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post #6631 of 6639 Old 04-09-2015, 06:43 AM
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My advice, unless you're an extreme videophile who notices every little detail of a picture, don't sweat all the different specs about the tv. If you're just a casual viewer who can relax and just watch your show, you won't know the difference anyway. You really can't go wrong with most modern tv's anyway, they're all mostly capable of producing a good picture. Just get the biggest one you can afford that fits your space and doesn't overpower the room.
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Hey, needing help with deciding on a tv. The tv would mainly be used for movies, tv shows/sports and gaming. I don't really play a whole lot of FPS games on console except a few and its more casual than anything else. I do play fighting games however but I am not sure if input lag is a huge deal for that.
I've come to the conclusion that two of the best tv for picture quality and input lag would be the Samsung UN60H7150 or the Sony KDL60W850B. Picture quality is a big deal to me more than missing a single frame or two. I do like smooth picture quality though. My buget is around $1,300 and I do like 60" for my place but can deal with 55" Open to suggestions

I was going to order the Samsung UN60H7150
From Dell which is $1,300 but includes a $300 gift card which I was going to use towards a nice 4k monitor.


Unfortunately no deals are going for it at this time. Not sure if Sony stuff gets discounted often with Dell either with giftcards ( which I was going to use towards a nice 4k monitor. )


LASTLY I had bought a Vizio P series before but returned it due to various problems and I still have the 5.1 Surround Set I bought for it. Which is the VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers set


Will I be able to play that into either of these tvs and get true 5.1? I really have no clue about audio stuff. One would work better than the other? I can always try to get rid of this sound system and sell it later.
Thanks for the help. Sorry can't post links to make this easier.
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I am looking for recommendations for a 65" 4K LCD.


I sit 9.5 to 10 feet back, and about 1.5 to 1.66 feet to the right of the right edge of the TV.


I had a Vizio P 70. I returned it due to very poor viewing angles. I also had a LG UF8500. The viewing angles were very good. However, the picture quality of dark scenes was not good. This seems to be common with IPS panels. I returned it due to a stuck white pixel and light bleed in the corners. The dark scenes may have been better if the light bleed were not so distracting.


So now I am thinking about a Samsung JU7100 or JS8500. I am aware that they use VA panels, as the Vizio P Series does. I am unsure if the panels that Samsung uses have more acceptable viewing angles.


Thoughts?
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At 6ft away, wanting a 70" TV, I'm pretty much an idiot to not get 4k at this point, right?
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Heard this was the place to get advise on a new TV. I'm replacing a Westinghouse I got back in 2009 as a gift, so pretty much any newer TV will be an upgrade.

1. Budget - Up to $1000

2. Seating distance - 8 feet

3. Size/placement limitations - none

4. Uses and sources - PS4, PS3, and watching sports

5. Room lighting - Den area that gets minimal lighting even during the day. Typically I usually just have on a regular lamp when I'm in the room.
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Question Quantum Dot options

I am going to soon make the plunge into a quantum dot TV.
I wil have a 9.2 surround system and I assume it will be easy to hook it into the AVR, but that means speakers are not an issue.
I will have a DirecTV genie system and an oppo 103 blu-ray player and a Harmony remote. It is not clear if all these will play well with each other.
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For a 4k monitor/TV, should I go with a 40" Philips monitor that has around 24ms lag or a 55" Samsung JU6500 which has a display lag of 48ms in PC mode and 26 in game mode (not sure if you can get 4:4:4 60 hz 4k in game mode)? I've never had a big monitor before, so I'm wondering if it'll be good for gaming and shows (and it'd be noce to know the ideal size for 4k). I'm looking to do PC and console gaming, so I'd probably want 4 hdmi ports which the Samsung has. With monitors, can you use an hdmi switch to add more to the 2 available with the Philips?

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I need help choosing a set. I need to buy one next week. I have read everything here (well it feels like everything) and I am just getting more confused.

Viewing distance 13 feet, BD/DVD mostly. I have room for any size and can wall mount and tilt down. Patio doors directly behind seating area and drapes are not black out.

Budget under $2500, but would be happier at $800 if generally reliable set and 90% of PQ.

65 in is minimum, smart TV not really important.

Visio 4k P70 at $2000 is front runner, or the new 4k M70 for a couple hundred more or the 2014 M70 for $1500. Costco for these as I like their cheap warranty. Conflicting views on reliability on Visio but they are highly rated on Costco site.

On the low end would be the 65" from BB (Insignia seems to be well liked), no warranty, just take a chance on a cheap set. Use the extra cash to buy an OPPO 103D and upgrade my SUB.

I don't need the best picture quality but do want reliability. I realize my two choices are seemingly very different but I am more interested in value than having the best available. I'm replacing an older projector and a 32" Seiki so anything will be an improvement.

I am leaning toward going in to Costco next week and just picking one. Suggestions are welcome as I am pretty confused.

Pioneer SC-81
BluRay Panasonic BD85
Optoma projector & Seiki TV
7.1 - Klipsch KG5.2, SC1 center, KSB2.1 bookshelf SB, Acoustech sides
JBL E250P Subwoofer
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Hi,

Ok new here and have been scanning through some the threads and see that there is a wealth of information here. But not sure much of that helps me since I really have no ideal what I want.

Bascially I am now apparently forced to look at buying a new TV to replace my (disposable) Panasonic 65PZ850U (65" plasma) - and yes, I am really bent out of shape over this since I got the dreaded black bar in the picture and it is not repairable. What REALLY bothers me about this whole thing is that some engineer decided it was a good idea to build the panel driver chips into the panels ribbon cables which makes replacing them (the drivers) impossible, hence the TV is now a scrap. Anyone with an electronics back ground knows that usually when there is a failure it is a drive or power IC/transistor that usually goes bad. Anyways, enough with the venting.

Now, what is the "deal" with these curved displays? Am I missing something as I don't seem to get it? That is to say what is the advantage of this?

That being said, looking at replacement set that is at least comparable in picture quality as my plasma is - 4k I support would be nice (don't care about "smart" functions). I heard that Samsung models 7000+ are where I should be looking in terms of picture and build quality - does this sound reasonable? I think OLED is off the shelf with it's "color problems".

Thanks in advance
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