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Hey everyone! So I was looking at a projector, but from my requirements and my price range I have been recommended to go with a large TV instead. I would love to go 80", but I don't want to give up too much quality and would go for a 70" if it would be quite a bit better.

My price range is about $2,500.

The room is about 17'x29' with 8' ceilings. We would sit about 10 or so feet back from the screen and there is hardly any sunlight in the room because it is a basement. I would have some lights on and would use the TV for movies, cable and Xbox One console gaming and I do not want screen lag for gaming. I don't really care much about built in smart TV related stuff, but if it comes with it, fine.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated and I want to order one soon so I have it in time for the new Xbox release. biggrin.gif
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I've had a tough time finding a reasonably-priced TV in the 70-inch range that doesn't suffer from unacceptable input lag. So far, it looks like the Sony KDL-70r550a might be the best bet.
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You not getting 80" for 2500 unless its used or fell off truck price. Your looking at 70" unless you save up some personally I have several TVS ummmmm living life at 80" and above is the only way to go period games are amazing and look/play fine on mines if you just save up 3300 your only looking at two 80" in your range

Sharp 6500
Vizio m series 80

Keep in mine the ones you listed or suggested are edge lit sets soo expect your common issues
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I am in the market for an 80" (budget is really not a concern) and it appears that Sharp and Vizio are my only options. Unfortunately both are edge lit. Largest ull array seems to be the Samsung 75F8000. Does anyone know if I am missing anything? If not, any opinions between the Sharp and Vizio? Or is the picture on the Samsung so much better that maybe it is worth losing the 5 inches?

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I am in the market for an 80" (budget is really not a concern) and it appears that Sharp and Vizio are my only options. Unfortunately both are edge lit. Largest ull array seems to be the Samsung 75F8000. Does anyone know if I am missing anything? If not, any opinions between the Sharp and Vizio? Or is the picture on the Samsung so much better that maybe it is worth losing the 5 inches?

Just FYI, 75f8000 is not full array but edge lit as well. Cancelled my order for it as I cannot see spending $7000 for a 1080P set. It does have a good picture but would wait for an 84" 4K set to drop in price. Currently have a 65X900 and am very happy and not missing the extra screen size
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Thanks for clarifying the Samsung edge light issue, it is off my list. Just looked at the LG 84" 4k. $17,000 is pretty steep, prices should be coming way down in 2014. Guess I have to decided if I want the Sharp 80" 1080 for a year or 2 while the big 4K's come down in price. Also, need to see if LG will commit to HDMI 2.0 which I don't think that they have yet.

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I'm considering the Vizio M701d as well. Sounds like it's picture might not be good as that on the Sony 550, but it handles motion better. Eighty inches is overkill for my room, but I think I need to have at least 70". It's a shame, because it seems like there are some really great options at 65" and under.
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Thanks for clarifying the Samsung edge light issue, it is off my list. Just looked at the LG 84" 4k. $17,000 is pretty steep, prices should be coming way down in 2014. Guess I have to decided if I want the Sharp 80" 1080 for a year or 2 while the big 4K's come down in price. Also, need to see if LG will commit to HDMI 2.0 which I don't think that they have yet.


Ummm wrong but you can get lg84 for 9k just search. I say get a 80 and chill for now it will be a couple years for 4ks to come down in price and you gain nothing there is no true content YouTube videos and upscaled content and company demos need not apply get 1080p set
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Well I really don't want a motion lag problem. If I increased my budget what TV would you recommend for a 70"?
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I am in the same situation and will probably go with 75" Samsung 8000 or 9000. I just cannot get past the fact that for me the Samsung's have ALWAYS

seemed to have the BEST PICTURE hands down. Even my friends that see the picture agree!!

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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LOSE THE 5 INCHES!!!!!

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I am in the market for an 80" (budget is really not a concern) and it appears that Sharp and Vizio are my only options. Unfortunately both are edge lit. Largest ull array seems to be the Samsung 75F8000. Does anyone know if I am missing anything? If not, any opinions between the Sharp and Vizio? Or is the picture on the Samsung so much better that maybe it is worth losing the 5 inches?

You and I seem to be in the same boat!! I will give the 5 " any day for the picture unless someone can come up with a better solution!! Thanks!!!!!!

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I can't afford the 8000 or 9000, but what does everyone think of the Samsung UN75F6400 compared to the Sony KDL-70r550a? Would the Samsung be much better for gaming?
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You and I seem to be in the same boat!! I will give the 5 " any day for the picture unless someone can come up with a better solution!! Thanks!!!!!!

Umm give 5 more inches sharp elite
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I can't afford the 8000 or 9000, but what does everyone think of the Samsung UN75F6400 compared to the Sony KDL-70r550a? Would the Samsung be much better for gaming?

I have the 75f6400 and must say its an absolute joy to game on as well as watch tv. The input lag is very low compared to many sets, around 30ms which isn't too bad at all for me. The picture is great too, and after calibration it really shines! Only drawback to this tv i have experienced is the sound quality, but that can be expected with such a thin T.V. Looking to get a sound bar to fix that though smile.gif
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After spending a hour at Best Buy I have decided to go with the Samsung 75F8000 even though I didn't want to. The picture was just too much better than the Sharp 80". Hate paying $5770 for it but the picture on my 61 NEC 1080i plasma is so good that I want to make sure that I don't take a step backward in picture quality on non-1080p content. If that price is too high the 75" 7100 can be found for around $4400. I will use the Samsung until I can find a 84" 4K (hopefully oled) for a price that I can live with, hope it is in about 3 years or so.

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What do you think of the plasma Panasonic TC-P65S60? I keep reading what people say on this thread about quality and video lag and I just can't up my budget up enough to get the quality I expect with the large screens so I looked at this plasma screen and from what I have read it seems to be pretty good and low video lag. it is only 65", but again I want the quality and low video lag. Also it is quite a bit less. smile.gif

What do you guys think?
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What do you think of the plasma Panasonic TC-P65S60? I keep reading what people say on this thread about quality and video lag and I just can't up my budget up enough to get the quality I expect with the large screens so I looked at this plasma screen and from what I have read it seems to be pretty good and low video lag. it is only 65", but again I want the quality and low video lag. Also it is quite a bit less. smile.gif

What do you guys think?

What's wrong with just saving money for awhile to net more and bigger and just wait ces right around the corner
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What's wrong with just saving money for awhile to net more and bigger and just wait ces right around the corner

Because I also just don't see myself spending that amount of money on a TV smile.gif I would rather save up for something else. So I think I am going to go with something like this plasma at 65" unless someone has another recommendation.
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If you don't care about 3D, you can get a 75" Samsung F6300 for less than 3000. You could also get an 80 inch Sharp (LE 650) for around 3000. I don't think you'll be happy with a 65" TV from 10 feet away if you're looking for an immersive, cinema-like experience.
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If you don't care about 3D, you can get a 75" Samsung F6300 for less than 3000. You could also get an 80 inch Sharp (LE 650) for around 3000. I don't think you'll be happy with a 65" TV from 10 feet away if you're looking for an immersive, cinema-like experience.

Haaaa live life 70" and above
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The Vizio M series has black levels much better than either the Sharp 650 series or the Samsung 6300 series (per CNET's evaluation). The M801d-A3 is available from Amazon, Costco and Sam's Club for about $3300. Mine has an excellent picture and the reflectivity is no greater than the Samsung.
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I would definitely go for Sharp - I've had a 70 inch version for 2 years now, and the only thing I don't like is that it's not an 80 incher!
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The Vizio M series has black levels much better than either the Sharp 650 series or the Samsung 6300 series (per CNET's evaluation). The M801d-A3 is available from Amazon, Costco and Sam's Club for about $3300. Mine has an excellent picture and the reflectivity is no greater than the Samsung.

I'm seriously considering the 70 inch version of that Vizio. I can afford something more expensive, but with kids and college funds and family vacations on every horizon, I just don't feel right spending more than about $2500 for a 70" TV. I've been mainly worried about the reflections and the motion handling with the Vizio because everything else sounds like an incredible value.
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I would definitely go for Sharp - I've had a 70 inch version for 2 years now, and the only thing I don't like is that it's not an 80 incher!

Take the plunge it won't hurt you smile.gif
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I'm seriously considering the 70 inch version of that Vizio. I can afford something more expensive, but with kids and college funds and family vacations on every horizon, I just don't feel right spending more than about $2500 for a 70" TV. I've been mainly worried about the reflections and the motion handling with the Vizio because everything else sounds like an incredible value.

Go view the tv and see if its right for you btw for 700 more on your max you can net the 80" version or 500 more the sharp 6500 80" just saying go take a look
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I just went through this for several months..... I was ready to pull the trigger on the Vizio M series or Sharp 80". The picture sucked on both, and looked horrible compared to my plasma.

Then I saw an epson 5020 projector and a 110" black diamond 1.4g screen and a brightly lit room.

If you go through worst buy it's only $200 a month for 3 years if you wish to stretch it out that long wink.gif
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In the prince range you are looking for, if you're looking for LEDs/LCDs, you will have to drop 5" and go with a 65". TVs in this size with great quality land in or around your price range. For example, the KDL70R550A is a good TV but the KDL65W850A would be the better of the two.
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I just went through this for several months..... I was ready to pull the trigger on the Vizio M series or Sharp 80". The picture sucked on both, and looked horrible compared to my plasma.

Then I saw an epson 5020 projector and a 110" black diamond 1.4g screen and a brightly lit room.

If you go through worst buy it's only $200 a month for 3 years if you wish to stretch it out that long wink.gif

Where did you see the M80 Vizio that sucked? I see a lot of people that say its great, I know my M551D is.
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Where did you see the M80 Vizio that sucked? I see a lot of people that say its great, I know my M551D is.

Oh it looks great for being an 80" led/lcd tv. Compared to a good projection setup or a good plasma panel they look horrible. I played with a few at different stores, got the remotes and messed with settings etc... I just felt it was a large downgrade of picture quality with just a slight increase in size to my 60" plasma.
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