Hi everyone! I'm coming here for help because this site has always been the best resource for actual hands-on knowledge and experience for me. I'm in the market for a shiny new TV and I feel like I've hit a bit of a wall in my research. If someone could point me in the right direction I'd be very appreciative! I currently have a 42" Sharp LCD which is quite old and I feel like it's time to make the leap.
Budget is flexible. I'd like to stay around $1000 or less but I am perfectly willing to spend more for the perfect TV to fit my needs. I want a 55", prefer 4K, smart TV. I have no interest at all in curved or 3D. I've had my eye on Samsung's UN55JU6400FXZA or UN55JU6500FXZA but I've read reports of juddering when watching TV or Blu-rays which makes me uneasy. I should add that I can't stand any kind of motion enhancement, no "soap opera" effect will work for me. So the 60hz of these models may not be suitable but I really can't be sure.
The TV will mainly be used for gaming with Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U. Also lots of Netflix streaming and watching TV via cable box. I also need the screen to be on the matte side, not shiny, with as little glare as possible.
Audio is important to me. My research, plus a quick chat with a Samsung rep, tells me that those two TVs can output full Dolby and DTS 5.1 through an optical cable to a receiver which is great for me because I would not need to replace my older receiver which works great but has no HDMI. I'm hoping it really works as simply as it sounds.. plug in my consoles and cable box through HDMI to TV, one optical out to my receiver.. and everything just works.
If anyone can offer any opinions or suggestions it would be very helpful. I'm open to any brands or models. Thanks in advance!