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Sorry, first time pickup truck owner who is slightly enamored with the ability to haul stuff….

Up back at the weekend house I have a few piles of old wood and pallets; like this:

Twig Wood Trunk Grass Road surface


Bagged up and ready to transport back to the flatlands for proper disposal. Also brought back an offset umbrella and a few other items.
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Helped my son replace some fence boards Saturday. They came only in 16' length, which is actually ideal for his application. Brought cordless circular saw to cut them in half if need be - 8' would work - but we were able to (carefully) extend them through the sliding window. Pic was taken as we were starting to unload - had already taken the two ratchet straps off.
 

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I grew up in Southern Vermont and now reside in Colorado. Woodford was one of my main stomping grounds when I lived there. I visited my brother in Schenectady a week ago and we went to Lake George, Mt Greylock, and Mt Equinox while I was there.
Small world! our place is in the Brattleboro area. We ski at Stratton.
 

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That's the brand I've been looking at. Let us know how you like it.
Just got it mounted and hooked up. Haven't had much time to watch it yet, but looks like a beauty so far. It's the UH8. If you Google it, it's pretty highly rated. Best Buy had it for $899, and it looks like to get a slightly better picture, I'd have to step up to a $1599 Samsung. I cam live with the $700 savings. And.... Best Buy took my old plasma!

It seems like Hisense's high-end stuff is like the Genesis of the luxury car world.

As an aside, we also got a 32" 4k Samsung for the dining room. A little price for a 32", but we justified it since that is the TV we watch the most. These two tvs are the first 4k we've had/seen, and it's a different world, even watching old DVDs! Everything is new again!

"Ridgeline hauling" content: the 65" TV did not fit in the back seat, the box was a couple inches too long. So I strappednit down kitty-corner into the bed. For the 75-mile trip home, I was thankful I had a soft-riding Ridgeline instead of one of those rough bouncy BoF trucks!
 

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@longboat, do you know if you can set that TV up without connecting it to the network. I've been thinking I'd want our next TV to either not be a smart tv, or to work reasonably when not connected to the network. We don't need/want the smart features on the TV and the potential issues it could bring, but getting just a corporate type display with no smarts is quite pricey $$$. I would typically shy away from HiSense as a brand, but my experience with them was many years ago, so it's likely out of date.
 

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@longboat, do you know if you can set that TV up without connecting it to the network. I've been thinking I'd want our next TV to either not be a smart tv, or to work reasonably when not connected to the network. We don't need/want the smart features on the TV and the potential issues it could bring, but getting just a corporate type display with no smarts is quite pricey $$$. I would typically shy away from HiSense as a brand, but my experience with them was many years ago, so it's likely out of date.
That's a good question. You could connect to a network during initial setup, but then disconnect once everything is done. However, I'd think you should be able to get up and running without a network connection. I just went straight to connecting tonthe network and my phone - guess I have decided to sell my soul to Big Data in return for a life of convenience... I'll probably be dead before they get too much out of me - ha! At least I'm not on FB or Twitter. :LOL:

All of these smart TVs are based on an operating system. The Samsung has a proprietary Samsung OS called Tizen, and the HiSense is running a google/android system. Others run Roku, WebOS, Amazon FireTV, etc.

Your question might be one to post on some specialized forums. Some might suggest just getting a computer monitor, but yes, those are higher-priced and designed for different use conditions. Biggest question would be if you could set up local channels from an antenna or feed from a cable source without any other connections.

This HiSense TV has a built-in microphone (as well as on the remote), but the mic can be physically turned off at the TV. I imagine people find it handy for asking Google questions without going to their phones.

Ridgeline content: they recommended transporting the TV standing upright, not flat. Ridgeline for the win!
 

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Just got it mounted and hooked up. Haven't had much time to watch it yet, but looks like a beauty so far. It's the UH8. If you Google it, it's pretty highly rated. Best Buy had it for $899, and it looks like to get a slightly better picture, I'd have to step up to a $1599 Samsung. I cam live with the $700 savings. And.... Best Buy took my old plasma!

It seems like Hisense's high-end stuff is like the Genesis of the luxury car world.

As an aside, we also got a 32" 4k Samsung for the dining room. A little price for a 32", but we justified it since that is the TV we watch the most. These two tvs are the first 4k we've had/seen, and it's a different world, even watching old DVDs! Everything is new again!

"Ridgeline hauling" content: the 65" TV did not fit in the back seat, the box was a couple inches too long. So I strappednit down kitty-corner into the bed. For the 75-mile trip home, I was thankful I had a soft-riding Ridgeline instead of one of those rough bouncy BoF trucks!
It's amazing how far the prices have fallen on TV's 55" or larger. We are still waiting for our 58" Samsung plasma (12 years old) to bite the dust, so we can "upgrade." My wife is smitten by the "red" glass outline on the frame of the current plasma, so she never wants it to die. I will admit it does look pretty cool, much better than the metal frames on the current units.
 
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