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EDIT**** After looking at what is available in my price range, I am thinking a higher quality 55"-65" inch tv would be a better choice for me. Anyone have any recommendations on TVs in that size range which are 4k or OLED (can't afford both), 3D, and smart? Max budget is just over $3,000.00. I have think I have my manufacturers narrowed down to sony, lg, and samsung.


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I wouldn't get OLED now, even if I could afford it, still too new
Single biggest thing to watch out for is HDCP2.2. If you don't have that, you won't be able to play future 4K content. I'd also look for Rec2020 or Quantun Dot support (i.e. wide gamut)
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Hey guys looking to get a new tv,Right now i have a 42 panasonic plasma.

looking to get a 60"-70"

Sony KDL70850

UN65H7150 Samsung



looking to watch blu-rays and play ps4.
budget is $2000
I'm in the same situation as you. I have done a ton of researching online and found the most details can be found on rtings.com for these two models.

They have the 60 inch 850B online and at Best Buy for $1200 and $1800 for 7150. I have read a lot of good things for the Sony but have decided not to consider this TV. They don't have the quality interface that the Samsung has, and I've read a lot about screen defects after certain periods of time. I'm sure it's still a great TV and would be your best bet for input lag (almost half of what the samsung is).

I'm currently waiting for the 65 inch 7150 to drop down to the price it was a couple months ago around $1500. Do you think this is a realistic expectation? Or would I be wise to get it at it's current sale price of $1799? Thanks.
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I wouldn't get OLED now, even if I could afford it, still too new
Single biggest thing to watch out for is HDCP2.2. If you don't have that, you won't be able to play future 4K content. I'd also look for Rec2020 or Quantun Dot support (i.e. wide gamut)

How do we know this can't be updated through firmware and what would the result be? Are we saying that 4k Blurays won't be supported at all or won't look as good?


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How do we know this can't be updated through firmware and what would the result be? Are we saying that 4k Blurays won't be supported at all or won't look as good?
Copy-protected 4K material requires the use of HDCP V2.2 encryption. If it's not copy-protected, HDCP isn't needed.

HDCP upgrades require hardware replacement. If it were just a firmware update, it'd be trivially easy for movies to be pirated. (Not that it isn't anyhow, but that's what the studios seem to want to believe.)

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I'm in the same situation as you. I have done a ton of researching online and found the most details can be found on rtings.com for these two models.

They have the 60 inch 850B online and at Best Buy for $1200 and $1800 for 7150. I have read a lot of good things for the Sony but have decided not to consider this TV. They don't have the quality interface that the Samsung has, and I've read a lot about screen defects after certain periods of time. I'm sure it's still a great TV and would be your best bet for input lag (almost half of what the samsung is).

I'm currently waiting for the 65 inch 7150 to drop down to the price it was a couple months ago around $1500. Do you think this is a realistic expectation? Or would I be wise to get it at it's current sale price of $1799? Thanks.
I'm going through the same dilemma. I think I'm just going to pull the trigger on the 7150. Best Buy will give you a refund if the price drops in the next 15 days. I think it may for the SB, but I don't want to risk missing this deal. Anyone else have feedback on this? Thanks.
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Copy-protected 4K material requires the use of HDCP V2.2 encryption. If it's not copy-protected, HDCP isn't needed.

HDCP upgrades require hardware replacement. If it were just a firmware update, it'd be trivially easy for movies to be pirated. (Not that it isn't anyhow, but that's what the studios seem to want to believe.)
As Selden said it requires hardware. It's the dumbest move ever by whoever's responsible for copy protection. I would bet the farm on the fact that 4K cable content and BD will not play without HDCP2.2.

Some sets like Samsumg have evolution kits that are hardware (like Samsung), so those may be OK (at $400 a pop).

Given that you're probably goign to be spending upwards of $2k is it worth the risk that you won't be able to play any UHD content in 6 months? For me, it's a clear "no"
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I'm going through the same dilemma. I think I'm just going to pull the trigger on the 7150. Best Buy will give you a refund if the price drops in the next 15 days. I think it may for the SB, but I don't want to risk missing this deal. Anyone else have feedback on this? Thanks.
I wish I could post a link for you but I'm still a "newbie" here, haha.

If you search google for UN65H7150 on Shopadvisor.com they'll be a listing for around $1599. The lowest price this TV hit was around the holidays and black friday for around $1500.

The only problem is the $1599 price is from a site called "Abes of Maine" and Best Buy likely won't price match it. I'm tempted to ask them though. I really don't want to pay $1799 when this TV when for $300 less a couple months ago. Even if I have to wait awhile...

Let me know what you think.
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As Selden said it requires hardware. It's the dumbest move ever by whoever's responsible for copy protection. I would bet the farm on the fact that 4K cable content and BD will not play without HDCP2.2.



Some sets like Samsumg have evolution kits that are hardware (like Samsung), so those may be OK (at $400 a pop).



Given that you're probably goign to be spending upwards of $2k is it worth the risk that you won't be able to play any UHD content in 6 months? For me, it's a clear "no"

Can the x900b play 2.2 on any of its ports?


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Any opinions on this comparison - ?

75" samsung 6350 series 1080p vs Vizio P series 70" at 4k for $1999 at costco?

I currently have a 50" plasma, sit about 13 or 14 feet away. Was thinking about a projection setup, but no easy way to mount things in my room. Want the largest possible size screen. I have seen the 6350 75" in stores and picture quality is fine for me. Might be able to check out the vizio at costco or bb later today.
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Any opinions on this comparison - ?

75" samsung 6350 series 1080p vs Vizio P series 70" at 4k for $1999 at costco?

I currently have a 50" plasma, sit about 13 or 14 feet away. Was thinking about a projection setup, but no easy way to mount things in my room. Want the largest possible size screen. I have seen the 6350 75" in stores and picture quality is fine for me. Might be able to check out the vizio at costco or bb later today.
Vizio P Series would be the better choice imo. It has FALD so blacks will be much better than the Sammy. Plus you'll be future proofed with 4K.

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I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Kind of my problem is to decide to 4K or not to 4K. I'm on a $2900 budget, I'm trying to upgrade from a 4hr old 50inch Panasonic Plasma that has a great picture, but its time to upgrade to a bigger and better screen. As far as screen size, I'm looking for something between a 65"-75", I'm wanting to get a 4K LED tv but I want one that has a great picture, good black levels, good 3D picture and does good on sports and has the ability to have the Skype app. I know I probably wont find anything bigger than a 60"-65" screen size for under $2900, so the other option I'm considering is getting a non 4K TV that is 70" that has a great picture, black levels and good 3D and also has the Skype app. I was debating between the Sony and Samsung models LED tv's, but I'm not sure, I heard there was some model Plasma out there that is non 4K but its picture rivals the best Sony/Samsung LED TV's out there. Moving into a new home next month, and trying to set up my theatre room so I'm on the hunt for a new tv, but just can't decide or know what tv I should get, anyone please help. To 4K or to not 4K..........
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viewing distance for me is about 8 feet.looking to use it for gaming and a lot of Blu rays.still don't know what to get.Budget is $2000. Don't care much about 4k but need 3D,Really looking to get a Sony or Samsung but is LG good?

really about to pull the trigger on the Sony KDL70W850B since i can get it for $1500. any one owns this?

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I'm in the market for a new TV and with all the deals going around, I just want to get the best bang for my buck. I've settled in on 3-4 options, just need to help differentiate between them.

Current TV: Samsung UN46C6300 or D6300 -- can't remember off top of head

Budget: $1800-$2000
Seating Distance: 10 - 12 ft -- wanting 65-75" screen
Size/Placement Limitations: None.
Uses / Sources: AT&T U-Verse HD channels, lots of sports, video game use, blu-ray movies
Room Lighting: Wall of windows on side of TV that gets bright in the afternoon

Options:
- Samsung H7150 series - seems like the defacto everybody I know gets & all seem decently satisfied with it -- reviewed good reviews in most places
- Samsung H6350 series
- Vizio P-series
- Vizio M-series:
- Sony W850B series: 70" has radial banding issues, but overall sounds like it's a great product

While I'm not worried about future-proofing (4K isn't a selling point, but I understand better technology is typically in a 4K tv), I just want the best picture I can get for the price & size I want. Apps aren't a big selling point for me since the TV I currently have doesn't have it.

Help me whittle this list of options down!
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viewing distance for me is about 8 feet.looking to use it for gaming and a lot of Blu rays.still don't know what to get.Budget is $2000. Don't care much about 4k but need 3D,Really looking to get a Sony or Samsung but is LG good?

really about to pull the trigger on the Sony KDL70W850B since i can get it for $1500. any one owns this?
I don't own it but I've read a lot of good things about that model. The only negatives are users reporting display failures after a few weeks and red line problems. Not sure how frequent those issues are though.

I'm looking at the Samsung UN65H7150 which is $1799 right now and I believe it may be the best panel for picture quality. The 850B will definitely be better for gaming due to it's input lag being half of the Samsungs (rtings.com).

I'm leery of LG at this size and price point. It seems LG has much poorer screen uniformity and picture quality according again to the extensive reviews at rtings.com.

If you don't mind, where are you finding the KDL70W850B for $1500?
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I'm in the market for a new TV and with all the deals going around, I just want to get the best bang for my buck. I've settled in on 3-4 options, just need to help differentiate between them.

Current TV: Samsung UN46C6300 or D6300 -- can't remember off top of head

Budget: $1800-$2000
Seating Distance: 10 - 12 ft -- wanting 65-75" screen
Size/Placement Limitations: None.
Uses / Sources: AT&T U-Verse HD channels, lots of sports, video game use, blu-ray movies
Room Lighting: Wall of windows on side of TV that gets bright in the afternoon

Options:
- Samsung H7150 series - seems like the defacto everybody I know gets & all seem decently satisfied with it -- reviewed good reviews in most places
- Samsung H6350 series
- Vizio P-series
- Vizio M-series:
- Sony W850B series: 70" has radial banding issues, but overall sounds like it's a great product

While I'm not worried about future-proofing (4K isn't a selling point, but I understand better technology is typically in a 4K tv), I just want the best picture I can get for the price & size I want. Apps aren't a big selling point for me since the TV I currently have doesn't have it.

Help me whittle this list of options down!
I might be able to offer an opinion to narrow it down to 2 TV's for ya.

I don't trust Vizio at all (even the best buy sales people told me to avoid them) due to 3-5 recalls this year alone.

The Sony is definitely attractive at that size and price point. It's the best picture quality model in that range as well. However, I don't like the issues with failed displays and red lines you see amongst the reviews.

So it's between the 7150 or the 6350. If you don't really care about all the bells and whistles the 6350 will be just about the same picture quality/all around TV as the 7150. If you want a slightly better picture with a fancy remote and 3D then the 7150 is it.

Keep in mind the price for the 65" 7150 was $1500 2 months ago and now it is $1799. Respectively the 6350 was also down to about $1250 then as well for the 65".

I'm trying to hold out for those prices to show up again. Hope this helped.
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I don't own it but I've read a lot of good things about that model. The only negatives are users reporting display failures after a few weeks and red line problems. Not sure how frequent those issues are though.

I'm looking at the Samsung UN65H7150 which is $1799 right now and I believe it may be the best panel for picture quality. The 850B will definitely be better for gaming due to it's input lag being half of the Samsungs (rtings.com).

I'm leery of LG at this size and price point. It seems LG has much poorer screen uniformity and picture quality according again to the extensive reviews at rtings.com.

If you don't mind, where are you finding the KDL70W850B for $1500?
I work in retail so ill use my discount.Also will buy the 5 year warranty.

Also any one know a good stand for this? Was thinking of wall mounting but i already have a 3 in 1 tv stand and would like to mount it on the stand.
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I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Kind of my problem is to decide to 4K or not to 4K. I'm on a $2900 budget, I'm trying to upgrade from a 4hr old 50inch Panasonic Plasma that has a great picture, but its time to upgrade to a bigger and better screen. As far as screen size, I'm looking for something between a 65"-75", I'm wanting to get a 4K LED tv but I want one that has a great picture, good black levels, good 3D picture and does good on sports and has the ability to have the Skype app. I know I probably wont find anything bigger than a 60"-65" screen size for under $2900, so the other option I'm considering is getting a non 4K TV that is 70" that has a great picture, black levels and good 3D and also has the Skype app. I was debating between the Sony and Samsung models LED tv's, but I'm not sure, I heard there was some model Plasma out there that is non 4K but its picture rivals the best Sony/Samsung LED TV's out there. Moving into a new home next month, and trying to set up my theatre room so I'm on the hunt for a new tv, but just can't decide or know what tv I should get, anyone please help. To 4K or to not 4K..........
I'm in same situation. I have a 50" Kuro Plasma now and looking to move to 60-70" under $3K. I'd want a TV to last at least 5 years, so makes sense to go 4K. I'm looking at following (picture quality for movies is paramount - no gaming, no 3D, not interested in apps):
  • Sharp LC-70UD27U - $2800 (but 2015 UE30 models due soon at same price)
  • Sammy UN65HU8550 - $2900
  • Vizio P702ui-B3, $2299 (least likely)
  • Sony Tristimulous (not sure on model no yet)

Sammy have a plasma that's supposed be great, but the PN64E8000 is $2500. IF it was half that, I'd live with 1080p for another year (maybe two)

Just make sure whatever you buy supports HDCP2.2; otherwise, you'll be hosed when 4K content comes to cable and Blu-ray. Should have local dimming too.

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I might be able to offer an opinion to narrow it down to 2 TV's for ya.

I don't trust Vizio at all (even the best buy sales people told me to avoid them) due to 3-5 recalls this year alone.

The Sony is definitely attractive at that size and price point. It's the best picture quality model in that range as well. However, I don't like the issues with failed displays and red lines you see amongst the reviews.

So it's between the 7150 or the 6350. If you don't really care about all the bells and whistles the 6350 will be just about the same picture quality/all around TV as the 7150. If you want a slightly better picture with a fancy remote and 3D then the 7150 is it.

Keep in mind the price for the 65" 7150 was $1500 2 months ago and now it is $1799. Respectively the 6350 was also down to about $1250 then as well for the 65".

I'm trying to hold out for those prices to show up again. Hope this helped.
Thanks for the insight. Do you have any details about the Vizio recalls? Quick highlights would do wonders. Scanning through the Vizio P or M series thread is a bit cumbersome. They're intriguing because of the price & solid reviews from what I've found.

Regarding the reviews, the Sony KDL-70W850B has gotten some high praise (rtings.com) and if I can find it down at $1600 (hoping it drops some), I would probably jump on it & take the chance. I have noticed a few places are selling the Sony W830B (Cost Co, Sams Club) for $1700 -- not sure what the differences are in the 2 TVs though. Maybe none?
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Good Afternoon Everyone,

Here is my dilemma. After months of reading all the posts and reviews, I have narrowed down my two choices to Sony 65W950B or the Samsung 65H8000.

Before everyone starts asking why the curve, my wife has decided she wants her input in our next choice. If she is willing to allow me spend what I want, I am not arguing. To understand, she is coming from a mindset that a tv should last 10 years not 3 to 4. Although our last 60" Sony DLP finally died after 6 good years.

Which would be your choice and why?
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Do you guys think the x900b will drop in price when the new Sony TVs are launched?


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Not sure which TV to get myself, I was thinking about either the
1.Sony XBR65X850B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD
2.Samsung UN65H8000 Curved 65-Inch 4K or
3.Samsung UN65HU8550 65-Inch 4K
I may hold off on getting a 4K Tv and just get a nice big 70" or bigger HDTV that has decent 3D, Smart TV apps,(Skype) great picture and has great black levels and probably end up saving a little more money not getting a 4K TV. By the way, what are some of the best non 4K tv that is out right now?
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1. Budget is $330
2. 8 to 12ft is viewing distance
3. Looking for approximately 39in to fit into a cabinet in bonus room. 39in typically meet my maximum width requirements based on the thickness of the bezel
4. Watching Uverse HD with wireless box, movies and gaming via PS4
5. Has one very large window but thick curtains to block as much light as needed.

I was hoping to take advantage one of the super bowl "deals" this week (not sure if next week is better). This is for the kids, their friends, and their cousins to use in the bonus room and will finally give me all HDTVs in the house (this will replace our last SDTV)

I don't really care for a SMART TV as the apps such as netflix will be loaded on the PS4.

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1. Budget is $2000
2. 8 to 12ft is viewing distance
3. Looking for 60 to 70"
4. Direct TV
5. Pretty bright room but I am doing a few things to change that

I am trying to decide between a new 4K set or 60 - 65" plasma. I am unsure if I could tell the difference at 10 feet though between 4k and 1080p.

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Need an opinion please

I'm committed to buying the Samsung UN65H7150. I need opinions from people that know price trends fairly well. This model was around $1500 in Nov and Dec and now the "sale" price is $1800.

Any guess on if that $1500 price will come back? If yes then when?
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Hey guys, new member here. I'm trying to build up a media room in my house. I would appreciate some help in finding the right TV for me.
1. Budget - I'm not highly budget constrained, but I'd put a hard stop at $3000 for the set. I'd love to pay less, though.
2. Seating distance - Seating distance is 9 feet from the TV.
3. Size/placement limitations - I'm looking for a 70-80" screen. I currently own a 65" Panasonic ST60 in my family room, but I want something bigger for the media room.
4. Uses and sources - It will be used primarily for watching Blu-ray movies and gaming. I may also plug in an Xfinity cable box in there for the occasional football game.
5. Room lighting - It's currently bright, but I'm getting blackout curtains for the room, so there should be little light most of the time. A TV that can handle some ambient light would be better, though.

I'm not sure how many options that leaves me with, but I'm mostly looking for a large TV with accurate color reproduction and little input lag. I would prefer it to be great for gaming, and want to avoid streaking and other image quality issues. Could you guys hit me with a few recommendations? I've seen some Vizio sets that seem nice, along with some Sharps and Samsungs.
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The sale on the 70" KDL70W850B from Sony could be a great option and save $1200 off your max budget.

Take a look at the reviews and analysis on rtings.com to determine if it's what you're looking for. http://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lcd-led/sony/w850b

Price at http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-bra...aKga._ImdT0pzA

The radial banding issue affects 1 in 3 of this 70" model. You can always swap it or return if it you're not happy. The input lag for gaming is amazing around 22ms which is about half of the samsungs.

Other than that I suppose if you wanted better picture quality the H6350 which is 75" at http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-...9007&cp=1&lp=1

Or the LG 70LB7100 for around $2,000.
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The sale on the 70" KDL70W850B from Sony could be a great option and save $1200 off your max budget.

Take a look at the reviews and analysis on rtings.com to determine if it's what you're looking for.

Price at

The radial banding issue affects 1 in 3 of this 70" model. You can always swap it or return if it you're not happy. The input lag for gaming is amazing around 22ms which is about half of the samsungs.

Other than that I suppose if you wanted better picture quality the H6350 which is 75" at

Or the LG 70LB7100 for around $2,000.
Thanks for the reply! The radial banding on the Sony is worrying, but if it's only 1 in 3 I may take a chance on it. The Samsung H6350 is also really promising! I'll check out rtings.com to do a bit more research as well. Are there any good 80" TVs around my price range?

I've also looked into the Vizio E-series 70". It seems like it's great for gaming, though it seems like there has to be something wrong with it for it to only be $1300 :/
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though it seems like there has to be something wrong with it for it to only be $1300 :/
Nothing wrong with it, it's just one of Vizio's non 4k models and plus they always try and price lower than others.

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