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post #8791 of 8801 Old 02-11-2016, 01:02 PM
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1. Budget: $2000 or less
2. Seating distance: head-to-screen = ~ 8.5 ft
3. Size/placement limitations: 55 inch, but may be able to fit a 65 inch. Seating is directly in front of TV.
4. Uses and sources: Streaming - Hulu, Netflix, Amazon. Cable (Time Warner) - mainly sports (soccer and basketball) but do DVR some HD shows. Light gaming on PS4.
5. Room lighting: Medium to moderately dark (Only window is sliding glass door to the rear and perpendicular to the seating area)

I'm looking to replace my 50 inch plasma and after not really having kept up with TV technology in the last few years I am having some trouble making a decision. I guess the first question is 4K vs 1080p. I really don't have a need for or really care about 4K at this time, but it seems like most of the better TVs out now are 4K . As I would like this to last as my main TV for at least 4-5 years I think it probably makes sense to go ahead with a 4K TV, but I could be persuaded otherwise. My main concern with 4K is the upscaling of non-4K content. I don't really watch any SD sources, but know that streaming can drop into that range.

I had narrowed down my list to the following - Samsung UN55JS8500, Samsung UN55JU7500, Sony XBR55X810C, and Sony XBR55X850C. But I'm not tied to these at all and welcome any advice or suggestions on a good choice for my scenario.

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My needs are almost exact to yours except coming from a 56" JVC DLP, and was considering the exact same tv's as you posted. Keep going back and forth. Have you made a choice as yet, and if so, why?

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Looking for a new tv.

I currently have a 6/7 year old UN55B8500, which is still running great but I'm looking to move it to the bedroom.

1) Budget: I would like to stay below $4k.
2) Seating Distance: About 8/9 feet.
3) Size: I would like about 65 or 70 inches. It will be wall mounted.
4) Uses: Xfinity HD cable, Netflix, Amazon, htpc, blu-Ray, PS4.
5) Lighting: I like watching in the dark. The wife likes the lights on.
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Since you are coming from plasma, you might be happier with the images you get from an OLED display. The 1080p 55" LG OLED models would come in at your budget. Compare them to the LCDs before you buy. There is a dramatic difference in blacks and viewing angle.
Thanks, I hadn't really looked at the LG OLED models, but will have to check them out.
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My needs are almost exact to yours except coming from a 56" JVC DLP, and was considering the exact same tv's as you posted. Keep going back and forth. Have you made a choice as yet, and if so, why?

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No, haven't made a choice yet. Lot of going back and forth like you. I need to get out and see the different sets at a store again, but just haven't had a chance to do so yet.
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No, haven't made a choice yet. Lot of going back and forth like you. I need to get out and see the different sets at a store again, but just haven't had a chance to do so yet.
Yeah, we went to a local Costco yesterday to look at the LG 55" 1080P. 1999 less a 200 Costco cash card in 4 weeks. Not a bad price. Liked the picture a lot (tho it is curved which means nothing to me either way) but just not sure if the price justifies no 4K/HDR but then again, I'm not sure it's needed at this time either I've picture quality. Probably over thinking it and will probably end up with either that or the JS8500. The LG did have great viewing angles and better contrast/blacks but not by a lot. I think we'll like either one a lot. Good luck!

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1. Budget - $300-600
2. Seating distance - Likely 10~ Feet
3. Size/placement limitations - Was thinking 42'' - 55'' Screen class
4. Uses and sources - Primary inputs from PS3/PS4 for streaming, light gaming duty, Close enough to PC to run HDMI also (4:4:4 Chroma a bonus but not deal-breaker)
5. Room lighting - Large window in room but can use blinds to mitigate impact

Basically would like the most "Feature rich" Budget TV, FALD and deep blacks, minimal judder. 4k, 1080p, 120hz, 60hz, IPS etc. Doesn't matter to me, just end results.
I've seen many mentions of 630D Samsungs (from costco), 7100, Hisense models.

I'm a fan of the "Best bang for the buck".
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1. Budget - $300-600
2. Seating distance - Likely 10~ Feet
3. Size/placement limitations - Was thinking 42'' - 55'' Screen class
4. Uses and sources - Primary inputs from PS3/PS4 for streaming, light gaming duty, Close enough to PC to run HDMI also (4:4:4 Chroma a bonus but not deal-breaker)
5. Room lighting - Large window in room but can use blinds to mitigate impact

Basically would like the most "Feature rich" Budget TV, FALD and deep blacks, minimal judder. 4k, 1080p, 120hz, 60hz, IPS etc. Doesn't matter to me, just end results.
I've seen many mentions of 630D Samsungs (from costco), 7100, Hisense models.



I'm a fan of the "Best bang for the buck".
I like my Samsung 42" 6400 -4K . I have 3 samsungs 55" 6300 and a 60" 7100. I like the 6400 the best and you might be able to squeak it in your budget . Good luck
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Looking to buy a 4K tv to upgrade from an old 50" lg 720p plasma.
Budget - $1k -$1250
Viewing distance - 8-10ft , viewing angle shouldn't be an issue
Size- I would like a tv 60"-65" in size
Usage- Beefy htpc running Windows 8.1 Netflix Amazon , plex, YouTube , light pc gaming, moderate ps4 gaming, occasional Bluerays.

I am interested in the Vizio M and D series as I find it hard ignore there low price and that complicates this decision for me along with the m series is going to be difficult to see locally before purchasing as local stores don't seem to have the 65" model stocked or displayed. The price is the main concern then image quality would be second, not interested in many special features like 3D, or smart tv function as I probably won't use it much. Tv audio isn't a concern either as I have an old 5.1 that will be helping that. I have decided that I want a 4K model
and wouldn't buy a 1080 set without some convincing that my viewing experience would be noticeably better by dropping the 4K and spending that on other features.
The only case I'd considering giving up 4K is to increase the screen size to 70", but I think I'd like a smaller 4K better overall.

kinda long rambling post but thanks for reading this far and I'd like to hear from Walmart and Black Friday Vizio owners experience and opinions.
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Looking to buy a 4K tv to upgrade from an old 50" lg 720p plasma.
Budget - $1k -$1250
Viewing distance - 8-10ft , viewing angle shouldn't be an issue
Size- I would like a tv 60"-65" in size
I have decided that I want a 4K model and wouldn't buy a 1080 set without some convincing that my viewing experience would be noticeably better by dropping the 4K and spending that on other features.
The only case I'd considering giving up 4K is to increase the screen size to 70", but I think I'd like a smaller 4K better overall.
There is a lot of information on the web with viewing distances vs resolution. at 10', you will probably not see the difference between a 60" 4k or 1080p or likely, your 720p 50" TV. On the other hand, a 70" TV at 8-10' is right on the border of seeing the difference in 4k resolution.

You best bet is to go into stores with a tape measure and look at various sizes and resolutions at your viewing distances. The 4k models are usually higher end and have feature you may want that are not available in a 1080p set.
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I like my Samsung 42" 6400 -4K . I have 3 samsungs 55" 6300 and a 60" 7100. I like the 6400 the best and you might be able to squeak it in your budget . Good luck
Thanks man, I'll keep that in mind. Thinking max size now of 50'' And basically any of the 6 series samsungs that go on sale in next 2 weeks.
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Thanks man, I'll keep that in mind. Thinking max size now of 50'' And basically any of the 6 series samsungs that go on sale in next 2 weeks.
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