Update from earlier as I've changed some of the options I'm looking at. Background: I just got rid of my LG B6 that had major burn in issues. I love the OLEDs, but I watch a lot of news with static banners and I don't want to be constantly paranoid when I watch cable.
1. Budget: $1700 - $2500
2. Seating distance: ~9.5 feet if wall mounted, ~8.5 feet (65 inch) if on stand (55 inch)
3. Size/placement limitations: 55" or 65" - prefer to wall mount
4. Uses and sources: TV, streaming (Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go)
5. Room lighting: Controlled. I tend to prefer to watch TV at night with a light on, and the light source is a floor lamp on the opposite side of the TV.
My three finalists:
55 inch Samsung Q7F (under $2K on Amazon) - Since I'm looking to wall mount, I love the no gap wall mount and the basically invisible one connect cable. However, the TV is expensive, and I'm concerned about war mounted a 55 inch about 10 feet away.
65 inch Samsung Q7F (under $3K on Amazon) - This is the TV I really want, but the price I can get on Amazon (under $3K) is a bit out of my comfort zone, although I do use the TV every day, and it would probably provide me more utility.
65 inch Samsung MU8000 ($1700 new) - My main two concerns are the (seemingly?) inferior picture quality compared to the Q7 series and the semi-gloss screen which has bad reflections. The obvious plus here is the price for a 65 inch TV with pretty good build quality.