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.
up to $1500
2. Seating distance:
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)
Thanks a million for your help!