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Hello, I'm looking to buy a 70+ inch smart TV, Best Resolution and Refresh Rate possible, HD, Wi fi capable, Usb, and that the TV will be good and compatible with the recent and future technology, etc... I'm looking to spend less than US$2,000 or $2,500 the most.

-What are the best options for me?


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I would like some help.
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On that budget you're going to have to compromise on something.

Televisions 70" and larger are niche so they are often much more expensive than 65" models. A 70" television is so big that with normal television content it is going to show up lots of source material flaws unless you sit far enough away from the television or engage lots of noise reduction.

Best resolution and refresh rate would mean a 4K television with HDMI 2. You won't find a 70" with those specifications for under US$3000. While 4K content may benefit from the extra size, there won't be much 4K content for a while so you'll still find yourself mostly watching HD and SD.

It'd be better to buy a 4K television later in the year when prices have dropped and new models have come out. Or buy a 60" to 65" 1080p to use until 4k matures.
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Any input, opinions or thoughts on the Sharp LC-70SQ15U ?
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Any input, opinions or thoughts on the Sharp LC-70SQ15U ?

If you can wait for it to come out in a few months, the 70" P Series is a 'true' 4K as opposed to the Sharp SQ 1080p+/4K- and is also FALD as opposed to ELPD: http://store.vizio.com/news/vizio-announces-pricing-for-best-in-class-p-series-ultra-hd-full-array-led-smart-tv

(P702ui-B3) $2,599.99 (MSRP)
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Are you recommending that vizio tv?
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Are you recommending that vizio tv?

It's not even out yet, but the early review on the 60" 1080p M Series have been promising and if dark levels are important to you, the full-array backlight local dimming (FALD) of the Vizio P Series should offer better dark levels and shadow detail than the edge lit pseudo-local dimming (ELPD) of the Sharp SQ.

And in addition, the P Series is a 'true' 4K while the Sharp is a 1080p+/4K- with rumors that it downconverts 4K input to 1080p before upconverting back to pseudo-4K.

I hesitate to recommend anything definitely until I have seen it in person (and the P Series is not out yet), but based on spec, the Vizio P is worth having a look at if you can afford to wait.

There is also the 2014 Value Electronics Flatpanel shootout in early July where a panel of prosumers and professional calibrators will comparing both of these and other 1080p and 4K TVs in terms of picture quality attributes.
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I appreciate your help and input. I will look into that and if you know any updates please let me know, thank you.
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Not at that price.
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Any sales going on? Any other opinions to help me choose?
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Any sales going on? Any other opinions to help me choose?
At your price range if you want a decent 4K at 70" your only option is pretty much the Vizio P70 series.
If you drop down to 65" there are really cheap 4K sets by Seki or TCL for like $1000, but the are only 4K/30fps and the quality is not up to par.

If you drop down to 1080p then you have many other options. Costco has a 70" Sharp for around $1800, a Sony 70" for about $2100 and a Samsung 75" for around $2500. Though again, the best bang for the buck would be the 70" Vizio M70-B3 for around $1800, when it is released next month.

If you can wait, I think most would recommend taking a look at the Vizio P70. Hopefully they will be out no later than September.

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At your price range if you want a decent 4K at 70" your only option is pretty much the Vizio P70 series.
If you drop down to 65" there are really cheap 4K sets by Seki or TCL for like $1000, but the are only 4K/30fps and the quality is not up to par.

If you drop down to 1080p then you have many other options. Costco has a 70" Sharp for around $1800, a Sony 70" for about $2100 and a Samsung 75" for around $2500. Though again, the best bang for the buck would be the 70" Vizio M70-B3 for around $1800, when it is released next month.

If you can wait, I think most would recommend taking a look at the Vizio P70. Hopefully they will be out no later than September.
Is the Vizio Brand a good brand like sharp or Sony?
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Is the Vizio Brand a good brand like sharp or Sony?
Vizio actually use Sharp's panel in their 60" and 70". Samsung makes their own 75". Not sure which panel is in the Sony. It is not that the Vizio are a better quality brand than a Sony or Samsung, it is that is using a tech called Full Array with Local Dimming or FALD for short. It general gives a better picture using a full array LED back light which increases contrast and provides deeper blacks to make the picture stand out. Edge-lit sets have improved though and with newer back planes that do require bright back lights, it is becoming less of a factor. If you can, wait until September and then read the reviews for sets in your price range.
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Vizio actually use Sharp's panel in their 60" and 70". Samsung makes their own 75". Not sure which panel is in the Sony. It is not that the Vizio are a better quality brand than a Sony or Samsung, it is that is using a tech called Full Array with Local Dimming or FALD for short. It general gives a better picture using a full array LED back light which increases contrast and provides deeper blacks to make the picture stand out. Edge-lit sets have improved though and with newer back planes that do require bright back lights, it is becoming less of a factor. If you can, wait until September and then read the reviews for sets in your price range.
Ok, I'll try to wait, but in case i have to purchase it before that time, what 70 inch with wifi, etc... will you recommend best at this moment for 1,500 or less?
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Ok, I'll try to wait, but in case i have to purchase it before that time, what 70 inch with wifi, etc... will you recommend best at this moment for 1,500 or less?
If you have to buy really the soon. The 2014 Vizio
M702i-B3

should be available in few weeks for around $1800.

If you want to stick to $1500 or less on a 70" your only option would be a Costco sale/clearance price on last years Sharp or Vizio.
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Vizio actually use Sharp's panel in their 60" and 70". Samsung makes their own 75". Not sure which panel is in the Sony. It is not that the Vizio are a better quality brand than a Sony or Samsung, it is that is using a tech called Full Array with Local Dimming or FALD for short. It general gives a better picture using a full array LED back light which increases contrast and provides deeper blacks to make the picture stand out. Edge-lit sets have improved though and with newer back planes that do require bright back lights, it is becoming less of a factor. If you can, wait until September and then read the reviews for sets in your price range.
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If you have to buy really the soon. The 2014 Vizio
M702i-B3

should be available in few weeks for around $1800.

If you want to stick to $1500 or less on a 70" your only option would be a Costco sale/clearance price on last years Sharp or Vizio.
Thank you so much for your time and information.
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