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I currently have a 60" 1080p 600Hz Plasma by LG. Is it worth it for me to even consider any 80" priced under $5k? Why? Which model(s)? Please be very specific? I want to go larger but I am used to the superb PQ I now get including pure blacks! I mostly watch HD content: Live, Sports, Movies and Gaming. Ambient lighting is not an issue.

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*edit* What is the main difference between this and the M801i-A3???

I just want to educate myself on the best possible option in an 80" for the most reasonable cost? $3k is my target.

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I currently have a 60" 1080p 600Hz Plasma by LG. Is it worth it for me to even consider any 80" priced under $5k? Why? Which model(s)? Please be very specific? I want to go larger but I am used to the superb PQ I now get including pure blacks! I mostly watch HD content: Live, Sports, Movies and Gaming. Ambient lighting is not an issue.

Thanks in advance!

*edit* What is the main difference between this and the M801i-A3???

I just want to educate myself on the best possible option in an 80" for the most reasonable cost? $3k is my target.
I'm in a similar boat as you, I just ordered the 80" and from what I gather the only difference is 3D between the two units.

What LG are you coming from and is it a light controlled room or family room?

I'm coming from the Panasonic 800 series plasma of 2008ish and although I'm still satisfied with it's picture I was looking for something larger.
Wish I had my set for a while so I can give you some more detail but I've been looking for a while and hope I made a good choice.
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I've got a Panny VT30 and the M801D and the VT30 has better PQ, less ghosting, flashlighting, deeper blacks, great viewing angles and I can use it as a heat source in the winter. That said, I still watch sports and play games on the M801D. The differences are subtle and I can turn my brain off pretty easily to not care. You've got to see them side by side to determine if you can do the same.

There's another thread where a member reviewed an extensive list of available 80"+ LCDs and finally decided on a set that was around $10K. I'll post the link when I get home if you don't find it first.
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I'm in a similar boat as you, I just ordered the 80" and from what I gather the only difference is 3D between the two units.

What LG are you coming from and is it a light controlled room or family room?

I'm coming from the Panasonic 800 series plasma of 2008ish and although I'm still satisfied with it's picture I was looking for something larger.
Wish I had my set for a while so I can give you some more detail but I've been looking for a while and hope I made a good choice.
PZ950 (LG's flagship at the time) and I have an entirely new one as it was replaced under warranty @ 6 months ago. The PQ is fantastic! It is in a relatively shaded but not dark. It's entirely glass obviously so I don't have reflection concerns.
Also while we're discussing "best options", what are you guys thoughts on this: http://www.vizio.com/p-series

Only a 70" but I am really liking that it's 4k UHD and Full Array LED.

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I've seen the p series and they look fine but with 1080 material not really better than my M801d. Yes, there could be some confirmation bias going on, but I really do like the pq I'm getting and I really like the extra 10 inches. Don't watch 3d very often, but it's a nice special occasion.
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My 80" will be delivered this afternoon.
Temps will be in the 48-50° F range during delivery window.
What's the best procedure for unpacking/checking/turning it on?
Not super cold temps but want to make sure I check it correctly.
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My 80" will be delivered this afternoon.
Temps will be in the 48-50° F range during delivery window.
What's the best procedure for unpacking/checking/turning it on?
Not super cold temps but want to make sure I check it correctly.
Thanks

I usually let it sit in room temp for 24hrs. better be safe then sorry I always say.
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I've seen the p series and they look fine but with 1080 material not really better than my M801d. Yes, there could be some confirmation bias going on, but I really do like the pq I'm getting and I really like the extra 10 inches. Don't watch 3d very often, but it's a nice special occasion.
Thanks! That extra 10in is hard to over look. But coming from plasma for the past few years, just don't want to be like, WTF have I done???
How have your blacks been? Ghosting? Fast moving sports?
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Well, looks like the 4th TV has failed again. I'm really getting tired of Vizio's quality.
This is beyond disconcerting!
I may need to remove this TV from my very short list...
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Do you guys like the smooth video effect on this HDTV?
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Hello all I was just on Sams club website and they have the non 3d version on this TV for 1998 in club they also have the 70' p series for the same price....I just bought the 60" p for my bedroom which i love and I want to replace my Living room TV (7 year old pioneer plasma). How are the black levels for this TV, I'm really stuck between screen size vs future proofing (4k).
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Hello all I was just on Sams club website and they have the non 3d version on this TV for 1998 in club they also have the 70' p series for the same price....I just bought the 60" p for my bedroom which i love and I want to replace my Living room TV (7 year old pioneer plasma). How are the black levels for this TV, I'm really stuck between screen size vs future proofing (4k).

lol I was just coming here to tell everyone about this deal.

No such thing as future proofing....I would go with the 80 and wait until the dust settles on the 4K/8K scene.

For an LED TV i am pleasantly surprised by the blacks on my TV. I did come from an 60 inch Plasma that was 3 years old.
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Hello all I was just on Sams club website and they have the non 3d version on this TV for 1998 in club they also have the 70' p series for the same price....I just bought the 60" p for my bedroom which i love and I want to replace my Living room TV (7 year old pioneer plasma). How are the black levels for this TV, I'm really stuck between screen size vs future proofing (4k).

lol I was just coming here to tell everyone about this deal.

No such thing as future proofing....I would go with the 80 and wait until the dust settles on the 4K/8K scene.

For an LED TV i am pleasantly surprised by the blacks on my TV. I did come from an 60 inch Plasma that was 3 years old.
Well the only sams club in my area which showed 4 in club does not have any they sent these back but did not update there system...why is the online price not discounted I would hate to have to miss out on this deal because no sams club in a 50 mile radius has this tv in stock

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Well the only sams club in my area which showed 4 in club does not have any they sent these back but did not update there system...why is the online price not discounted I would hate to have to miss out on this deal because no sams club in a 50 mile radius has this tv in stock

Sounds like they are discontinuing them?
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Do you guys like the smooth video effect on this HDTV?

I did not and turned it off.
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Do you guys like the smooth video effect on this HDTV?
I have it set on "low" for film and "medium" for games. I found with it off there was far too much judder.
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For this TV does it definately have 3D?

Would you go for this TV or the 4K vizio? Trying to choose between the two
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Finally got mine hooked up and pretty much "out of the box" settings, at 10-11ft, I don't see how 4k would be much better than this.

I'm hoping the 3D version, which I got, goes on sale for $1000 dollars off like the non 3D did within the next 80 something days.

Thanks to those who've had this set and have posted their experience and helped me decide to get this awesome TV.
I think the only setting I've adjusted was turning off the auto brightness setting.
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I got the M801i-A3 today from Costco. Set it up and love the picture out of the box. Hooked up the soundbar and had no problems. Watched the Eagles game and everything worked good. Came back just now turned it back on and it showed that it did some kind of software update and now I can't get the soundbar to play at all. Any one have any ideas?
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I got the M801i-A3 today from Costco. Set it up and love the picture out of the box. Hooked up the soundbar and had no problems. Watched the Eagles game and everything worked good. Came back just now turned it back on and it showed that it did some kind of software update and now I can't get the soundbar to play at all. Any one have any ideas?

you got the 1999 deal?
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Finally got mine hooked up and pretty much "out of the box" settings, at 10-11ft, I don't see how 4k would be much better than this.

I'm hoping the 3D version, which I got, goes on sale for $1000 dollars off like the non 3D did within the next 80 something days.

Thanks to those who've had this set and have posted their experience and helped me decide to get this awesome TV.
I think the only setting I've adjusted was turning off the auto brightness setting.

I have been waiting 3 months and no price reduction in sight...I have feeling they will just pull it off the shelves instead of reducing price.
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For this TV does it definately have 3D?

Would you go for this TV or the 4K vizio? Trying to choose between the two


Yes the 3D is in the D-A3 model, I would take an 80 over 4K at this time due to content
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I have been waiting 3 months and no price reduction in sight...I have feeling they will just pull it off the shelves instead of reducing price.
I think this HDTV is still a hot seller so why reduce prices?
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I think this HDTV is still a hot seller so why reduce prices?

the 2014(or is it 2013) model is the better seller now, $1999 at Sams club or Costco.

$1000 less and all you lose is the 3D capabilities.
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the 2014(or is it 2013) model is the better seller now, $1999 at Sams club or Costco.

$1000 less and all you lose is the 3D capabilities.
Ah. Without 3D. My parents don't even watch with 3D anymore. LOL. 3D sure faded out again!
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That's a nice deal. Since Vizio has dropped 3D from all their models I doubt the price on their existing 3D models will drop. If I were buying now I might opt for without 3D. There's only a few action releases a year that make good use of it.
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I just bought the 3D version and it was a no brainer at the time since it was only $50 more.
Although I haven't watched 3D yet and don't really see how 3D would be worth $950 more I bought it because I wanted to have the option.
If the 3D price drops, I'll be happy and if it doesn't I don't really have any regrets.

Really liking the picture so far.
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So, 3D is dead again. Ha.
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