Originally Posted by JackChester
Thanks very much for the reply. Viewing angles not a concern since my set up is mostly straight away, motion performance will be an issue since my viewing is heavily sports focused.
Sounds to me like I will wait a little longer to pull trigger and continue research.
Biggest issue is most stores have no way to show you broadcast content. That was critical to me when I purchased my plasma and my ability back then too be able to view it is why I feel I have been so happy with it for several years.
You are purchasing a unit that you have really no good idea how it will look with typical broadcast content like for me would be Direct TV. Really lousy way to purchase a TV.
But thanks very much for the reply.
This is one of the biggest disappointments people tend to have these days. Mostly due to the larger sizes of these TVs. A lot of cable.satellite programming is highly compressed causing excessive artifacts, especially in dark areas. Often people don't notice this but when it is blown up another 10-20" after purchasing a new TV people think it is caused by their new TV and don't realize it was there all along.
Originally Posted by texasjmd
Okay, so I was looking at a few different TVs, the Vizio M series and Samsung 7100 or 8500 series. Im checking them out at Best Buy, and the guy tells me he recommends LG and Sony. From his experience, they get a lot of returns on Vizio and Samsung, though he thought I shouldn't have any issues with Samsung 8500 because it is a really good TV. He recommended an LG 7700 series. Anyone have any thoughts on brands? I currently have a Panasonic Viera ST60. I would also like to get a Panasonic LED, but they appear to only be available online and not sure how they compare to the Samsung 8500 or LG 7700. Sometimes I think i should just get Vizio M series and with the money saved buy an extra long warranty lol.
The Panasonic 65CX850C gets rave reviews here if you want a Panasonic. You do have to buy them direct in the US though.
The LG UF7700 is not a great TV in my opinion.
The Samsung JS8500 is a great TV at the price point it sells at.
The Vizio M-series is a good value.
To make a real recommendation would need to better understand your usage patterns, connected device and priorities/preferences.
Originally Posted by seanmcd72
How do I transition from my beloved Panasonic ST60 series plasma to a 4K LCD?!?!? I remember when I first got this plasma, thinking that I would NEVER get another LCD.
what 55" 4k lcd do I buy for less than $2k from either Sony or Samsung that will not make me cry after switching over to it?! Should I hang on longer, or is there something that won't make me regret going back to LCD??? Thanks for any input you might have! P.S. I don't care about smart features (I use a Roku 3) and 3D is kind of nice but in the long run I don't care if I even have it. All I want is the best picture for the buck!
Your best bet is the Samsung 55JS8500. Unless you need/want a new TV now you will almost always be better off waiting.
Originally Posted by alliemac9
I moved and need a tv for my main living area. Straight on viewing is about 15' and seating positions off center are closer, maybe 8' with maybe a closer seat (haven't furnished room yet).
I am looking at the Sony 70x850b or Vizio M70-C3, although am open to suggestions. I could get either of those for $1950 which seems like a decent price point for a 70" from what I can tell. The room has a ton of windows. I'm not sure I care one way or the other about 3D.
As to sources, I just picked up a Fire TV Stick to stream content. I have a TiVo Roamio, but currently no cable service (only broadband so far due to lack of furniture and "camping" in new place during renovations). I'm using the time to experiment with cutting the cord, but will miss the convenience of my TiVo if I stay that course. My DVD player is 15 years old, so that may get upgraded as part of this process as well. I recognize 4K content is limited, but have read that at the larger sizes it may be worth it? I'm a buy and hold type so am thinking some 4K technology is better than none.
When I was browsing at Costco the other night, they had one more Sony KDL-70W830B set left for $1400, but for the extra $550, 4K sounds good?
The 70X850B has 3D support and subjectively better video processing.
The M70-C3 has one full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 port.