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Ive been lurking long enough,

I may be getting my 75 inch 940d replaced due to a horrible ghosting/trailing issue

With samsung just releasing their new QLED tvs Im wondering if it would be worth it to get the 75 inch Q7F over the 75 inch KS9000.

I liked the ks9000 when i saw it in the store, and the manager put it on hold for me since he was aware of what was going on with my sony (so i still have that option available), and I just saw the Q7F today, and it looked great (different store) but unfortunately they didnt have ks9000 on display anywhere where I could look at both of them at the same time, and its been two weeks since i saw the ks9000 so I cant remember well enough to make a decision of which looked better.
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I really don't think you're being very sensible here. The implication is you would like the new TV to last 12, yet you mention a preference for $600 to $1,000 price range and even keep 1080p in the mix. That makes no sense. For a TV that will last, get the best 4K/HDR set in your $1,500 budget. What's an extra $500 spent now extrapolated over 12 years? Think about that. I recommend you go look at the Sony XBR55X900E, it's the best TV in your budget.
I should have not posted that over my phone, too many typos in that message that caused confusion and I was hoping to convince the person to spend more but they decided a budget 500-700 is about what they feel comfortable spending . I am going to post a new one with an updated budget and less typos

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Help with suggestions for a new TV to replace a 12 year old Samsung DLP that recently stopped working. I posted this before but the person changed the budget requirement and I put a lot of typos so here it's updated and retyped.

Budget: 500-700 range (updated) I may be able to get the person go a bit above 700 but not by much.

Seat distance 6-15' depending where viewing.

Size: 55-65" 60 would be ideal but I see a lot of makers are either doing 55 or 65 in that size range now.

Uses: Spectrum cable, blu-ray, netflix/amazon. Viewing of tv shows, Baseball and Football games, and movies.

Smart TV: Yes

1080 or 4k: Would be nice to future proof with 4k.

Inputs - At least 3 hdmi

Also looking for a brand that is reliable since previous TV lasted 12 years and I know some brands seem to have better track records than others. The person was viewing a DLP that did a good job overall but I think a good lcd tv won't disappoint them. Thanks!
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Help with suggestions for a new TV to replace a 12 year old Samsung DLP that recently stopped working. I posted this before but the person changed the budget requirement and I put a lot of typos so here it's updated and retyped.

Budget: 500-700 range (updated) I may be able to get the person go a bit above 700 but not by much.

Seat distance 6-15' depending where viewing.

Size: 55-65" 60 would be ideal but I see a lot of makers are either doing 55 or 65 in that size range now.

Uses: Spectrum cable, blu-ray, netflix/amazon. Viewing of tv shows, Baseball and Football games, and movies.

Smart TV: Yes

1080 or 4k: Would be nice to future proof with 4k.

Inputs - At least 3 hdmi

Also looking for a brand that is reliable since previous TV lasted 12 years and I know some brands seem to have better track records than others. The person was viewing a DLP that did a good job overall but I think a good lcd tv won't disappoint them. Thanks!
I think the Vizio M55 would be a good option. It is a 4K 120Hz 55" HDR TV with a 64 zone FALD backlight. Its current price is $699. It was picked as the best budget/mid price 55" 4K TV by rtings and CNET. I have the P-series, it's slightly fancier brother, and it has a beautiful picture.

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I think the Vizio M55 would be a good option. It is a 4K 120Hz HDR TV with a 64 zone FALD backlight. It was picked as the best budget/mid price 55" 4K TV by rtings and CNET. I have the P-series, it's slightly fancier brother, and it has a beautiful picture.
Thank you, is there anything else in that price range from samsung/sony/lg you would recommend comparing to?
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Thank you, is there anything else in that price range from samsung/sony/lg you would recommend comparing to?
TCL ( it's an "off" brand but shows signs of being the "next" high quality brand)... will be releasing some 2017 tv's very soon , it sounds like you may be in a hurry though... my best advise if this is the case ..Samsung is having some big sales on their 2016 mid level tvs (6 and 8 series) the 8 series is a great tv you might find an 8 series 55 for well under $1000.. the 6 series was on sale over the holidays for under $600, either might be a great choice if you can find them cheap... the above mentioned m series should be a solid option also..at your price point the vizio E series seems the most obvious choice , and you could get a 60 or 65 within budget..
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Thank you, is there anything else in that price range from samsung/sony/lg you would recommend comparing to?
Around that price range there is the 55" Samsung KU6300, which is normally $800 for 55" but you can get it on sale for $700 (I know Fry's occasionally has it at that price in their weekly deals) and Samsung also has the slightly cheaper KU6290 at Best Buy (I'm not sure of the differences between it and the 6300, but I think they are very similar). LG has the UH6150 currently on sale at $650 for 55" at Best Buy. Sony makes the X700D for $800 for a 55". All are 4K 60Hz panels. You can find in depth reviews for them at rtings and cnet for more info. The biggest feature of the Vizio is the FALD, which allows for better contrast.

Also I was mistaken before, the 55" Vizio M is also a 60Hz panel, the 60" and above models are 120Hz.
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Thanks to both Godfatherip and Lp85253 for the suggestions.
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Thank you, is there anything else in that price range from samsung/sony/lg you would recommend comparing to?
Also if you want to go bigger and/or cheaper you could look at the Vizio E-series or D-Series where you can get a 60" for under $700. Or the Hisense 55H8C has decent reviews at $550 for a 4K 55" TV. You can also go with a budget 1080p set and save some cash but most of the big manufacturers are focusing on 4K at those sizes so 1080p options are limited mostly to companies like Toshiba, Insignia, Westinghouse, etc. The exception would be the 1080p OLEDs from LG, which have great picture, but those are still around $1K for a 55" TV.
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So if i'm seeing things correctly the Vizio lineup lacks an OTA tuner and requires a device (smart phone or tablet) with an smartcast/chrome cast app installed to be a smart tv?
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So if i'm seeing things correctly the Vizio lineup lacks an OTA tuner and requires a device (smart phone or tablet) with an smartcast/chrome cast app installed to be a smart tv?
Yes... the vizio is display only... but tuner boxes can be had cheap on amazon or fry's. ... the smart tv os is google cast which can be a learning curve... if ota is a premium function for you , vizio has that drawback...i am also not real big on casting. ...i find it a little unreliable compared to having apps on the tv... the tcl has a tuner (that i hear works well) and a roku os which is easy to use and roku is reliable
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So if i'm seeing things correctly the Vizio lineup lacks an OTA tuner and requires a device (smart phone or tablet) with an smartcast/chrome cast app installed to be a smart tv?
Yes it lacks an OTA tuner so you need to get a tuner box if you want to receive antenna broadcasts. The M-series TV comes with a small Android tablet for casting but you can use your own phone or tablet if you prefer. One potential issue with the built in casting is that due to a fight between Amazon and Google you cannot get Amazon Video on Android tablets/phones. So to watch Amazon video content on the TV you'd need another device (Roku, Amazon FireTV, Nvidia Shield, etc.).

One more TV from Vizio to consider if you don't care about 4K, want 60", want to stay low on price, and want traditional smart apps and an OTA tuner would be the D60-D3. It's currently on clearance sale at Best Buy for $495. Up to you/your friend on how important 4K and the other PQ enhancements are. I don't think the pixel density will be noticeable and there isn't a lot of 4K content yet. HDR is definitely nice, but most of the budget 4K TVs aren't HDR or just barely support it (ie they don't have WCG, high contrast, brightness, etc up to HDR standards). I've had a few Vizio TVs and I think they've been great as far as bang for your buck when it comes to PQ and the one's I have owned have been pretty reliable. However, my 8+ year old Vizio VO42L is starting to die on me (picture flickers for a few seconds after it boots up sometimes; I probably need to replace one of the backlights or control boards to repair it).
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I'm looking for a 85" or larger tv. Has anything new been announced for this year? Have been considering the sony 850d but not sure if sony will release an updated model with DV support perhaps. I've been monitoring the price but seems firm at around $8K, which is a bit more than what I want to spend, specially for an old model. The other two at this size I am aware of are last year's LG and the LeEco. I'd prefer the Sony though. Am I missing any other options? I don't know what has been announced for this year.

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I'm looking for a 85" or larger tv. Has anything new been announced for this year? Have been considering the sony 850d but not sure if sony will release an updated model with DV support perhaps. I've been monitoring the price but seems firm at around $8K, which is a bit more than what I want to spend, specially for an old model. The other two at this size I am aware of are last year's LG and the LeEco. I'd prefer the Sony though. Am I missing any other options? I don't know what has been announced for this year.
I haven't seen anything 85" new announced for 2017. I mean Samsung is still selling the 2015 UN85JU7100 so I don't see Sony dropping the price much on the 85" 850D. It is unique, being it has the preferred VA panel while the rest of the 850D line has IPS panels. The LG 86UH9500 is a $10K DV capable IPS panel set and the LeEco uMax85 is a VA panel with DV support at only $5.5K. But reviews of smaller LeEco sets have shown low brightness and poor HDR performance so it's hard to recommend purchasing one, especially if you can't see in in a local store. And if anything comes out later in 2017 with DV support from Sony or LG, I would guess it would be well over $10K.
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Update - the person went with the Samsung 55 ku6300 which was around $600 dollars at Walmart. So far seems a good TV with a decent display and boots up fast. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and taking the time to note differences between the models/brands.
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Update - the person went with the Samsung 55 ku6300 which was around $600 dollars at Walmart. So far seems a good TV with a decent display and boots up fast. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and taking the time to note differences between the models/brands.
that's the tv I have in my bedroom (50") .. it has a nice picture , motion is ok, and there is a support thread on here that is pretty good ..
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Hey everyone! First time poster here looking for some advice.

Budget: Up to $1000 (maybe $1200 if it's too good of a deal...)

Seat distance: 10 feet

Size: 50"-60" (I've had a 50" TV for years. I'm not firm on getting something bigger, but I'm open to the idea.)

Uses: Mostly viewing Netflix/TV Shows/Sports through Apple TV. Blu Ray DVDs. No videogames.

I've been mainly looking at Vizio, and the P55 is my top choice currently.

Thoughts?

Thanks everyone!
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Hey everyone! First time poster here looking for some advice.

Budget: Up to $1000 (maybe $1200 if it's too good of a deal...)

Seat distance: 10 feet

Size: 50"-60" (I've had a 50" TV for years. I'm not firm on getting something bigger, but I'm open to the idea.)

Uses: Mostly viewing Netflix/TV Shows/Sports through Apple TV. Blu Ray DVDs. No videogames.

I've been mainly looking at Vizio, and the P55 is my top choice currently.

Thoughts?

Thanks everyone!
Look at the Samsung UN55KS8000 which is right about $1,000.
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Ok if anyone could give me some advice it would be much appreciated. I currently own a Vizio P55-C1, which is still in the Costco return window until early June. I've been considering returning it because I really don't like the smartcast-only "feature", and was thinking about getting a Sony X900E or TCL 2017 P Series instead. Yesterday I found a used LG E6 55" for $1200 on Craigslist, and the guy offered to let me come check the TV out before buying. That's an insanely good price for that TV and he says it is in great condition still. But it feels extremely risky to buy a used TV because there's no way to return it or get a warranty on it. Should I just jump on this OLED and return the Vizio, or should I pass up the OLED in light of the new Vizio announcement which means my P Series will get an update this summer that adds built-in apps and not just smartcast?
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Ok if anyone could give me some advice it would be much appreciated. I currently own a Vizio P55-C1, which is still in the Costco return window until early June. I've been considering returning it because I really don't like the smartcast-only "feature", and was thinking about getting a Sony X900E or TCL 2017 P Series instead. Yesterday I found a used LG E6 55" for $1200 on Craigslist, and the guy offered to let me come check the TV out before buying. That's an insanely good price for that TV and he says it is in great condition still. But it feels extremely risky to buy a used TV because there's no way to return it or get a warranty on it. Should I just jump on this OLED and return the Vizio, or should I pass up the OLED in light of the new Vizio announcement which means my P Series will get an update this summer that adds built-in apps and not just smartcast?
You answered your own question. Your P55 is about to be updated with onboard apps....no tablet or smartphone required to use the apps (although you still could if you wanted to).
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Ok if anyone could give me some advice it would be much appreciated. I currently own a Vizio P55-C1, which is still in the Costco return window until early June. I've been considering returning it because I really don't like the smartcast-only "feature", and was thinking about getting a Sony X900E or TCL 2017 P Series instead. Yesterday I found a used LG E6 55" for $1200 on Craigslist, and the guy offered to let me come check the TV out before buying. That's an insanely good price for that TV and he says it is in great condition still. But it feels extremely risky to buy a used TV because there's no way to return it or get a warranty on it. Should I just jump on this OLED and return the Vizio, or should I pass up the OLED in light of the new Vizio announcement which means my P Series will get an update this summer that adds built-in apps and not just smartcast?
Your Vizio P55-C1 is an IPS panel set, which means decent viewing angle but poor black levels. So if you need extended off-angle viewing you would get a much better PQ with the LG E6 55". If you don't need extended off-angle viewing, you should return it for the VA panel Sony X900E or a leftover Samsung UN55KS8000 if you can find one.
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New 65ks8000

Talked with a vendor about a 65ks8000. He suggested a 65ks8000 Magnolia. Have no info on this model. Any ideas?
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Talked with a vendor about a 65ks8000. He suggested a 65ks8000 Magnolia. Have no info on this model. Any ideas?
It was one of the better mid-priced 2016 TVs now available at closeout prices.

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