My 10 year old Samsung 42" finally bit the dust in the 35C heat recently. Still got SCART and AVI input so getting on a bit.
Enter new 50" Hisense LED. Because I'm a cheapskate, it was £280 delivered and is the 2020 model (new). I have cable, netflix, an SBC video storage/NAS and Alexa, so no big deal. A 53" was only £20 more, but I really couldn't put it anywhere. I'd have to evict a family member and drop down to one armchair. It was a close call
I didn't realise UK cable had 2K content and 4K on some packaged channels. Also proper 5.1 audio. My amp is only a year or two old so talks "ARC", "5.1/7.1" and "THX". Some tweaking of the cable receiver to pass the (new tech to me) through to the amp and screen and away we go. Spiderman cartoon into the spiderverse happened to be on and sounds great. All sorts of silly things going on in terms of sound now (I just had flat stereo to 5.1 upcoding before). The mix on the film is definitely in the silly class
Greyhound (Tom Hanks) was a real dissapointment, but in terms of explosions and "Left standard rudder!" it made up for it. Awaiting season 5 of Stranger Things now.
Now busy making a better pair of rear speakers. The current ones are Morel tweeters and some unknown 100mm woofers and weigh a ton. I'll ebay the tweeters as they have had little use and are overkill for this. The new ones are going to be smaller and use a pair of the 3 1/2" Peerless GBS domes and 3/4" matching tweeters. I've got a pair of the 5 1/4" domes on centre and like them. They seem quite open and realistic for speech. I have a few sheets of Burl Walnut veneer and have two small MDF boxes under some pressure sticking it on as we speak.