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Best 1080p 80" TV?
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Hello everybody,

Unfortunately my old Samsung 40f71b has died and so I'm on the lookout for a replacement. I hope you guys can help me find my new set.

My requirements:
- Budget €1200,-
- preferably 55" or 50" to keep within budget.
- Simulview/dual view gaming or simular. I play a lot of couch co-op so this is important.
- 3D glasses usable with glasses.
- Decent input lag. I'm not a hardcore shooter player so something like 50ms is good enough.
-I would like high contrast and deep blacks as I'm using the TV in a dark envoirement.

Not necessary but a nice bonus:
- miracast
- ambilight

Not important:
- smart tv
- sound quality

I've already looked at some tv's.

-Sony W8: great pq and input lag but I'm really bugged about the 3d bug. I'm not sure active 3d is the way to go for me as I'm wearing glasses. Next to that I can't seem to find a confirmation that the set has simulview and that simulview also works with splitscreen xbox360 games.

-LG 55lb650 /670 /671 /730
These units use an ips panel and I'm worried about the black levels. That was the one thing that bothered me about my 40f71b TV. Also screen uniformity seems to be a problem with LG with dark corners as a result.

-Philips pfk6609:
I really like the ambilight and pq seems to be good but some reviews suggest input lag is a horrendous 100ms+ even in game or pc mode. Also there is the problem of active glasses and me wearing glasses.

-Philips pfk6549
I got a good offer for this one, but I can't seem to find any tests or reviews about this unit. I'm worried about input lag and black levels. Both are near impossible to check in a shop.

What would you guys advice me. Have I missed any other tv's that would cover my requirements? Any advice would be highly appreciated.
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Need help with 55"-60" TV choice

Room - darker environment.

Placement - above fireplace. I already have a47" LG tv mounted there and that mount will accommodate up to a 60". I don't want to go bigger than that anyways.

Use - Will mostly be used for games on PS4 and watching sports (mostly football). General tv watching and occasional movie will occur, but not main purpose.

Budget - I'd say I wouldn't want to to go over around $1500, unless the deal is so darn good I can't pass it up!

Thanks - Any help in choosing a solid tv would be appreciated!
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Hey Guys,

I was wondering if you could help me pick out a new TV--

I would like to purchase a TV that is either 65" or 70", the bigger the better.

Budget: ~1500.00

Seating Distance: Approximately 11-12 ft

Size: 65"-70", its going to be wall mounted so no real placement limitations.

Uses: Mostly movies, with some gaming thrown in. The occasional football game, but not too many sports. 3D is not a priority.

Room Lighting: Its going to be mounted across from some windows, so the room can be pretty bright. Its not bad with the shades down, but it wont get very dark during the day.


I've been looking for decently priced 70" sets, but I've currently had my eye on the Vizio M652i-B2 since it seems to be reviewing well. Any suggestions? Should I look into the Sony 65W850? Stick with a 70 and go with last year's Vizio or the Sharp LC70LE850U? So many choices out there.

Thanks for the help!
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At your price I would go no farther than the reviews on Amazon and threads here on the Sony 65w850a.
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60" (or bigger) TV with WiFi help requested
Have around $1000 to spend on a TV. Could budge up slightly but not much.

I am replacing our old tube TV with my first flat screen. This very senior gentleman is giddy with excitement.

I need help though from you pro's.

I would like 60" or bigger. Must have WiFi and I plan to buy a sound bar to plug in to it for better sound.
What brands of TV should I consider? Any websites I should check out for special pricing? (I've only looked at Costco) What does 120 and 180 mean and is that really important when selecting one? Finally, I don't need 3D. Just want a good one with a good picture that is going to last me as long as my tube did.

Please ask any and all questions and I'll answer soonest. Thank you
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Room - darker environment.

Placement - above fireplace. I already have a 47" LG tv mounted there and that mount will accommodate up to a 60". I don't want to go bigger than that anyways.

Use - Will mostly be used for games on PS4 and watching sports (mostly football). General tv watching and occasional movie will occur, but not main purpose.

Budget - I'd say I wouldn't want to to go over around $1500, unless the deal is so darn good I can't pass it up!

Thanks - Any help in choosing a solid tv would be appreciated!
If the experts need more information than I provided, please let me know.
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Need some help deciding on a TV - replacing a 52" LCoS JVC RPTV.

Budget could be up to $1500, looking to get at least a 60" screen (I may be able to convince the boss to go to 65").

Looking at the Vizio M602i-B3 or Samsung UN60H6300 (BJs/Costco). Smart features don't tip the scales (I have Rokus etc in the house), both look like they perform well to my eye. However, looking for opinions based on experience with movie, tv and sports content -- hard to see all of those at your local warehouse store. The CNET Review gave decent marks to both - I'm mostly concerned with black levels, viewing angles and overall picture quality. Any other input is appreciated - or even new suggestions.

Hope this isn't asking too much. Thanks!

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Need some help deciding on a TV - replacing a 52" LCoS JVC RPTV.

Budget could be up to $1500, looking to get at least a 60" screen (I may be able to convince the boss to go to 65").

Looking at the Vizio M602i-B3 or Samsung UN60H6300 (BJs/Costco). Smart features don't tip the scales (I have Rokus etc in the house), both look like they perform well to my eye. However, looking for opinions based on experience with movie, tv and sports content -- hard to see all of those at your local warehouse store. The CNET Review gave decent marks to both - I'm mostly concerned with black levels, viewing angles and overall picture quality. Any other input is appreciated - or even new suggestions.

Hope this isn't asking too much. Thanks!
Sony 65w850a. Read reviews onAmazon and here.
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Need some help deciding on a TV - replacing a 52" LCoS JVC RPTV.

Budget could be up to $1500, looking to get at least a 60" screen (I may be able to convince the boss to go to 65").

Looking at the Vizio M602i-B3 or Samsung UN60H6300 (BJs/Costco). Smart features don't tip the scales (I have Rokus etc in the house), both look like they perform well to my eye. However, looking for opinions based on experience with movie, tv and sports content -- hard to see all of those at your local warehouse store. The CNET Review gave decent marks to both - I'm mostly concerned with black levels, viewing angles and overall picture quality. Any other input is appreciated - or even new suggestions.

Hope this isn't asking too much. Thanks!
Sony 65w850a.

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With a 30' seating distance go big or go home !

80 inch Vizio $2999.99

Sharp LC80LE642U 80-Inch 1080p 120Hz $2999.99


Sony XBR79X900B 79-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED TV brightest of the bright 900-1000 nit panel (might be able to get warm in front of it on a cold day when you get out of the pool ! ☺ )
3x budget but by the looks of the place $ 8998.99 shouldent be out of the question but then it is a lot of money for a pool pavillion TV and all just thought I would add it in it's a 4K Sony too!
How big is the pool?
Thanks for reccomendations. The pool is 20x45 one way and 18x34 the other way. The pool pavilion is 32x20
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Looking for:

-55 inch TV
-Needs to be smart with good processing power and wifi connection
-Have a soundbar
-No Vizio (bad experience)
- In large room with lots of backlight


Budget :Pref less than $1,000
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Hi everyone, could you give me an advice on a purchase??

What i need:
-40 / 42 "
-Nice design if possible
-Low price

The use will be standard tv channels and very very few dvds.

I found this model: Toshiba 40L2434DG for about 400$, would it be a good purchase?
Any alternatives on that price range?
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Sony 65w850a.
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I just picked up a Samsung UN50H6400 for $850 tonight. I have a few days to take it back if needed, just not sure if I should have looked at something else in that price range. That 850 is pretty much at the top range I want to spend with tax. Im coming from a 6 yr old Sony XBR 4 that crapped out on me and Sony only offered a 15% coupon towards another sony. After seeing others have the exact same issue with their sony version, we decided to try a samsung this time around. Just want to make sure I can attempt to get the best for the amount I have spent/to spend on a good tv.

Edit: I dont care if it is a smart tv, though having the ability to play movies from a USB would be a def plus. This is for a family room, some ps3 every now and then, more for blu-ray then gaming.

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Matte screens only

Folks,
I am looking to upgrade a set that I have in a family room of my beach house. I have a Sharp LC-60LE745U. I can fit a 75" but most likely go with a 70". (The Sharp is less than 2 years old, but I will move it to a different room)
I, unfortunately, am extremely busy at work for the next few months and will probably just buy a set online. My single most important feature above all else is a non reflective screen. I have favored Sharp TVs since they have some rather matte screens. Samsung is far too reflective. I almost bought a Vizio M701 but luckily I had a minute to go look at one and boy am I glad I held off. That screen was like a mirror. I may be odd, but nothing drives me crazier than watching myself (in the TVs reflection) watching the TV. It causes me eye strain as I am squinting to try and watch.

I am looking to solicit opinions on sets I should look at that have matte screens. I saw a Sony 850B and it wasn't too bad, but it was in a different part of Best Buy and I couldn't evaluate it next to other sets.

So basically, I am looking for a 70" set with a matte screen. The Sharp 650U and Sony 850B are the only ones I am aware of right now. The 850B seems like a better set, but that weird wedge design has me second guessing. (This set will be wall mounted)

Thanks

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Sony 32W650A or Sony 40W600B?

I want whichever has better picture quality overall for movies and gaming.
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Been reading forums for a while but first time posting

1. Budget - ~$3k
2. Seating distance ~17ft
3. Size/placement limitations - 65-75"
4. Uses and sources primarily - plex (roku 3), some ps3, some satellite (bell hd)
5. Room lighting - bright, main flooor, patio door and large windows

Replacing SAMSUNG UN55D7000 55" 3D LED 1080p 240Hz which I have been happy with and it will retire to the basement

I hope to re-use the same mount FMX3 by Kanto (http://www.kantoliving.com/mounts_product/Fmx3) any issue full motion mounting 65-75" TV?

Models I am looking at

Samsung UN75H7150AFXZC
Samsung UN65HU8550FXZC
Sharp LC70SQ15U
Sharp LC70UQ17U

I am not sold on only those models and will certainly look at other options. The Sharp with "semi-matte" screen might be the best fit?

How do above models compare to TV I am replacing?

Thanks for the help!
any feedback on this? thanks!
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After reading and reading post after post, I have narrowed my choices down to Sony's XRB-65X850B or KDL-65W950B.

The W950B has:
Local dimming
Passive 3D
and standard HD

The X850B
Frame dimming
Passive 3D
4K HD
and $900 more

We will be seating about 13' away, so will the 4k make any difference?
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Question Panel size?

Ugh I have a question on upgrading the size of my panel. I currently own a 58" Panny plasma. I sit approximately 10-12 feet from the panel.

I want a bigger panel, but don't need one lol.

My friend refers to moving my couch a few feet closer instead of getting a 65-70 inch tv. And I saw his logic.

What do you guys think
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From that distance a 65in would be a great choice. I would never move my seating closer to compensate for screen size. The Sony 65w950b would be a great choice.
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After reading and reading post after post, I have narrowed my choices down to Sony's XRB-65X850B or KDL-65W950B.

The W950B has:
Local dimming
Passive 3D
and standard HD

The X850B
Frame dimming
Passive 3D
4K HD
and $900 more

We will be seating about 13' away, so will the 4k make any difference?
You will like the 4K better so it becomes a $900 choice. You can buy a lot of stuff for $900, like a 3d blu-ray player and a lot of 3d movies, but you'll always wonder if you should have gone 4K.
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From that distance a 65in would be a great choice. I would never move my seating closer to compensate for screen size. The Sony 65w950b would be a great choice.
You seem to be a big proponent on this model? Tube also seems to like it.

I found a a good deal on this model too.

Hmmm

Close to my current 58" Panny plasma?
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Which one would you guys choose between the Sony KDL60W630B, Vizio M602i-B3, and Sharp 60EQ10U? I don't care about smart features, just wanting the best picture quality for around the 1100-1350 price range.
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Everyone seems to need help! Me Too!!

We are having wall work done soon. I need to decide which TV to buy for it. My wife and I cut out a piece of clear plastic to simulate the size of a 65" TV. Although I had decided to go with either the Samsung 65" flat screen or 65" curved screen. We decided either would be lost on the wall. We cut more plastic and ended up feeling we need an 80". That pretty much takes us out of the 4K arena due to cost.

I was somewhat surprised when I checked out the 65" curved and flat Sammys sitting beside each other that I could hardly tell which one was which and really felt the flat panel looked somewhat bigger and had less distortion (minimal off center) than the curved model, but I really like the style of the curve-duh!

We are also considering the 75" Samsung flat screen (although I haven't been able to find one to check it out) as the curved model of this size is also too expensive.

Another option we have looked at is the Sharp 70" Flat screen which is a quasi 4K? for $2699.99. Good price, not sure what I'm getting for the price!

I saw a group of 6 Sony XBR 85" TVs boxed and banded together at Fry's. The next week they were no where in sight. Anyone know anything about the Sony XBR 85" the Sammy 75inchers, the Sharp, or any other TV I should be looking for?

As I need to make this decision in the next couple of weeks what you guys suggest and why?

One other question. The guy sales rep. telling me about the side by side Sammy 65s", the 75" Sammys as well as the 70" Sharp said all are full array local dimming sets! Any discussion here.

At this point in the evolution of TVs would any of you thinK investing in an over 65" 4K TV (especially curved) is the way to go?
Thanks!!
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Just moved into a new place, have a big living room. Seating distance will be about 15' away and slightly off center. TV will not be mounted. Source will be mostly a Roku 3. Room can be a bit sunny, but not too bad. Budget is hopefully under $1,200. Any ideas? Would like something 60" or bigger due to the distance.
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Hi, I could use some suggestions for a TV!

1. Budget
Looking for something around $800 - $1500

2. Seating distance
~10 feet

3. Size/placement limitations
Looking at the 60 - 65 inch range. I will be purchasing a new TV stand to go along with it so wall mounting is not needed.

4. Uses and sources
HTPC hooked up running XBMC and Blu-Ray drive. Mostly only used for Movies and TV Shows. Occasionally I will do some web browsing and watch online videos. I'm looking for something with a great picture quality. I have surround sound no use for smart apps. 3D is not needed.

5. Room lighting
Room can be kept fairly dark 90% of the time I am watching TV. I usually only watch TV in the evening.

I've been looking around a little bit but I'm not sure what my best option is. Would it be better to avoid plasma since I'm running a PC on which in turn has lots of menus that could possibly be burnt in? One of the TVs I was looking at was the Sony KDL60W630B. Would that work well with my setup? Again I don't need a TV with smart apps but if their available that's great too.

Thanks everyone!

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Vizio M series from 2013 or 2014? Help me choose.

My 42" Samsung plasma finally died (or got enough lines I can't stand it anymore), and I'm in the market for a new TV. Here is the required information:

1. Budget = Less than $1200. Of course, I care about the price/PQ ratio. I'll looking for upper mid-range-ish.
2. Seating distance = ~16 feet
3. Size/placement limitations = 50-55", but no more. I have an ~48" width limitation. TV sits on an AV cabinet (no wall mount)
4. Uses and sources = Antenna, AV receiver, Roku, Gaming (HDMI for sure, composite desired but optional). I need at least 3 HDMI inputs, 4 or more preferred. I don't care about 3D
5. Room lighting = usually dim, but has large window opposite the TV that causes glare during the day


Here's where things get interesting. I've been looking at the M-series for a while, and comparing to it the Samsung UN50H6400. I've been debating if the price difference is really worth it, with the buzz that the M-series has been getting. While in the store the other day, they had an open box model of the M501d-a2r on sale for $525, and a reduced price on the extended warranty. All told, I got the M501d-a2r for about $600, including a 5 year warranty.

I got it home, got it set up and calibrated, and have been watching some shows (streaming from Netflix, OTA television, BluRay, and DVD) to run the TV through it's paces. After calibration, the picture is pretty nice. However, there are some spots where the backlighting is not consistent, which is a persistent problem with these models. Almost all of the issues (3 significant ones) are at the corners and edges of the screen. I could definitely live with it, but find myself wondering if I should.

I'm considering returning the edge-lit M501d for a full array M492i or M552i. I would give up the 5 year warranty, but the increase in cost will actually only be about $150. Is the 2014 model worth the upgrade, or should I stick with the deal that I've already gotten?

Please let me know if I should post this in another forum to get the best responses.

Thanks in advance for the advice.
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Hi, I could use some suggestions for a TV!

1. Budget
Looking for something around $800 - $1500

2. Seating distance
~10 feet

3. Size/placement limitations
Looking at the 60 - 65 inch range. I will be purchasing a new TV stand to go along with it so wall mounting is not needed.

4. Uses and sources
HTPC hooked up running XBMC and Blu-Ray drive. Mostly only used for Movies and TV Shows. Occasionally I will do some web browsing and watch online videos. I'm looking for something with a great picture quality. I have surround sound no use for smart apps. 3D is not needed.

5. Room lighting
Room can be kept fairly dark 90% of the time I am watching TV. I usually only watch TV in the evening.

I've been looking around a little bit but I'm not sure what my best option is. Would it be better to avoid plasma since I'm running a PC on which in turn has lots of menus that could possibly be burnt in? One of the TVs I was looking at was the Sony KDL60W630B. Would that work well with my setup? Again I don't need a TV with smart apps but if their available that's great too.

Thanks everyone!
Choice goes to the 60 inch Samsung TV, right within your budget with $1400. choice is mainly cause of the great picture quality and the A+ smart tv options that samsung offers.

www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN60H6350-60-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00ID2HGQ8/
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