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Hello all, stop me if you've heard this before....I'm looking for an outdoor TV and I'm concerned about reflectivity/glare.

The TV will be under a covered patio where it will never be exposed to rain and probably never to direct sunlight of any kind, but I'm very concerned about picture quality and reflections. I visited the site and reviewed their test results. Their list of highly rated TVs for low reflection included many Samsungs as you can see...

My problem is that I need a very specific size of 40" (a 39" TV might also work).
I'd also like to stay under $600-700 if possible.
And, while I'd prefer UHD/4K it's not necessary. A 1080P screen will be fine.

The Samsungs at the top of the list do not seem to come in 40" sizes. That appears to be my biggest challenge. The technologies I'm starting to hear about that help reduce reflectivity like Moth Eye, etc. do not seem to be found down at the 40" screen size.

Finally, I'm aware of the matte-like screen films that can be applied to a TV to reduce glare. I really want to avoid doing that, but it is a last resort I guess.

Thanks for any advice.
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I'm looking for a 50-55" TV with low input lag and good viewing angles. Under $1000 and IPS preferred. Any suggestions?
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I'm very unhappily and reluctantly looking at LEDs coming from being a plasma owner. You have to understand, my MAIN viewing material is black and white classics and TV documentary television. It is very often DVD. I don't need "smart" anything, I have no interest in my television being connected, I never stream content. I'd literally like a screen with HDMI and component ports. I have HDMI devices that play video content and that is all. I also don't want to pay a fortune. Where am I going to get black levels like plasma and how much is it going to cost me and who makes the ones I should look at?

1. Budget - less than 500 Canadian
2. Seating distance - roughly 2-3m (8ft)
3. Size/placement limitations - It'll sit on an eye level TV stand.
4. Uses and sources - Mostly 720p film and TV, some 1080p film, video games (not hardcore gaming by any means, some sports games, some adventure games)
5. Room lighting - moderately dark (a few small lamps at night) to regular interior daylight

Thank you!
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