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I know it is only one opinion but if you look at the picture quality in this review, most of the sets are about the same in PQ on the larger screens.
http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv/compare-reviews.php
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I know it is only one opinion but if you look at the picture quality in this review, most of the sets are about the same in PQ on the larger screens.
http://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv/compare-reviews.php
That site is terrible. The reviews are almost totally superficial and virtually everything scores fairly high.
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Buying my first new TV in years in need help. I have a great mancave set up

1. Budget - I would like to stay under $2,000

2. Seating distance - sofa is ~14 ft from the TV

3. Size/Placement - big space but cannot mount because its in a bump out, will need tv stand. can fit as big of a tv as i want (65" minimum)

4. Uses and sources - Sports and movies

5. Room lighting - in basement so its dark, i have dim lighting
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That site is terrible. The reviews are almost totally superficial and virtually everything scores fairly high.
I did not say I cared for the site but it gave PQ comparisons. The http://www.rtings.com/ site is a lot more helpful if you are researching TVs.
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I did not say I cared for the site but it gave PQ comparisons. The http://www.rtings.com/ site is a lot more helpful if you are researching TVs.
But those are meaningless comparisons.

I agree that rtings.com is a lot more helpful though.
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Buying my first new TV in years in need help. I have a great mancave set up

1. Budget - I would like to stay under $2,000

2. Seating distance - sofa is ~14 ft from the TV

3. Size/Placement - big space but cannot mount because its in a bump out, will need tv stand. can fit as big of a tv as i want (65" minimum)

4. Uses and sources - Sports and movies

5. Room lighting - in basement so its dark, i have dim lighting
Vizio M70-C3 for UHD/4K

For a 1080p I would also look at the Sony 75W850C
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Vizio M70-C3 for UHD/4K

For a 1080p I would also look at the Sony 75W850C
Thanks. What if i said my budget was $1600? Would u say man up and buy one of these anyways?
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Thanks. What if i said my budget was $1600? Would u say man up and buy one of these anyways?
The Vizio M70 is only $100 more than that. But if your budget was firm I would just drop down in size to the Vizio M65-C1 and the Sony 65W850C.
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Two questions - if everything else is the same, is the flat v. curved questions purely aesthetic? I thought I read in on here that the curved would give a better PQ (again, all else equal). I loved the curved screens I saw, but I don't know if I was just marveling at the novelty.

Second - would a curved sound bar look ridiculous under a flat tv? I ask here only because the sound bar thread is pretty dead. Thanks if anyone can chime in
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i thought at that viewing distance, u cannot tell difference between 1080p or 4k?

I'm leaning toward the Vizeo, but only see it for 1700 at Costco (no membership). Looks like its 1800 everywhere else?
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Two questions - if everything else is the same, is the flat v. curved questions purely aesthetic? I thought I read in on here that the curved would give a better PQ (again, all else equal). I loved the curved screens I saw, but I don't know if I was just marveling at the novelty.
Curved panels on average have lower uniformity. Curved panels give worse off-angle horizontal viewing. Supposedly curved screens provide slightly better off angle viewing vertically. Some believe that curved screens, when sufficiently large or you are sufficiently close, provide a more immersive experience.

My opinion is, yes, it is an aesthetic choice.

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Depends how pronounced the curve is and how thick the TV above it was.
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i thought at that viewing distance, u cannot tell difference between 1080p or 4k?

I'm leaning toward the Vizeo, but only see it for 1700 at Costco (no membership). Looks like its 1800 everywhere else?
From what I understand, most "non-4k" sets are entry-level, meaning that if you are looking for a tv that has great PQ even at 1080p, you likely will end up with a model that has 4K support. The Vizio seems to be a great choice.

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Curved panels on average have lower uniformity. Curved panels give worse off-angle horizontal viewing. Supposedly curved screens provide slightly better off angle viewing vertically. Some believe that curved screens, when sufficiently large or you are sufficiently close, provide a more immersive experience.

My opinion is, yes, it is an aesthetic choice.


Depends how pronounced the curve is and how thick the TV above it was.
I figured as much. Based on some incentives offered at a local store, I am now set to spend around $2k-3k. I was deciding between the 65in JS8500, JS9000, JU7500, and JU7100. I think that probably rule out the JS9000, as I just don't know if the "curve" is worth it. The 65 JU7500 is well within my price range, which is good, as is the JU7100.

At the end of the day, I still need to decide between 55" and 65". I think 55" will be "fine," but 65 is much more impressive from my viewing distance (about 8ft 4in). If I can figure out what size I want, that may help me decide on the unit, as the 55" is much less expensive across the board vs. the 65".
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Thanks. What if i said my budget was $1600? Would u say man up and buy one of these anyways?
Under $1600, the Vizio E70-C3 is your best bet. Essentially the same as the M70 but 1080p instead of 4k.
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Under $1600, the Vizio E70-C3 is your best bet. Essentially the same as the M70 but 1080p instead of 4k.
The Vizio M-series has twice am many dimming zones as the E-series among other improvements.

Unless your budget is absolutely fixed it is almost always worth the extra money to get to the M-series regardless of 1080p vs 4K.
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The Vizio M-series has twice am many dimming zones as the E-series among other improvements.

Unless your budget is absolutely fixed it is almost always worth the extra money to get to the M-series regardless of 1080p vs 4K.
The 65 and 70" E series Vizios share more with the M series than the smaller screens. Same 6 core processor, 120Hz refresh, same features. Key differences are 4k vs 1080p obviously, more local dimming zones, 4 HDMI's vs 5 on the M and a keyboard remote on the M. The 60" and below sizes are more of a step down.
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