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post #4471 of 5136
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Originally Posted by woodywho View Post

Hey guys,

I'm looking for the absolute best TV in regards to these 2 qualities -

1. Extremely low Input lag (competitive gaming)
2. Picture quality

My budget is wide open at this point, but I would like to stay in the 47-55 inch range. Any suggestions?

Also, yes my more serious matches are played on a monitor, this is just for when friends are over or I want to play a little more casual on a nice big screen.

I also wanted the same thing and asked here and also simply googled "Best HDTV for gaming 2013", the overwhelming majority picked the UN55F7100 from Samsung due to the low input lag time and nice picture. For certain there were other sets mentioned but again, the majority picked the Sammy.
post #4472 of 5136
Thanks. I just looked it up, looks nice.

I also found this list http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57587317-221/game-mode-on-cnet-tests-tvs-for-input-lag/

If their list is accurate, the Sony KDL-55W900A seems to be the best choice...
post #4473 of 5136
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Originally Posted by woodywho View Post

Thanks. I just looked it up, looks nice.

I also found this list http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57587317-221/game-mode-on-cnet-tests-tvs-for-input-lag/

If their list is accurate, the Sony KDL-55W900A seems to be the best choice...

For gaming yes the Sony can't be beat, but read reviews about the picture quality with everything else. I think thats why the sammy got best all around.
post #4474 of 5136
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Originally Posted by kyzer the medic View Post

For gaming yes the Sony can't be beat, but read reviews about the picture quality with everything else. I think thats why the sammy got best all around.

How has your experience been with it? No noticeable input lag in games?

It's listed at 38ms on http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/
post #4475 of 5136
Hey Guys,

Really need some help and your input
Basically i am trying to find good tv with low input lag for my living room:

1. Under 3000$
2. Seating distance - 13Ft so i need 65' inch tv (i have two 55 inch tvs in both bedrooms, so i need something bigger)
3. Uses: Gaming on 360 and PS3
4. Room lighting its very well lit
5. Something with thin bezel

Also i have 55 inch samsung UN55D8000YFXZA - Input lag is pretty ok to me in Game Mode, but something with lower lag would be perfect
Second 55 inch is LG LM8600 - input lag is worse than on samsung, althought maybe i need to tweak some settings while in game mode

Thanks in advance guys
post #4476 of 5136
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Originally Posted by Arlen777 View Post

Hey Guys,

Really need some help and your input
Basically i am trying to find good tv with low input lag for my living room:

1. Under 3000$
2. Seating distance - 13Ft so i need 65' inch tv (i have two 55 inch tvs in both bedrooms, so i need something bigger)
3. Uses: Gaming on 360 and PS3
4. Room lighting its very well lit
5. Something with thin bezel

Also i have 55 inch samsung UN55D8000YFXZA - Input lag is pretty ok to me in Game Mode, but something with lower lag would be perfect
Second 55 inch is LG LM8600 - input lag is worse than on samsung, althought maybe i need to tweak some settings while in game mode

Thanks in advance guys

The VT60 from Panasonic is just over your budget ($300), but undoubtedly one of the best performers of 2013 and if "strecthing" the budget is an option, I'd lean that route first and foremost. However, that being said, this was posted in the "help me choose an LCD" thread, so I assume you're looking to go that route. The first two options that come to my mind would be either the 65F7100 from Samsung, and the 70R550 from Sony. Obivously with the Sony you're getting an extra 5" which is always appreciated. I'd check out the owners threads for both FPs on here and see what you think and I'd also go check them out for yourself.

The F7100 is a 240Hz model and from what I've seen does handle temporal resolution quite well for an LCD. The R550 from Sony uses passive 3D, if 3D interest you at all, which I tend to prefer over active (regardless of the resolution drop experienced.)

If I were in your situation, with these models in question, I'd prefer the Sony. And given your situation I honestly feel as though the Sony R550 is probably your most viable option (given budget, size requirements and etc.)
Edited by hoozthatat - 6/23/13 at 10:37am
post #4477 of 5136
Hi, new here, just after a bit of advice regarding a choice between two LED LCD TV's.

I am trying to decide between the Sony KDL-42W653 or the Panasonic TX-L42E6B.

I understand that both use VA panels, so theoretically both should have 'decent' black levels for an LCD?

I will be using a PS3 on it mainly. My budget is £600 (I have found both these screens for just under). I will be using it in a fairly dim (if not dark) room most of the time.

Thanks in advance for any help.
post #4478 of 5136
What do you guys think on the Sharp 80" 857 vs the Samsung 75" 6400?

Also at a range of 10-15 ft viewing distances, is 65" just too small?
post #4479 of 5136
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Originally Posted by DarKaoZ View Post

First of all, thanks for the reply!

Hmm... that Display is awesome. Sucks it doesn't have 3D, would love for it to have Passive 3D. But its a great alternative for non 3D TV.

And yeah, I check Displaylag.com often, thanks to this forums I learned about it. Unfortunately I would wish to make a investment soon, since I was to buy a TV for my Birthday on the end of this month. So that is why I had the LG and the Toshiba as candidates for possible buy. Specifically this models: LG LM6700, LG LA6200 and the Toshiba L6200U.

All those 3 are below $1000 and have Passive 3D. Although the LG LA6200 has a Latency of 45ms based on DisplayLag, the rest of the package is really good. But for Latency, the LM6700 and the Toshiba L6200u are better, also the design of the LG LM6700 is gorgeous, but I heard bad things about the Edge Lit screen. =/

So yeah, im confused. Those are the only ones I know atm that have Passive 3D and have good Respond Time. But that SONY screen look amazing but I can't find the Respond Time on Displaylag.com.

Again, thanks a lot for the reply, its really appreciated! =)

The R550a has passive 3d too. Not sure why you think it doesnt.

Sounds like its the perfect TV for you. Amazon has it for $1100 right now.
post #4480 of 5136
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

What do you guys think on the Sharp 80" 857 vs the Samsung 75" 6400?

Also at a range of 10-15 ft viewing distances, is 65" just too small?

I would say at 10 ft. a 65" wouldn't be "too small," however going for the extra 10-15" won't be frowned upon either. Of the two in question I'd lean toward the Sharp. You're getting an extra 5" of screen real estate, and in my opinion, as good, if not a better performer than the Samsung F6400. That being said, I do like Samsung's much improved Smart Hub interface if that's a factor for you at all. Both are solid options, and to be fair I've been more impressed with how the F6400 handles temporal resolution(i.e. motion) as opposed to the LE857, which I found to be average at best with this spec. Take a look at both options for yourself and see how you feel about them. If it's feasible for you, I'd recommend loading some content onto a flash drive or disc that'll best showcase what the FPs are capable of and go from there.
post #4481 of 5136
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

I agree with your last sentiment for sure.

I want the best picture, which I value over the biggest size. So I guess the question is which 70" sets have a better picture than the sharp 80"? Or do they?

I wish there was a panny 70" as I stated - that would be the TV I would get 100%. However 65" is I think too small for me.

 

It sounds like you really want a larger plasma.  If that's truly the case, you will never be happy with an LCD (IMO).  Get the 65" VT50 or VT60, and sit closer :).  Seriously, actually.

post #4482 of 5136
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Originally Posted by hoozthatat View Post

I would say at 10 ft. a 65" wouldn't be "too small," however going for the extra 10-15" won't be frowned upon either. Of the two in question I'd lean toward the Sharp. You're getting an extra 5" of screen real estate, and in my opinion, as good, if not a better performer than the Samsung F6400. That being said, I do like Samsung's much improved Smart Hub interface if that's a factor for you at all. Both are solid options, and to be fair I've been more impressed with how the F6400 handles temporal resolution(i.e. motion) as opposed to the LE857, which I found to be average at best with this spec. Take a look at both options for yourself and see how you feel about them. If it's feasible for you, I'd recommend loading some content onto a flash drive or disc that'll best showcase what the FPs are capable of and go from there.

thanks. The Smarthub stuff is pretty meaningless for me. I have other devices that will be doing the same things so its not really a consideration. A guy showed me some features but like most Samsung stuff, its marketing gimmicks (coming from a galaxy s4 owner btw).

I'll definitely do more thorough research on these sets as it gets closer to decision time.

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Originally Posted by tgm1024 View Post

It sounds like you really want a larger plasma.  If that's truly the case, you will never be happy with an LCD (IMO).  Get the 65" VT50 or VT60, and sit closer smile.gif.  Seriously, actually.

I do want a larger plasma. However, it doesn't exist. Sitting closer isn't really an option. I guess I'll explore it. If I put the TV on a stand instead of wall mount that is a foot right there. And then move the couch up a foot. Its still 13 feet away though - and an 80" screen is still like 35% bigger I think. Size may trump PQ for me at this point.
post #4483 of 5136
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Originally Posted by michaelwalsh View Post

Need a budget suggestion for a bedroom TV:

40" class (or thereabouts).

Prefer it to be no more than $600 (cheaper the better!) but yet still be of decent quality.

MUST have separate component and composite inputs (not shared).

VERY helpful if it also happened to have variable audio out, either by 3.5mm headphone jack or line out - want to connect it to a Bluetooth transmitter for remote listening via Bluetooth speaker (which actually has volume controls, but it would be better to control volume using the TV remote).

Going to end up with a LG 42CS570. It's a 2012 model, but it meets all my needs, including one I never mentioned here - being able to select the video mode from it's own button on the remote, rather than having to dig around in menus and/or sub-menus.
post #4484 of 5136
For anyone interested: I just checked out the Sharp 857 and the VT/ZT 60 and the Samsung 6400/7100 and the Sony R550a.

This may sound stupid, but the Sony impressed me the most overall. For the picture quality, black levels for an LED, motion handling for a 120hz and for the incredible value, it was just very impressive. I'm not sure I can justify paying double the price for a display that is 10" bigger but didn't wow me. The settings were probably garbage on the Sharp, and I'll have to test it more, but I am leaning towards getting the TV deal of the season IMO and getting the 70" R550a for ~$2200 and using the saved money for something else.

If I get it home and it's too small then I'll either upgrade to 80 or just go with a projection set up.
post #4485 of 5136
1. Budget
Between 650-800 CHF, I mainly check on http://digitec.ch or http://toppriese.ch
I'm hoping to buy within a few weeks but it depends on how much I'll have saved, though we don't mind waiting and saving a bit more to buy in August instead.


2. Seating distance
Roughly 200cm from the couch to the wall, although we would also watch from the table which is around 320cm away from the wall, and would be nice to watch from the bed which is around 450cm but at a 45 degree angle.


3. Size/placement limitations
I'm looking at getting either a 40" or a 42" TV mainly because we would be signing quite close to the screen. If there's a really good quality 38" TV then I could be swayed towards that but ideally in the 40-42 range.
I plan to fix the TV to the wall with a mount that allows us to move the TV left and right, since our bed is on the right of the TV and it would be good if we could watch from there from time to time, thus a TV with a decent viewing angle and a good TV bracket.

4. Uses and sources
Mainly watching TV shows that are either streamed from the web or via cable, we get some HD channels but we don't plan to buy any TV subscription for at least a year as we don't watch that much (I'm out at work from around 7am until 7pm... I work 1hr30 away by train). I have a Raspberry Pi and will use that to stream content via XMBC with all the films that I've backed up onto my NAS (mostly DVD but some Blu Ray too).
I also plan to buy an Xbox 360 and do casual gaming until at least Spring 2014, then we might upgrade to the PS4 or Xbone but we'll wait and see, again though it'd be mainly casual gaming so input lag isn't a huge concern for me.
If it has a built in camera or option to add a USB camera then I might be more persuaded by it as I don't think I'll notice black lighting or flash lighting "problems" unless someone pointed them out to me? Although it's not a requirement as we have laptops for Skype...

5. Room lighting
We live in a small 3rd story Studio apartment which is south facing with two large double opening windows so we have lots of natural light, although we have blinds and would close them to darken the room when we watch films.
The apartment also has no other buildings in front blocking the view out (the next building in front of us is about 50 metres away and is only three floors high). I guess we can't get a plasma as there would be direct sunlight from time to time.

I've been looking at the Samsung models because two of my colleagues just bought Samsung TVs and I've been round one of their apartments to watch 3D films and those were very good (the model was EH6910 or something like that, a dual core model but older version?). I also have a Samsung galaxy S4 and figure that they would play nicely together but then I'm not really persuaded by the Smart Hub Apps, I think the streaming works for other brands anyway?

Many thanks guys
post #4486 of 5136
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

For anyone interested: I just checked out the Sharp 857 and the VT/ZT 60 and the Samsung 6400/7100 and the Sony R550a.

This may sound stupid, but the Sony impressed me the most overall. For the picture quality, black levels for an LED, motion handling for a 120hz and for the incredible value, it was just very impressive. I'm not sure I can justify paying double the price for a display that is 10" bigger but didn't wow me. The settings were probably garbage on the Sharp, and I'll have to test it more, but I am leaning towards getting the TV deal of the season IMO and getting the 70" R550a for ~$2200 and using the saved money for something else.

If I get it home and it's too small then I'll either upgrade to 80 or just go with a projection set up.

If you have the space, you should purchase the largest screen you can afford for the applications you want to use the TV for. If you are a gamer, the best solution is a plasma, but you are limited to 65 inches. The largest you could go at a decent price would be a 70 inch panel. They don't handle motion as well as a plasma, but you can't have it all for the price point your indicated.
post #4487 of 5136
I just had an E series LED Vizio 70 inch for about a month for our bedroom. Sent it back for web app problems. The picture was amazing. Anyhow it replaced a 2007 Panny Plasma 720P 50 incher that I still use in the guest room. While I am waiting on the LED Sony R550 70 incher to arrive I placed the Panny back in the bedroom and I find that my experience was notable.

I was blown away. My old Panny Plasma still has an amazing picture. So much richer and deeper than the LED LCD that I just used - that I thought looked great. The Vizio was calibrated using Disney's WOW BD and the picture was solid. Very nice.

I just put the Plasma back in the bedroom last night and forgot just how good that looked. It has been calibrated the old fashion way - by my eye on several sources. I tried to calibrate it using WOW. No dice. Can't achieve anything they call for. But it looks amazing.

Okay, so what's the point? The Plasma is by far the best saturated, deep awesome image. It is also only 50 inches (too small for my room) and it heats up the room. However, LED LCD at 70 inches is an amazing picture in itself. Unless I placed it next to a plasma, I wouldn't know what I was missing.

Don't know if I was able to get my point across clearly or not. Just trying to say that while on paper or doing a side by side comparison would obviously make me not like the LCD, popping a 70 inch HD image on the wall (even if LCD) looks amazing. I was worried it wouldn't, but honestly, I'm very picky and I'm quite pleased with it. If the Sony looks at least as good as the cheap Vizio did, I'll be a happy potato.
post #4488 of 5136
Hi - I'm hoping for some advice from you experts. I'm purchasing a new television for a new home we're moving into. I was originally thinking of going with a 70 inch (most likely the Sharp E650) but now I'm rethinking and considering a 65 inch LED. I'm really interested in the Vizio E650i-A2 due to the fact that it's not edge lit but there's very little info out there about this model outside of the Amazon review. The price is nice ($1298) but that makes me nervous too. I was able to see it at my local Wal-Mart but it was hard to judge the PQ in that environment. The other contender is the Samsung F6300. I know Samsung is a step up in PQ over Vizio but I'm wondering if it's worth the $500 premium in price...

The dark horse possibility is the 65 inch Panny S64 plasma from Costco. I'm nervous to go this direction though because it's going in a two story great room with plenty of east facing windows (the windows will be to the right of the tv).

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

(I posted this in a separate thread not realizing this post existed... my apologies for that.)
post #4489 of 5136
Hi guys! Hope this is the right place.

So I've had Sony Bravia televisions for most of my (high definition) life now. I started off with a 32 inch LCD and eventually upgraded to a 42 inch LED LCD several years later. Tax time is fast approaching and I am planning on spending most of my tax refund towards a brand new television.

Basically - I really want to get something that's big, has great picture quality, looks great physically (this is obviously not my major priority though) and does 3D. I missed out on 3D on my last purchase and friends and family are always watching things at my place so I think it would be great to have it in my next TV.

So this is all relatively new territory for me - this will be the first TV I will be purchased while being "aware" that there are differences between displays, the types of 3D offered by the television sets and what not. Basically - I want to know how to differentiate the products so I can make a decision.

Just for reference, here are some models that are quite appealing to me. Price is obviously a factor but I don't mind paying a little bit more to get something that will last me a little bit longer. Likewise, ignore the prices on these sites as I am likely able to get them at a better price thanks to friends working at place and what not.

Here are some I'm looking at:

55 Inch

Samsung UA55F6700AMXX
Samsung UA55F6400AMXXY
Sony Bravia KDL55W800A

60 Inch

Samsung UA60F6400AMXXY
Sony Bravia KDL60R550A

I mean, as you can see, these televisions (to me) at first glance all seem to have similar features but the prices vary quite markedly.

Are there also any considerations to be made with 3D? Does 3D allow viewing from most angles in the lounge room? Are there "different types" of 3D?

If it helps - I use my television for movies and gaming. 3D gaming is not a huge priority for me (I hear it doesn't really look all that great but I could be wrong since we all know anecdotes aren't that reliable overall).

I am a huge newbie to these kinds of things and would like some pointers or advice! I'm so thankful to anyone who can help!

For those who can't be bothered reading: -

BUDGET Absolute HIGHEST would be $2500AU (I will go to $3000 if I absolutely have to but would like to grab two more 3D glasses so maybe not too much)

SEATING DISTANCE No more than 2-3 meters.

SIZE/PLACEMENT LIMITATIONS None really, though I prefer not to wall mount if that counts.

USES / SOURCES Digital TV, Xbox 360, Wii U, Playstation 3, WD TV Live, (eventually: Playstation 4, Xbox One)

LIGHTING Primarily used during the night time, though many moments when I play games during the day time too. Three small windows top right of the room with occasional sunlight but nothing too major. It is not uncommon for us to watch a movie in complete darkness or dimmed lighting with a small lamp BEHIND us too. Not sure if that stuff helps but I thought I might include it.

Thanks for the help in advance guys! I am going with LCD / LED because I'm pretty happy with them thus far, I hope I'm right to continue with this too.
post #4490 of 5136
best HDTV under 500 for strictly gaming? 32-40 in preferably
post #4491 of 5136
Looking for input, hoping I'm not missing any options that might work for me:
Budget ~$2k

Environment: large open floor plan with lots of widows and glass and cathedral ceilings. TV will be in a dark corner but there'll be plenty of reflections to catch. Seats are about 12' away from screen.

Uses: Mostly TV and movies. I won't rule out light gaming (if I can convince the wife to go w/ a PS3 as a blu ray player and maybe some Wii) but my main gaming system is on another TV.

Options: I've been pleased with my LG Infinia 47LW5600 and to a lesser extent LG 42LV4400 (knew I was buying a budget set). I enjoy the 2D-3D conversion on the 5600 for some TV shows, mostly the walking dead. What I think I've narrowed myself down to is:
LG 60LA7400 - bigger and better than the 5600, it'd be everything I wanted if it was a 70" screen.
Vizio Razor M70 - 70" on a budget with great user reviews here, no 2D-3D and no plans on bringing it to the device according to Vizio support.
Sony 70r550a - seems to be the go to on this thread, but again, no 2D-3D conversion. I haven't done enough research to convince me its worth $300 more than the Vizio, but I'm willing to listen.

I'd love plasma but that seems out of the questions with the light in the room. I've seem some reviews indicating the LA7400 is very reflective. I feel like I might be factoring 2D-3D into my decision too much, but the wife and I like it and I think she's sticking to her guns b/c she thinks a 70" would be too big.

Any other units you guys think I should be considering?
post #4492 of 5136
Looking to upgrade my 7 year old LCD Sony. I watch Blue ray and general tv shows. Not a lot of sports and no games. I have regular cable but will later go to HD. I will be sitting about 11 feet way. The tv will be first positioned above corner electric fire place but later will go on the wall (sitting distance will be about the same). I have been looking at the 55'' Samsung 6300, 6400, and 7100. I am not sure if 55" is big enough.....although I only have a 40" now. If I go 55" the 7100 would be the best priced as I can get it on the military base. If I go 60" the 6300 would be more in my price range ($1300 @BB on sale until today). I could go with the 6400 but would definatly stretch the budget and maybe bust it. I looked at these tvs yesterday at BB and they all looked great to me.
post #4493 of 5136
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

Hi Jim:

You and poster Intellivolume are having an issue with size, and you both are interested in upgrading SXRD technology to a larger set. Check this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474309/were-at-a-12-foot-seating-distance-what-would-represent-a-visibly-impactful-difference-from-a-50/90#post_23433256

Quick background on my upgrade path:

Sony 27 inch Trinitron -> Sony 51 inch rear projection HDTV -> Mitsubishi 65 inch DLP -> Sharp 70 inch LED 3D

Buy the largest set that your space and budget permit. When I was in the business, I never had a customer return a set because it was too large.

Good advice. I'm leaning toward the Sharp 70" because of the reasonable price, don't need/want 3D.
post #4494 of 5136
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Originally Posted by Jim Clark View Post

Good advice. I'm leaning toward the Sharp 70" because of the reasonable price, don't need/want 3D.

The Vizio and Sony televisions offer a good value in the the 70 inch space. If you do decide on 3d, the Sharp uses active 3D, Vizio and Sony, passive 3D - all three have lower end 70 3D panels.

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Originally Posted by stygz View Post

Looking to upgrade my 7 year old LCD Sony. I watch Blue ray and general tv shows. Not a lot of sports and no games. I have regular cable but will later go to HD. I will be sitting about 11 feet way. The tv will be first positioned above corner electric fire place but later will go on the wall (sitting distance will be about the same). I have been looking at the 55'' Samsung 6300, 6400, and 7100. I am not sure if 55" is big enough.....although I only have a 40" now. If I go 55" the 7100 would be the best priced as I can get it on the military base. If I go 60" the 6300 would be more in my price range ($1300 @BB on sale until today). I could go with the 6400 but would definatly stretch the budget and maybe bust it. I looked at these tvs yesterday at BB and they all looked great to me.

Go larger than 60 if space permits. It sucks to get the TV home and realize that it's too small. Then, the hassle of returning it.
post #4495 of 5136
Even a 70" can seem small after a while. Had my 70le732 for two years now, and it seems down right puny. If only the 90" models weren't so expensive...
post #4496 of 5136
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

The Vizio and Sony televisions offer a good value in the the 70 inch space. If you do decide on 3d, the Sharp uses active 3D, Vizio and Sony, passive 3D - all three have lower end 70 3D panels.
Go larger than 60 if space permits. It sucks to get the TV home and realize that it's too small. Then, the hassle of returning it.

I measured across my fireplace and the 60" would leave just a few inches to spare on the sides (corner fire place). Also when I ever get the TV on the wall I think the 60" may fit in the space alittle better. Should I fret about upping to the samsung 6400 with 3d and free blue ray player (best buy sale) for an extra $400+tax? I see the 6400 adds micro dim and slightly better refresh rate and 3D. When I was at BB last night I pretty much could not tell the diffence between the 6300 and 6400 and the TVs were next to each other. Are the differences going to be more noticable at home? I need to keep in mind I am coming from a 40" 7 year old tv.
post #4497 of 5136
Absolutely! Buy the biggest you can fit in the room and that takes you over your budget. Yep, I said "over" budget.

After the joy of saving a few bucks wears away, the disappointment of "settling" lives on. If you can't afford something that you think is too big, then wait until you can. If you can't afford quality, then wait until you can.

I just put a 70 inch Sony in my bedroom. That just seems silly.......today. In no time at all though it will seem too small as did the 2008 50 inch it just replaced. Also, I tried the $1600 Vizio and didn't like how it didn't function smoothly. So, I spent $600 more for the Sony. Glad I did as it has been functioning without issue.

Seriously, if you're on these boards then you're more than a casual av watcher/listener. Big screen tv is pure luxury. Do it up right and enjoy it. Put in a few more hours at work to get what YOU want. Or, find a buddy who has and just go enjoy their set-up.

BTW, gave this same advice to a buddy a few years ago. He bought a 73 inch when I told him "plan on going bigger in a few years". He did not listen and now is stuck with the custom built entertainment center he had made just for that 73 incher. He can't fit a bigger tv in it. We're Americans. We always want more, bigger & better biggrin.gif
post #4498 of 5136
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Originally Posted by stygz View Post

I measured across my fireplace and the 60" would leave just a few inches to spare on the sides (corner fire place). Also when I ever get the TV on the wall I think the 60" may fit in the space alittle better. Should I fret about upping to the samsung 6400 with 3d and free blue ray player (best buy sale) for an extra $400+tax? I see the 6400 adds micro dim and slightly better refresh rate and 3D. When I was at BB last night I pretty much could not tell the diffence between the 6300 and 6400 and the TVs were next to each other. Are the differences going to be more noticable at home? I need to keep in mind I am coming from a 40" 7 year old tv.
It will look much better in your living room than in bby. Especially if you calibrate it. Next time you go out shopping, bring some demo stuff with you. demo the "free" blu-ray player with the TV.
post #4499 of 5136
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Originally Posted by myoda View Post

It will look much better in your living room than in bby. Especially if you calibrate it. Next time you go out shopping, bring some demo stuff with you. demo the "free" blu-ray player with the TV.

That may leave me decide between size or pq....
post #4500 of 5136
Hi all, I currently have a Pioneer 43" 434CMX Plasma tv that i bought in January 2005. I still love this TV, but it doesn't have HDMI inputs so it's time for an upgrade.

1. Budget
$1,200

2. Seating distance
13'

3. Size/placement limitations
I am looking for a 50-55". A 60" is too big for the space and likely out of my price range.

4. Uses and sources
Mostly DirecTV; Roku; increasing percentage of streaming video (Amazon Prime, etc.). Occasionally DVDs. No gaming.

5. Room lighting
Bright. I have a two story, six foot wide window on the side wall of the viewing area. It's not typically a problem as I'm rarely home during the day to watch TV, but in the late afternoon the TV will get some direct sunlight for 45 minutes or so (such as the beginning of baseball games) and there is always a good amount of ambient light during the day.

6. Other
Must have at least one set of component inputs.

I really am not interested in 3D. I can't watch it; it gives me a headache, so I really don't want to pay for it.

I don't really need any "smart TV" features since they will be out of date instantly, but if the right tv has these features that's ok too.

The rest of my home theater is a Marantz SR8200 receiver and a 5.1 Triad speaker system.

Thanks so much in advance!
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