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I Know There Are A Lot Of These, But Here I Go...Which One?

1. Budget
2k-3k

2. Seating distance
8ft-15ft, will vary

3. Size/placement limitations
looking at 60-65" front of the room

4. Uses and sources
HD television programming and Blu-Ray/streaming

5. Room lighting
Controlled

Other: I have reviewed CNET, this forum and other reviews. Leaning towards Samsung or Sony. Rather have a full LED back lit rather than edge lit. This will be the primary viewing TV and is needed now and cannot wait for 2016 models/2015 model sales. I was going to go Vizio until I read reviews on the "P" models (which I will probably purchase a couple for the game room). Wanting 240hz only.

Again...I know there ar A LOT of these threads...apologies.
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Leaning towards Samsung or Sony. Rather have a full LED back lit rather than edge lit
I was going to go Vizio until I read reviews on the "P" models (which I will probably purchase a couple for the game room). Wanting 240hz only.
Well, seems there is no P-series Vizio for 2015. The P-series pretty much became a 4k M-series for 2015. The 1080p M-series from 2014 became the E-series with fewer zones. The R-series should be out soon. There are no 240Hz panels that I know of, just sets claiming effective refresh rates of 240, 480. 960Hz etc. Most Sony and Samsung sets are edge lit. Vizio is FALD, Going to be tough to meet your criteria.
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Well, seems there is no P-series Vizio for 2015. The P-series pretty much became a 4k M-series for 2015. The 1080p M-series from 2014 became the E-series with fewer zones. The R-series should be out soon. There are no 240Hz panels that I know of, just sets claiming effective refresh rates of 240, 480. 960Hz etc. Most Sony and Samsung sets are edge lit. Vizio is FALD, Going to be tough to meet your criteria.
http://www.vizio.com/p-series

I found Sony and Samsung models that are not edge lit...and in regards to the 120hz, I respectively disagree. Really what I'm looking for is no motion blur during sports/fast action sequences. Not sure which Vizio models you say are FALD, I'm sure some are, but most seem to be edge lit from what I have read up on (I could be incorrect as I've read so many specs and reviews. Maybe it's the Samsung's that are mostly edge lit).

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http://www.vizio.com/p-series

I found Sony and Samsung models that are not edge lit...and in regards to the 120hz, I respectively disagree. Really what I'm looking for is no motion blur during sports/fast action sequences. Not sure which Vizio models you say are FALD, I'm sure some are, but most seem to be edge lit from what I have read up on (I could be incorrect as I've read so many specs and reviews. Maybe it's the Samsung's that are mostly edge lit).
You might find this article on refresh rates interesting.
http://www.cnet.com/news/fake-refres...-really-120hz/
Of course, there are now some true 120Hz panels, but the scam is the same.

As far as the Vizios. All models are full array LED backlit. The new D-series does not have local dimming but all other series (E, M, R and last years P) have full array local dimming. Edge lit local dimming usually does not work as well as FALD, but Samsung works some other magic with their pixels to get very good blacks.
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You might find this article on refresh rates interesting.
http://www.cnet.com/news/fake-refres...-really-120hz/
Of course, there are now some true 120Hz panels, but the scam is the same.

As far as the Vizios. All models are full array LED backlit. The new D-series does not have local dimming but all other series (E, M, R and last years P) have full array local dimming. Edge lit local dimming usually does not work as well as FALD, but Samsung works some other magic with their pixels to get very good blacks.
Great thanks. Now about the Vizios. Which series would any of you recommend? Because from reading about the P series they have been a lot of reported panel issues etc. If there will not be any issue with motion blur etc going w/ a 120hz set then fine. Again still looking at 60"-65".

And how about Sony/Samsung models. Anyone know when the Vizio 2015 P series will be released...? Again, 60"-65", 4k, NO curve; prefer FALD

Thanks all..off to read more, ugh

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1. Budget
I would like to spend around 2500 with tax and/or shipping

2. Seating distance
~15-16 feet

3. Size/placement limitations
Im leaning towards a 65"

4. Uses and sources
Sports - Movies/Bluray/Netflix/Prime...

5. Room lighting
I get glare from the rear of the room - can shine on the TV. Would like something bright..



So, initially i was going to get the Samsung UN65JU7100 but after going to best buy and seeing that with the Vizio M65-C1. I am not sure it is worth the 800 dollar difference. But they only stuff on the tv was the demo so they both look good. RTings seems to rate them not too far apart. I currently have a Vizio xvt3d474sv and I would argue it has one of the best 1080 pictures I have seen on a TV to this date. I would like the TV to at least match the performance of this tv since it is 4years old i hope this should be a given. Is the Samsung worth it; future wise in the next 4-5 years any better than the Vizio? Any others to look at?
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1. Budget
I would like to spend around 2500 with tax and/or shipping

2. Seating distance
~15-16 feet

3. Size/placement limitations
Im leaning towards a 65"

4. Uses and sources
Sports - Movies/Bluray/Netflix/Prime...

5. Room lighting
I get glare from the rear of the room - can shine on the TV. Would like something bright..



So, initially i was going to get the Samsung UN65JU7100 but after going to best buy and seeing that with the Vizio M65-C1. I am not sure it is worth the 800 dollar difference. But they only stuff on the tv was the demo so they both look good. RTings seems to rate them not too far apart. I currently have a Vizio xvt3d474sv and I would argue it has one of the best 1080 pictures I have seen on a TV to this date. I would like the TV to at least match the performance of this tv since it is 4years old i hope this should be a given. Is the Samsung worth it; future wise in the next 4-5 years any better than the Vizio? Any others to look at?
At 15-16 feet, I would question if the Vizio M65 is worth the $500 more than the E65. Compare all three at 15' and see if you can tell the difference.

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Im pretty set on Vizio M series 55 for master bedroom, but im curios about the Panasonic TC-55-650 series. It doesn't cost much more, and I currently have a Panasonic plasma in the family room. Any thoughts?
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So I'm looking to buy a very inexpensive no-frills 42-43 inch LCD TV, what are my options for $350 and under? Image quality is all I care about. I've heard a lot of good things about this Sharp panel, plus the price is very good refurbished on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sharp-43-108...item35f28945b6

as well as this LG on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-Electroni...item3f4ebc6a08

Also looking at this Seikei on Amazon, but I'm not sure how reputable of a brand they are: http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE43FK-4...keywords=seiki

Thanks for any input!
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Great thanks. Now about the Vizios. Which series would any of you recommend? Because from reading about the P series they have been a lot of reported panel issues etc. If there will not be any issue with motion blur etc going w/ a 120hz set then fine. Again still looking at 60"-65".

And how about Sony/Samsung models. Anyone know when the Vizio 2015 P series will be released...? Again, 60"-65", 4k, NO curve; prefer FALD

Thanks all..off to read more, ugh
OK I'm thinking of just going ahead and getting the Vizio M70-C3. It will be used for general viewing of cable TV. Any other manufactures/models I should look at to compare it to? I was hoping I could wait for the new "P" series to come out but don't know when that is going to happen and I'd like to get a new TV before I move into a new house.
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Im pretty set on Vizio M series 55 for master bedroom, but im curios about the Panasonic TC-55-650 series. It doesn't cost much more, and I currently have a Panasonic plasma in the family room. Any thoughts?
I have a Panasonic plasma as well as two LCD sets, one being a new Vizio. I would never buy a TV I can not see before buying and I do not know where you could see that Panasonic. No matter what you get, an LCD looks different from a plasma. You will not get the viewing angles and the black detail, but they look very good in their own right. I always compare everything to my plasma. Shame they no longer make them.
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OK I'm thinking of just going ahead and getting the Vizio M70-C3. It will be used for general viewing of cable TV. Any other manufactures/models I should look at to compare it to? I was hoping I could wait for the new "P" series to come out but don't know when that is going to happen and I'd like to get a new TV before I move into a new house.
What makes you think there will be a P-series? The M-series is pretty much what the 2014 P-series was and Vizio does not mention a new P-series.
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What makes you think there will be a P-series? The M-series is pretty much what the 2014 P-series was and Vizio does not mention a new P-series.
Read it in a Vizio press release and other places online. The M series was revamped for 2015 and the new P series is supposed to be released this month/fall with the R series.
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Any input? It would be very appreciated

EDIT: Okay, a guy on Craigslist is willing to sell me a Vizio E420i-A0 for $175. The catch: he said it got power surged during a storm, and that the repair guy said that this was an easy $50 fix. Should I do this, or is it risky?

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Any input? It would be very appreciated

EDIT: Okay, a guy on Craigslist is willing to sell me a Vizio E420i-A0 for $175. The catch: he said it got power surged during a storm, and that the repair guy said that this was an easy $50 fix. Should I do this, or is it risky?
Tell him to fix it and then offer him $225.
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Tell him to fix it and then offer him $225.
He says he already has another TV so he doesn't want to be bothered. Probably too risky of a buy?

Golfster: any opinion on the ones I linked?
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Read it in a Vizio press release and other places online. The M series was revamped for 2015 and the new P series is supposed to be released this month/fall with the R series.
Do you have a link to that press release? All I can find is a 2014 press release on the P-series.
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So I'm looking to buy a very inexpensive no-frills 42-43 inch LCD TV, what are my options for $350 and under? Image quality is all I care about. I've heard a lot of good things about this Sharp panel, plus the price is very good refurbished on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sharp-43-108...item35f28945b6

as well as this LG on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-Electroni...item3f4ebc6a08

Also looking at this Seikei on Amazon, but I'm not sure how reputable of a brand they are: http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE43FK-4...keywords=seiki

Thanks for any input!
What about this for under $350. Probably can find locally. I do not like the idea of shipping a TV except by the manufacturer where you know they will replace it.
http://www.vizio.com/tvs/d43c1.html
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Looks like this is the thread for me to ask the question so here goes.

I have an 8-year old Samsung 720p plasma, 42" that has served me well. I would like to move it to another room and replace this with something new as our primary display in the den. I have fairly good control of ambient light and our viewing distance is about 9 to 10' away. Plasma and that look is all I really know but of course that is not an option anymore. I can't afford OLED so it's going to have to be some kind of LCD/LED. I would like to go a little larger with 55" or maybe 60". I guess I want to go ahead and get a 4k unit rather than 1080p in the hopes that content will become more plentiful in the not too distant future. Our primary viewing is streaming stuff from Kodi and or from my Bluray backups on unRaid server. I have an Xbox I play once in a while but I'm not all worried about lag time or anything like that. I'm a casual gamer at most. One thing that will certainly narrow the field is that I would prefer to buy from Costco or Sams Club because of the return policy and warranty. I got my old TV at Sams and it was a success so unless there is a compelling reason to shop elsewhere then I will most likely go with one of them.

Things I care about in the new TV:
4K
Excellent blacks and shadow detail
Accurate color or at least good controls to correct it
Flat screen (not curved)
Good motion handling

Things I don't care about in the new TV:
3D
"Smart" features like streaming apps (I have a Roku, Amazon FireTV, Chromebox, etc.)

Anybody?
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Since you are a Sams/Costco member, why not take home the Vizio M55 or M60 set if that is your size goal. They are unquestionably the best value you will find. No LCD will look like your plasma but the Vizios do have great color and deep blacks, If you do not like it, you can return it and try an LG or Samsung that they carry at a higher price.
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Yeah I have a hard time ordering a TV I haven't seen, but I think the Panasonic might be the best TV for the money right now.
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Since you are a Sams/Costco member, why not take home the Vizio M55 or M60 set if that is your size goal. They are unquestionably the best value you will find. No LCD will look like your plasma but the Vizios do have great color and deep blacks, If you do not like it, you can return it and try an LG or Samsung that they carry at a higher price.
Thanks! These are exactly the two I have been looking at. Leaning towards the M60-C3 which also means I need a new TV stand or I will have to wall mount it. The current setup is in a corner because that is the only place it really works due to the layout of the room. My parents bought an LG last year that died after about 10 months and it was a known issue with one of the boards in the TV. They ended up trashing it and buying a Samsung from Costco. My Samsung has been bulletproof all these years but the Vizios have really come along since I first started looking at them. I agree, they seem hard to beat for the price.
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What about this for under $350. Probably can find locally. I do not like the idea of shipping a TV except by the manufacturer where you know they will replace it.
http://www.vizio.com/tvs/d43c1.html
Thanks for the recommendation!
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Hey guys,
I'm looking at getting a 40" tv for my bedroom. Currently, I'm considering the Vizio e40 vs. the SamsungUN40J300 (the Best Buy exclusive of the 6200 which seems to have some minor upgrades).

I've read the great reviews for both on RTINGS.com, and I was leaning towards the Vizio due to the price. However, the more I think about it I don't mind paying somewhat more if the value is there, because in the long run it's not that big of a deal.

Feel free if there are other competitors right now for a no-frills, just pure picture quality 40" TV, let me know - it seems those are the 2 most suggested.

1. Budget

Like I said, I don't mind that much. I will spend more if it's worth it. That being said still want to keep it around $450 - Hence why I'm only looking at 1080.

2. Seating distance

I already calculated it out to determine this is the size I needed.

3. Size/placement limitations

Similar to above. I can mount it or put it on a media stand/table.

4. Uses and sources

This where it gets interesting:
I will be using it for several uses: HD Streaming (From my laptop, from my Chromecast, From my Firestick - it might be Netflix, streaming my local Plex Library, Youtube videos etc.), also streaming Twitch from my laptop via and HDMI cable (or even some of the smart devices I have like Chromecast), Sports, and Gaming.

Those are in no particular order. I will be using it for local HD streaming from my devices, sports, and gaming (Xbox One). I will not be doing anything super competitive, so I don't have a strict need for the best latency - but definitely would want something that wouldn't bother me. I would say gaming would be the 2nd thing I do on it most.

If I had to prioritize: 1) HD Streaming would definitely be it's biggest use, 2) gaming 3)sports (definitely close to 2nd).

If those conditions help decide on TV over the other I feel it was helpful to provide them.

5. Room lighting

My bedroom has no overhead lighting, all my lighting is from lamps so I can move them around to serve the room better.
I will watch in both daylight (blinds open during the day) and lights off for movies (or even just at night, lying in bed).

As I said I'm so far debating between the Vizio e40 and Samsung Un40J6300 vs. anything else I missed that is currently in the game right now?

Thanks for the help!
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1. Budget
less than $2000, but flexible +/- $200.

2. Seating distance
~5-7 feet

3. Size/placement limitations
Either 60" or 65"

4. Uses and sources
Netflix, PC, xbox, antenna TV watching. I don't have cable tv.

5. Room lighting
have lights overhead.


I'm looking at 4k TVs, primarily because I plan on using this as a PC monitor in addition to netflix & xbox. I've looked at the vizio m65-c1, samsung ju6500 & ju7100 series so far. Any suggestions would be great!
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Need help choosing a new TV...

I'm new to the forum and NOT an expert when it comes to TV technology. I'm looking for a 70" TV mostly for sports and movies. Based on price, I'm looking at 2 TV's that are within my budget: Sharp LC-70UD27U and Sony XBR70X850B.

I want to be able to stream with netflix, amazon prime.

Your thoughts on which you would choose and why are greatly appreciated.

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This is a tangential question. I'm currently hemming and hawing about which set to purchase. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if a regular time of year exists when that year's models start to sell out on Amazon or Best Buy as far as "new" condition. Do they typically stay well in stock through the holidays, or are they replaced with different models by then? I'm talking about models that would have been released in Spring or early Summer. I'd hate to decide on a model and then have it be sold out, know what I mean?
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apologies in advance for the TL;DR post. any and all help is appreciated.

feel free to pm me as well, as i see this thread has a ton of activity, and i dont wanna miss any responses

Greetings all,

This is my first post here, bc I have been coming here often reading info on various home theater topics, so i figured I would post and ask for help from you guys.

Right now I have a 61 inch Samsung DLP set (I forget the model, but can get it if it helps).

I am in the process of upgrading to an LED. I'm for the most part sticking with a walmart purchase, via layaway (ghetto, i know lol). That's said, if some absurd black friday deal rolls around, i'm not opposed to pulling my cash and going elsewhere.

My uses are:
- video games (xbox one and ps4)
- sports
- TV shows (only in hd)
- streaming (i use netflix/amazon prime/cable streams via my xbox one)
- blu rays

Here are the tv's I have narrowed down my choices to. I'll provide the pros and cons i have for each after the model (cant post links yet, i copied exactly what is on the site to allow an easy search).

VIZIO M55-C2 55" 4K Ultra HD 2160p Class LED Smart HDTV (4K x 2K)

PRO
- 4k (is it really worth it?)

CON
- i REALLY like 60+, i know 55 is still a nice size, but side by side 55 looks so much smaller

VIZIO M55-C2 55" 4K Ultra HD 2160p Class LED Smart HDTV (4K x 2K) - Qualifies for Premium Delivery

PRO
- upgrading from 61 to 65 inches

CON
- is the 60 hz refresh going to look bad with that kind of size?

Sharp Aquos Lc-65le654u 65" 1080p Led-lcd Tv - 16:9 - Hdtv 1080p - 120 Hz

PRO
- 65 inches is an upgrade in real estate
- ill be honest, i have more faith in sharp than vizio

CON
- a little more than im looking to spen


There ya go guys. I'm at the mercy of your help on this. If it will help at all (with lighting/viewing angles), i'll be glad to post a pic of my current set up, just let me know!

Also, if you have any other suggestions, have at it.

Thanks in advance!
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Sharp Aquos Lc-65le654u 65" 1080p Led-lcd Tv - 16:9 - Hdtv 1080p - 120 Hz

PRO
- 65 inches is an upgrade in real estate
- ill be honest, i have more faith in sharp than vizio

CON
- a little more than im looking to spen


There ya go guys. I'm at the mercy of your help on this. If it will help at all (with lighting/viewing angles), i'll be glad to post a pic of my current set up, just let me know!

Also, if you have any other suggestions, have at it.

Thanks in advance!
If you are OK with 1080p, want 65", consider the Vizio E65-C3. It is the same or cheaper than the Sharp and probably a better TV. Sharp is not what it once was and has a deal to sell the American market to Hisense. On the other hand, Vizio has increased in quality and become a major player. Read the reviews. The E60 might be more in your budget. Give us a budget for more help.

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If you are OK with 1080p, want 65", consider the Vizio E65-C3. It is the same or cheaper than the Sharp and probably a better TV. Sharp is not what it once was and has a deal to sell the American market to Hisense. On the other hand, Vizio has increased in quality and become a major player. Read the reviews. The E60 might be more in your budget. Give us a budget for more help.
ugh, im a moron and forgot the one i actually put money on

vizio e65x-c2

walmart's version of the one you listed.

its 848 vs yours @ 1000

here are the differences, how much of a dropoff is it? (tv speakers and hdmi inputs dont matter in my case)

Difference comparison between E65x-C2 and E65-C3: The 65x-C2 has 15 watt speakers and a 60Hz native panel with 120Hz “Effective refresh rate”. The E65-C3 has 10W speakers, and a 120Hz native panel (240Hz “Effective refresh rate”). The E65-C3 has 4 HDMI inputs while the E65x-C2 has 3. The C3 model also has more colors from grayscale.
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