So I'm in the market for a new TV (first house is finally in contract!) and I would like a new TV for the great room. First of all I will be sitting approx 8-10 feet away from the TV most of the time and then frequently I will be standing approx 15-20ft from the TV while in the kitchen food prepping/making dinner/making shakes etc. When not on the couch the TV will be tilted/turned towards the kitchen for ambiance more or less. Budget is roughly $1500
I am leaning most heavily towards the Vizio M65-E0 (2017 M Model 65")
and as it stands I can have it for close to $1,200 at this point in time.
I'm starting to look more and more at the Vizio E70-E3
as it gives 5 extra inches which is quite a bit and can be had for approx $200 more.
1. HDR Input Requested:
From what I understand, and this is where I would like everyone's help, is that with the M65 I am getting "full" HDR10/Dolby Vision while the E70 doesn't offer HDR. Would I like HDR? Sure, BUT I am not going to purchase anything HDR related for physical media (if thats even a thing, for example I won't be purchasing an HDR disc player or paying for physical movies etc.). Also to note, at the moment I have no set top box capable of playing HDR content (currently using AppleTV Gen 3, looking to upgrade at the end of this year).
So what I'm getting at is, while I'd love a fully capable HDR TV (the M65) I honestly don't know how much, if any, use I would get in terms of actually playing HDR content. What are your thoughts on this matter? Side note I own a PS4 but I don't think its capable of playing 4k movies is it? I think I read the Xbox One is? (I'll wait for news on the Scorpio anyways).
2. FLAD: I believe that both of these sets offer full array LED correct?
3. Local Dimming: The M series has 32 local dimming zones and the E has 16. Is this a hugely noticeable discrepancy?
4. Clear Action: I have no idea what this is but the M has 360 "Clear Action" while the E has 180 (half obviously) so what am I looking at here exactly?
Overall I would just like some input from those more experienced and knowledge than myself on these matters and specific TVs, I'm nearing the end of my research road and am itching to make that purchase, however with such a large important purchase that isn't exactly cheap I'd really like to be sure.
I fully appreciate you reading through this and being patient with me!