Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020



  • Did you take advantage of any deals today? If so, what did you pick up?

    I'm still watching for a few key products I have been coveting!



  • Haven't placed orders yet, but have been shopping. Checking out a laptop, and an external SSD drive, and planning to get some SD cards and a few minor things plus some Christmas shopping for the kids.



  • I looked for a moment but there isn't anything me or mine need/want.

    So meh.



  • I'm thinking about picking up an August Smart Lock. I don't NEED it... butttt yeah...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089ZYW5TP/



  • Just grabbed 2 WD 12TB externals to shuck for Synology @ $175



  • Those Sony noise cancelling headphones look nice but do I really need them. . .?



  • Bought the wife and kids new Fire tablets to replace the tablets they got for Christmas 3 years ago which are now dog slow. Didn't really want to but they were half price. They use them for several hours a week so they're not bad value.



  • I bought Airpods pro for wife, 500 GB SSD for me, and few other kitchen items, for wife too.



  • The Fitbit watches look interesting to me.



  • I ordered some stuff, but Amazon lost it and went from "same day delivery" to completely lost and they don't expect it to ever arrive.



  • I got some Micro SD cards, and a Monocular. My other wish list items didn't come up 😞



  • I bought a 65 inch 4k TV, saved $100. It replaced my 50 inch 1080p TV. Mounting it this weekend.

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  • My lost shipment arrived! It was definitely delivered by someone who had it in the trunk of their car and it was delivered in a disheveled bag, but it arrived. Important item... my 1TB external SSD from SanDisk. It's cute and super practical.



  • Idk if you guys remember me complaining about Laura not wanting to move the power outlet into the center of the wall (when we were building our house), but after weeks of discussion I just gave up. I knew eventually that she would realize how wrong she was.

    What we could've had:
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    What we have:
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    I put in a call to our electrician to get an estimate, but it's easily going to cost us 3-4x the amount we would've spent during the build. At least Laura will learn to listen to me next time (she won't)



  • say what? you're going to hire an electrician? meh, I'd cut my own holes, behind the tv and one next to the power below, then run the cables down the inside of the wall, out the lower hole and connected to the outlets.. at least that's the cheap way I could do it..

    I've also run my own power/cable extensions all inside the wall...



  • @wirestyle22 said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    Idk if you guys remember me complaining about Laura not wanting to move the power outlet into the center of the wall (when we were building our house), but after weeks of discussion I just gave up. I knew eventually that she would realize how wrong she was.

    I put in a call to our electrician to get an estimate, but it's easily going to cost us 3-4x the amount we would've spent during the build. At least Laura will learn to listen to me next time (she won't)

    It can be fixed pretty easily.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cable+installation+drywall



  • @Dashrender @Pete-S I've considered all of this. The reason I want an electrician to move the power outlet/ethernet is because it's an external wall and if I need to replace cables here and there (replacing the roku, tv, or other) I am worried I will rip up my insulation and a true conduit isn't to code in NJ. If I have him move the ethernet and power then there is no problem.



  • @wirestyle22 said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    @Dashrender @Pete-S I've considered all of this. The reason I want an electrician to move the power outlet/ethernet is because it's an external wall and if I need to replace cables here and there (replacing the roku, tv, or other) I am worried I will rip up my insulation and a true conduit isn't to code in NJ. If I have him move the ethernet and power then there is no problem.

    I wouldn't do it. If you want something else on that wall down the line, the outlets will be in the way.

    Have some nice cable management installed instead. You can have it painted as well.

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  • @Pete-S said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    Have some nice cable management installed instead. You can have it painted as well.

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    This is what I did, and I wired the family room myself.



  • I'll think about it but I hate the way it looks. Can't imagine ever not having a TV there



  • I don't like wall-mounting TVs at all. Don't you find them too high? Aren't you having to crane your neck upwards? When I'm lying on the sofa I like the telly to be at eye level, so just stand it on a TV cabinet.



  • @Carnival-Boy said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    I don't like wall-mounting TVs at all. Don't you find them too high? Aren't you having to crane your neck upwards? When I'm lying on the sofa I like the telly to be at eye level, so just stand it on a TV cabinet.

    It's not uncomfortable for me or Laura, but I can see why someone would feel that way. I think when you walk into a room it looks weird when there is a line of things on the bottom half of the wall and nothing on the top half. In the pics above I measure it out to be perfectly center in regards to the two windows. I'm very particular about aesthetics.



  • @Carnival-Boy said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    I don't like wall-mounting TVs at all. Don't you find them too high? Aren't you having to crane your neck upwards? When I'm lying on the sofa I like the telly to be at eye level, so just stand it on a TV cabinet.

    I've never found that. But I see your point. But if that's the issue, the issue is where on the wall that they are mounted rather than the wall itself being too high.

    But lying down while watching TV is likely the difference. I know no one that does that. Obviously people do, but I don't think that it's the norm. Most people sit, and most people I know personally have an ottoman or easy chair which puts them in a leaned back position causing their "straight ahead" vision to be looking down.

    Me personally, I watch TV the most standing up, so even the wall mount is slightly low for me, but I don't want to look up at all while standing so it's good.



  • @wirestyle22 said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    @Carnival-Boy said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    I don't like wall-mounting TVs at all. Don't you find them too high? Aren't you having to crane your neck upwards? When I'm lying on the sofa I like the telly to be at eye level, so just stand it on a TV cabinet.

    It's not uncomfortable for me or Laura, but I can see why someone would feel that way. I think when you walk into a room it looks weird when there is a line of things on the bottom half of the wall and nothing on the top half. In the pics above I measure it out to be perfectly center in regards to the two windows. I'm very particular about aesthetics.

    Yeah, put the TV where you'd put a painting.



  • We've always had good luck placing the TV screen so the viewer's eyes are level with one of two lines on the screen; the line that separates the lower third from the middle third, or the line that separates the middle third from the upper third.

    Customers stopped complaining about neck strain when we started doing it this way. Can't remember where I read it, some article online, years ago.

    I love TVs above fireplace mantels; I always ask how their neck and shoulders feel after a long viewing session!



  • @JasGot said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    I love TVs above fireplace mantels; I always ask how their neck and shoulders feel after a long viewing session!

    Mine is mantel mounted.



  • @JasGot I like mine higher, but then use a Pan Tilt swivel on my 70" ... this way when in the couch, it is pointing "Down" towards you. Also nice with the pan / swivel ... you can be in the kitchen, and just swing it that direction, or whichever way works best.



  • @krzykat said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    @JasGot I like mine higher, but then use a Pan Tilt swivel on my 70" ... this way when in the couch, it is pointing "Down" towards you. Also nice with the pan / swivel ... you can be in the kitchen, and just swing it that direction, or whichever way works best.

    The TV I replaced with this new one I am putting in our bedroom with a pan tilt. I also like that



  • @scottalanmiller said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    Mine is mantel mounted.

    But you stand to watch! 🙂



  • @JasGot said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    @scottalanmiller said in Amazon Prime Day - Oct 2020:

    Mine is mantel mounted.

    But you stand to watch! 🙂

    Mostly, yes. I try not to be so sedentary and just sitting on the couch.


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