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Going from 60 inch to 55

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I have been looking to upgrade to a full array display.
I found a xbr hx950 but its the last unit only available in 55 inches.
I couldnt find any other hx950 here in toronto, canada.
It will replace sharp aquos 60 in my HT room, sitting is around 13 feet away.
My question is will the down grade in size will make a significant impact on viewing experience?
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Hi
I have been looking to upgrade to a full array display.
I found a xbr hx950 but its the last unit only available in 55 inches.
I couldnt find any other hx950 here in toronto, canada.
It will replace sharp aquos 60 in my HT room, sitting is around 13 feet away.
My question is will the down grade in size will make a significant impact on viewing experience?
Although the Sony would spank the Sharp in Picture quality, sitting that far (13 feet) I think it would benefit you more to get the same size or bigger. But if you were sitting 6-8feet than the viewing difference wouldn't be an issue.

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Although the Sony would spank the Sharp in Picture quality, sitting that far (13 feet) I think it would benefit you more to get the same size or bigger. But if you were sitting 6-8feet than the viewing difference wouldn't be an issue.
I cant find any other full array lcd,there are some 65 inch hx950s on amazon but they dont ship outside the US
My next bet is the 65 sony w950b but its edge lit and most reviews agree that black levels on that set suck.
If you were in my position, would you go quality or size? Considering the tv is used for HT purposes only.
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I cant find any other full array lcd,there are some 65 inch hx950s on amazon but they dont ship outside the US
My next bet is the 65 sony w950b but its edge lit and most reviews agree that black levels on that set suck.
If you were in my position, would you go quality or size? Considering the tv is used for HT purposes only.
Thanks
I would always go for quality than size. A bigger screen displaying 480p/720p/1080i always shows more flaws and magnifies the issues more. 1080p/ 4K content is always good though. So if you are using it for mainly BD movies than a bigger size is the way to go. If you want it for everyday all around content, including BD's than you want the best performing tv. The XBR950b is the best LCD in 2014 by what I have read in these forums.

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Depends what you like quality or size. For me id go with the 950, that set will have much much better picture quality.
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Depends what you like quality or size. For me id go with the 950, that set will have much much better picture quality.
Well quality is the very reason im upgrading, i can see flaws on the 60" sharp aquos sitting 13 feet away.
What i like about the hx950 is the thick gorilla glass, seems to add more depth to the picture,although im sure that is just cosmetic effect.
Black levels are important to me
My budget is 3 grand so any other non plasma 60" alternatives ?
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Hey thanks a bunch man!
Is the site legit?
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Hey thanks a bunch man!
Is the site legit?
I am in the US and have never used them. Their BBB rating is an A-. I have seen a lot of positive reviews and a few negative ones. I have not seen any egregious fraud like complaints. Considering how difficult it is to find the set, I would contact them and give them a shot. Use a credit card that offers some protection just to be safe.

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If it was me for 3k I'd try and find a 65x900a 4k set, try and search out a display model. Won't have as good blacks as the 950 but there still really good and you will get 4k and passive 3d. I'm in canada near vancouver and if found new in box x900a for 3500.
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If it was me for 3k I'd try and find a 65x900a 4k set, try and search out a display model. Won't have as good blacks as the 950 but there still really good and you will get 4k and passive 3d. I'm in canada near vancouver and if found new in box x900a for 3500.
Does 4k really make a difference sitting 10 feet away?
And its all upscaled no 4k native content yet.
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