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post #6601 of 6611 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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