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I'm looking for a 65" 4k HDR TV for my living room. Everytime I read a review and think I've found the one I hear about another. I really like the x900e but it's a tad pricey for me. If it's truly the best hands down then I have no problem spending the extra but if a cheaper priced TV like the mu8000 for example isn't far off then maybe I would go that route. Any options based off experience?

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I'm looking for a 65" 4k HDR TV for my living room. Everytime I read a review and think I've found the one I hear about another. I really like the x900e but it's a tad pricey for me. If it's truly the best hands down then I have no problem spending the extra but if a cheaper priced TV like the mu8000 for example isn't far off then maybe I would go that route. Any options based off experience?

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If you aren't going OLED. The x900e is the best bang for the buck hands down.

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If you aren't going OLED. The x900e is the best bang for the buck hands down.

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I figured that.. So the competition that is 500 or so cheaper is pretty far apart? Wish I could find a deal on it. 1999 is the best I've seen.

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I figured that.. So the competition that is 500 or so cheaper is pretty far apart? Wish I could find a deal on it. 1999 is the best I've seen.

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This year there is no real competition for best non-OLED displays. This is why a lot of competitors are slashing prices. The x900e is a great TV for all uses. I don't own one, but I have friends that do. It's better than the Vizio P series I own and IMHO it's the only display that comes close to comparison.

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Best all around 65"

I spent some time watching the same content on a mu8000 and an X900e today. I'm in the market for a 75" tv and I have to say there are a lot of things to like about both sets. Sonys processing and black level was better than the Sammy. The Samsung colors are incredible for a set at that price. Both were excellent with, in my opinion, the x900e the overall winner because of its superior black level and contrast.
I watch an OLED every day and come from years of owning a plasma. So contrast and black level are important to me. I'm not sure though, that I have ever seen such brilliant colors for the cost of the Samsung. Go with what you like to look at because in the other end you have to be the one that's happy with your purchase.


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OLED, X900E, and P65. MU8000 is overpriced for what it is. Higher price than the significantly superior KS8000. Once it goes down to about $1,000 for a 65", then it would be worth it.
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X900e owner here! If you can swing it, you won't be disappointed. In terms of PQ and performance, the X900e has no real weakness--it's good at everything. Very good blacks, excellent contrast and color. Outstanding upscaling and motion performance--might be the best set for watching live sports, regardless of price. The only weakness is the Android OS implementation, which I personally don't find that bad. YMMV, of course.
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I'm looking for a 65" 4k HDR TV for my living room. Everytime I read a review and think I've found the one I hear about another. I really like the x900e but it's a tad pricey for me. If it's truly the best hands down then I have no problem spending the extra but if a cheaper priced TV like the mu8000 for example isn't far off then maybe I would go that route. Any options based off experience?

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The Vizios more specifically the P or M series can be had at less than their competitors and provide very good pq, plus you get both flavors of HDR. I have a 2017 65 M series in my bedroom and its pretty darn good for the price...plus both series are fald.
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Trust me. You can get it for less than $2K. Just do an internet search. Or walk into Best Buy and haggle. Interesting that no one is giving any love to the 930e? Better backlighting and processing on the 930e.
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Trust me. You can get it for less than $2K. Just do an internet search. Or walk into Best Buy and haggle. Interesting that no one is giving any love to the 930e? Better backlighting and processing on the 930e.
If he already thinks the X900E is a bit pricey, then the X930E definitely is out of reach.
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If he already thinks the X900E is a bit pricey, then the X930E definitely is out of reach.
Good point but he stated he wanted the Best… 900E is not the best…
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As a matter of fact the Sony 900e and the Samsung MU8000 are Tier 3 TVs… Far from the best. May want to preference "I want the best 65" LED TV under $X,XXX.XX…."
Tier 1 non OLED options would be Samsung Q9 and Sony Z9. I was dinged for price talk so I am not going to talk price but I can tell you that you can save on the retail price that is out there.
I'm not sure what a Tier 3 LG would be. Its near impossible to keep up with their lineup… so many models…
Good luck, let us know what you decide on!
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Trust me. You can get it for less than $2K. Just do an internet search. Or walk into Best Buy and haggle. Interesting that no one is giving any love to the 930e? Better backlighting and processing on the 930e.
When it comes to value, the x930e is not an option. Spec wise it is slightly better than the x900e and doesn't justify the large jump in price.

You have to think about return for investment and $ for $ value goes to the X900E.

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Good point but he stated he wanted the Best… 900E is not the best…
"best" is a relative term and can be interpreted in many ways.
Best value (how I view things)
Best high end
Best for gaming
Best for movies
Best for computer monitor
Best etc, etc.

He may not have specified his interpretation of "best" in the headline, but he did in the post.


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As a matter of fact the Sony 900e and the Samsung MU8000 are Tier 3 TVs… Far from the best. May want to preference "I want the best 65" LED TV under $X,XXX.XX…."
Tier 1 non OLED options would be Samsung Q9 and Sony Z9. I was dinged for price talk so I am not going to talk price but I can tell you that you can save on the retail price that is out there.
I'm not sure what a Tier 3 LG would be. Its near impossible to keep up with their lineup… so many models…
Good luck, let us know what you decide on!
He clearly stated he wanted best all around tv and his budget was < x900e.
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Thanks for all the replies guys. Yeah I guess "best" can be interpreted many ways. Best under 2k would be more specific. From my research I gathered the x900e would of been that. I was just curious how far behind is the competitor models and is it a noticably better picture. I'll just have to go to best buy and see with my own eyes! I have a dedicated theater downstairs but we wanted a nice 4k for Netflix and streaming TV.

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Best is relative to price point. If you are talking under $2K the Sony 900 is probably the best of the bunch. If you could stretch to get an OLED I would recommend it, but if you have a Costco membership the Samsung MU800 (same as 8000) is about $400 and change cheaper than the 900 and you will get a better return policy and an extra year on the warranty.

The Vizio P series can be had for under $1500 too shipped so that is worth considering.
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Thanks for all the replies guys. Yeah I guess "best" can be interpreted many ways. Best under 2k would be more specific. From my research I gathered the x900e would of been that. I was just curious how far behind is the competitor models and is it a noticably better picture. I'll just have to go to best buy and see with my own eyes! I have a dedicated theater downstairs but we wanted a nice 4k for Netflix and streaming TV.

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With the deals that have popped up for the OLEDs at Fry's and on eBay, and with a credit card that offers $500 in price protection, you can definitely get a 65" OLED for right around $2,000 after price protection. Something to consider.
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It is something to think about. Any models that stand out that are on the lower end of oled but still better than 900e?

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It is something to think about. Any models that stand out that are on the lower end of oled but still better than 900e?

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MU8000 is overpriced for what it is. Higher price than the significantly superior KS8000.


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So will best buy price match east coast TVs?

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So will best buy price match east coast TVs?

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I don't get it... It's $500 cheaper on cliffs deal than best buy. It's a no brainer is bestbuy will match that

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Oh lol. Ok I was going to say..

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