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W800b

I am looking to buy the Sony 50W800B but seems like the stocks aren't available widely on Amazon and Best Buy Stores. Amazon mentioned they don't know when it will be restocked and Best Buy mentioned they are being discontinued.

So, wanted to check if W800B is being discontinued or its just a temporary availability problem?
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Moving into new house and have been researching new 60" tvs, but its driving me bonkers with reviews all over the place. Any help would really be appreciated. TV will be wall mounted in a fairly well lit living room.

Budget: Don't want to spend more than $1500
Brand: Doesn't matter
Size: 60" maybe 65"
Extras: wifi is a plus, smart features/3d not necessary.

Other than that, don't care all that much. Will be hooked up to cable box and probably an apple tv. We are upgrading from a 47" Vizio (e3d470vx).
$1300 for a higher mid range samsung 60 inch LED tv

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN60H6350-60-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00ID2HGQ8/
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$1300 for a higher mid range samsung 60 inch LED tv

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN60H6350-60-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00ID2HGQ8/
Thanks for the reply, that was actually one of the sets I was looking at!
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Hi

I am looking for a 42"-48" tv for a dark room. It will be for movies, mostly streamed off the net and displaying static images and messages. Under $2000
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Hi, I'm looking for a new 60" screen for my new house.

1. Budget - $1000-1200
2. Seating distance - Variable, open floor plan so sofa ~8-10' or kitchen island ~20'
3. Size/placement limitations - None, thinking 60"
4. Uses and sources - 90% TV and movies via Blu-ray or high def recordings/rips from an HTPC. 9% live broadcast via FIOS or equiv, 1% video games via PS3 or equiv. No need for apps or 3D but of course it'd be nice. Upgrading from a circa 2007 ~42" Vizio at my old house.
5. Room lighting - Several windows, no direct light on TV

I'm considering the following models from Costco but am open to suggestions.
Samsung UN60H6300A - http://www.costco.com/Samsung-60%22-...100109541.html
Sony KDL-60W610B - http://www.costco.com/Sony-60%22-108...100118422.html
Vizio M602i-B3 - http://www.costco.com/Vizio-60%22-10...100119878.html

I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
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hi guys I am looking for a new tv
my old tv was a Samsung 55" LED UN55D6000
my budget is around $3000 but willing to pay a bit extra if there is something that that's worth the extra money. I also haven't completely decided if I should upgrade now or wait a few months for so something better.

Size: 55"+ preferably bigger.
Brand: no preference (but samsung has been good to me)
Budget: ~$3000
Extras: Smart features

This tv will be used for my home theater and used mostly for Tv/movies and some gaming. I would also like a tv that can calibrate well since it will be mainly used for bluray movies on my oppo. also still new to calibration so if my last statement makes no sense sorry lol.

I prefer to buy from BestBuy because of their financing and because I have about $1200 of credit from Bestbuy which is why my budget is higher then ever before.
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Hey everyone, nice to see this topic consolidated and stickied


I'm in the same boat about to pick up a new TV but I'm kind of conflicted to go UHD or not to go UHD, I know the arguments about UHD content but I'm a little confused on the perception of resolution + distance (i've seen 2 drastically different arguments which left me confused)

I'm looking at a tv around 60-70" preferably 65" or 70"

I prefer Sony but am fine with other brands however I am strongly against Samsung (history of failing samsung products)

My budget is around $3,000 CAD I would prefer to stay under it but am willing to go higher if i'm sold on UHD

Now here's the issue the TV will be placed 17' (seventeen feet) away from the seating position I have no choice in that matter

I am leaning towards the Sony KDL-65W950B instead of a UHD set (given content, distance, finalization of standards but are those legitimate concerns?)

or the Sony KDL-70W840B or Sony KDL-70W850B (the only difference between these two is 240hz vs 480hz but the 840B is $500 less) I know these sets lack features from the 950B but am wondering if it will be noticeable from that 17' distance?


To Sum Up

Budget: $3,000 approx
Room: Very Brightly Lit
Distance: 17' (feet)
Brand: Prefer Sony, Fine with others but no samsung
Size: 60"-70"
USE: broadcast tv, netflix, PC, minimial-0 3D


Thanks guys


Edit: No Need to reply to this one guys I went ahead and made the purchase for the 70 W840B, found a smoking deal for it


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Hello everyone,

I'm looking to upgrade my Sony 46" KDL46VL150 for the biggest HDTV with the following constraints:

1) ~2500 or less (might push to ~3500 for OLED)

2) ~11-12 feet away from TV (yeah, pretty far, can't move any closer however)

3) Will need to be less than 51 inches wide (NOT diagonal) due to furniture and room size

4) Current HT Build: Oppo BDP-103 Universal Blu-ray Player, Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 LCR speakers w/ CBM-170s as surrounds and Rythmik Audio F12SE subwoofer (5.1), Denon AVR-X4000 receiver, Sony Playstation 4, all connected to a Gigabit Ethernet switch. Also use a HDTV antenna connected to the TV. I primarily use it for pretty much everything media except sports (movies and music with some gaming.)

5) 90% of the right side of my room has windows, but will have blackout curtains eventually.

Other: Would preferably want to put focus on best color reproduction and accuracy, 4K/wall-mountable is optional, might be able to push to 54 inches wide (non-diagonally) if I move some furniture but I prefer not to.
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Okay guys, best buy has a 24 month 0% financing deal I want to take advantage of. I want a 55 or 60" TV ar around $1000, right now the models that I am looking at are the PanasonicTC-55AS680U, TC-60AS530U/TC-60AS630U and the Sony KDL55W700B. Was looking into the Vizio E series but a few things I read about them is kinda shying me away from them, would still consider the M series. Right now I have the Panasonic TC-L42E60 from last year and I have been very happy with it, I moved and its kinda small for my living room and would like something bigger.

I dont have cable, I watch netflix with my TVs built in app and it has been pretty nice, so my new TV needs a good netflix app. I am a gamer, so I am concerned about input lag and motion blur. I am open to suggestions on other brands and models, anything but Samsung(due to past experiences).

Anyone have any experience with the Sony 700b or Panasonic AS680? I cant find much info on them, but the claimed native 240hz on the as680 sounds nice.

Replying to my own post here..... I bought the AS680, while I loved the picture quality on full HD content, but it was dark in all 4 corners, the build quality was noticeably not as good as my panny E60, they messed up the settings menus, netflix was slow to respond sometimes and most of all older 480SD content was so jerky it was unwatchable. I blamed the native 240hz panel, but I could be wrong. I ended up returning it and getting the 55" sony w700b.

The Sony is a beautiful TV, my only complaints so far is the remote isnt layed out very well, there is no sleep timer button(the on screen option is burried in a menu that you have to exit what ever smart app you are watching to get to it) and finally I dont like the fact it doesnt get that bright. But it creates an amazing picture, netflix works great and it has playstation now(which I havent tried yet)!

Pick the Sony, you wont be disappointed.
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Hello,

I would like to upgrade from a Samsung LN52A860.

The 3 sets I'm strongly considering (in order):
1) Sony XBR65x850B
2) Vizio P652ui-B2 (if released soon)
3) Samsung UN65HU8550

Budget: $3,000 (4k) $2,200 (1080p)
Distance: 11-12'
Size: 65-70"
Brand: Prefer Sony/Samsung
Uses: Movies, football, some gaming
Light: Some windows, indirect

I would like someone to make a strong push for a high quality 1080p set as well, since I am not totally sold on spending another grand for 4k just yet. I wanted to buy an Samsung PN64F8500 plasma for the smooth motion but can't since I live at 7,000' elevation in Colorado.

Thank you for your time!

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Budget: $1500
Seating distance: 9-11'
Size/placement limitations: 50-60", leaning towards 55". Viewing angle may play a significant role. The main seated position is 30 degrees off center, with angled viewing up to 60 degrees off center with a full room.
Uses and sources: Games #1 , Movies/Streaming Content #2 , Standard Def TV #3 (really only use this for local news on occasion). Having a "Smart" TV is not important. 3D is a like to have, don't need top tier performance for this feature.
Room lighting: Daytime is brightly lit with direct sunlight every afternoon through sunset (even with blinds closed, there can be significant reflection from the blinds themselves). 50/50 daytime vs. nighttime viewing.

I'm currently considering the Sony KDL55W800B & KDL55W950B, but am very open to other suggestions.

From what I've read, the Sony KDL W800B or W850B seem to be in line with my requirements, but I'm concerned about the saturated image at the viewing angles we're seated at. I currently have a Panasonic plasma, which has a great picture at night but is a nightmare during the day. Reflections and brightness are the two biggest offenders, especially playing darkly lit games. Should I take a risk on an IPS like the KDLW950B? I still love my blacks and relatively accurate picture.
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Hello,

I'm would like to upgrade from a Samsung LN52A860.

The 3 sets I'm strongly considering (in order):
1) Sony XBR65x850B
2) Vizio P652ui-B2 (if released soon)
3) Samsung UN65HU8550

Budget: $3,000 (4k) $2,200 (1080p)
Distance: 11-12'
Size: 65-70"
Brand: Prefer Sony/Samsung
Uses: Movies, football, some gaming
Light: Some windows, indirect

I would like someone to make a strong push for a high quality 1080p set as well, since I am not totally sold on spending another grand for 4k just yet. I wanted to buy an Samsung PN64F8500 plasma for the smooth motion but can't since I live at 7,000' elevation in Colorado.

Thank you for your time!
Big question is if you wanna spend 3k on a 4K screen , thing is the better panels and in general higher end TVs come standard with 4K so its not like its a simple choice anymore between just resolutions. your choices are :

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN65HU8550-65-Inch-Ultra-120Hz/dp/B00ID2HJJM/
65 inch top end 4K screen for $3200

and
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN65H7150-65-Inch-1080p-240Hz/dp/B00ID2HIJS/
65 inch higher mid end 1080p screen for $2000
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My wife just texted me a picture of this TV from our Costco, Sony KDL-70W830B for $1,999. I have a 52" Sharp and have no problems. But, I'm moving into a house twice the size and want a bigger TV for the Home Theater Loft.

I want at least a 65". I have no need for smart features or 3D. Is there a better model cheaper that doesn't have these?

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Please help my budget is $4000-$5000 for a high end tv I current have a sony kdl- 52xbr5 I'm considering the xbr65x900b but not so thrilled about the side speakers. What TV do you suggest looking for 4k tv I hear samsung doesn't do good with gaming and the xbrx950 is over priced my cousin wholesales tv's the 900b I get for 3100 n the 950b is about 6000 that's insane. What do you suggest please help
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