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Although the one thing I don't like about Vizios are the smartcast features. I can get by without the Tv Tuner, but I'd rather have apps on the TV than have to stream to it from a device.
That's what they're changing for 2017 - using a standard remote with the menus on the TV. No more tablet.
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Hi All,


I'm looking at Costco's current offerings and wondered what you all recommended for a 70-75" set to replace a 9(?) year old 67" Samsung DLP. I'm hoping I can get at least as much life out of this next tv.


Big room, lots of light through a 12' arcadia door on the north side of the room. 70% OTA, 25% Netflix and 5% DVDs. TV is on east wall and is 13' from the east facing sofa. There is another sofa facing north that is 90 degrees to the TV. Needless to say the DLP is barely watchable from this sofa during the day and I expect that will change with even the lowest cost LCD.


Looking at the $2000-3500 range. I'd prefer to buy it at Costco because they are close and I think it will be relatively easy to deal with them if there is a problem. So I think that leaves me with:


Vizio P75-C1
Vizio E75-E3
LG 75UJ657A
Samsung UN75JU7100


I might consider the Vizio E80 if they still have them at the online price - says it ended 4 days ago. It's a bit of a stretch price wise. I'd love to hear the P75 vs E80 argument since there is not much price difference.


Let me know what you think of these and if I missed anything at the store or online that I should consider. The Samsung looked good in the store but the reviews are concerning. Not crazy about the brushed gray bezel on the LG.


I'm not a purist. I simply want something bigger, brighter, sharper and with better off axis viewing in a bright room. I would hope that it will last 9 years like the DLP did. I think just about any of these will work, I just don't want to miss a key feature or end up with something that dies on me in a year or two or has some crazy lines or backlighting issues. I guess I will also need a recommendation on an OTA tuner since I gather that none of these have one.


Thanks!
I'm in the same 75-inch market. Looked at the Costo options last weekend.

LG - I thought the picture was muddy and low-contrast compared to others. It's edge-lit.

Vizio M70 - Good picture but only comes in 70-inch at Costco. You can't find a 2016 model M75 anywhere. The 2017 M75 will be out soon but at around $3000.

Vizio P75 - Costco has the 2016 model, and the soon-to-appear 2017 model will be exactly the same except it won't ship with the remote. The 2016 model will get a software upgrade this summer that will improve HDR and will put the apps on-screen like the 2017. The 2017 will probably sell for $4000 or so.

Vizio E75 - With a 60-hz refresh rate and other lower-end specs I did not consider it.

So I'm going with the 2016 P75, but not from Costco, which would charge me tax. Vizio is offering 5% off if you buy direct from them and they still have 2016's in stock. And at least where I live they would not charge tax and shipping is free. That saves me $280.
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Hi Everyone,

I had my Panasonic P50G20 crap out on me, so I'm in the market for a new TV. Basically I'm trying to find something that will get me 80-90% of the way to a LG B6 OLED for a greater chunk of the price cheaper. Obviously gauging 80-90% of picture quality is a difficult task, but I figured this'd be the place to find the folks to do it :-).

To answer the questions in the OP:

1. Budget: <$1500 (since the B6 is $2k if I go too much above $1500 seems like I might as well go for that).
2. Seating distance: ~10 feet or so
3. Size/placement limitations: 55" on a TV stand
4. Uses and sources: Gaming (PS4), Movies (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Blu-Ray, Plex), Sports (Digital Over air), and TV (same as movies).
5. Room lighting: Controlled. Should be able to block most light and most use will be at night anyway. During the day may be some glare to the side.

Picture quality is important to me, but I'm not as discriminating as my taste would suggest I don't think. For instance when gaming I can't see much difference in most games between 30 and 60 fps, and I've never cared for any effect I did see from 120hz+ (never noticed anything with normal settings, and I hate interpolation) nor have I ever noticed any ghosting (I actually still don't even know what that means because of this) on a set w/ 8ms response time (never tried higher than that). 4K doesn't seem terribly important as content appears to be lacking, and I can do most all streaming above via the PS4 so the smart-ness of the TV isn't that important either. HDR, and contrast and color correctness, are the most important things to me by a wide margin (hence my plasma from before and leaning toward the OLED if I can't find a better bargain).

Also if it's helpful I'm a Costco member and live in a metro area where I have easy access to most any big box store (including things like MicroCenter, Fry's, Brandsmart, etc), and am looking to ideally get it this weekend when Memorial Day sales are on.

I'm leaning somewhat in the direction of the Samsung UN55MU7000FXZA (or 6000) since it's about a grand cheaper and seems pretty solid, but what other deals/sets should I consider, or if anyone thinks nothing will come close to my vague 80-90% of the B6 for the budget given let me know that too.

Thanks!
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Hi Everyone,

I had my Panasonic P50G20 crap out on me, so I'm in the market for a new TV. Basically I'm trying to find something that will get me 80-90% of the way to a LG B6 OLED for a greater chunk of the price cheaper. Obviously gauging 80-90% of picture quality is a difficult task, but I figured this'd be the place to find the folks to do it :-).

To answer the questions in the OP:

1. Budget: <$1500 (since the B6 is $2k if I go too much above $1500 seems like I might as well go for that).
I posted the info below in another thread. You can get the LG B6 OLED with a sound system for $1,700 all in.

At BuyDig via Techbargains.com get the LG OLED55C6P 55" Curved 4K Ultra HD 3D TV + LG SJ8 300W 4.1ch WiFi Slim Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for $1,694 with free shipping.



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Hey, I want to buy a new HDTV. But, I'm confused in LCD tv and LED tv. So, please give me some suggestions.
What is your budget? What size are you interested in? Any significant viewing angles in the room?
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I posted the info below in another thread. You can get the LG B6 OLED with a sound system for $1,700 all in.

At BuyDig via Techbargains.com get the LG OLED55C6P 55" Curved 4K Ultra HD 3D TV + LG SJ8 300W 4.1ch WiFi Slim Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for $1,694 with free shipping.
Nice thanks for the heads up! I don't really want a curved screen, but depending on the quality of that sound bar may be worth it. Are there any other differences between the B6 and C6 besides the curved screen?

Still though, if I can get a high quality flat screen that has good black level and HDR performance for under $1500 that may be a better ticket. I also realized I should have noted I do want a TV tuner (seemingly eliminating the Vizio's from contention unfortunately) since I do want to use basic cable that won't have a box.
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Nice thanks for the heads up! I don't really want a curved screen, but depending on the quality of that sound bar may be worth it. Are there any other differences between the B6 and C6 besides the curved screen?

Still though, if I can get a high quality flat screen that has good black level and HDR performance for under $1500 that may be a better ticket. I also realized I should have noted I do want a TV tuner (seemingly eliminating the Vizio's from contention unfortunately) since I do want to use basic cable that won't have a box.
Then you should look at the Sony XBR55X900E, which is the best in that price range, and is currently going for $1,400. It's a much better set than that Samsung UN55MU7000 you're thinking about.
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Then you should look at the Sony XBR55X900E, which is the best in that price range, and is currently going for $1,400. It's a much better set than that Samsung UN55MU7000 you're thinking about.
How would that compare to the KS8000 (which from reading here seems much better than this year's models) for $1k?
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How would that compare to the KS8000 (which from reading here seems much better than this year's models) for $1k?
Sure, if you can find one, they're all gone around here. It's much better than the 2017 replacements - also the KS9000 has also been reduced for clearance. There are some issues with the KS8000, such as back panel separation (its only glued on), so get at a local store that will let you return it.
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I need serious help. I bought a ,un55ku6300 and I liked it a lot but then an LG 60uh6150 was on sale for 50 bucks more. So I returned the Samsung and got the lg. Fast forward one week and now the Samsung is clearanced to half of what I paid for the lg. Should I do another return and buy????

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I need serious help. I bought a ,un55ku6300 and I liked it a lot but then an LG 60uh6150 was on sale for 50 bucks more. So I returned the Samsung and got the lg. Fast forward one week and now the Samsung is clearanced to half of what I paid for the lg. Should I do another return and buy????

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Why did you go for that LG with the sub-par RGBW pixel structure? Both are low-end 60 Hz sets but the VA panel Samsung has deeper blacks with better PQ due to the true 4K pixel structure. The only advantage the IPS panel LG has is a wider viewing angle and judder free 24p.
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