We too are agonizing over this. We are, I think, down to the following:
- Vizio P series 70"
- Sammy 8550 Flat 65"
- Sammy f8500 Plasma 65"
- Sony x850b 70"
- Couch is about 11 feet away, with seating maybe 3.5 feet off center either way. So that's what.. the edge of the screen?
- We're pretty annoyed by motion jitters.
- We like plasma but hate to get something 65 or 70 inch and not go 4k at that distance. Occasionally, we'll sit as close as 8 ft.
We waited a long time for the P series to hit, and now I've seen the 55" version. I noted jitters which annoyed me. I don't know if was poor settings on the display or what. I wish I could see a 70". I found a store that has the 8550, 8500 and x850b side by side, but no P series and the content isn't ideal. P series is priced right but I'm not too worried about that. I do not want jitters, and I want to make sure our viewing angles are pretty safe. I really like the full array of the P series - but am I placing too much value on that?
I realize it all comes down to me, to us, what we want. But we can't decide and are agonizing, because we can't see them side by side with appropriate content on them.
Any thoughts appreciated. For example, if most could honestly with no bias say, "Look man, The [insert tv here] is all around, in general, no doubt "better" than the P series, hence the major cost difference.. because while it may not have full-array its stronger in this this and this", well, then say it
Alternatively, if the general thought of the avsbrain is "the price of the P series is a no brainer the viewing angles at your distance is fine and you surely saw a set not yet set up correctly" then say that too.
Any input appreciated
We have been going back and forth a while and really just want to end the madness. Even if it means waiting till next year!