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Need Advice from Forum Members - TV Purchase

Looking to purchase a new 55" and 77" - 85" set this year. Been looking around at the new tech and it looks good to me. I have an old Sony 46" which is showing signs of yellowing in the backlight and have an open space for up to an 85" set in a media room.


I have looked at the LG offerings and here is what I have narrowed it down to:


55" = 55UF9500 (QD LCD)
55" = 55EF9500 (Flat OLED)
77" = 77EG9700 (Curved OLED)
77" = 77EG9900 (Flexible OLED))
79" = 79UF9400 (QD LCD)
84" = 84UB9800 (LCD 2014)


I have no ideas about pricing or release dates. If anyone has, please share. I would also like to know what the Samsung alternatives are. I am not interested in Sony at all, since it appears they may abandon TVs altogether and their customer service is the worst.


So, what would you recommend between the LGs and Samsung?


Please I need your help!

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Hi Peter, if you are looking for the best 55",the new LG OLED 4K fits the bill. As for a 77"-85" unless you have no limit in budget the77" OLED once again is the cream of the crop tv. (Very pricey) If your budget is not unlimited and you don't mind the curve This years Samsung JS9500 flagship seems pretty good on paper and should be cheaper than the Oled 77". But the fact is that none of these tv's are out yet so we can't truly judge them but hope some of this helps. BTW new models usually start shipping in mar-apr ,could be later. I forgot to mention also the new Sharp beyond 4K also looks very promising, available in 80"

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Looking forward to Feb - March and some release dates and prices!

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My 2-cents, hold off on OLED for (sigh) 1 more year. <----Note, just saying this is flame-bait, so everyone be "prepared" for the inevitable. :-/

But a few thoughts, most of which you've already had:

1. Absolutely get 4K.
2. Absolutely go OLED if you can (again, wait a little, but if you really can't and can afford it, go for it)
3. Be dubious of the curve. (LOL....author runs for cover).
4. Be doubtful of QD

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Hi Peter, if you are looking for the best 55",the new LG OLED 4K fits the bill. As for a 77"-85" unless you have no limit in budget the77" OLED once again is the cream of the crop tv. (Very pricey) If your budget is not unlimited and you don't mind the curve This years Samsung JS9500 flagship seems pretty good on paper and should be cheaper than the Oled 77". But the fact is that none of these tv's are out yet so we can't truly judge them but hope some of this helps. BTW new models usually start shipping in mar-apr ,could be later. I forgot to mention also the new Sharp beyond 4K also looks very promising, available in 80"
This is pretty much 100% perfect. Very well said.
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My 2-cents, hold off on OLED for (sigh) 1 more year. <----Note, just saying this is flame-bait, so everyone be "prepared" for the inevitable. :-/
#*&$@!!$#$%!!!!!!!!!!!! (didn't want to disappoint anyone)

But a few thoughts, most of which you've already had:
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1. Absolutely get 4K.- Agreed
2. Absolutely go OLED if you can (again, wait a little, but if you really can't and can afford it, go for it)- Agreed
3. Be dubious of the curve. (LOL....author runs for cover). #*&$@!!$#$%!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Be doubtful of QD- Agreed

Good Luck!
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#*&$@!!$#$%!!!!!!!!!!!! (didn't want to disappoint anyone) :d

but a few thoughts, most of which you've already had:
lol!

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So basically, get the best 4k OLED sets you can in the sizes needed, and that the Curve is a gimmick (at least as far as viewing goes).


One benefit to the curve on larger sets though - it makes getting to the connector on the back MUCH easier! ;-)


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So basically, get the best 4k OLED sets you can in the sizes needed, and that the Curve is a gimmick (at least as far as viewing goes).


One benefit to the curve on larger sets though - it makes getting to the connector on the back MUCH easier! ;-)


(alright, have at it)
The curve only helps the sweet spot and 30 degrees either way. After that nothing. I'd go for size over the curve. If your going to pay for one feature or the other.
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