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So trying to decide between 4k and non for my next tv. my current choices are either last years:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-...&skuId=1912267

or this years:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-...950b&cp=1&lp=1
any opinions would be welcomed! I game 40% of the time and watch blurays / netflix 60% of the time.

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1. Budget: around $2-3k
2. Viewing distance: roughly 10'
3. Size/placement limitations: none
4. Uses and Sources: 40% gaming (ps4) / 60% blurays & netflix
5: Room Lighting: Sone natural lighting. No real glare that couldn't be fixed.
I believe last year's set uses an LGD IPS or Sharp ASV panel
as opposed to probably 4K AUO panel in the 850B not to mention 4K advantage if that is a consideration check out the
respective owners threads here

if 2K/4K was not an issue
the 950B might be the better set on 1080p material aside from having an LGD IPS or Sharp ASV panel try to get in and see them also .

"Official" 2014 Sony XBR-55X900B / XBR-65X900B / XBR-79X900B Thread

Official Sony XBR-55X850A / XBR-65X850A Owner's Thread

TBH if it were me I would be looking for a reason not to buy the 850A rather than a reason to buy the 950B
but that's partly because I generally prefer VA panels as a rule .............. oh and the 4K thing ! oh and the 850A is an XBR model that alone could probably do it for me!

4K HEVC Netflix is coming to a TV near you! other 4K too! besides resolution 4K has a wider color gamut more chroma (color information ) ☺ OH Sony is working on
4K BD to play on existing players also you can rest assured
it will happen with the new HEVC standards and DVD layering Sony is all in on 4K !Not to mention Sony makes
4K cameras and owns content and Studios . Samsung is
all about 4K also and LG is getting there since they make a lot of the 4K panels and all.

OTOH the 900x might be sharper on 1080p content
upscaling to 4K is not optional and has to happen
in a 4K set to run the panel so TBH best to go look if you can and consider what content you will be watching .
some 1080p content upscales to 4K better than others .
and some loses its edge slightly when upscaled

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I am debating between these two 2013 4k models and was just trying to get more input from you all here on AVS.


Sony XBR-55X850A cost-$1697.99
-hdmi 2.0 (sort of)
-40ms input lag
-active 3d


LG 55LA9650 cost-$1099.99
-future hdmi 2.0 update (not sure if hardware swap or OTA)
-94ms input lag
-passive 3d
-ips panel


Input lag is huge in the LG but I am more concerned about the picture quality of the two displays. Overall what is your opinion?
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I'm looking for some help, perhaps with my expectations as much as a recommendation. In a nutshell, what I want is the best contrast and color I can afford in a set that has good off-angle viewing and low input lag.

1. Budget: Currently $1500, but if convinced, I'll hold out until I can spend more
2. Seating distance: Varies a little, let's just say 55" set (min 50", max 60")
3. Size/placement limitations: Some off-angle seating can't be avoided (wide room). Sits on a TV stand that can accept a 60" without overhang (the models I've looked up, anyway).
4. Uses and sources: 40% OTA TV, 40% Streaming, 20% Gaming (XBO)
5. Room lighting: It gets moderately bright, but I can eliminate glare. The daytime viewing is done almost entirely by "casuals" (wife/kids), so medium to dark room performance is more important for me.

Current Set: Samsung PN50B860. So, pretty awesome color/contrast/off-angle viewing. Input lag isn't great - I haven't measured it, but it has to be in the neighborhood of 60ms.

Sets I've considered:
Vizio M552i-B2: It's not widely available yet, but I have concerns about off-angle viewing. Good PQ and passable input lag by all accounts.
Toshiba 55L7400U: Awesome input lag, better off-angle than Vizio (IPS panel), but PQ is apparently not superb.
LG 55LB7200: Haven't seen a good review, but I'm putting it on the list because IPS.

I have it in my head that I'm going to hate any edge-lit set in terms of contrast and color performance, coming from a Plasma (albeit and older one). I could stand to be proven wrong, as it would open up some major brands' mid-level offerings.

Edit: Also, even though I posted in the LCD thread, I'm open to Plasmas (but it looks like it would require sacrificing moderate-light performance, expanding the budget, or buying a time machine).

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I've been doing a lot of searching for the last couple months and only recently started seriously saving up for a new tv. I've seen a lot on here about the vizio series (as well as on cnet) but lately I'm not entirely sure if that's the best option. I'd love some more advice

1. Budget: I'd like to keep it under $1000 but if there's something AMAZING for a little bit more I'll throw in the cash
2. Seating distance: 7 feet
3. Size/placement limitations: 55' seems like a nice size/ I have a big tv stand for it to be placed on
4. Uses and sources: mainly blu-rays on my ps3 (eventually will be getting a ps4) occasionally regular TV
5. Room lighting: couple windows so it can get bright in the day time but I'll mostly be watching at night due to my work schedule.

I had my eyes set on the vizio m series, but after the cnet review saying it's not much better than the e series and with recent complaints about viewing angle I was curious to know if maybe other brands are the way to go. thanks!
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I had my eyes set on the vizio m series, but after the cnet review saying it's not much better than the e series and with recent complaints about viewing angle I was curious to know if maybe other brands are the way to go. thanks!
Word is that the 55" specifically will have viewing angles better than its VA-equipped peers. Vizio Demo: M Series vs. Samsung H7150

So, bear in mind if you're looking for viewing angle greatness, IPS-equipped sets will prevail, at the cost of native contrast.
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Hello everyone! New to the forum. I am looking for a budget-oriented LCD for my living room.

Some features I am looking for:
1080p
120hz+

Other perks:
Smart
SILVER bezel
3D

1. Budget: $6-700 for everything, would rather stick ~$500
2. Viewing distance: ~10'
3. Size/placement limitations: none
4. Uses and Sources: mostly Netflix/HD cable including sports, Blu-Ray & light gaming (would like it to work just fine for that).
5: Room Lighting: Not a ton of natural light, darker than most rooms.

Best price/feature level seems to be $524 Vizio 47" M series @ Costco, smart, 1080p etc. Does the 240hz refresh rate actually make a difference on the 50"? I have typically gone with Samsung in the past but would be happy with Samsung, Vizio, LG, or Sony, depending on price/quality/etc.

Thanks in advance!
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1. Budget ------ $1000-$2000
2. Seating distance ------ 12ft-13ft
3. Size/placement limitations ------ Mount on brick wall, on size. currently have 46 inch want to go bigger (55-60")
4. Uses and sources ------ Xbox One, Dish, Netflix
5. Room lighting ------ Moderate light, have curtains to make room dark.


I'm in the market to upgrade my current TV.
I have a 7 year old Samsung 46" LCD flat screen. I am looking to go up to 55 or 60 inch. With so many models on the market, and so many individual threads on here with specific brands, can anyone recommend a good trusted review site for current 2014 models?

Right now I have my eyes on 3 models I saw in Consumer Reports (not sure how much I trust them when buying tvs)

LG 55GA7900, Samsung UN55ES8000, or Samsung UN55F8000.

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1. Budget - $800
2. Seating distance - 5-8 ft, depending on the seat
3. Size/placement limitations - 42-46 inches. its for a bedroom and I think bigger than that is probably pushing it for my modest bedroom. Its maybe 10x14 or so.
4. Uses and sources - Mainly used as a PC monitor to game on but also Bluray movies and 3D.
5. Room lighting - Overhead lighting occasionally and one lamp. Not very bright room

I've never had a 3DTV before and I'd like to get one for my bedroom. I figure it'd be a good test as to whether I'd like to get a big one for the living room some day. 46" or so should be large enough for the 3d effect to look good I think without the screen being too close to my viewing area. Is there anything decent at around $800? I currently use a Panasonic G20 in my living room so if I can match or beat that PQ I'd be ecstatic.
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Hello everyone! New to the forum. I am looking for a budget-oriented LCD for my living room.

Some features I am looking for:
1080p
120hz+

Other perks:
Smart
SILVER bezel
3D

1. Budget: $6-700 for everything, would rather stick ~$500
2. Viewing distance: ~10'
3. Size/placement limitations: none
4. Uses and Sources: mostly Netflix/HD cable including sports, Blu-Ray & light gaming (would like it to work just fine for that).
5: Room Lighting: Not a ton of natural light, darker than most rooms.

Best price/feature level seems to be $524 Vizio 47" M series @ Costco, smart, 1080p etc. Does the 240hz refresh rate actually make a difference on the 50"? I have typically gone with Samsung in the past but would be happy with Samsung, Vizio, LG, or Sony, depending on price/quality/etc.

Thanks in advance!
Seems like the Vizio M series is where you'll get the most size/PQ for your buck. It won't be native 240Hz, though. Getting to at least 49" does mean more local dimming zones, so hopefully better contrast and less blooming (though the PQ performance of even the E series has been very encouraging). I'd look for the 49"/50" (retail difference is $30).
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Right now I have my eyes on 3 models I saw in Consumer Reports (not sure how much I trust them when buying tvs)

LG 55GA7900, Samsung UN55ES8000, or Samsung UN55F8000.
The LG has been replaced by the 55LB7200 I think (although there may be a higher model coming, I don't know). I've been eyeballing that same set, but I'm concerned about native contrast ratio since it's an IPS panel (and effective contrast for that matter, since it's edge lit). I'd like to see reviews.

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has also been replaced, oddly enough by your third pick, the UN55F8000 (which would be a better choice). That might be the safer bet in terms of PQ, but it's almost twice the price of the LG. Have you looked at the Vizio M series in 55 or 60?

How's the seating situation? If it's a lot of off-angle stuff, I'd lean toward the LG (or maybe as a backup the Toshiba 55L7400U, pending pro reviews) as they have IPS panels. Worse contrast, better viewing angles. If it's straight on mostly, lean toward the Vizio/Sammy.

To throw one more curveball out there, consider the Sony KDL55W950B (also high end of your price range).

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Right now I have my eyes on 3 models I saw in Consumer Reports (not sure how much I trust them when buying tvs)

LG 55GA7900, Samsung UN55ES8000, or Samsung UN55F8000.
The LG has been replaced by the 55LB7200 I think (although there may be a higher model coming, I don't know). I've been eyeballing that same set, but I'm concerned about native contrast ratio since it's an IPS panel (and effective contrast for that matter, since it's edge lit). I'd like to see reviews.

The Samsung UN55ES8000 has also been replaced, oddly enough by your third pick, the UN55F8000 (which would be a better choice). That might be the safer bet in terms of PQ, but it's almost twice the price of the LG. Have you looked at the Vizio M series in 55 or 60?

How's the seating situation? If it's a lot of off-angle stuff, I'd lean toward the LG (or maybe as a backup the Toshiba 55L7400U, pending pro reviews) as they have IPS panels. Worse contrast, better viewing angles. If it's straight on mostly, lean toward the Vizio/Sammy.

To throw one more curveball out there, consider the Sony KDL55W950B (also high end of your price range).
Thanks, Ill look into your recommendations. The seating is pretty much straight on (not off angle). Given a TV is an investment, that may last 5-7 years, I am wondering if in fact I should go with a 4K TV to futureproof my purchase....

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Thanks, Ill look into your recommendations. The seating is pretty much straight on (not off angle). Given a TV is an investment, that may last 5-7 years, I am wondering if in fact I should go with a 4K TV to futureproof my purchase....
At 55" and your viewing distance, I'd probably skip it. Do your own research, but I doubt it would be worth the investment unless it translates into better overall PQ for 1080p content. I haven't been paying much attention to 4K this time around, so I don't have as much info on those options (though the Vizio P would be on my short list because of size/cost and FALD).
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Hello. Anyone know where you can buy an LCD tv with either 13" in size or even smaller size? A 9" LCD screen size would be even better but around 13" screen size or smaller would be great.

If it got an HDMI connection, that would be the best. But if it got S-Video, that is fine as well.

Thanks for any advice!
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Hello. Anyone know where you can buy an LCD tv with either 13" in size or even smaller size? A 9" LCD screen size would be even better but around 13" screen size or smaller would be great.

If it got an HDMI connection, that would be the best. But if it got S-Video, that is fine as well.

Thanks for any advice!
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What are some of the absolute best tvs for under $1500? At least 50 inches. I was gonna go with the vizio m series unless there's something much better for a couple hundred more? Like a sony or lg brand
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Hello. Anyone know where you can buy an LCD tv with either 13" in size or even smaller size? A 9" LCD screen size would be even better but around 13" screen size or smaller would be great.

If it got an HDMI connection, that would be the best. But if it got S-Video, that is fine as well.

Thanks for any advice!
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Thanks, Ill look into your recommendations. The seating is pretty much straight on (not off angle). Given a TV is an investment, that may last 5-7 years, I am wondering if in fact I should go with a 4K TV to futureproof my purchase....
At 55" and your viewing distance, I'd probably skip it. Do your own research, but I doubt it would be worth the investment unless it translates into better overall PQ for 1080p content. I haven't been paying much attention to 4K this time around, so I don't have as much info on those options (though the Vizio P would be on my short list because of size/cost and FALD).
Thanks for the input. I'll look into the vizio E or M series. Would those be good for gaming (by not having much lag)? A few of my friends have the Sony w900a and recommend it, but I think that is an older model. The more I read about LG, the more I am concerned with LAG, so I may avoid LG

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Hello everyone! New to the forum. I am looking for a budget-oriented LCD for my living room.

Some features I am looking for:
1080p
120hz+

Other perks:
Smart
SILVER bezel
3D

1. Budget: $6-700 for everything, would rather stick ~$500
2. Viewing distance: ~10'
3. Size/placement limitations: none
4. Uses and Sources: mostly Netflix/HD cable including sports, Blu-Ray & light gaming (would like it to work just fine for that).
5: Room Lighting: Not a ton of natural light, darker than most rooms.

Best price/feature level seems to be $524 Vizio 47" M series @ Costco, smart, 1080p etc. Does the 240hz refresh rate actually make a difference on the 50"? I have typically gone with Samsung in the past but would be happy with Samsung, Vizio, LG, or Sony, depending on price/quality/etc.

Thanks in advance!
Seems like the Vizio M series is where you'll get the most size/PQ for your buck. It won't be native 240Hz, though. Getting to at least 49" does mean more local dimming zones, so hopefully better contrast and less blooming (though the PQ performance of even the E series has been very encouraging). I'd look for the 49"/50" (retail difference is $30).
Great, thank you.... the 47" price seems to be a clearance price and the larger panels are not on sale, although I would certainly like to upgrade to that size.

How does the LG 47LN5750 compare? It's about $20 more. The Vizio seemed nicer, but I am not as well trained as you all!
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I am looking for a solid entry-level TV, one that will last (good build quality) and offer a good set of features and great picture quality (PQ and build quality more important than "features"). Any thoughts on the VIZIO E500i-B1 vs. LG 50LN5400?? Many thanks!
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Great, thank you.... the 47" price seems to be a clearance price and the larger panels are not on sale, although I would certainly like to upgrade to that size.

How does the LG 47LN5750 compare? It's about $20 more. The Vizio seemed nicer, but I am not as well trained as you all!
If you see a "clearance" price, you're probably not seeing a 2014 model. Make sure the model ends with -B# (like -B1, -B2, -B3). And again, I would re-iterate that the number of local dimming zones is higher at 49" and above. You're buying it for several years I'd imagine, spend a little extra if you have it.

The LG is probably an OK set, but with more pedestrian edge lighting (at least and this price point) contrast will probably suffer, and at worst, clouding/bleeding/flash-lighting, etc. Also, it looks like a 60Hz native panel, so motion resolution may suffer. I think LG's higher models are more competitive to the M series.
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Thanks for the input. I'll look into the vizio E or M series. Would those be good for gaming (by not having much lag)? A few of my friends have the Sony w900a and recommend it, but I think that is an older model. The more I read about LG, the more I am concerned with LAG, so I may avoid LG
The Vizio's are a little all over the place with lag, from pretty good (one of the E-series measured 27ms) to average (one of the M's measured 49ms). Each model, it seems, may differ somewhat. Have you checked displaylag.com?
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Upgrading my 52" Samsung

1. Budget: $2-3k
2. Viewing distance: roughly 11-12'
3. Size/placement limitations: prefer 65-70". Due to the tv console, it can only support a center pedestal (tvs with legs that line up at the edges of the screen will promptly fall off the console!)
4. Uses and Sources: 1080 HTPC for movies and HDTV, PS3
5: Room Lighting: This is for a basement media room with 2 windows behind the viewers. Minimal lighting during the day.

I'm moving my trusty Samsung LN52A630 LCD tv to a different room and upgrading my main media room TV to something larger.

I had seen great reviews for the Sony KDL-55W900A and was just about convinced, but going from a 52" to a 55" was not enough of a size upgrade for me. Seems like there is no comparable Sony in the 65-70" range?

I was hoping for a Samsung or Sony, though anything with good-great picture quality will do. Don't care at all about apps, networkability, etc.

3d capability is requested. Also, due to the size of my tv console, the legs/pedestal need to be center based. The console is maybe 45" long, so TVs with support legs that align to the very edges of the screen won't fit.

As a Costco member, would be happy with something they offer, due to their great service/return policy. I thought I had found what I was looking for in a Sony 70W830B for $2500, but the support legs are at the very ends so that doesn't work.

EDIT: Looks like the Sony 70w830b can have its legs attached closer to the middle. Maybe this is a contender then.

EDIT 2: Aggh, looks like the 70w830b/850b has pretty bad reviews on this board! Probably will try to find the 2013 KDL65W850a somewhere.

EDIT 3: Bought the KDL-65W850a at Fry's. Best Buy has them on their website but they are really just waiting for local inventory to empty--no shipping to local stores in the whole state, nor to my home!

Any suggestions welcome!

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1. Budget ------ $1000-$2000
2. Seating distance ------ 12ft-13ft
3. Size/placement limitations ------ Mount on brick wall, on size. currently have 46 inch want to go bigger (55-60")
4. Uses and sources ------ Xbox One, Dish, Netflix
5. Room lighting ------ Moderate light, have curtains to make room dark.


I'm in the market to upgrade my current TV.
I have a 7 year old Samsung 46" LCD flat screen. I am looking to go up to 55 or 60 inch. With so many models on the market, and so many individual threads on here with specific brands, can anyone recommend a good trusted review site for current 2014 models?

Right now I have my eyes on 3 models I saw in Consumer Reports (not sure how much I trust them when buying tvs)

LG 55GA7900, Samsung UN55ES8000, or Samsung UN55F8000.
So I went to Best Buy today, and I think the size TV I will buy is a 65". So that kind of changes my choices currently on the market. Sony XBR65X850A is a top contender.

Sony KDL65W850A 65" LED HDTV  || Denon AVR-2113CI || Polk Monitor 65T (Fronts) || Polk Monitor 50's (Rears) || Polk CS2 (Center) || Acoustech PL-200

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So ill be upgrading a 6-7Yr old 42 Inch Samsung and looking for a 50". Also first time poster so go easy on me please

1. Budget: Currently in the 700 range maybe after a warranty but ill pay little more if needed
2. Seating distance: 5-6 Feet when im using computer and around 10ft when sitting on bed
3. Size/placement limitations: I have one of those tv stands with a solo mount so it will be there the whole time. It can currently only hold up to a 50"
4. Uses and sources: Mostly some light gaming and movies. Gaming from both PC and PS3/4. PC gaming will be light gaming nothing that requires fast motion im thinking.
5. Room lighting : Pretty fair. I play in dark dark or bright light. I have the setup right next to the window so it would block out the window some
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Deciding between 3 tvs (Panasonic, Sony, Samsung)

Hi there, first time poster deciding between 2 LCD TVs that are the same price. The 2 tvs in question are:

Sony KDL48W600B
Samsung UN50EH5300

1. Budget: Both TVs are being sold for around $700 Canadian, which is my budget (want to pay under $800 after taxes)
2. Seating Distance: 8-9 feet
3. The TV stand can hold up to a 50" TV, may be a tight fit for a 55" (never tried)
4. Uses and Sources: PS4, Blu ray player, Cable that displays at 1080i/720p
5. Room lighting: moderate light, with some natural sunlight that peaks through the blinds.

Thanks!

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My retired parents want me to pick out a new TV for them.
Well, I bought and setup the LG 42LB6300 and was very disappointed with the picture quality. Everything was washed out and blacks were very grey. I happened to catch Les Misérables on HBO which has a number of dark scenes - you couldn't distinguish Anne Hathaway's dark hair from the background at all - just sort of blended together. I tried a number of different calibration guides, nothing seems to make much of an improvement. I also found the Wiimote like remote terribly frustrating - it didn't work well off center, and the reason I went with LG IPS is for wide viewing angles - aka use off center! The remote also seemed to have issues registering key strokes when searching for content, typing in passwords, etc.. I could tell it registered my pressing the remote as the on screen keyboard letter would change color, but the letter wouldn't actually appear in the text field if I was going quickly. I had to be slow and deliberate for the keystrokes to register. I updated the software first thing when I unboxed the TV, not sure if the latest software has any problems. The sound was also pretty bad. Sure I could make the speakers loud, but I couldn't actually hear anything.

So I went and got a UN40H6350 to setup side by side - wow, what a difference! The contrast is far, far better. It even looked good sitting at an angle from the TV, not as great as being in front of it, but still better than the LG. My Samsung TV is version TS01 (Samsung panel). The sound is much improved - its good enough I don't think my parents will require a sound bar. I am also happier using the more traditional remote.

Yes the LG has good viewing angles, but thats the only thing going for it. WebOS seems neat, but it will be invariably outdated during the lifetime of the TV - I don't expect years and years of updates from LG for this TV set. I can just swap out a set-top box for my streaming as technology progresses. I equate this to buying a car based on the merits of its built in navigation system.

I've learned to trade viewing angles for picture quality if you can't have both. I have a Panasonic TC-P50G15 plasma at home so I am lucky to have both good contrast and viewing angles, but doesn't seem to be an option anymore, especially at the size TV they wanted (42" max). Better to have an excellent picture from most of the viewing area than a poor picture from everywhere.

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I am considering upgrading my 11 year old 46" Sony RPTV (1080i) to an LCD panel, probably the new Vizio M-series 70" set when it comes out. I sit at about 11-12' away.

Currently, the limitations of my current set are:

-highly reflective screen
-extremely poor off axis viewing (after all, it's rear projection)
-tv picture is smaller than the image being sent (i.e. top, bottom, and sides of picture are slightly cut off)
-dimmer in the corners

Can anyone compare this type of TV to the pros/cons of a FALD set such as Vizio M-series? My biggest concern is that when I watch ice hockey, the puck will seem to skip across the ice instead of moving smoothly... not sure if this is a problem or if it is fixable by the motion settings.
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budget: 1.5k - 2.4k

Seating distance: ~10 ft or more

size/placement 55", will have a window on the wall perpendicular


uses and sources
Gaming, Cable (non hd) (primary)
Movies (primarily bluray (primary)
netflix
amazon prime

room lighting
medium ~unsure on this, new apartment


Im looking at a few models:
Sony KDL-55W950B, samsung UN55H8000, 55 XBR 900a
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Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and need help picking a TV.

Price - $2-4K
Size - 60-80 inch
seating distance - 15-19 feet


is buying the curve worth it and does it make a difference?

is any 4K TV worth it?

currently looking at the following but open to suggestions

Samsung UN65HU9000Sharp LC-70UD1USamsung UN65HU8550Sharp LC-70UQ17U

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Sony XBR-55X850A cost-$1697.99
Where are you finding this set for $1700?
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