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Great info in this thread. I wish I browsed it BEFORE I bought my tv!
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Hello Everybody ,

I learned of this forum from Leo Laporte , The Tech Guy =) . Love him !

I am in the market for a new TV in the living room. I have plenty of room . Can you suggest an excellent TV for under $700 ? Do I have to spend that much or can better value be found at the lower end price spectrum ? We will not be doing any blue-ray . I am interested in sending video from my PC to the TV . Main other uses will be dish network and HDTV channels . I am not focused on size. More on the quality of the unit . However , bigger is always better though as I have lots of room.

Please let me know what your thoughts are. I could really use some suggestions.


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1. Budget
About $300 - $700 Should I go higher ?

2. Seating distance
About 13 feet at the farthest point.

3. Size/placement limitations

Wall mounted plenty of room any size will fit .

4. Uses and sources

Primarily HDTV content and Satellite TV and watch a lot of content off of my computer. At least three HDMI ports is desirable. I do not really need an S-video connection however.

5. Room lighting
My current living room has an entire wall made up windows. I don't usually watch TV during the day .
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I'm a Console Gamer and I love watching Movies. I was thinking on buying the Samsung UN46EH5000. Is this a good buy?

Or would anyone like to recommend a much newer Samsung TV. I heard that the new Samsung TVs have very high input lag.

Or does anyone recommend a different brand altogether? Plasmas are out of the question. I'm on a budget too. I want to stay below $1000, but still have a great picture, great motion clarity, no motion interpolation, and great blacks for an LED

Budget: $400-$700

My room is about 10'x12' (a little more).

Is the Vizio E Series (2014 Release) a good brand? How is the clarity on these TVs? Do they have bad motion blur?

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I'm a Console Gamer and I love watching Movies. I was thinking on buying the Samsung UN46EH5000. Is this a good buy?

Or would anyone like to recommend a much newer Samsung TV. I heard that the new Samsung TVs have very high input lag.

Or does anyone recommend a different brand altogether? Plasmas are out of the question. I'm on a budget too. I want to stay below $1000, but still have a great picture, great motion clarity, no motion interpolation, and great blacks for an LED

Budget: $400-$700

My room is about 10'x12' (a little more).


Is the Vizio E Series (2014 Release) a good brand? How is the clarity on these TVs? Do they have bad motion blur?

Sony 50W800B and (50 W700B Best Buy only ) will probably be the best clarity, picture and gaming sets under $1000.00
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstempl...y=abcat0101001

My choice Under $1000.00 would be ofc be the Sony 50W800B it's supposed to be the best LCD game set on the planet at these prices . I haven't seen the 700B yet but it should be on your short list along with the 48W600B or any Sony in your budget .

I would look at this specific VIZIO-M552i-B2 and probably skip the rest of the Vizio lines.
with the exception of the VIZIO E600i-B3 60-Inch 1080p LED Smart at $799.00 it got a decent review at rtings.com
Gaming on a 60" is good https://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lc...vizio/e-series

The 4K Vizio P sets w/active pixel tuning come out on 25 Sept. I think they may have a 50" for $999.00 that should definitely be on your short list like or above the others including the Sony's in fact it may end up being the best $1000.00 LCD on the planet http://www.vizio.com/p-series


The above Vizio M and E might be well worth a look for a good value vs picture quality + screen size I haven't seen them myself .

Sony KDL48W600B at $ 599.00 everywhere is always a safe bet good picture and low game lag probably the best gamer of all these non Sony . http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...f-640c401eb943

Really good deal at Best Buy on 50" and other Panasonic now
Model: TC-50A400U $ 449.00 it's almost a steal at this price

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/panasoni...;skuId=4875001

The VIZIO-M552i-B2 linked below has a very bright 400 nit panel instead of the usual 250-300 in these price ranges should be plenty bright for your room and the pick of the litter as 55" Vizio goes . The Visio M's are getting decent reviews. http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-M552i-B2.../dp/B00JP7OW9E $848.00
When looking at Vizio the B1,B2 and B3 may all have different panels and mfrs. and performance within the same size and series that's why I stated these specific models



Videobruce aggrigated some Vizio specs here : 2014 Vizio Thread All models

Samsung UN46H6203AFXZAm is $649.00 at Best Buy . Samsung 5xxx,6xxx are decent but then there is the Samsung panel lottery thing if you don't know how to play it you might want to buy something else but if you win and get the right panel inside they can be very good .Samsung 5xxx and 6xxx and up sets usually also have good bright room results
if you win the right panel . http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-...iYZ4VcC.uQdi_A

Samsungs tend to have higher game lag than Sonys some Vizio lag times are decent all the Sonys are decent gamers and good colors Sony and Samsung as a rule are very good color wise OTOH the 2014 Vizio are getting some decent marks there also especially at the price. 50" Panasonic above is a steal.


Vizio E series competitive comparisons @ rtings.com did rather well ,Vizio M series review will be up at rtings.com Monday it should be good based on what the E series scored .
https://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lc...series/compare
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Thanks a lot! I'm really looking into the SONY KDL50W700B. It's perfect! It has everything I need! I do not want to spend extra for the W800B because I do not want 3D.


But what if the 120 Hz refresh rate in the W700B causes horrible juddering and flickering?

I had a Hisense 50" TV which had motion interpolation, and when the motion interpolation was on, faster moving objects (especially flying objects) would flicker.

And when watching Star Wars, the lightsabers looked like zigzag lines when moving around because of the motion interpolation.

After this experience, getting a new TV with a higher refresh rate worries me.

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Sony 700B is getting plenty of good feedback here just check out the owners threads here gamers like it also .

Lot's about it here before it got it's own thread Sony 2014 W600B,W800B,W850B

and more here Sony kdl55w700b

W700B has a 120Hz panel it should be fine check out the W800B review at rtings.com they should be very close they both have X Reality Pro Motionflow XR 480 videoboards and the 800B is one of the best LED gamers on the planet I wouldn't sweat it as far as judder or jaggies goes . Motion blur has little or nothing to do with motion flow processing it's dependent on panel sample and hold times for the most part . I haven't seen any egregiously bad performing panels in a Sony that weren't defects .

As far as motion goes they should be the same it's all there in the review . XR 480 Motion flow uses up to 3 dynamic frame interpolation cycles on high setting ( actual look ahead scene analysis or buffered video frames ) not black screens it works much better than black frame screen interpolation like no sense and others use in their sets ,it's adjustable also feedback is real good around here most folks use a standard or low setting maybe 1 or 2 .

I've got a 2013 Sony 40R450A in my bedroom , it games and plays nice with it's XR 120 motion flow and doesn't have any major motion issues ofc I keep the backlight motion thingy off . They will clue you in on the owners threads here .

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TV for 900 sq ft apartment, 13'x15'6" living room

Want 60+ inches

1. Budget - $1800 max, including warranty
2. Seating distance - 10 feet
3. Size/placement limitations - I can fit as big as 70"
4. Uses and sources - Verizon FIOS DVR box, blue ray, streaming (lots of it Netflix) . PS4 gaming. 3D not important.
5. Room lighting - bright open windows
6. Mounting - Dont care
7. Sound - Have samsung hw-h550
8. Viewing Angle - straight on
9. Time frame - 1-2 months

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New 70" to 80"

Hey all. Looking for a new TV to replace my 55" Samsung. We did some renovations to the house last year and the Samsung just feels too small in the new media room. I'm currently leaning towards 1 of the following, but am also open to other suggestions:

Sony KDL70W850B - has 3D, which I don't care about at all and is about $2k
Samsung UN75H6300 - seems almost identical to the H6350 and is on sale right now for $2300
Sharp LC-80LE650U - largest I could find under $3k at about $2800


1. Budget - trying to stay under $3k
2. Seating distance - approximately 12 feet
3. Size/placement limitations - none
4. Uses and sources - HD cable, Blu-Ray, PS4 gaming -- about equal amounts of movies, live sports, and gaming. 3D is not a requirement and sound is not an issue as I already have a full surround system.
5. Room lighting - no windows in room. recessed lighting in ceiling.

Thank, in advance, for any help!
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Hi,

I'm in the market for a new TV. I currently have a DLP 50" Sony KDS-50A2000 that I've had for around 10 years. The bulb needs to be replaced so I figured it's a good time to get a new TV. Or more aptly stated, it's easier to tell the wife we need a new one.... "See honey, the TV doesn't work, we need a new one." (Will still replace the bulb though).


1. Budget
$1,500 but can be persuaded to go a few hundred higher. Caveat = it has to be available at Best Buy.

2. Seating distance
Between 8-10 feet.

3. Size/placement limitations
55"+. Viewing angle = no extreme side viewing; probably most of the prime seating spots are slightly to the left/right of center

4. Uses and sources
90% gaming, 10% movie/tv. Sources = PS4, Bluray, DirecTV.

5. Room lighting
In the basement with no windows. Recessed can lighting, wall sconces.

6. Other
3+ HDMI ports would be nice, don't care for 3D but will take it if it's the better TV.

I always told myself I wanted the next TV to be a plasma, but that format is pretty much dead now, right? So I guess that leaves LED. And, since it's primary use will be gaming, I need one with low input lag.

Right now, I'm leaning towards this, Sony 60" LED #KDL60W850B

Or, are there others I should look at?

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KDL60W850B is hard to beat for the money IMO.

Read the Full Review and Compare the Sony W850B picture quality to other TVs
https://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lc.../w850b/compare

OTOH the New Visio P model similarly priced 4K sets with FALD and active pixel tuning are coming available on the 25th of Sept. they should be at Amazon and many other sites for pre order now and B.B should have them out on on the floor on the 25th .

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...2014/index.htm

http://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-p-series/

http://www.audioholics.com/hdtv-reviews/vizio-p-series

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KDL60W850B is hard to beat for the money IMO.

Read the Full Review and Compare the Sony W850B picture quality to other TVs
https://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lc.../w850b/compare

OTOH the New Visio P model similarly priced 4K sets with FALD and active pixel tuning are coming available on the 25th of Sept. they should be at Amazon and many other sites for pre order now and B.B should have them out on on the floor on the 25th .

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...2014/index.htm

http://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-p-series/

http://www.audioholics.com/hdtv-reviews/vizio-p-series
Thanks. Regarding 4K sets in general, how is the input lag? I've read conflicting reports that they may have higher input lag vs 1080p sets.
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Thanks. Regarding 4K sets in general, how is the input lag? I've read conflicting reports that they may have higher input lag vs 1080p sets.
The new P model Visio is supposed to have active pixel tuning and a decent videoboard with all new CPU and 6 core GPU it might be fine .

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Need Recommendation for Large TV

First of all, thanks to you old-timers that recommended my 52A750 a few years ago, I've really enjoyed it

My Mom is looking to surprise my Dad with a new TV, they are in their late 60's and are both dealing with fairly bad eye sight that is expected to get worse and are are having a harder time seeing their 42". The secondary concern is that due to the way their room is laid out, a TV stand doesn't fit well and I think the best option is to buy a TV that is big enough that when placed directly on the 14" hearth, it is at the right height for viewing from 10 feet away. I'd expect absolutely 0% use from any smart-TV features or 3D.

Are there better sets for the money out there than the Samsung UN75H6300?

1. Budget < $2300
2. Seating distance 10ft
3. Size/placement limitations - want to place the set directly on top of the 14" hearth (the fireplace is absolutely never used). screen needs to be large.
4. Uses and sources - 80% Cable TV, 20% DVR/Blu-Ray.
5. Room lighting - partial sunlight

Thoughts?
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Looking for 55-60" in the 1k target range. Minimal gaming, mostly sports, tv and bluray. My top 4 are:

Sony KDL55W700B - Great reviews. I'd kind of like 60" though.

Sony KDL60W630B - Because there is no 60" of the 700B

Samsung UN60H6350 - my dad has the 40" and loves it. Don't really need Smart features though. And of course panel lottery.

Samsung PN60F5300 - Never had a plasma but no big windows or direct light in our room.

Any clear winner? Or will I probably be happy with any of them?

Any models I am missing I really need to include?

I've seen some super cheap deals on LGs lately but not heard amazing reviews on them.
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Samsung plasma or any of the Sonys . The Sony 630B and 700B have the Same Reality Pro/ XR480 motionflow video chipset and should be more similar than not . I have a Samsung plasma and Sony LED each has it's advantages but all in all the Plasma is hard to beat in overall picture quality Samsung 6550 is decent also .

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Samsung plasma or any of the Sonys . The Sony 630B and 700B have the Same Reality Pro/ XR480 motionflow video chipset and should be more similar than not . I have a Samsung plasma and Sony LED each has it's advantages but all in all the Plasma is hard to beat in overall picture quality Samsung 6550 is decent also .
Thanks. Do you recommend the Samsung Plasma I mentioned? Or another?

I see Samsung 6550 on samsung.com but not on amazon or best buy. Only on Costco and it says it's no longer made.

Lastly how do you feel about Open Box? My local BB has a couple of the TVs listed above as Open Box. I assume it's just a case by case basis And a judgement call huh?

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Thanks. Do you recommend the Samsung Plasma I mentioned? Or another?

I see Samsung 6550 on samsung.com but not on amazon or best buy. Only on Costco and it says it's no longer made.

Lastly how do you feel about Open Box? My local BB has a couple of the TVs listed above as Open Box. I assume it's just a case by case basis And a judgement call huh?
I have the 2013 60f5300 no complaints none with my Sony LED either although I think the f5300 has the best picture in the house overall . Contrary to what the set makers would have you believe you can get image retention on a Samsung plasma . Static images on games and things like like ESPN fixed banners for prolonged hours can be a concern. I have some faint ESPN I.R. visible at the bottom of screen mostly on solid white screens or backgrounds on my 2013 Sammy PDP . If you do a lot of gaming or sports viewing with static images or fixed banners for prolonged times one of the LCD's might be a better choice. If only for maybe 2 or 3 hours at a time you will probably be OK .

Nothing usually wrong with a discontinued set at a good price it happens at the end of the year no matter what you buy anyway

Some folks here have reported good results w/open box sets at B.B depends on the condition and hours on if a display model they might have the sets inventory code indicator for open box inventory reason on their internal POS terminals and inventory scanners .


Usually a letter or number code after or below the product number or SKU would indicate something along those lines that should be known to a sales assc. or dept. mgr.

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Hi!

Thanks so much for helping me. I have a board room at work (think long board room table surrounded by chairs) that I'm trying to replace the projector with a 70" TV. People hate projecting. They want clarity of a TV. The main office also has TV's and they want it to look the same.

1. Budget - $1,500 - $2,000, but willing to go higher if it's worth it. Should I buy a warranty?
2. Seating distance - 6 feet minimum (rare) to 17 feet (12 - 17 is average)
3. Size/placement limitations - hanging on a wall
4. Uses and sources - PC output (no watching TV) VGA or HDMI input (which ever one clearly shows Excel the best) and occasional DVD from laptop
5. Room lighting - No windows, has fluorescent and can lights
6. Mounting - Will buy wall mount
7. Sound - need built-in for minimal usage
8. Viewing Angle - straight on from board room table
9. Time frame - immediate purchase

From my searching:
Sony KDL70W850B
Sharp LC-70EQ10U
VIZIO E701i-A3
VIZIO M702i-B3

I'm open to any TV suggestions. Please remember that this is a board room TV that we won't be watching TV on. We currently aren't planning on adding a DVD player to it. They use Excel and Powerpoint from a laptop. Laptop has VGA and HDMI ports available. They've said to me, "I hope Excel looks better on the TV than the projector.".

Thanks for your advice!
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VIZIO M702i-B3 is getting favorable reports from owners and decent reviews I believe it uses a Sharp ASV (VA type ) panel anything looks better than a typical office projector. Take some P/P and Excel images to best buy on a USB and play them on a 65 or 70". 1080p/HDMI should be fine on a 70" for that stuff at seated distance and for the presenter. Depending on how high you mount it you might want to tilt it down a little at the top.

VA panels can have vertical view angle issues sometimes, the Sharp panel should be vertically aligned some of the Sony's use horizontally aligned VA panels that can have more acute off angle viewing issues.

The Sony 8.5 might be ok also but the Vizio may be brighter and have a vertically aligned panel if you are just using PP graphs and pie visuals and excel spreadsheets anything will probably work at the end of a room.

You think the board actually understands and knows what really goes on or do they snooze through the P/P presentations like everybody else and just nod in agreement at the end like they understood it? You think maybe they are just there for the perks and free pastries ,juice and coffee



They still using Excel and Powerpoint at your work or wherever the TV is going ? Some places will run you out of town for bringing that to a meeting these days although Excel is still relevant

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Hey all. Looking for a new TV to replace my 55" Samsung. We did some renovations to the house last year and the Samsung just feels too small in the new media room. I'm currently leaning towards 1 of the following, but am also open to other suggestions:

Sony KDL70W850B - has 3D, which I don't care about at all and is about $2k
Samsung UN75H6300 - seems almost identical to the H6350 and is on sale right now for $2300
Sharp LC-80LE650U - largest I could find under $3k at about $2800


1. Budget - trying to stay under $3k
2. Seating distance - approximately 12 feet
3. Size/placement limitations - none
4. Uses and sources - HD cable, Blu-Ray, PS4 gaming -- about equal amounts of movies, live sports, and gaming. 3D is not a requirement and sound is not an issue as I already have a full surround system.
5. Room lighting - no windows in room. recessed lighting in ceiling.

Thank, in advance, for any help!
Think I've actually decided to go with the Samsung UN75H6350. I eliminated the Sharp as it seems the quality on the Samsung and Sony are superior. I really like the Sony, but I'm afraid of getting it and then thinking later that I wish I had gone with the 75" instead of the 70." So, unless someone wants to convince me otherwise or has a better suggestion, I'll be getting the Samsung in a couple days.
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VIZIO M702i-B3 is getting favorable reports from owners and decent reviews I believe it uses a Sharp ASV (VA type ) panel anything looks better than a typical office projector. Take some P/P and Excel images to best buy on a USB and play them on a 65 or 70". 1080p/HDMI should be fine on a 70" for that stuff at seated distance and for the presenter. Depending on how high you mount it you might want to tilt it down a little at the top.

VA panels can have vertical view angle issues sometimes, the Sharp panel should be vertically aligned some of the Sony's use horizontally aligned VA panels that can have more acute off angle viewing issues.

The Sony 8.5 might be ok also but the Vizio may be brighter and have a vertically aligned panel if you are just using PP graphs and pie visuals and excel spreadsheets anything will probably work at the end of a room.

You think the board actually understands and knows what really goes on or do they snooze through the P/P presentations like everybody else and just nod in agreement at the end like they understood it? You think maybe they are just there for the perks and free pastries ,juice and coffee



They still using Excel and Powerpoint at your work or wherever the TV is going ? Some places will run you out of town for bringing that to a meeting these days although Excel is still relevant
Taking my laptop to BestBuy is a great idea. Thanks again. I don't know what VA panels are, but thanks for the reply!
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Taking my laptop to BestBuy is a great idea. Thanks again. I don't know what VA panels are, but thanks for the reply!
You can also just take a USB stick with some jpeg or other supported images ,screen shot images or a supported format video I'm not sure if they will let you hook up a laptop or not

ofc you can always have your laptop with you also and tell them what the TV is being purchased for then they might let you hook up the laptop and try to tell you it won't work well without $250.00 Monster HDMI cable ☺☺☺.

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You can also just take a USB stick with some jpeg or other supported images ,screen shot images or a supported format video I'm not sure if they will let you hook up a laptop or not

ofc you can always have your laptop with you also and tell them what the TV is being purchased for then they might let you hook up the laptop and try to tell you it won't work well without $250.00 Monster HDMI cable ☺☺☺.
I called BB today. They said as long as I bring my own HDMI cable, they'll let me hook up my laptop to any of the TV's that we can reach the ports. Very cool. So what's the VA stuff you were talking about? Thanks again for your advice.
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Which 4K set to buy?

I don't NEED a new set, but I want one.

Am only considering 4K sets.

My primary mancave set is a Mitsubishi DLP (WD-73C9) from 2010. My living room set (which I rarely ever use) is a Sony KDS-R70XBR2 from 2006.

The new set would be replacing the Mits.

1. Budget. Ideally under $3K, but can push to $4K depending on financing/retailer (Best Buy has 24 months 0% and Sony has 36 months 0%, and I have accounts with both).

2. Seating distance. 10-12 feet, about 15 degrees off axis.

3. Size/placement limitations. None. Bigger is better, as I'm used to 70" now.

4. Uses and sources. Currently 90% DirecTV HD, 10% Blu-Ray. Obviously if I get a 4K set, I would add Netflix for 4K streaming and would look to buy 4K Blu-Ray next year.

5. Room lighting. Dim, but not dark. I'm usually working at my computer while watching content, and the only lighting is by my computer.

I spent some time at Worst Buy yesterday afternoon looking at 4K screens for the first time.

A few observations in random order:

The most wow-inducing sets were those that were way out of my price range, a 78" Sony and a huge curved Samsung, both in the >$6K range.

Down in my price range there were not that many that appealed to me, although much of that may be source- or setting-related. While the Samsung curvature works on their ginormous model, I'm less sold on a 55" or 65". Didn't really care for the effect.

LG: Not impressed.

No Vizio P on the floor (which is a good thing, since someone would have had to clean it up ).

Models I am considering at this point:

Vizio P702UI-B3. $2,499. Best bang for the buck in terms of screen size. 10-bit color panel and 72 dimming zones. Unproven as they are just now appearing in the wild. Not in the store yet, so was unable to view. Am considering strictly based on price and specs. I'm a bit "stuck" mentally when it comes to the brand as (1) I've never owned any of their products, and (2) I'm still influenced by their initial reputation as an second-tier brand with respect to quality. Talk me into or out of it...

Sony XBR65X850B. $2,999. Liked what I saw, has good specs. I've had Sony equipment since forever which I have had excellent luck with.

Sony XBR65X900B. $3,799. This would be stretching the budget quite a bit, but I really liked what I saw with this one.

I'm hoping they get the Vizio P on the floor soon, as I'd like to compare the 3 in the same environment before making a decision.

How would you consider/compare the 3 units above, and do you have any alternate suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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High definition televion brings greater detail to the picture. However, in order to be able to see the increased detail in HDTV we need to sit within an optimal distance from the TV.
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Any help please? Or do I dare go off the deep end and go crazy on a Samsung UN75H7150?

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Hi all-knowing AVS forum members,

I have a open-floorplan apartment, with a long viewing distance, so I'm guessing a 70" or so would be most appropriate? I'm coming from a 60" Sony Wega DLP. It's picture is by no means bad, I'm just interested in upgrading . I do not have a brand or screen type (LED vs plasma) preference. I just want the best possible picture for my money.

Budget: ~$2500. Possibly $3000 if absolutely necessary.
Seating distance: 16'
Size/placement limitations: None. I have ~14' high ceilings which can make the TV seem smaller.
Uses and sources: TV, mostly sports. Occasional movies (TV, blu-ray, Netflix but not currently subscribed). Sporadic gaming. "Smart" TV and 3D is not important to me.
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.

Thanks in advance for your help, time and consideration.

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Keep an eye on the Vizio P series thread. The 70" fits your budget depending on what you see there that may be a good fit for you.
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Keep an eye on the Vizio P series thread. The 70" fits your budget depending on what you see there that may be a good fit for you.
I'm trying but I'm not good at being patient lol

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Do I dare wait for affordable large (65"+) OLED?

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