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Looking to upgrade from the old 32-inch Sony that we've got now. Based on my research here, I think I've settled on the 50-inch Toshiba 50L1400U (on sale at BB for $450).

Criteria is that I wanted something with low lag for games and sports, decidedly un-smart (I've got plenty of smart sticks for that), and around $500.

Did I choose wisely? Or is there another set I should consider before I pull the trigger?
Bang for the buck for a 50" that's a good choice. You can always find better but at a higher price.
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Thanks, Andy! Good to hear that I got it right!
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Looking to upgrade from the old 32-inch Sony that we've got now. Based on my research here, I think I've settled on the 50-inch Toshiba 50L1400U (on sale at BB for $450).

Criteria is that I wanted something with low lag for games and sports, decidedly un-smart (I've got plenty of smart sticks for that), and around $500.

Did I choose wisely? Or is there another set I should consider before I pull the trigger?
Published reviews are mixed but a lot of consumer reviews are very favorable on the 50" Toshiba one of my 5 sets here is a 2013 Toshiba it has a very good bright picture although I replaced and repurposed it for a larger Sony nothing is wrong with the Toshiba picture at all I just wanted a bigger set in this room .

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So I am looking to buy my dad a TV for xmas for his living room hopefully between 75" - 80". I am thinking he wants a big TV so I'm looking at 80" sets, and am willing to go go down to 75" and maybe even 70", but would like to stay closest to 80" as possible? Any recommendations -- So far I have been looking into the 80" Vizio or Sharp 80UQ17U and Sharp LC-80LE650U. Any thoughts?
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I am looking for a good 60" LCD, and coming from plasma. I don't want 4k and black levels are huge for me. Also color accuracy. Pretty much the most plasma-like LCD out there that is reasonably affordable. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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HI everyone,

I thought I would pick the brains of the AVS community and ask the experts for suggestions.

Looking for a LCD for the living room.

Distance from TV- 7 feet

Chairs offset to side are 5 feet away. Dining table where we also watch is 15 feet away and kitchen is 20 feet away.

Budget - under $2000


TV in open concept living room. kitchen in same area. Windows all around room. Have blinds but room will never be pitch black. So I would need something that wouldn't show too much glare during the day.

My Sony crapped out with a white screen so need to replace that. Went to Best Buy but they didn't really help. They were pushing Samsungs. Not sure if those are better (I've only had Sony's) for Smart TV options, colour, black intensity, etc. Also unsure if going 4K is good or not to do right now as there's not much content. But if I do go 4k, I want one which is the safest for future proofing.

Any input would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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You don't mention a size preference so my best advice is to make sure you get a IPS panel for reflections. Your price range allows for a very wide choice. Read some reviews on CNET, Amazon etc, research different models here at AVS, narrow it down to 3 or 4 choices then shop based on price. Consider buying from Costco because they have a 90 day return policy and they double the factory warranty. If everything is equal go for size.
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You don't mention a size preference so my best advice is to make sure you get a IPS panel for reflections. Your price range allows for a very wide choice. Read some reviews on CNET, Amazon etc, research different models here at AVS, narrow it down to 3 or 4 choices then shop based on price. Consider buying from Costco because they have a 90 day return policy and they double the factory warranty. If everything is equal go for size.
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ips panels can be more or similarly (usually more ) reflective as VA panels .OTOH IPS panels usually offer a wider view angle but trade off poor black levels and contrast in the deal .( see attachment : note LG IPS panel sets below. )

At 15-20ft a 70" would be something to consider .

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Thanks for the replies..I forgot to mention in my first post that I'm looking for a 50 inch. Could go up to a 55 inch. Don't have room for much bigger. If there are any recommendations here let me know..Im would like to go for a Samsung or a Sony.

Thank you tubetwister for the info on viewing angles.
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4k 2160p

Sony XBR55X850B

Samsung UN55HU8550FXZA

Vizio Model: P552UI-B2 ( IPS panel ) not as good of black or contrast as the other 2 sets w/VA panels probably fine for daytime or lights on though.

Vizio also has a 50" P model with a VA panel

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2K 1080p

Sony Model: KDL55W950B

Sony model KDL55W800B

Samsung Model: UN55H8000AFXZA

Samsung model : UN55H7150AFXZA

All sets here are VA panels except the 55" Vizio . At 15-20ft 1080p should be fine OTOH some of the better features ,panels and picture enhancements are sometimes reserved for 4K sets .

Of these sets the 4K models have brighter panels and 4K will usually be better at 5 ft even when 1080p is upscaled by the TV maybe not so much so at farther distances.

Personally I might give a look at the Sony and Samsung 4 K sets but any of these Samsung and Sony 2K 4K sets should be pretty goood . The Vizios seem to have some video processing issues .

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