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Do you know if the X850B is similar?
Sorry, I have looked at various UHD TVs but i didn't check their reflectivity on them since i don't plan on getting a UHD TV. And it would have been difficult to tell how reflective they are since they're always playing extremely bright and colorful 4K demos so it's hard to see the reflections on bright content (like sports for instance). The true test of a screens reflectivity is on dark content like a dark movie where the screen suddenly becomes a black mirror.

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Are there any 50"+ matte LCD's out there still being manufactured? I'm unclear if there are none at all, or just no high end ones. I would truly be happier with a cheap poor quality matte LCD than a $5k glossy OLED in my bright living room. I bought a cheapo matte 39" just a year ago from Best Buy, but I'm looking for a bigger size.
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It depends how matte you want the panel. If you want matte like you could get years ago, I don't think there are any. If you are okay with something that is more smooth with some haze on it instead of pure gloss there are some choices. There are also a few companies that make matte films you can put on a glossy TV.
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It depends how matte you want the panel. If you want matte like you could get years ago, I don't think there are any. If you are okay with something that is more smooth with some haze on it instead of pure gloss there are some choices. There are also a few companies that make matte films you can put on a glossy TV.
What are some choices that are more smooth with some haze? I remain unimpressed with "low glare" panels like the reduced-layer recent Apple computer panels, if that's what you mean. Thanks for the help!
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What are some choices that are more smooth with some haze?
The best thing to do to determine which screens are more matte (or matte enough for you) is to go to some stores and personally identify the ones that don't reflect the store's overhead lights like the semi-matte or glossy models do. There are a number of LCD TVs that have a traditional matte screen like the LCDs from 5-10 years ago.

On page 1 or 2 of this thread i posted my experience with an aftermarket matte film from Glarestopper.com that made my small glossy LCD TV look like a traditional matte screen LCD. Maybe you can just buy a super cheap glossy LCD TV then apply the Glarestopper film to it.

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I have a 70 inch Sharp Aquos. It looks great!

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Hi Randy, A simple question for a guy like you: What is your take on 4K right now between some Sony and Samsung flat panel models (forget it about curved)?

And, any 4K display with a matte screen? Ty & cheers, R §
Dunno about the matte screen thing (see my comments 6 posts above).

I haven't given the Samsung UHD TVs more than a quick glance (and that stupid curved crap is an instantaneous turn-off) so i don't know how it compares with the Sony.

When a UHD TV is displaying 4K demo content in the stores i find myself marveling at the quality and clarity of the content - but taking the TV's ability for granted since of course it's going to display 4K content spectacularly so i'm not really impressed with the UHD TVs nearly as much as i am with the detail in content itself.

I've been more interested in how regular 1080i (and 720p and 1080p) content looks on a UHD TV since that's the highest resolutions i have available to me in my home. I have only seen a few segments of Blu-Ray movies and the Best Buy HD loop on the Sony and LG UHD TVs but i do see some benefit to the screens higher resolution even at 10 feet away compared to the same HD content on the various 1080p LCD TVs next to them. The HD image is smoother and has less jaggies and less stairstepping, but otherwise they just look like really good LCD TVs. Since i have zero 4K content or sources available to me i don't see the value in paying the higher price of a UHD TV for only a slight improvement with HD content.

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