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1. Budget preferably $800ish, I can go to $1k or maybe $1.2k if its really really worth it
I saw someone posted earlier about the Sony XBR55X810C for less thatn $1k which seemed like a viable option, but its only 55 inches. I was also looking at the Samsung UN60J6200 in their 50-65 sizes ($600-$1200). Any thoughts? It will be my first seriously HD/large TV buy
Both seem like good choices for you keeping within your budget. The Sony XBR55X810Cis a really nice all around 4K performer in your budget. And the budget Samsung UN65J6200 is within your top end price, but doesn't have the current Samsung smart features. So it's up to you, the better but smaller 4K Sony or the bigger but 1080p budget set from Samsung.
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In the near future I'll be getting rid of my projector setup in favor of a TV set up. The wife wants to free up living room space, currently the projector screen takes up one wall and the projector equipment and couch layout cuts the room in half. Since we will be downgrading from a 120" screen, we want to get as large a TV as possible but for cheap. I don't care about 4K or 3D. Currently I am looking at the Vizio E70-C3 70" for ~$1200ish. Are there any other options available? I would prefer an 80" if possible but our budget is $2k max, preferably under $1.5k.
The Vizio is really your only option at that price point for 70" + in size. It's VA panel with standard maximum off-angle viewing of roughly 20 degrees. There are lots of choices at 65" but it'll be difficult do go down that far from 120".
75" 1080p sets start just over the top of your budget, 78" and 80" set are about double your budget.
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The Vizio is really your only option at that price point for 70" + in size. It's VA panel with standard maximum off-angle viewing of roughly 20 degrees. There are lots of choices at 65" but it'll be difficult do go down that far from 120".
75" 1080p sets start just over the top of your budget, 78" and 80" set are about double your budget.
That's what I figured. Right now I'm just trying to decide between the E70, the new D70 (don't know what the difference is), or possibly shelling out a little more for the M70. I don't really care about 4k resolution but if the M70 has significantly better picture quality I may spring the difference for it.
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That's what I figured. Right now I'm just trying to decide between the E70, the new D70 (don't know what the difference is), or possibly shelling out a little more for the M70. I don't really care about 4k resolution but if the M70 has significantly better picture quality I may spring the difference for it.
The E and D are pretty similar, 1080p, 60 Hz native refresh rate, FALD but with only 16 zones. I would not get a 60 Hz set, I'd find a 120 Hz one myself. Past 9 to 10 feet you won't see the difference between 1080p and 4K so it depends where your couches are. I'd go for the M70 over the D70 or E70 because it's a 120 Hz native panel and is FALD with 32 zones - the 4K is a bonus.
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Hey everyone, thanks in advance for the recommendations!. I'm replacing a 10-year old Sony 720p LCD...

1. Budget: Under $1000
2. Seating distance: 9 ft. (seeking 50-55")
3. Size/placement limitations: Wall mounted
4. Uses and sources: Sports + streaming Apple TV
5. Room lighting: Windows on one side of room, but not concerned
6. Other limitations: Don't need 3D, don't need smart features, can take/leave 4K
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Hey everyone, thanks in advance for the recommendations!. I'm replacing a 10-year old Sony 720p LCD...

1. Budget: Under $1000
2. Seating distance: 9 ft. (seeking 50-55")
3. Size/placement limitations: Wall mounted
4. Uses and sources: Sports + streaming Apple TV
5. Room lighting: Windows on one side of room, but not concerned
6. Other limitations: Don't need 3D, don't need smart features, can take/leave 4K
Look at the 55" Sony XBR55X810C, an all around good 4K at just under $1,000, and the 50" Samsung UN50JU7100 for a little more.
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I looked a lot at js8600. After spending a lot of time tinkering with it, I realized it doesn't compare to js9000 or 9500 series. There is little to justify the high price tag. It's a good but not great edge lit large tv. Go for a x940c instead- far better tv with full array backlighting that up scales all non-4K content way better than a js8600. Basically demos and HDR look amazing on the 8600; however you should go watch some Netflix or OTA tv on it and see what you think. If you do really want the 8600 ask Best Buy for an open box set , I guarantee they will have near you. The one near me had 2 at a big discount. It was 6k around Black Friday.
Thanks for the info. Anything in the 9000 series is out because of the curve. I'll keep an eye on the 940D. I can't get past the speakers in the 940c.
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Thanks for the info. Anything in the 9000 series is out because of the curve. I'll keep an eye on the 940D. I can't get past the speakers in the 940c.
I was hung up on the speakers before I got the tv. Almost canceled the delivery. After about 1 week I don't even think twice about them. For a tv of this size they don't add much width, and the set isn't as thick in person as I imagined. And that picture quality makes everything else an afterthought.

High dollar TVs should offer-
Amazing black levels, extreme brightness of 1000nits, high contrast, good viewing angles, large screens, good software. And most importantly up-scaling that makes HD content look nearly UHD; this is 95% of what I watch.

Edge lit tvs cant offer these things. Next year a lot of brands will have larger Full array backlight tvs with reasonable prices. X940d should be good, and will have a lot of competition.
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Look at the 55" Sony XBR55X810C, an all around good 4K at just under $1,000, and the 50" Samsung UN50JU7100 for a little more.
Oooh, that does look nice! I'll have to check it out in person, but the reviews seem very favorable.

I'm a little hesitant to buy at the top of my price range just before the 2016 models come out. What are the odds that the X810C gets another price cut in the next month or two? And what are the odds that Sony puts out an HDR version in 2016 at around $1000? I see they announced some models at CES, but no pricing (I imagine some of you are good at guessing the prices).
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Oooh, that does look nice! I'll have to check it out in person, but the reviews seem very favorable.

I'm a little hesitant to buy at the top of my price range just before the 2016 models come out. What are the odds that the X810C gets another price cut in the next month or two? And what are the odds that Sony puts out an HDR version in 2016 at around $1000? I see they announced some models at CES, but no pricing (I imagine some of you are good at guessing the prices).
Check for price cuts in the next two weeks. Dell already had a deal for that price but with a free $200 gift card, but that expired. I've heard the bottom HDR version will be the X850D, which is the successor to the current X850C.
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Okay, here goes ..


1. Budget : $1500+tax
2. Seating distance : 9-12' seating is mostly direct or slightly off center
3. Size/placement limitations : We are buying a new media stand as part of the purchase. Will be in the corner of our living room.
4. Uses and sources : Primarily FiOS tv. Quite a bit of Xbox One gaming. 2-3 movies per month on average. For tv viewing it's primarily HD content. Mostly general programming with sports (hockey and football) regularly as well as Palladia for concerts. Will be upgrading our receiver and speakers as part of phase 2.
5. Room lighting : We have 3 large windows in the room that provide direct sunlight in the early hours. We've invested in some decent curtains to manage that. Our current plasma has a glossy screen and glare hasn't been a problem.

So we are in need of replacing our 60" LG plasma. Willing to consider options in the 55-65" range so long as it fitr our budget. Currently we are considering the Vizio 60" M class because of favorable reviews and decent value when comparing price and features. Looks like the Sony 65" 810c is at the top end of our range but worth considering.

As far as extras, wifi would be nice but not required. Apps are welcome but we currently use the Xbox One for YouTube, Netflix and BluRay. Might be easier on my wife if she can access the streaming apps from the TV but not required.
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The E and D are pretty similar, 1080p, 60 Hz native refresh rate, FALD but with only 16 zones. I would not get a 60 Hz set, I'd find a 120 Hz one myself. Past 9 to 10 feet you won't see the difference between 1080p and 4K so it depends where your couches are. I'd go for the M70 over the D70 or E70 because it's a 120 Hz native panel and is FALD with 32 zones - the 4K is a bonus.
The E70 is a 120 Hz panel while the D70 is 60 Hz. The E has 16 zones and the D has 12. The E is 1080p and the D is now listed as 1080p. The E has 4 HDMI inputs and the D has 3. The M has 4K, 32 zones, higher contrast and 5 HDMI inputs. At distances over 9' they will probably all look the same.

Vizio has the E70 as out of stock so maybe they are getting the 2016 realignment ready.

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Hey guys looking for help.

Removing an entertainment center and the 42" Toshiba it contains in the family room. Thanks for the help.

I have plenty of wall space.

Viewing - distance 16 feet

Budget - $2,000.00-$3,000.00

Windows - on the north side but will not directly face the new tv.

Use - sporting events, on demand, HBO, SHO, Netflix.
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Hey everyone I need some advice. I recently bought a LG UF6450 but can't stand the IPS backlight overglow and terrible blacks. So I'm returning it. I'm looking for a 60-65" Set. Great for gaming and beautiful colours. Price point up to $2600
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I need some help, I've been driving my wife crazy!

We're looking for a new tv for our living room. Requirements are at least 65", 4K and under $3000 Canadian. TV will be used for watching cable HD, Netflix, sports and some PS4. Viewing distance is about 9 feet.

I was considering the JS8500, M65, JU7100, and 850C.

I had a good price of $2800 on the 8500, but I really just did'nt like the chrome looking bezel. My wife hated it too. I know our consideration should be the picture, but I want it to look nice hanging on the wall. I just think a black bezel looks way better.

Same kinda deal with the M65. Good price of $1800 cad, but my wife thinks it looks really cheap. I kinda agree. Off the list.

Now we're down to the 850c for $2399 or the ju7100 for $2688. Both tv's are aesthetically pleasing to my wife and the picture looks good on both to my eyes.
I've read that both tvs have had some issues. The panel lottery with the Samsung kinda worries me. And I've read a lot of complaints about the 850c.

Help?! Thoughts!? Any other tv I should consider?
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Popping for some help as well. I'm sad to say I'm replacing my ST30 Panasonic plasma from about 4.5 years ago. Normally I'm up to tons and tons of research and months and months of considering but I've been getting hints that it'd be nice to have this TV working again. I looked into repairs and they're about 50% of my "new" budget and that's replace territory.

1. Budget: $800-900 US (about $1200 CAD, if the dollar doesn't suck that much it might help) I can go up to maybe $1000 US if needed.

2. Seating distance: 4-10'

3. Size/placement limitations: It's going to sit on a dresser

4. Uses and sources: Primarily gaming (Playstation/Xbox). TV is standard def (don't judge, it's free with the unit and we don't use it often - just in a pinch before bed. It's not our main TV destination)

5. Room lighting : Overhead light fixture and a big window with blinds. Sunlight is only in the morning then its gone and we're primarily using this in the evening.

I'm not a fan of Sharp or Toshiba, which most around here aren't either. Seems to be Samsung or Sony these days. Or Vizio if you want to go cheaper.

Basically I want something that's no muss, no fuss, no big issues, just works - with awesome picture (you know the, dream?)

EDIT: Oh yeah and something with a super thin bezel. My Dad picked up a lower end Sony last year (1080p, 48" probably in the $600-800 range) and while the picture is definitely decent, the super thin bezel compared to the 2" border on my plasma gets noticed every time I visit

Thanks much!

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Hello,

I am new in choosing quality tvs. I am used to watching all material on my macbook, but I decided to buy a tv, so I need your help. After reading many awards and reviews I made a shortlist. I would like you to comment about each of them, or just simply say which one i should buy and why. The tv will be used mostly for watching movies and tv series, sometimes playing xbox360.

My shortlist:

1. Panasonic TX-40CS520E
2. Samsung UE43J5502
3. LG 43LF590V
4. Sony KDL-40W605B.

Thanks for your help.
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Hello,

I am new in choosing quality tvs. I am used to watching all material on my macbook, but I decided to buy a tv, so I need your help. After reading many awards and reviews I made a shortlist. I would like you to comment about each of them, or just simply say which one i should buy and why. The tv will be used mostly for watching movies and tv series, sometimes playing xbox360.

My shortlist:

1. Panasonic TX-40CS520E
2. Samsung UE43J5502
3. LG 43LF590V
4. Sony KDL-40W605B.

Thanks for your help.
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Deciding between these two. Any thoughts?

LG 50UF830T
-SUPER UHD. 'Color Prime'
-Smart TV


LG 55UF680T
-UHD
-Smart TV

So the perk of the 50' is the Color Prime technology and its cheaper by $100. And the perk of the 55' is that its bigger by 5 inches.

My current TV is a Samsung 50J5500. Should I keep my Samsung or swap for one of the two LG? Just how big of a difference is LG's Color Prime technology?

edit: didnt notice there was a thread for this kind of topic. made a separate thread before seeing this. my apologies.
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Hello,

I am new in choosing quality tvs. I am used to watching all material on my macbook, but I decided to buy a tv, so I need your help. After reading many awards and reviews I made a shortlist. I would like you to comment about each of them, or just simply say which one i should buy and why. The tv will be used mostly for watching movies and tv series, sometimes playing xbox360.

My shortlist:

1. Panasonic TX-40CS520E
2. Samsung UE43J5502
3. LG 43LF590V
4. Sony KDL-40W605B.

Thanks for your help.
By the way, i noticed that Samsung is about 200 pounds pricier in amazon.co.uk than LG or Panasonic. Why is it like that?
Panasonic TX-40CS520B 40-Inches Full HD 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model): Amazon.co.uk: TV
Samsung UE43J5502AK 43" Full HD Smart TV Wi-Fi Black, Silver - LED TVs (Full HD, A+, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), Mega Contrast, Black, Silver): Amazon.co.uk: TV
LG 43LF590V 43 Inch Full HD Freeview HD Smart TV SMART: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

It messes with my mind. I want to buy the best I can afford, but now the best seems to be the cheapest (talking about Panasonic).
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I'm looking to replace my aging 720p 50" LG Plasma. I had really been hoping to hold out for an OLED, but at this point I think it makes more sense to go LED and then upgrade to OLED in a few years when prices are down. I'm hoping to pick something up on SuperBowl/End of Model Year sale.

Size: 65" fits the space perfectly, although I could probably fit 70" in a pinch
Seating: 11' to main seating area. 2 Couches in an "L" config, with one of them being at a 90deg angle to the TV, so viewing angle is a concern
Budget: $2K
Environment: 2 large windows opposite the TV, which create HUGE glare on the Plasma. Luckily we rarely watch TV during the day. We also never watch TV in a darkened room. The room is well lit with several floor/table lamps. We never use the overhead lighting.
Viewing: A mix of regular TV and movies. Almost zero sports and no physical media. I have a Roku4 and a Tivo Premiere (which is just used for OTA). On the Roku our primary sources are Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBONOW, and PLEX (which I serve from an old MacPro). SmartTV features are irreverent because I plan on sticking with ROKU. I like their interface and they have more channel options than any other platform. Plus its super easy to just upgrade the ROKU for $100 when new features are released..

My biggest concerns are that even though my TV is an older cheap Plasma, it has a super even picture and great viewing angles. I really don't want to step backwards on anything related to picture quality. the Vizio M series seems like great bang/buck, but I would like something with a little more visual "pop" (if that makes any sense...)
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I'm looking to replace my aging 720p 50" LG Plasma. I had really been hoping to hold out for an OLED, but at this point I think it makes more sense to go LED and then upgrade to OLED in a few years when prices are down. I'm hoping to pick something up on SuperBowl/End of Model Year sale.

Size: 65" fits the space perfectly, although I could probably fit 70" in a pinch
Seating: 11' to main seating area. 2 Couches in an "L" config, with one of them being at a 90deg angle to the TV, so viewing angle is a concern
Budget: $2K
Environment: 2 large windows opposite the TV, which create HUGE glare on the Plasma. Luckily we rarely watch TV during the day. We also never watch TV in a darkened room. The room is well lit with several floor/table lamps. We never use the overhead lighting.
Viewing: A mix of regular TV and movies. Almost zero sports and no physical media. I have a Roku4 and a Tivo Premiere (which is just used for OTA). On the Roku our primary sources are Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBONOW, and PLEX (which I serve from an old MacPro). SmartTV features are irreverent because I plan on sticking with ROKU. I like their interface and they have more channel options than any other platform. Plus its super easy to just upgrade the ROKU for $100 when new features are released..

My biggest concerns are that even though my TV is an older cheap Plasma, it has a super even picture and great viewing angles. I really don't want to step backwards on anything related to picture quality. the Vizio M series seems like great bang/buck, but I would like something with a little more visual "pop" (if that makes any sense...)
Forget all those VA panel sets with that viewing angle to the 2nd couch - they lose color saturation at somewhere between 15 and 20 degrees off angle. That's what plasmas and OLEDs were made for. Your couch sitting off to one side is likely more like 30 to 45 degrees off angle depending how far it is from the center of the screen, so an IPS panel LED should work. And since you don't view in a totally dark room, that erases the biggest failing of IPS panels - their deficits in black levels and contrast which show up in a dark room. So, if you won't go for an OLED now, look at IPS panel LEDs such as the Sony XBR65X810C ($1.5K), LG 65UF7700 ($1.8K) or LG 65UF8500 ($1.9K). If you look at the Sony, make sure it is the 65" set with the IPS panel because the 55" comes with a VA panel. The VA panel LEDs with all the "pop" need to be viewed dead on, their viewing angle performance is pathetic.
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Looking for a 55" tv. It's in a cabinet so that's what fits. The source is belltv and Netflix. Replacing an older 46" Panasonic plasma. Room is variable light but most tv is watched after dark. Budget is what ever. Tvs in this size all seem reasonable. Looked at a vizio and a Panasonic cx650.
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Size: 65" to 75"
Seating: 13' to main seating area. Angle not a big concern
Budget: Up to $4-5k, but less is better
Environment: Big windows that give passive light during the day, but otherwise at night it is fairly dark
Viewing: HD cable/sports/movies, Xbox One gaming, 1080p/4k content when it's available

I'm fairly set on either 65JS9500 or 75JU7100 but working with the size versus picture quality argument. I'm not really looking for a reaction when someone walks into my place of "man--that's a huge tv!!". But I also don't want to go too small. Also, curve vs non-curve is not a sticking point. Thoughts?
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In need of some assistance:

Size: TV will be mounted and wall space is not an issue. Fixed or adjustable mount would both be fine.

Seating: Main seating will be pretty much head on in the 12-15' range (it's for our new house that is not yet complete - supposed to close March 4th - so not 100% sure on the final/exact seating distance) and there will also be a couch that runs parallel with the direct line of sight, that would range from about 4' to about 10' away from the TV (any legitimate viewing would probably be in the 8-10'+ range) and is probably 20 degrees or less off-center.

Budget: $2,500ish (could probably go a bit higher, but definitely nothing over $3,000)

Environment: 4 large windows to the side that run parallel with viewing line of sight (behind the second seating area mentioned above), but they will have shutters and the windows are under the covered porch and face north, so direct sunlight should not be much of an issue. Overhead lighting consists of 4 can flood lights in the 12' ceiling and a fan with a light fixture attached (none of which would be directly over the TV or aimed directly at the TV). 18'+ directly from the TV will be the kitchen. So the space can get very bright, but the lighting can also be controlled by turning lights on/off and closing/opening shutters to become quite dark.

Viewing: 75-80%+ will likely be Uverse/satellite, with at least half of that being sports (football, soccer, baseball, some basketball), and the remainder being "regular" TV shows. Probably 15% Netflix and Amazon streaming. Movies will make up 5% +/- of viewing for now (see below for more details).

Some of the models I've narrowed it down to that seem to fit within the $2,500 (I used BB prices for comparison purposes, though they all seem to be "sale" prices and I don't know when those will end) range are:

Samsung UN75J6300 ($2,200) - picture looks good when I've looked at it in Best Buy from 15-25' away (though I haven't seen a "regular" feed running through it). And I did notice pretty strong reflections, but I'm not too terribly concerned about that since we can work with the lighting in the room and even when the flood lights are on, if it became an issue, we could adjust the tilt if we used an adjustable mount.

Samsung 65JS8500 ($2,500) - picture looks outstanding from what I've seen in store (though still no "regular" feed) and it has excellent reviews.

Vizio M70-C3 ($1,800) - seems to get good reviews overall, and seems like a pretty solid "budget" 4K that could provide some "future proofing" if/when we move it to the game room (see below) from a content perspective.

Sony XBR65X850C ($2,000) - looked good in person, but I've seen some mixed reviews on it, and it seems like if I ended up going 65", that I'd probably just pony up the extra $500 for the JS8500.

I know that with a 12'+ viewing distance, there is going to be no discernible benefit going with 4K, which is sort of pushing me toward the J6300 since it is the largest one and the added size should provide a greater benefit than going 4K over 1080.

But, the plan is to get a unit now (possibly a 70"+ since it seems most would argue that size is more important in that family room space at the moment since 4K wouldn't benefit us at the higher viewing distances coupled with the current lack of 4K content available across the board, etc.) and in 3-5 years (after prices on some of the larger 4K units (hopefully) come down and/or OLED prices (hopefully) come down and they (hopefully) come out with larger OLED sizes) move this unit upstairs into the game room for the kids (right now, we're going to put the old Sony in the game room).

Once it moved upstairs, it would probably be about 75% Uverse/satellite viewing of kids programs and 25% movies for "family movie night." At that point, the viewing distance from the couches would be in the 7-10' range (again, not 100% sure on final placement/distance just yet since we haven't moved the furniture in yet). Additionally, it would probably be a brighter overall environment than the family room downstairs, but lighting could be controlled with window shutters, turning lights on/off, etc.

So, my questions are:

1) Do you think I would be best served going with a 70 or 75" screen given the size of the space, even if the JS8500 picture is really, really nice?

2) Would going with the J6300 be the best combo of size and picture quality given that we're still a few years away from more mainstream 4K content? Even if we wouldn't be able to benefit from 4K content once it got moved upstairs into the kid's game room? Or would the M70 be the better option for both short-term and long-term viewing as described above - i.e. quality picture now, and possibly utilizing more 4K content in a few years after we move it upstairs?

3) Would it be better to go with the JS8500 and "suffer" with the smaller 65" size for a few years until we move it upstairs, at which point it might be better with 4K and a 7-10' viewing distance (though I still believe that an 8'+ viewing distance and a 65" screen may be bordering on not being able to fully benefit from 4K, but I'm not completely sure on that)?

4) Are there other options out there in the size and approximate price range that others would recommend I take a look at that would do well for lots of sports and "regular" Uverse/satellite viewing now and lists of movies and "regular" Uverse/satellite viewing in a few years?

Sorry for the incredibly long post and thank you in advance. If there is any info I failed to include, please let me know.

Thanks!
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Hi guys. I've been watching Netflix, a little bit of cable, sports, and blurays on a 1080p 32" Samsung TV in my garage. I bought the TV used on CL and it's done pretty decent for me, but now I'm wanting to upgrade to a better quality display. I sit 5'6" away from the tv so I was thinking a 40" would be the biggest display I should look for, but after looking at the sizing chart on Rtings if I go with a 4k display, I can go up to a 55" display.


1. Budget
$1000-$1800

2. Seating distance
5'6"

3. Size/placement limitations
55". Going to mount on the wall directly in front of me.

4. Uses and sources
Bluray movies, Netflix, YouTube, sports, a little bit of cable, and on some rare occasions I'll dust off my Xbox 360. I do plan on getting into UHD bluray.


5. Room lighting
Majority of the time I watch with a little bit of ambient light coming from a couple of pinball machines that are also in the garage.

A friend of mine bought a curved Samsung last year and I'm not really a fan of the curved display. I guess I don't understand what benefit a curved display provides over a flat display do right now I'm all for a flat TV. I have never used 3D so I don't need that. Smart TV isn't a necessity, but if that's what I need to steam Netflix 4K, then I don't mind having it.
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Hi guys. I've been watching Netflix, a little bit of cable, sports, and blurays on a 1080p 32" Samsung TV in my garage. I bought the TV used on CL and it's done pretty decent for me, but now I'm wanting to upgrade to a better quality display. I sit 5'6" away from the tv so I was thinking a 40" would be the biggest display I should look for, but after looking at the sizing chart on Rtings if I go with a 4k display, I can go up to a 55" display.


1. Budget
$1000-$1800

2. Seating distance
5'6"

3. Size/placement limitations
55". Going to mount on the wall directly in front of me.

4. Uses and sources
Bluray movies, Netflix, YouTube, sports, a little bit of cable, and on some rare occasions I'll dust off my Xbox 360. I do plan on getting into UHD bluray.


5. Room lighting
Majority of the time I watch with a little bit of ambient light coming from a couple of pinball machines that are also in the garage.

A friend of mine bought a curved Samsung last year and I'm not really a fan of the curved display. I guess I don't understand what benefit a curved display provides over a flat display do right now I'm all for a flat TV. I have never used 3D so I don't need that. Smart TV isn't a necessity, but if that's what I need to steam Netflix 4K, then I don't mind having it.
Check out the Samsung JS7000
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Size: 65" to 75"
Seating: 13' to main seating area. Angle not a big concern
Budget: Up to $4-5k, but less is better
Environment: Big windows that give passive light during the day, but otherwise at night it is fairly dark
Viewing: HD cable/sports/movies, Xbox One gaming, 1080p/4k content when it's available

I'm fairly set on either 65JS9500 or 75JU7100 but working with the size versus picture quality argument. I'm not really looking for a reaction when someone walks into my place of "man--that's a huge tv!!". But I also don't want to go too small. Also, curve vs non-curve is not a sticking point. Thoughts?
At your sitting distance I would go with the 75"
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In need of some assistance:
Sorry for the incredibly long post and thank you in advance. If there is any info I failed to include, please let me know.

Thanks!
If you can wait...I would check out the new Sharp AQUOS N8100U (LC-70N8100U) has an MSRP of $2300...comes out in May i believe. Has all the bells and whistles for cheap. Equipped with HDR, full array local dimming

http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...016-Television

If not...I would get the Vizio at costco and you got 90 days to decide. The Vizio happens to be a great tv...but lacks the extra stuff.
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