end" electronics store that might carry a selection?
Or possibly I might need to go to bigger city (Morelia, Mexico City)?
Or order online?- Mercado Libre, Amazon, etc?

Thank you

When it come to expensive electronics one should consider how close they are to the ocean and how much the salt air will effect them?

TV's are lucky to last 5 years in our building and that is even if they are covered when not in use.

D

Good point!
Thank you!

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, January 06, 2020, 20:02 (269 days ago) @ midalake

We have lived within 200 yards of the ocean, with waves, for over 40 years, between here and Southern California.

Yes, the salt air does affect things-paperclips on a piece of paper in a drawer in a house will rust within two years. Electronics? Not so much, we always managed to get the manufacturers "average" lifespan out of ours. You can make them live longer by not turning them off and letting the interior heat keep things dryer. Only you can decide which is more important-electricity use vs lifespan.

We spent 12 winters here in an RV. What killed our electrical items was the variation in voltage. We ultimately installed a large capacity voltage regulator (names escape us right now) and that totally stopped the problem, although it would periodically shut off our power. Our dentist here has a small one of the same brand protecting her chair and her devices.

Fortunately, here on Playa la Ropa, we were undergrounded a few years ago and our voltage stays very steady. We were ready to put a full house unit on this place, but so far, there is no need. We also make sure that our items are built for Mexico, which has a standard of 127 volts, not the 110 the US uses. That difference alone will seriously shorten the lives of electronic items.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 00:25 (268 days ago) @ Talley Ho

You have been lucky with your electronics as the salt in the air is an issue in the area. I bring electronics every year and most of the folks buying them from me have had issues here with theirs because of this and they rarely last what they would back home, especially in houses exposed to ambient air.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 00:21 (268 days ago) @ midalake

Very good point!