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Room: The room is fairly large (18" x 16") and generally fairly dark, although it brightens up during sunset time. I mostly watch I night though, with the lights down.
Seems like that room would have some off-angle viewing issues. VA panels are problematic over 20 degrees off angle, IPS is good to 35 degrees or so, OLED is good almost to 90 degrees. For your budget, if off-angle viewing is an issue, the 65" IPS panel Samsung UN60JS7000 is worth a look. OLED would be the best but only the 55" LG 55EC9300 or 55EG9100 1080p sets are in your range.
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Seems like that room would have some off-angle viewing issues. VA panels are problematic over 20 degrees off angle, IPS is good to 35 degrees or so, OLED is good almost to 90 degrees. For your budget, if off-angle viewing is an issue, the 65" IPS panel Samsung UN60JS7000 is worth a look. OLED would be the best but only the 55" LG 55EC9300 or 55EG9100 1080p sets are in your range.
Thanks for the suggestions. No, I don't have any angle issues. The rooms is sort of two sides. One side is the "TV zone" The other is a wood stove and just a chair (and an exit to the hot tub room). Mostly watching from dead on (and my RPTV doesn't bother me to much and is worse than anything currently available).

I was thinking about OLED, but it's an inch smaller seemed a little pricey (and I was hoping to go up bit in size). I am debating the 1080 OLED vs 4k and am 50/50 on that (I'm sure there are tons of info here about that debate and will continue my research).
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Hi guys,

I don't really know if I want an LCD TV or whether I would be better off with something else, perhaps you can give me some pointers. I need a tv that can play media from my DLNA server located on my LAN.
Here are my basic requirements:

Budget - up to (but does not need to hit!) $1,000 - can stretch further for the right tv.
Size - say 55 to 70 or so
Seating distance - 15 to 20 feet - will be used in the bedroom for background noise when going to bed.
uses and sources - must have wireless capabilities and be able to play/stream avi, mkv and mp4 media files natively. An RJ45 socket would be incredibly useful but I have not yet run the cables. Must be DLNA client certified. A USB input would be useful but not essential. Don't care about tv signals or HDMI but I'm sure it'll come with some anyway! I'm guessing the tv that fits the bill will be a smart tv, but in case you can get wireless tvs that aren't smart, a smart tv is preferred.
Lighting - used in bedroom in dark conditions. Doesn't have to be able to produce the sexiest picture known to man, just be watchable for an hour as a I doze off.

Is there anything on the market that can sort me out?
Thanks (:
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Thanks for the suggestions. No, I don't have any angle issues. The rooms is sort of two sides. One side is the "TV zone" The other is a wood stove and just a chair (and an exit to the hot tub room). Mostly watching from dead on (and my RPTV doesn't bother me to much and is worse than anything currently available).

I was thinking about OLED, but it's an inch smaller seemed a little pricey (and I was hoping to go up bit in size). I am debating the 1080 OLED vs 4k and am 50/50 on that (I'm sure there are tons of info here about that debate and will continue my research).
Then without off-angle viewing, a VA panel is OK. In the 60" size, if the Samsung UN60JU7100 60-Inch 4K is too much at a little over $2,000 then consider the Vizio M60-C3 60-Inch 4K around $1,300.

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I have a media room in my basement that I want a 70 in+ TV. I don't have a strict budget but don't see myself going over $4k to get the TV. Is the Sony 75 XBR 850c the best bang for my buck? I want this TV as future proofed as possible. I know I can save money with one of the Vizios but I don't think they are a future proofed as I would like. I see that ratings on this TV are pretty good. I just want to make sure I am not missing something prior to purchasing this TV. I will most likely be watching sports, movies and gaming. It is a light controlled room. Thanks for the help.
The Samsung UN75JU7100 is a little over your budget, but it is a little better for sports and gaming. But the Sony is still a good choice and more than $500 cheaper. There is no future proofing though, especially when implementations of features like HDR are still evolving.
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I have a media room in my basement that I want a 70 in+ TV.

I want this TV as future proofed as possible. I know I can save money with one of the Vizios but I don't think they are a future proofed as I would like. I see that ratings on this TV are pretty good. I just want to make sure I am not missing something prior to purchasing this TV. .
There is no such thing as future proofing. If you buy a $4000 TV today, in a couple years you will find the same features in a sub $2000 set. Early adopters pay a premium to have the latest and greatest. Depending on your seating distance, you may not even need a 4k TV.

A few months ago I was in the same position as you. I wanted a 70" TV for my downstairs media room. My seating distance was 12" and looking at various sets in the stores, I could not tell the difference of a 1080p and a 4k set at 12 feet or even closer. I do not play games. I watch TV, movies, stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos. After lots of back and forth, I decided on the Vizio E70-C3. It was only $1300 and the money I saved could be put toward my next set when there are more 4k sources and HDR standards are set and it becomes a reality. After having the Vizio for about 4 months, I do not regret my decision at all.
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Thanks! This is what I was afraid of...is there any difference in the look of the 720 or 1080p look on the Sony or Samsung vs. the Vizio? I know there would be some advancements in the Sony or Samsung (HDR, better colors, etc.) is this stuff smoke and mirrors until 4K becomes mainstream or is there a reason to pay for it now?
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It seems the more I learn about LCD TV's the less I know. I'm updating our living room home theater and replacing our old Plasma set and small Bose 123 (good riddance to that). I've figured out the audio part but am clearly over-thinking the new TV. Here are some details, hope it's enough to get some good advice.

- Sit between 7 to 9 ft from set.

- Room is fairly dark even on sunny days.

- Want smart TV capabilities, in particular Netflix and HBO Go.

- TV should be good at fast motion for sports.

- Looking for 65" primarily.

- Love the look of OLED but priced out of it.

- Not sure I need 4K, prefer 1080p at this point. If someone can make a valid argument for 4K I'm open to consideration.

Of all the info I read for LCD sets it's best to look for one with LED backlighting. Seems the manufacturers have different terms so it's a bit of a pain to sort it out. I've mostly looked at major brands like Sony, Samsung and LG.

If I've missed anything relevant please let me know.

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Ideally $1.5-2k, willing to go as high as $2.5k.
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If you can go to $2.3K the 4K Samsung UN65JU7100 a direct lit, with little motion blur which makes it good for sports. For a cheaper 1080p alternative, the Samsung UN65J6200 has very little motion blur for sports but doesn't measure up to the 4K model for movies.
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If you can go to $2.3K the 4K Samsung UN65JU7100 a direct lit, with little motion blur which makes it good for sports. For a cheaper 1080p alternative, the Samsung UN65J6200 has very little motion blur for sports but doesn't measure up to the 4K model for movies.
Thanks for your suggestions, VA_DaveB. What do you mean, "doesn't measure up to the 4K model for movies"?

Heading to the store right now to look at each.
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Except for the 4K vs. 1080p they perform similarly. Everything tends to look better upscaled to 4K at close distance and the 7100 does have rudimentary local dimming. But you might find the cheaper 1080p is fine for you.
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Thanks! This is what I was afraid of...is there any difference in the look of the 720 or 1080p look on the Sony or Samsung vs. the Vizio? I know there would be some advancements in the Sony or Samsung (HDR, better colors, etc.) is this stuff smoke and mirrors until 4K becomes mainstream or is there a reason to pay for it now?
If you go in the stores and look at the various TV, you will see very little difference in normal viewing. It is hard to compare because most manufacturers put a demo feed on their sets designed to make their sets look impressive. If you are lucky enough to be able to see the same feed on all the sets, you can compare more favorably. In stores, I felt the LG OLEDS and the SUHD Samsungs looked great with the demo feeds. Everything else looked pretty much the same. I see little sense in buying ah HDR set right now as the standards are not finalized and the sets are really only HDR "compatible". There is very little in the way of 4k content right now and by the time it is mainstream, prices will have dropped. IMO, a 720p, 1080i or 1080p feed will look pretty much the same on a 4k or 1080p set.
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Hi everyone,
i need help choosing the right tv, what would you recommend if i have to choose between the Samsung 60" JS7000, 55" Sony XBR-55"x810c, Sony 55" XBR-55"x850c ?
people recommended the JS7000 because they said that sony can't actually work its perfect performance except for models that are larger than 55" is that true ?
and i the X810c better than the x850c regarding picture quality for games and movies(any way i don't care about 3D and apps i only care about picture quality, uniformity, input lag and full array feature )
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Hi everyone,
i need help choosing the right tv, what would you recommend if i have to choose between the Samsung 60" JS7000, 55" Sony XBR-55"x810c, Sony 55" XBR-55"x850c ?
people recommended the JS7000 because they said that sony can't actually work its perfect performance except for models that are larger than 55" is that true ?
and i the X810c better than the x850c regarding picture quality for games and movies(any way i don't care about 3D and apps i only care about picture quality, uniformity, input lag and full array feature )
The Samsung 60" JS7000 is not as good for movies due to poor black uniformity and judder in 24 fps playback used in blu-rays. All are good for gaming with low input lag. The Sony XBR55X810C is direct lit, while the Sony XBR55X850C is edge lit but neither has local dimming. The XBR55X810C has better gray uniformity than the XBR55X850C but the XBR55X850C has better black uniformity and supports HDR through a firmware update. Both have very deep blacks. So there's a lot of give and take here but if you're not concerned with HDR, then the Sony XBR55X810C seems like a good choice for your criteria at under $1,000.

From what I've read the 55" 810C has a VA panel for the deep blacks while the 65" 810C has an IPS panel so the black level is not so good. So only go for the 55" if you decide on the 810C.
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I'm also looking at the 75" Vizio M75-C1 vs. the Sony XBR75X850C.

I'm putting this in my living room, want it primarily for movies/tv off cable (so upscaling is important), secondarily for sports, and want the best value and best futureproofing.

I've been looking at rtings.com for comparisons, but it ultimately seems very subtle. And it's impossible to compare them in a store since they never have them on the same feed. (And I know it's a useless exercise anyway)

I'm looking at a price difference of $1,000, with the Vizio 2500 at Costco, and the Sony 3500 at Best Buy.

It seems to me that the Sony has better color, a better upscaling engine, seems more future-proofed as it continues to get online updates, and should have less motion blur. The Vizio is supposedly brighter, which would be better for my living room, and has local dimming - but perhaps the Sony has that as well, and further, perhaps that feature should be turned off anyway? Are these truly marginal differences, not worth $1,000, or is it worth spending up. Are there concerns about relative reliability, as the guys in Magnolia suggest?

Niez57 - have you made a decision yet?
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I'm also looking at the 75" Vizio M75-C1 vs. the Sony XBR75X850C.

I'm looking at a price difference of $1,000, with the Vizio 2500 at Costco, and the Sony 3500 at Best Buy.
All TVs are very reliable these days. If you can not tell the difference between the sets and no features are missing, I would pocket the money.
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I'm also looking at the 75" Vizio M75-C1 vs. the Sony XBR75X850C.

I'm putting this in my living room, want it primarily for movies/tv off cable (so upscaling is important), secondarily for sports, and want the best value and best futureproofing.

I've been looking at rtings.com for comparisons, but it ultimately seems very subtle. And it's impossible to compare them in a store since they never have them on the same feed. (And I know it's a useless exercise anyway)

I'm looking at a price difference of $1,000, with the Vizio 2500 at Costco, and the Sony 3500 at Best Buy.
The Sony is a little better at upscaling, a little better for sports, and did have a firmware update for HDR. You'll have to decide if it's that worth $1,000 to you or not.
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Hello, long time since I’ve been on the forums but am currently building a new home and am looking for a TV for a specific location.

- Wide viewing angles. Will be mounted above a fireplace, top of mantle is 6’2” above floor so I’m thinking we’ll want the bottom of the TV at least 1’ above that.

- Expecting significant ambient light from windows.

- Typical viewing distance approx. 20’ (from adjacent kitchen).

- Looking for something around 42” since the firebox is around 36” wide and do not want the TV width to exceed this. I think a 42” TV translates to about 36” width but please correct me if I’m wrong.

- Smart technology preferred (Netflix, etc.)

- 1080p, can’t see 4K being important, intended more for casual background viewing

- TV speakers not a concern but needs optical audio out (send audio from all TV inputs to sound bar).

- Generally looking for a TV with a good picture and inoffensive, unobtrusive form factor (clean look).

- Primary uses will be HD streaming and HD cable (Shaw)

If someone could also recommend a good mount that will allow for easily moving the TV out of the way in order to access to a Versa Box that will be installed behind it that would also be much appreciated.

Budget undetermined at this point, am unfamiliar with current prices, but $500-750 CAD (or less?) including mount would be nice.

Thanks very much for any suggestions
LG LF6300 in 43" (so that would be the 43LF6300), or if it's still too wide (38.3") perhaps last year's 42LB6300 or alike (37.8") ... BUT do note: all of these have quite glossy panels (the official product pics would almost have you believe it was a matte screen).

Do you really need wide viewing angles on a 42(!)" from 20(!!!!)' away?

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I'm looking for a TV and I'm at a loss trying to decide what to purchase.

Before I begin, I should mention that I purchased a Vizio M65-C1 - however it had a backlight defect (bleed on the right side, discoloration) so I ended up getting an exchange..and the exchange had the same problem as well as some banding (both were manufactured in the same week).

Anywho - I'm looking for a replacement because now I'm back to my Panasonic 720P plasma...which is really starting to show

1. $2K - but I'm open to going a bit higher if needed
2. 8-9 feet
3. 65" preferred
4. Primarily gaming and netflix. Given that I'm doing a lot of PS4 gaming, input lag is quite important to me
5. Room lighting - decent amount of light...

I prefer 4K.

I was looking at the Samsung JU7100 but I hear the 65" version sometimes uses an inferior panel (which has banding as well as extra judder during gaming).

Any recommendations on what to buy? Given that I came from a plasma and I was bummed about the Vizio having these issues...picture uniformity and input lag are the most important things to me.
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LG 55LF652V vs. LG 55LB678V

Hello all,

I'm considering to buy a new 55" LED TV and (since I'm on a fixed budget ) would like to choose from the following models:

LG 55LF652V
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LG 55LB678V
(I would add links to the specs but the forum won't let that happen...)

I'm more inclined to buy the 55LF652V because:
- 2015 model
- Web OS 2.0
- better price

Here are my questions:
1. Does the 55LF652V have an IPS LED panel? Some website state it has, but couldn't find it on LG's website
2. What's the difference between (advantage of) 55LBxxxV and the 55LFxxxV models - the 55LBxxxV's seem to cost more?
3. Is it possible to upgrade the Web OS to the latest version on the 55LB678V?

I don't plan to watch too many 3D movies and won't use the TV for gaming (not in the short-term atleast ). I'll sit approx. 3.1m (10.2feet) away from the device.

I searched the forums, but couldn't find any topics related to these TVs.

Thanks.
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LG LF6300 in 43" (so that would be the 43LF6300), or if it's still too wide (38.3") perhaps last year's 42LB6300 or alike (37.8") ... BUT do note: all of these have quite glossy panels (the official product pics would almost have you believe it was a matte screen).

Do you really need wide viewing angles on a 42(!)" from 20(!!!!)' away?
Good point on the viewing angles - I'm not really sure! Here's part of the main floor plan that shows the room layout. Added blue squares represent couches / chairs in the great room and banquet seating in the nook. I'd like the TV watchable from these locations so if these don't qualify as 'wide' angles as far as TV viewing is concerned, great



I'd have thought the main concern would be the couches since they're relatively close to the fireplace where the TV will be mounted and at a significant height, so I thought that angle might be a bit much. Other area would be the nook.

You guys are the experts, I will definitely defer to your opinion!
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Here are my questions:
1. Does the 55LF652V have an IPS LED panel? Some website state it has, but couldn't find it on LG's website
2. What's the difference between (advantage of) 55LBxxxV and the 55LFxxxV models - the 55LBxxxV's seem to cost more?
3. Is it possible to upgrade the Web OS to the latest version on the 55LB678V?
1. Several links state that the LG 55LF652Vhas an IPS panel, as most LG LEDs do. So you usually have less brightness and less contrast but a better viewing angle.
http://www.findelectricals.co.uk/tel...55LF652V-S.htm
2. The specs for the LG 55LB678V are in German so I'm lost there.
3. I would think so but don't have an LG myself.
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Good point on the viewing angles - I'm not really sure! Here's part of the main floor plan that shows the room layout. Added blue squares represent couches / chairs in the great room and banquet seating in the nook. I'd like the TV watchable from these locations so if these don't qualify as 'wide' angles as far as TV viewing is concerned, great

I'd have thought the main concern would be the couches since they're relatively close to the fireplace where the TV will be mounted and at a significant height, so I thought that angle might be a bit much. Other area would be the nook.

You guys are the experts, I will definitely defer to your opinion!
Yes anyone sitting on either couch on the side close to the TV would have an issue with a VA panel LED. Only a small plasma would work for them as Golfster has already suggested. On Amazon, through Tiger Direct, there are new 42" LG 42LF5600 720p plasma sets available for a little under $420 shipped. It is 37.8" wide though.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
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Yes anyone sitting on either couch on the side close to the TV would have an issue with a VA panel LED. Only a small plasma would work for them as Golfster has already suggested. On Amazon, through Tiger Direct, there are new 42" LG 42LF5600 720p plasma sets available for a little under $420 shipped. It is 37.8" wide though.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
Thanks very much for the input. I won't get too concerned if the TV is an inch or two wider than 36", basically just wanting to avoid a big discrepancy so that it doesn't overpower the fireplace.
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For most of the room an IPS LED would work, just not for the closest seating on those couches.
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I could use some advice

Old TV is dying. I really like the 4k's I see at the store. And I overanalyze minute details about TVs. Don't want to do it this time as I don't know I ultimately can tell the difference.

I'm leaning towards the LG 65UF7700 since I think it has slightly better viewing angle. The Samsung UN65JU7100 also looks good. Starting to think about going cheaper with a Vizio M65-C1. But I know nothing about the brand. Almost all of these seem the same to me except on price.


1. Budget
I'm flexible. 1k-2.5k maybe. Maybe a little more if its really makes a difference.

2. Seating distance
10-12'

3. Size/placement limitations
Current one is 60". Thinking about a 65" now because they are thinner and I will be able to push it back a little further.

4. Uses and sources
Netflix, Blueray, Video Games.

5. Room lighting
Pretty dark.
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Old TV is dying. I really like the 4k's I see at the store. And I overanalyze minute details about TVs. Don't want to do it this time as I don't know I ultimately can tell the difference.

I'm leaning towards the LG 65UF7700 since I think it has slightly better viewing angle. The Samsung UN65JU7100 also looks good. Starting to think about going cheaper with a Vizio M65-C1. But I know nothing about the brand. Almost all of these seem the same to me except on price.


1. Budget
I'm flexible. 1k-2.5k maybe. Maybe a little more if its really makes a difference.

2. Seating distance
10-12'

3. Size/placement limitations
Current one is 60". Thinking about a 65" now because they are thinner and I will be able to push it back a little further.

4. Uses and sources
Netflix, Blueray, Video Games.

5. Room lighting
Pretty dark.
The LG 65UF7700 has a better viewing angle because it has an IPS panel. If you don't really need the extended viewing angle, the VA panel Samsung UN65JU7100 is a much better set in all areas. The Vizio M65-C1 also has a VA panel and is a much better choice than the LG, but not quite as good as the Samsung. The ONLY reason to go for the LG would be because you need the wider viewing angle provided by the IPS panel. The LG is also a poor choice for gaming because of high input lag while both the Vizio and Samsung have low input lag. Also, in the low light of your room, the LG will have poor blacks due to it's low contrast ratio.
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I'm buying a new TV and I could use some help because it's been a while
Room is roughly 15x15 and viewing angle is pretty straight on so no problems there.
Budget is preferably less than $2,000.
I have had good luck with Samsung so I'd like to stick with that but I'm open to suggestions.
My usage is mostly movies and TV either streaming or BluRay. I don't game or do much that would require a "smart" TV. Unless it has a web browser then I guess a smart TV would be cool.

I'm thinking a 60" or 65" 4K. Is that too small or too big? Current TV is 52" 1080p LCD.
For starters can someone tell me the difference between UHD and SUHD from the Samsungs?
And last I researched LED was just starting to become the thing. Too pricey at the time so I got a florescent tube LCD. I'm guessing that all LCDs use LED for the light now. Am I wrong on that?

Any help greatly to begin my research is greatly appreciated.
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Hello all,

I'm considering to buy a new 55" LED TV and (since I'm on a fixed budget ) would like to choose from the following models:

LG 55LF652V
or
LG 55LB678V
(I would add links to the specs but the forum won't let that happen...)

I'm more inclined to buy the 55LF652V because:
- 2015 model
- Web OS 2.0
- better price

Here are my questions:
1. Does the 55LF652V have an IPS LED panel? Some website state it has, but couldn't find it on LG's website
2. What's the difference between (advantage of) 55LBxxxV and the 55LFxxxV models - the 55LBxxxV's seem to cost more?
3. Is it possible to upgrade the Web OS to the latest version on the 55LB678V?

I don't plan to watch too many 3D movies and won't use the TV for gaming (not in the short-term atleast ). I'll sit approx. 3.1m (10.2feet) away from the device.

I searched the forums, but couldn't find any topics related to these TVs.

Thanks.
678v comes with the Magic Remote and was supposed to get an update to 2.0 but it's not happening. 652V 55" is also an IPS.

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Good point on the viewing angles - I'm not really sure! Here's part of the main floor plan that shows the room layout. Added blue squares represent couches / chairs in the great room and banquet seating in the nook. I'd like the TV watchable from these locations so if these don't qualify as 'wide' angles as far as TV viewing is concerned, great



I'd have thought the main concern would be the couches since they're relatively close to the fireplace where the TV will be mounted and at a significant height, so I thought that angle might be a bit much. Other area would be the nook.

You guys are the experts, I will definitely defer to your opinion!
The tv would be 'watchable' from the the couches to the sides with a VA as well but it wouldn't look the same as from the chairs as the colors will look more washed out. If the wall mount will be tiltable it would help as IPS is great at retaining picture quality left to right but from up and down I'm not too sure. On my monitor you can see IPS glow as soon as you stand up and probably similar when looking up to it from below ...
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Adding a TV

Moving the 46" 1080 Samsung 6xxx from the main family room down to the kids playroom as the wife has finally agreed to pitch the entertainment armoir that limited me to the 46".
So I'm looking at 65" as a preferred size.
1. Room size is 15'6"x20', but seating/viewing area is closer to one end.
2. Seating distance is approx. 13'. TV will be centered across from 9' sofa so most viewing not much more than 30 degrees from center.
Room is fairly bright with cathedral ceiling and two skylights angled toward the seating and several windows on wall to side of tv.
3. Viewing is mainly television and cable movies HD from fios feed. Some sports also from same feed. And some movies on blue-ray and from Amazon On-demand, planning on adding Netflix subscription and dropping some cable channels.
4. Budget is flexible, upto $3k, maybe a little more. But leaning towards spending much less today and waiting a few more years for a OLED when the 4k standards and formats are more settled and prices really drop.

My original thought was get the best 4k set I can within budget. I was close to buying a Sony XBR65x850 or Samsung 65ju7100 then thought maybe the Vizeo P. Then I made the mistake of looking at the OLED and decided I gotta have that. The 65" is still too high but thought maybe with holiday deals I might be able to convince the wife it'd be ok to go a little higher.
But now I'm thinking to either getting a top 1080 model or budget 4k (Vizio M) for now and keeping the rest to buy the OLED when things settle out, there is a decent volume of content and the prices drop to a more reasonable level, maybe 2-3 years out.
For serious movie viewing, 3-D, etc. I will still be viewing on the Samsung plasma in a darker room with the Anthem/Paradigm surround setup.
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