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New TV as well!

I need a new TV myself. I am expecting my new Xbox One X on Day 1. So to get the most bestest, I need a 4K TV. My current Sharp 55" 1080P from 10 years ago is still (knock on wood) going strong. Still a great picture and low latency.


1. Budget- ~$1500
2. Seating distance- 4-12 feet (gaming 4'/watching TV 12'
3. Size/placement limitations- 65"
4. Uses and sources-Xbox One X
5. Room lighting- Mix but never pitch black.


I have been looking at TV's with great gaming mode performance (Displaylag.com), and these are the current models I have on my list.




LG65SJ8500
SamsungUN65KS8500


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Hello everyone,

My 50" LG plasma had an HDMI board go and it's time to replace the TV. I might repair it later and repurpose it for the Kid's play room-but for now I am focusing on a new TV for the family room.

We have a dedicated media room in the basement where we watch movies/sports/etc; however this new TV will be the workhorse in the family pulling daily duty in the family room where it has to be visible from the family room and kitchen and battle against a lot of natural light. To compound things, people will be in multiple viewing angles at once. So off axis viewing is important.

1. Budget-Prefer to keep in around 1500 but am flexible.

2. Seating distance-varied depending on room. Mostly 12'-20'

3. Size/placement limitations-TV will be in a built in space surrounded by book shelves (see photos). I can fit up to a 65" TV and previously had a 50". The benefit to the previous TV was that it was on a stand that swiveled to allow for adjust the angles.

4. Uses and sources-TV shows (25% cartoons for kids, 25% sports, 50% other content). We have OTA for local stations, DirecTV Now through Roku, and Hulu, Netflix, etc. We use a different TV for watching movies.

5. Room lighting-A lot of ambient light from windows along one side.

I have thought about a 55" OLED, but I am wondering if I wouldn't prefer to step up in size to a 65" for the space which limits me back to LCD/LED options. With a lot of labor day deals, I thought now was the time to move on something. Although not typically a fan of curved TVs, I wonder if one might work well in my application OR perhaps a TV with a swivel stand to and for optimal viewing angles. Any suggestions would be great.
Today's TVs generally don't come with swivel stands like your old Plasma, but you can pick up this Swivel Base. A nice Sony XBR65X900E will fit on it and then you can swivel it, but many Samsungs and Vizios will not with their wide base mounts. But if you have people sitting in different locations, no swivel will help any VA panel TV with their ultra narrow viewing angles. IPS panels have wider viewing angles, but nothing like old plasmas and new OLEDs. The LG 65SJ8500, which is one of the better nano cell IPS panel sets, is on sale right now for your $1,500 price so maybe you should look at that one. Rtings didn't give it much love but Consumer Reports liked it. But for your situation, IMO an LG OLED is your best choice.
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I need a new TV myself. I am expecting my new Xbox One X on Day 1. So to get the most bestest, I need a 4K TV. My current Sharp 55" 1080P from 10 years ago is still (knock on wood) going strong. Still a great picture and low latency.


1. Budget- ~$1500
2. Seating distance- 4-12 feet (gaming 4'/watching TV 12'
3. Size/placement limitations- 65"
4. Uses and sources-Xbox One X
5. Room lighting- Mix but never pitch black.


I have been looking at TV's with great gaming mode performance (Displaylag.com), and these are the current models I have on my list.




LG65SJ8500
SamsungUN65KS8500


thanks!
OK, you're all over the map here. The LG 65SJ8500 is a 2017 flat IPS panel set and the Samsung UN65KS8500 is a 2016 curved VA panel set. So do you need the wider viewing angle of the IPS panel or not? Do you want a curved panel or not? Also are you interested in HDR gaming or just vanilla 4K gaming?
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Today's TVs generally don't come with swivel stands like your old Plasma, but you can pick up this Swivel Base. A nice Sony XBR65X900E will fit on it and then you can swivel it, but many Samsungs and Vizios will not with their wide base mounts. But if you have people sitting in different locations, no swivel will help any VA panel TV with their ultra narrow viewing angles. IPS panels have wider viewing angles, but nothing like old plasmas and new OLEDs. The LG 65SJ8500, which is one of the better nano cell IPS panel sets, is on sale right now for your $1,500 price so maybe you should look at that one. Rtings didn't give it much love but Consumer Reports liked it. But for your situation, IMO an LG OLED is your best choice.
After thinking about it more, it is less that a lot of people are watching from different angles at the same time and more that we tend to watch the TV from different spots depending on the time (i.e. from the kitchen, from the family room). In other words, I wonder if a a swivel like you mentioned with an IPS panel based TV might be okay. The sony you referenced is close enough to my 1500 goal that it might be worth the extra few hundred dollars. Thanks for the feedback.
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After thinking about it more, it is less that a lot of people are watching from different angles at the same time and more that we tend to watch the TV from different spots depending on the time (i.e. from the kitchen, from the family room). In other words, I wonder if a a swivel like you mentioned with an IPS panel based TV might be okay. The sony you referenced is close enough to my 1500 goal that it might be worth the extra few hundred dollars. Thanks for the feedback.
Just to be clear, the Sony 900E is a VA panel set which is why I suggested the swivel stand. Plus it has a small middle stand that will fit on it unlike all Vizios and many Samsungs. The LG 65SJ8500 you mentioned is an IPS panel set and the stand on that one looks to big to fit on the swivel stand I linked.
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Just to be clear, the Sony 900E is a VA panel set which is why I suggested the swivel stand. Plus it has a small middle stand that will fit on it unlike all Vizios and many Samsungs. The LG 65SJ8500 you mentioned is an IPS panel set and the stand on that one looks to big to fit on the swivel stand I linked.
Thanks for the clarification, I knew the LG was IPS but didn't realize the Sony way not. I'm hoping to get over to BB to try to review a couple in person to see how they look (and maybe measure the base of any other options that look promising).
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Totally overwhelmed looking for new tv. Currently watching a 10yr old AOC 32" with complimentary cable distributed via coax in apt building.

Have access to a 5yr old Samsung 48" using the same basic cable input. The picture is horrible. I'd rather watch the AOC.

I'm old, my vision requires glasses. THINK I'd like a bigger screen...55 to 65 felt good in the where house store. A 65" would occupy 2/3 of the available wall and feels like it could be painfull to watch if the picture is inferior.

1. Budget = flexible
2. Seating distance = 10-14ft
3. Size/placement limitations...see above
4. Use and source = Basic cable...not HD.
5. Room lighting = Single overhead light centered, large bright window

What type of display will make the best of my weak input? Am I just going to end up with a bigger version of a ****ty display image? Can buy a Insigna 55" 1080p without a tuner for $350. Don't mind spending $600-$800 for a dramatic improvement. I'd even spend $1400 for an OLED but my expectations would be extremely high at that price point.

Am I screwed or is a pleasant viewing experience possible with basic cable input? Do I need to think smaller screen size?

Help...thoughts, recommendations?
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Since you're not interested in anything 65" or anything curved, I'll address the 55" KS8000 floor model. Using US $, I think $1,000 would be a correct price for that, not the $1,450 you were quoted. Giving only $50 off a last year's display model isn't really anything to get excited about.
hello dave,
so i bought it yesterday. i visited a retailer and i found the ks8000 (in europe 7080) still packed. i got it for 1099. the sony x900e was priced out with 1699, and after discount still 1550 (the 1450 was from an online ship, but you could have picked up the tv from a store). 55" is the perfect size, i am happy i didn't buy something bigger. watched passengers yesterday and it is AWESOME! the brightness, the deep blacks, the motion, the sharpness.. wonderful.
thank you for your great help. much appreciated
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hello dave,
so i bought it yesterday. i visited a retailer and i found the ks8000 (in europe 7080) still packed. i got it for 1099. the sony x900e was priced out with 1699, and after discount still 1550 (the 1450 was from an online ship, but you could have picked up the tv from a store). 55" is the perfect size, i am happy i didn't buy something bigger. watched passengers yesterday and it is AWESOME! the brightness, the deep blacks, the motion, the sharpness.. wonderful.
thank you for your great help. much appreciated
Sounds like a good deal, enjoy!
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That is tempting, but I really don't want a curved TV.

Oh! Dang! I just read some reviews of the KS9800 and it might convince me to buy a curved TV, although some of the reviews on Amazon are real downers! Are there any owners of the KS9800 who would like to share their experience?
I own both the Samsung KS8000 and KS9800

The KS9800 is head and shoulders a better Tv than the KS8000 is
I DO NOT like the curve

However the much better panel uniformity , brightness, and color saturation won me over

btw..I also own the Vizio P series and the Samsung KS9800 spanks that one in performance as well

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Samsung on Sony

I'm looking to buy a 75" tv

Currently looking at
Samsung 75" Q7F - $2500
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Sony xbr75X900e - $2800

What's the better bang for buck here?
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need some opinions please, I am undecided between Sony XE9005 and LG OLEDB6V or B7V (55inch models).
Currently I can get the Sony for €1350 and the LG for €1700 and €2000 respectively.
The TV is for a family member who watches a ton of football and some movies.
Sound is not a major factor as a really nice 5.1 surround setup is already in place.
I've been trying to think of some pros for each and this is what I have so far:

LG:
+ better picture, perfect blacks, unmatched for movies
+ easy to use OS
+ 4 year warranty extension (3 years for Sony)

SONY:
+ much brighter
+ no potential problems with banding and image retention
+ better at handling motion (important for sports)
+ screen has less reflection and glare
+ cheaper

Also, is it worth it getting the B7 over the B6 for €300 more? I was reading that the brightness for non HDR content is much better according to someone in this thread..can someone confirm?
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I'm looking to buy a 75" tv

Currently looking at
Samsung 75" Q7F - $2500
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Sony xbr75X900e - $2800

What's the better bang for buck here?
Where are you getting a Samsung QN75Q7F for $2,500? Amazon sells it for $4,000. Sounds bogus to me.
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Parameters Are In

So, my wife and I decided on our parameters for a new TV today. At least 65" but 75" is too big. We do sit 11-12 feet back, but the room is narrow and a 75" tv just dominates the whole place.

Size - 65" - 70"
Price - Under $1400

My thoughts are the Vizio M70-E series, waiting until black friday when it likely hits the price point. Costco has already had sales where it was $1400. I know the P Series picture is better, but I do believe that 5" size will make a difference, especially if we can find it for that price.

Thoughts? What may I be missing, what TVs am I overlooking?
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1. Budget $1500-1700$

2. Seating distance - 12 feet

3. Size/placement limitations - we are living in a apartment, the wall it is going on will have a slant. I think 55 is the size that fits, I'll attach an image.

4. Uses and sources - Cable (X1 box Comcast) Nvidia shield, chromecast. Sources - Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube TV.
I enjoy watching TV shows and movies. My wife stays and home with our son and watches a long of children shows with him.


5. Room lighting - lamp lit, no overhead lights. Room has one window with blinds. Front door has large windows and no covering.

Sunlight shines on current TV during sunrise. Image attached.

I was thinking about the Sony 900e or q7f both seem around the same price.

I see a lot of information about the Sony higher model 930 getting dolby vision but not on the Samsung or q7f.
Is this a big deal?

There is a small forum for the q7f vs the 900 and I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

Thank you for any help. Coming from a AOC TV 32 inches. Our kiddo keepa turning off TV the TV with the power button, another reason we are looking to upgrade.

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1. Budget $1500-1700$

2. Seating distance - 12 feet

3. Size/placement limitations - we are living in a apartment, the wall it is going on will have a slant. I think 55 is the size that fits, I'll attach an image.

4. Uses and sources - Cable (X1 box Comcast) Nvidia shield, chromecast. Sources - Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube TV.
I enjoy watching TV shows and movies. My wife stays and home with our son and watches a long of children shows with him.


5. Room lighting - lamp lit, no overhead lights. Room has one window with blinds. Front door has large windows and no covering.

Sunlight shines on current TV during sunrise. Image attached.

I was thinking about the Sony 900e or q7f both seem around the same price.

I see a lot of information about the Sony higher model 930 getting dolby vision but not on the Samsung or q7f.
Is this a big deal?

There is a small forum for the q7f vs the 900 and I'm not sure if that is good or bad.

Thank you for any help. Coming from a AOC TV 32 inches. Our kiddo keepa turning off TV the TV with the power button, another reason we are looking to upgrade.
Samsung TVs will not get DV updates, and as of now only higher end Sonys will, starting with the 930E. There is a possibility the 900E might an update later, but as of today the answer is no. As far as pricing goes, the 900E and Q7F are not the same - at 55" the 900E is $1,200, the Q7F is $1,800, and the 930E is $2,200. Having seen them all, the 930E is the best of the three, the 900E is next and the Q7F last. None are bad, any of them would be fine. The 900E is by far the best value at the current $1,200 price IMO. I personally don't think the lack of DV is an issue, but some others disagree. Everything will be available on HDR10 anyway.
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Samsung TVs will not get DV updates, and as of now only higher end Sonys will, starting with the 930E. There is a possibility the 900E might an update later, but as of today the answer is no. As far as pricing goes, the 900E and Q7F are not the same - at 55" the 900E is $1,200, the Q7F is $1,800, and the 930E is $2,200. Having seen them all, the 930E is the best of the three, the 900E is next and the Q7F last. None are bad, any of them would be fine. The 900E is by far the best value at the current $1,200 price IMO. I personally don't think the lack of DV is an issue, but some others disagree. Everything will be available on HDR10 anyway.
Thank you for the feedback back! I appreciate it. I think samsung.com must be having a sale because it fit in my price range based on the price on form samsung.com.

This might be a dumb question but when I read here on the forums to use dvd to calibration the screen, do I need a blu-ray player for that?

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Sony 900e 75" vs. Vizio P75 vs. Samsung MU9000 75" LG B7 vs. 65" vs. LG B7 vs. 65"

1. Max budget is ~$3500.
2. Seating distance is 9-10 feet.
3. No size/placement limitations. Unit will be on the wall.
4. Uses and sources: 40% Cable TV, 40% streaming Netflix/Amazon Prime, 10% gaming on PS4.
5. Room lighting: Overhead lighting that is dimmable, most afternoon sun that is blocked by shades.

Finally replacing my Panasonic Plasma which developed a line down the middle. I'm leaning toward the B7 because of overall picture quality, ability to handle reflections and style. However, part of me is stuck on getting the largest screen available (with somewhat comparable quality), which in my case is a 75".

I currently rank the tv's as follows below, but I would love some input. Thanks so much in advance!

A. LG B7 - great picture quality, beautiful styling, handles reflections well
B. Sony 900e - local dimming, very bright, ability to handle reflections
C. Vizio P - local dimming (not as good as Sony's, but still good), great contrast
D. Samsung MU 9000 - good picture quality, very good at handling reflections
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I currently rank the tv's as follows below, but I would love some input. Thanks so much in advance!

A. LG B7 - great picture quality, beautiful styling, handles reflections well
B. Sony 900e - local dimming, very bright, ability to handle reflections
C. Vizio P - local dimming (not as good as Sony's, but still good), great contrast
D. Samsung MU 9000 - good picture quality, very good at handling reflections
The local dimming for the Vizio P is actually better than that of the Sony 900E. Both are FALD while the Samsung MU9000 has poorly implemented edge dimming. Other than that, I agree with your rankings.
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Good HDTV to hook up to my PC

I am looking for a decent HDTV that I can hook up to my PC. I went through several a few years back but didn't like any of them because they all had viewing angle issues of some sort or another. I am putting them on a desk and will be at most 3 feet away. I tried two LG models with IPS but the IPS glow was really bad on those. Also tried a few VA omdels but those were even worse since I could easily see the contrast shift on everything outside of dead center, as well as the black crush effect of things in the middle. I am currently still using my ten year old glow-free Panasonic TV with IPS and after ogling at some of the recent budget TVs at my friend's house my TV's washed out colors and super thick black bezel was starting to feel old.

There are a lot of great TVs out there but they are not so great once you get close enough, especially for PC monitor use on a desk. So far the only one that seems tolerable is the Sony KD43X720E which has a color shift rating of 41 degrees based on RTINGS.com methodology. The video preview of the viewing angles seemed okay without much glow but it can be hard to tell when the image isn't a darker color and the camera isn't at a more verticle angle. Another older model that seems popular is the X830C series, also by Sony, but not sure how it compares to the newer X720E.

I would love some more suggestions, especially at the higher end. My limit is 50" as it would be too big for my desk otherwise. Sadly it seems most of the higher end are VA panels of some sort. OLED would be the best option but the price is still too expensive and the size doesn't go below 55".
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I am looking for a decent HDTV that I can hook up to my PC. I went through several a few years back but didn't like any of them because they all had viewing angle issues of some sort or another. I am putting them on a desk and will be at most 3 feet away. I tried two LG models with IPS but the IPS glow was really bad on those. Also tried a few VA omdels but those were even worse since I could easily see the contrast shift on everything outside of dead center, as well as the black crush effect of things in the middle. I am currently still using my ten year old glow-free Panasonic TV with IPS and after ogling at some of the recent budget TVs at my friend's house my TV's washed out colors and super thick black bezel was starting to feel old.

There are a lot of great TVs out there but they are not so great once you get close enough, especially for PC monitor use on a desk. So far the only one that seems tolerable is the Sony KD43X720E which has a color shift rating of 41 degrees based on RTINGS.com methodology. The video preview of the viewing angles seemed okay without much glow but it can be hard to tell when the image isn't a darker color and the camera isn't at a more verticle angle. Another older model that seems popular is the X830C series, also by Sony, but not sure how it compares to the newer X720E.

I would love some more suggestions, especially at the higher end. My limit is 50" as it would be too big for my desk otherwise. Sadly it seems most of the higher end are VA panels of some sort. OLED would be the best option but the price is still too expensive and the size doesn't go below 55".
The Sony KD43X720E is a good choice for use as a PC monitor and is a significant improvement over the older model Sony XBR43X830C. The only plus for the XBR43X830C is for movies since it is a 120 Hz set that has full 24p judder control from all sources while the 60 Hz KD43X720E only prevents judder from Blu-rays only, not from 60i/60p sources such as cable and satellite boxes.
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I am looking for a 75 inch tv.

My budget is around 3k.

It is going to go into a pretty good sized room and the viewing angles will definitely be wider than 20 degrees.

I'll also be watching during the day as well as at night and the room will be reasonably bright during the day.

I have been looking at everything from the Vizio M series, The Sony XBR850 and various Samsung and LG models. I am pretty torn.

The bestbuy near my house has a floor model Vizio P-75C1 for $2,200. This seems like a great deal but I am concerned about buying a demo tv. I'm sure it's had a ton of use. Is that an issue?

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
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I am looking for a 75 inch tv.

My budget is around 3k.

It is going to go into a pretty good sized room and the viewing angles will definitely be wider than 20 degrees.

I'll also be watching during the day as well as at night and the room will be reasonably bright during the day.

I have been looking at everything from the Vizio M series, The Sony XBR850 and various Samsung and LG models. I am pretty torn.

The bestbuy near my house has a floor model Vizio P-75C1 for $2,200. This seems like a great deal but I am concerned about buying a demo tv. I'm sure it's had a ton of use. Is that an issue?

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
Floor models tend to be on for 10 hours per day so that would be a concern to me. The flip side is you can fully check it out in the store for any significant flaws. And, maybe you can get them to throw in an extended warranty.

But you mentioned wide viewing angles and all VA panel sets, like the Vizio P75-C1, have narrow viewing angles, but they also have the deep blacks everyone gets so excited about. If you need the wider viewing angles an IPS panel provides, the Sony XBR75X850E is worth a look in your price range. The newer LGs with real 4K panels, such as the 75SJ8570, don't have as wide viewing angles as typical IPS panel sets do. That might be a characteristic of their new "Nano Cell" panels.

If you feel that a VA panel will be OK, around $3K brings the Sony XBR75X900E and Vizio P75-E1 into play at a little over your budget. Just under your budget, are the Samsung UN75MU8000 and Vizio M75-E1. It's all about how much you want to pay, and how critical your viewing eye is.
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Floor models tend to be on for 10 hours per day so that would be a concern to me. The flip side is you can fully check it out in the store for any significant flaws. And, maybe you can get them to throw in an extended warranty.

But you mentioned wide viewing angles and all VA panel sets, like the Vizio P75-C1, have narrow viewing angles, but they also have the deep blacks everyone gets so excited about. If you need the wider viewing angles an IPS panel provides, the Sony XBR75X850E is worth a look in your price range. The newer LGs with real 4K panels, such as the 75SJ8570, don't have as wide viewing angles as typical IPS panel sets do. That might be a characteristic of their new "Nano Cell" panels.

If you feel that a VA panel will be OK, around $3K brings the Sony XBR75X900E and Vizio P75-E1 into play at a little over your budget. Just under your budget, are the Samsung UN75MU8000 and Vizio M75-E1. It's all about how much you want to pay, and how critical your viewing eye is.
Thank you. I am leaning towards a IPS. Is the Sony 850e pretty much the top of the line for IPS sets?
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Thank you. I am leaning towards a IPS. Is the Sony 850e pretty much the top of the line for IPS sets?
It's a decent mid-price 75" TV. But there don't seem to be any reviews of the 75" IPS model, reviewers have evaluated the smaller VA panel versions. So you really need to go look at it even though I would bet it uses the same panel as last year's XBR75X850D. It is edge lit without local dimming, but most edge-lit dimming isn't worth having (Sony 930E excepted). In your price range, I'd look at it along with the LG 75SJ8570 which has mediocre edge-lit dimming. See which one you like the best.
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The Sony KD43X720E is a good choice for use as a PC monitor and is a significant improvement over the older model Sony XBR43X830C. The only plus for the XBR43X830C is for movies since it is a 120 Hz set that has full 24p judder control from all sources while the 60 Hz KD43X720E only prevents judder from Blu-rays only, not from 60i/60p sources such as cable and satellite boxes.
Thanks for the quick reply. I just have one more question. I am debating between the 43 and 49" x720e but from prior experience many manufacturers have different panels for different sizes within the same product range. The 43 is definitely IPS but cannot find any information on the 49 or 55 whether they are IPS or VA and whether the viewing angles are identical or not to the 43.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I just have one more question. I am debating between the 43 and 49" x720e but from prior experience many manufacturers have different panels for different sizes within the same product range. The 43 is definitely IPS but cannot find any information on the 49 or 55 whether they are IPS or VA and whether the viewing angles are identical or not to the 43.
I guess you'd have to look at it to know for sure.
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Just bought a Q7F 65" for $2099 and an HW-850 soundbar for $630...Really looking to get some validation (weak, I know) for this TV at this price range. I felt like it was a good deal but would like some feedback.

I'm coming from a Samsung D6400 46"...hopefully this will be a significant step up. Thoughts?

I've seen the Q side by side with OLED/LG and I'm more interesting in the vibrant colors and bright screen than true blacks...Walking away for $2900 with tax for both items is a decent deal?

A little concerned about viewing angle and my TV will be on an articulating arm pulled off the wall and angled as the space is in the corner. Not sure how well the soundbar will function being positioned below but behind the TV flush against the wall.

Also looking at bias lighting...good idea or no?

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Question Budget 43" 4K - Which one to choose?

Recently my poor Plasma broke and I've tried to get some help on fixing it, but it looks risky to try and buy parts. I love the picture, but I suppose it's time to move on.

So, I'm looking for something cheap to replace it. Our living room is small and a 43" inch is perfect. I tried going super cheap and got a Toshiba 1080P at Best Buy for $225, but when I got home I was really disappointed. A total step back.

So, I'm thinking I should go for a 4K tv, but there's a few choices in my price range. Here's what I'm looking for:

Budget: $300 - $500 (hopefully under $450)
Size: 43"
Use: Mostly streaming Netflix and Streaming sports
Distance: About 6-7 feet.
Room: Not crazy sunny, but not pitch black. We also prefer a lower brightness than most

I've read reviews for the Samsung 6300MU, Vizio E43-E2, and TCL S405. Every review site seems to prefer a different one.

Thoughts?
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Recently my poor Plasma broke and I've tried to get some help on fixing it, but it looks risky to try and buy parts. I love the picture, but I suppose it's time to move on.

So, I'm looking for something cheap to replace it. Our living room is small and a 43" inch is perfect. I tried going super cheap and got a Toshiba 1080P at Best Buy for $225, but when I got home I was really disappointed. A total step back.

So, I'm thinking I should go for a 4K tv, but there's a few choices in my price range. Here's what I'm looking for:

Budget: $300 - $500 (hopefully under $450)
Size: 43"
Use: Mostly streaming Netflix and Streaming sports
Distance: About 6-7 feet.
Room: Not crazy sunny, but not pitch black. We also prefer a lower brightness than most

I've read reviews for the Samsung 6300MU, Vizio E43-E2, and TCL S405. Every review site seems to prefer a different one.

Thoughts?
All are VA panels with limited viewing angles compared to your old plasma. None of these small budget sets will be perfect, all are 60 Hz with limited 24p judder control. Only the Vizio E43-E2 has any local dimming but it's FALD isn't very good. The MU6300 has the highest contrast ratio and is the brightest of your choices. Right now Dell Small Business has the Samsung UN43MU6300 43" 4K HDR TV for $499.99 with a $100 Dell Gift Card and free shipping.
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