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post #6601 of 6619 Old 03-23-2015, 03:28 PM
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Just got a 70" Sharp Aquos 240hz 3D smart TV (70TQ15U). Amazing picture - owned Sony, LG, and Samsung.
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Looking for TV for new basement setup... seating will be at approx 16-17 feet so I was thinking of 70" range.


No need for smart features, if I need anything I'll have something external to drive anything required. Will be used for family including 2 young kids, so movies, sports, tv..


I have access to good pricing on Samsung or LG, so if suggestions fall into those brands, win/win! Budget is otherwise flexible


Looking forward to everyone's suggestions!
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My 58" Plasma just bit the dust and I am looking to replace it with a LED LCD

I am looking between Samsung and Vizio, I will be using this for 50/50 Video games and movies (blu-ray and streaming)
Also I sit about 13' from the TV in a low lit room
any suggestions? my budget is $1,500 - $2,000
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Can't decide between the new 2015 Vizio E series E32C1 or last years M series M32 they are both 32" and is going to be used for console gaming mainly (xbox one and ps4). Any help?

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I recently purchased two new televisions for a home bar that I'm building in my basement. I got an incredible deal on the Samsung 4k series, the HU6950. I went with the 40 inch and the 50 inch. I have not had a chance to mount them yet to see for myself, but I've been reading a ton of mixed opinions on these displays.

Even though the set advertises a 120hz refresh rate, it appears that they are only 60hz. I will be using these displays primarily for sports and gaming. Should I stick with these televisions, or return them for 1080p sets with a higher refresh rate, at least 120hz? I've combed other threads endlessly, and my head hurts. I've never seen so many conflicting opinions.

So, in summary, should I stick with 4k at 60hz, or go with 1080p at 120hz? Any thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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I had set my mind on 55 inch vizio m series which has great display and 'value for money' review across all review sites. M552i-b2 is available for $699 at my local Walmart now. But now I see that the p series price has been dropped and the 50 inch 4k is available at the same price of $699. The reviews of p502ui-b1 are not that great, but that's mostly because it is being compared to other 4k TVs.

Now my confusion is 50 inch 4k or 55 inch hdtv considering they are the same price. The viewing distance would be about 7-8ft. Can 4k in p series justify the downsize from 55 to 50 inch? Please advise.
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MpM2MpM, I saw that P series 50" at Sam's Wholesale, and it has a gorgeous picture. It made me even debate getting it and that is about twice what I was looking to pay (just looking for a budget model). They had it locked in to 4K on the demo, but I actually called a sales associate over and told him I wanted to see how regular cable would look on it. It looked pretty good. I didn't get a chance to really look long though. I wonder with the lack of 4K content, if 4K is worth it yet and if it looks any better on regular cable than any other non-4K LED that is maybe around $500? Man that 4K is pretty though and goes a long way to convincing you. I just think it may be a pointless feature for now. Would be like years ago having a blu-ray player with no blu-ray movies available.
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Looking for a 40-45" LCD paenl for my auto repair shop waiting area. Our 10 year-old Samsung 45" 720P RP set finally crapped out.
Need a decent picture that doesn't wash out too badly off-angle (either vertically or horizontally), decent built-in sound, and a budget of about $350.00 (maybe $400.00?) max.
Customers will be viewing 1080i DTV Comcast Cable 98% of the time. VERY brightly lit waiting area with a southerly facing floor-to-ceiling wall of glass and fluorescent ceiling fixtures.

I would prefer to purchase from a local Best Buy or Sam's Club.

Mucho thanks in advance for any advice!

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Hello everybody. I am looking to replace a plasma I have with a LCD/LED because I play a lot of games and I am tired of babying the plasma and treating the plasma set for image retention of game HUDs. For reference, I am replacing a 65 inch panasonic viera tc-p65st60 plasma set. I'm hoping I can get a lcd set with comparable color and contrast and dark blacks so I dont feel too bad for having to get replace the thing. I haven't yet decided if I will make an attempt to sell it, or keep it just as a movie set.

Budget: I think I can drop around the ballpark of $3500 if I can get financing for the set. May not even need financing if I can sell the old tv. If I need to spend more, i could always wait through the summer and have more money to play with.

Seating distance: is about 13-14 feet.

size and placement restrictions: size shouldn't affect me at all. my 65 inch is currently mounted on the wall and there is space for a size increase. Or even if weight is a limitation factor for mounting I can put it on a stand.

uses and sources: Shouldn't be too much of a problem. I have everything plugged into my receiver, and then just a single hdmi to my plasma from the receiver. But basically the tv is for games, and movies. no tv, unless you count netflix as tv.

room lightning: Room isn't lit particularly well. The couch is nearly 15 feet from the wall and the only lighting is a lamp on each side of the couch. I want to get more lighting in the room though for night time. Big windows in the room let in lots of natural sunlight in the daytime though, making my current plasma a totally unenjoyable experience unless its night and no sunlight is coming through the blinds. I will watch movies and play games at any time, day or night. So I want a set that I wont have issues with no matter what time I use it.
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Hi there -

First time posting and completely agonizing over new TV choice! Currently have an old 32" Samsung LCD, looking to upgrade to 50" (I'd like to go 55" or bigger, but alas there are two of us making this choice . Was dead set on 4k Samsung HU8550, but got into wormhole reading about upscaled 1080p content looking worse in some cases (or "different") to native 1080p.

1. Budget: up to $1500

2. Seating distance: ~10 Feet

3. Size/placement limitations: None really, can wall mount if needed.

4. Uses and sources: Mostly HD movies and cable TV. Some sports. Very casual gaming. Apple TV, Netflix and Plex. My best sources are 1080p Blu Ray, but still have a lot of legacy 720p content as well.

5. Room lighting: TV will be in a living room with 2 large windows - one on the wall immediately to the right of it and one on that same wall, but ~5ft back.

With the HU8550, I was willing to invest to *somewhat* future proof the set (OCB, etc) and not have to replace for at least 5 years. But if it means most of the content I currently watch/possess (and will in the near-term) looks in anyway WORSE than it would on a native 1080p display, I need to rethink!

Other models in consideration:
Samsung JU7100 (2015 4K model)
Samsung J6300 (2015 model)
Samsung UN50H6350
Sony KDL50W800B

Thanks a million for your help!
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Quick correction! Seating distance is anywhere from 6 to 10 ft.
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Hi.I'm looking for a medium sized to a 65 inch TV for my master bedroom.My neighbor has a brand new HU559000 sitting in his garage that he's willing to sell to me for about $1800.It's new in the box and I like the stylish design of the tv and the picture BUT I see that there's new model Samsung tv's out such as the Samsung UNJU7500 (55,65 inch) that's around the same price.I would like to know if there's a real difference in picture qaulity or what would you guys do because I really need a new TV right now. My budget is about $8000 but I would rather wait for an OLED HDR TV in a few years and buy a decent tv for right now.
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Hi.I'm looking for a medium sized to a 65 inch TV for my master bedroom.My neighbor has a brand new HU559000 sitting in his garage that he's willing to sell to me for about $1800.It's new in the box and I like the stylish design of the tv and the picture BUT I see that there's new model Samsung tv's out such as the Samsung UNJU7500 (55,65 inch) that's around the same price.I would like to know if there's a real difference in picture qaulity or what would you guys do because I really need a new TV right now. My budget is about $8000 but I would rather wait for an OLED HDR TV in a few years and buy a decent tv for right now.
I would get one of the new model Samsungs over the 9000, allot of improvements.

Current Sets:
Sony XBR65X900B Samsung UN65JS9000 LG 55EC9300
PN64F8500 Plasma SOLD ;(
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Just a quick note that I purchased a 48" Samsung panel from Sam's on Saturday. UN48H5500AF to be precise.

Once set up and tweaked to my eyes, we couldn't be more pleased! Bought it for a song - as it was $100.00 off of their regular price.

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I need a stopgap TV until OLEDs get more reasonable. I watch a lot of sports so motion blur is a concern. I also feel that watching movies is important on a big screen so proper 24p video processing at full motion resolution is important. Which according to CNET is tough for most TVs, save for Samsung. Which seemingly anything samsung has thats not a 4k tv doesn't have very good black levels. I would like FALD too if possible. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money but I'm willing to pay for something that does everything I want it to.

TL;DR reasonably priced FALD, hopefully, with minimal motion blur, judder free video processing, no SOE and acceptable blacks.

Also feel free to tell me Im getting hung up on stuff thats not important if thats the case...

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Hey, folks...

New to the forum. Considering an upgrade from my 42" Sony XBR4 to something newer and better for my uses (see below). Any advice you have would be enjoyed!

1. Budget: up to $2500

2. Seating distance: 12 Feet

3. Size/placement limitations: The TV is against one wall, where it can (and will eventually) be mounted. Seating is against the far wall with two large windows above the seats.

4. Uses and sources: 60% HD cable and streaming sources (HBO, Netflix, Amazon). 40% XBox One video games. The primary motivation for the upgrade is to get something large enough that video games can be enjoyably played from the seating 12' away (currently, when we game heavily, we set up chairs about 4' away from the screen so we can see well enough to really enjoy playing). I have a Sharp ST-SB602 that I would like to continue using for sound.

5. Room lighting: The windows open on to a covered patio and have dark coverings that can be closed to prevent direct glare - but it's not going to be dark in this room. The room is an open floorplan - so quite a bit of light from all angles. We're not talking home theater here .
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We do also watch some Blu Ray. I don't think we would use 3D if we had it.
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Halp!

Oops,

Been posting in threads for the TV I have and the TVs I was thinking I want to change to, without seeing this thread here. Oops!

I had a Olevia 342 (I know, right?!) that I went to replace and got 55UB8500 at 899. I can pick up a P502ui-B1 for 699, or a 60PB5600 (plasma) for 399.


1. Budget: up to $1000, but looking primarily at the three TVs above.

2. Seating distance: 5-9 feet. The 9ish feet will be when I get my Sumo beanbag in, and it will be at an angle and low to the floor and the TV will be mount. I guess off-viewing color loss also counts for vertical for VA screens?

3. Size/placement limitations: Prefer 60 or less right now, space issues.

4. Uses and sources: I will watch mostly Hulu, Netflix and Prime, but I will also probably start watching more sports (baseball and football) and I do game; right now I have a 360 which I haven't used much of, but plan to. I'm mainly a PC gamer, and while my video card isn't 4k yet, I will probably upgrade in a year or 2. I won't use the TV as a monitor for anything but Steam gaming in Console mode.

5. Room lighting: TV will be in a bedroom room with 2 windows, one facing the TV at an angle and one facing the opposite wall. 2 Lamps, both have some reflection o nthe TV. Tend to watch at night with lights on, but plan to have movie night and would like lights off if I can

My main concerns; In no order: future-proofing for 4k a bit (so make sure I can use a bluray player with HDCP 2.2 and also use my computer but only to game), good picture, good black levels but also keeping in mind my viewing angles, and price.

Thanks a heap. I've been agonizing over returning the UB8500 or not, and I just like to move forward.
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I would get one of the new model Samsungs over the 9000, allot of improvements.
Thanks for your quick response.I guess I'll buy one of the new models later on this week.
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