Need help picking a 40"-43" 4K TV.
Hi, I currently have a Vizio E420D-A0 that I really like, but I will be giving it to my nephew for an upgrade, rather than buying him a new TV. This is going in an armoire, so I’m restricted to a 40”-43” TV in my bedroom. I watch a lot of fast paced sports, movies (usually in a dark environment), DirectTV HD programming, (which I believe is 480p-1080I unless it’s a special movie channel with 1080p), Video games, PS4, 360, Wii U, PS3. I also enjoy passive 3D content and love my 42” Vizio for that, but my 61” active 3D LED DLP Samsung HLT6187SX/XAA, makes me dizzy/sick, which it is old, so IDK if Active has gotten better in regards to that. I also did a lot of research on 3D, and have a somewhat cool device that converts 2D-3D because my Vizio doesn’t do that, and it works pretty decent and probably the best box out there.
So these are the 4 TV’s I have to choose from, and I will spend top dollar if I’m going to keep it for 3-6 years and it’s worth it in performance, quality and being future ready.
Samsung UN40JU7500 & 7100: RTINGS rated the 7500, the best 40” TV but from a few guys on this forum who have had both 7100 & 7500 at the same time, have said that the blacks and colors were better on the 7100 and they returned the 7500. There is a minimal price difference between the two, and the curved concept is cool but if the picture quality is better on the 7100, if it’s true, it would be a no brainier. Cons: most expensive out of them all for a small TV, Active 3D, I prefer passive but at least it has it.
Does the 7100 have a better pic then the 7500?
Has active 3D gotten better, in regards to 4k TV’s? My issue with getting dizzy/sick could maybe only be my issue, but I’m fine with passive. I’ve also never tried a newer active TV.
I’m losing 2” from my current Vizio and 3” from the other two TV’S I’m looking at. Is that a big size loss in your opinion, with already a small TV?
Vizio M43-C1: RTINGS rated this, the best bang for your buck. My Cons: the worst of all my choices with up converting 480p-720p (mostly DirectTV), artifacts and judder with sports, no 4k YouTube, with not a lot of 4k content out there already, firmware updates that you need to randomly wait for, even if you’re in need, and no 3D, which I guess I could live without. Pros: Cheapest set so I wouldn’t be that hurt in a few years if I were to upgrade, great blacks and movie watching and good up converting with better content like Blu-Ray, Etc.
Last is the, Sony XBR43X830C: RTINGS and others are saying the blacks are gray, it’s meant for a lighter environment, the picture and colors look washed out, no 3D also, $250 more than the Vizio. All these things turn me off of this set besides Sony’s build quality.
Which TV would you suggest?
I have everything Passing-through on my Onkyo TX-SR707 1080p receiver, using 1.3a and 1.4 HDMI cables. Would I still be ok using this setup and get good clarity, seeing I won’t be displaying 4k content threw the receiver rather another HDMI cord from the TV? I would be sending the optical audio out from the TV to the receiver for sound, but would be losing HDMI HD audio formats though. Do I need to upgrade all of my HDMI cords to 2.0 and are they backwards compatible?
With a 1080p receiver , do you connect the main HDMI out to the TV with the 60 FPS HDMI in on the TV, or do I dedicate that to a device playing 4k content?