I understand that in another thread this particular model has a pixel problem and since they want 8k for it that takes it out of the running. any other sugguestions.
I assume you are referring to the Sony since the Vizio isn't out yet. And the Sony 85" 950B cost car more than $8K so not sure you are thinking of the same TV. (For that matter, is the Sony actually available yet either? Not sure)
Samsung has a FALD 84/85" 4K set for $20K-something. And they have a new 115" coming out this year for $150K MSPR. LG also has a 98" coming out, but I don't think it is FALD. Panasonic allegedly will have a FALD 84" 900X coming out later this year, but no details yet.
Seriously, though. Best bet is waiting for the 65" LG OLED or the 77" one if it ever materializes. Problem is we are in a transition period. The death of Plasma and the slow birth of OLED. So unless you want to grab a Samsung F8500 and wait for the OLEDs, the 65" Sony would be one of the best LCD sets.