Hello. I'm trying to decide between a few sets. This is for a bedroom tv, 99% night viewing. Currently have a 2009, 43" samsung plasma and am looking to go up to 50". Lots of basic directv/movies/and ps4 gaming.
The following tv's are the ones I'm considering and am pretty much topping out at $800 that im willing to spend.
50" Vizio P-Series (2016 or 2017-when its released). Concerns for it: top of price range, 60hz/motion blur problems?, 2016 has stupid tablet. Pros: one of the best reviewed, even the 2016 seems to be going to be getting every update the 2017 model is. However on vizio's website I didn't see the 2017 50" listed. It is coming out correct?
50" Vizio M-Series (2016 or 2017-when its released). Concerns for it: not as many dimming zones (HATE clouding/blooming, especially from having a plasma so long), not as great implementation of HDR (so ive heard), 60hz/motion blur problems?, 2016 has stupid tablet. Pros: about $150-$200 cheaper though so thats nice and i could put it towards a sound bar or something.
50" TCL P-Series Concerns for it: apparently not coming out till end of the year for some reason, unknown quality from this brand trying to do a "high-end" version, says 120hz motion (very possible the "effective" like the vizios), Pros: even cheaper than the M series which is great and has a headphone jack in the remote which is honestly HUGE when the wife has gone to sleep I can still watch shows and/or game (ps4 lets you plug headphones into controller but audio cuts out a lot).
All things considered my hope and probably first choice is the TCL P-series for price point and features but still so much is unknown. I like the fact it has 72 zones of dimming. FALD is a must. The 55" of the TCL comes out next week so perhaps once reviews of that come out I can gauge if its worth the wait. I just really hate that the 50" isnt scheduled to come out till the end of the year. I had a vizio in the past and liked it well enough, I'm just worried about blooming and motion being janky on the 50"s for pretty much all of them. I have an ST60 plasma in the living room so input lag clearly does not bother me lol. I only have a basic ps4 now so 4k isnt really a huge deal to me yet. I will consider an Xbox Scorpio if the price is right and whatnot for my 4k gaming needs.
Thank you for any input you guys can give.