I'm looking to replace a (still functional) 15yo 37" 720p commercial Panasonic plasma that's in my bedroom. Its in an armoire that the Panasonic maxes out -- the widest that the TV can be is 36.75" (real width, not diagonal). I'd like to get a 4k HDR because, as you can see, I keep my TVs for a Loonnng time. However, that severely reduces my choices. Until I read the not so good reviews, I was thinking of getting the 40" Samsung 6300 (not HDR). Now I'm considering the 7000. However, that shiny bezel is giving me pause.
Ultimately I'd like to replace a 14yo, very similar 52" 1080i commercial Panasonic plasma that I have in my living room. I brought home a 55" OLED when they first came out with flat ones. I returned it because I didn't like it $5k better than my old one (which, ironically, had cost $1k more than that!). I watch TiVo content almost exclusively though; if I was comparing Blu-ray content, there would be no match of course. Now that going bigger is a reasonable price and live TV looks a little better on OLEDs, I'd like to take that plunge again.
I thought I could ease myself into this purchase by replacing my bedroom TV (psychologically wise, not picture quality wise -- I know I can't compare what's not even a local dimming LCD to an OLED).
Do you think that the 40" Samsung 7000 is a good choice, or am I asking for trouble? Will I be taking my nice, smooth plasma and replacing it with a juttery TV that blows my retinas?
Environment1: mostly evening viewing; dark
Environment2: evening viewing is on-axis. daytime is not (walking all around the room doing stuff)
Distance: ~12 feet
Restriction: 36.75" wide (real, not diagonal)
Last edited by barbja; 10-13-2017 at 08:48 AM.