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Old 02-09-2014, 04:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings! Long time lurker, infrequent poster and first time new-thread-originator. I'm in a bit of a quandary and I seek your opinions, whether subjective, objective or otherwise - truly all thoughts welcome.

I have the opportunity (read: hard fought/won acquiescence of the wife) to purchase a new panel. We'll be moving up from a Sony KDL-55HX800 55" to a new/larger panel in a well-lit room (projectors virtually ruled out at this point) and I'm not certain the extra diagonal is worth the difference in price of the 90", particularly given some of superior technical specs on the 80". Our seating area is between 12 feet (first row) to 17 feet (back row). While I'm no fan of throwing money away, it is not the biggest consideration in the discussion - performance and guarding against early obsolescence is...

With that, I greatly appreciate any thoughts that come to mind.
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Man no response on this one
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I have 70le857 in a well lit room and hàve a dedicated ht with a projector...with that being said..I always went as big as I could ..but the 857 superbright panel is far superior to the lower end panels for me, especially in a well lit room. So this is your dilemma.. Big or superior picture. You could always get a projector for nighttime viewing .
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:40 AM - Thread Starter
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Now the debate moves to the 2014 models. LC-90LE650U versus LC-80UQ17U. Interested in seeing both but unable to find them locally as yet...
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Since you mention early obsolescence, my $.02 is that I wouldn't drop large $$$$ on anything other than a 4K set with HDMI 2.0 and hdcp 2.2. That presumably narrows your options but that my take.

Oh...and at up to 17' I'd lean larger over not. I'm 11' from a 75" set and wish I had an 84".

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Pete, those units are not out yet. Will be a little while as well..

"Generally" speaking the 80" and 90" will have about the same picture from that distance. The 80" will be to far away to see any picture quality gain if any especially from 17FT. The 90" price just took a nice price drop and make's the unit about 2K more than the 80". Using my handy dandy calculator the 90" is 27% bigger, The cost is about 33% more, with that said you are just paying a tad over size vs price, go big !! I think in the end if you do not go 90" you will regret it , the # 1 reason for buyer remorse is screen size .
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks very much for the replies. One of the reasons I haven't pulled the trigger was precisely the potential for wishing I had gone bigger. With that said, the 657 (2013 90") is 120hz refresh and 8,000,000:1 while the Q+ (2014 80") has the intriguing ability to display 4K material and thus is more future proof....plus higher refresh and 12,000,000:1... decisions, decisions...
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From your viewing distance you will NEVER enjoy the 80" Q+ unless you are going to watch you unit with binoculars. The 80" could display 720P and you would never know, it is to far away.
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