Thanks for any help you guys are willing to provide. Close to wrapping up a pretty major remodel and need to start thinking about a TV for the living room.
Budget: I'll answer that with the comment that the three TV's I'm actively considering include the 65" Samsung Q9, 65" LG B/C7 OLED or possibly the Sony 930e.
: This is really the kicker and primarily why I'm posting
so putting this first. The room has an unobstructed westerly view from the 2nd floor and opens to a large deck w/ a roughly 12 foot bifold glass door system (plus more windows). Southern California with LOTS of sun coming in during the daylight hours. As such, the room will be quite bright during daylight hours. The TV will be on the southern wall, but on the adjoining western wall side is basically only about 3 or 4 feet of wall, and then the large door out to the deck, with the path of the sun through the day following the door. Seems like the Q9 or 930e are the better options for bright rooms - so how much does this really matter?
Seating Distance: The room is all studs right now and hasn't been laid out for furniture, but I suspect we'll be setting up the L-shaped couch at or around 10-12 feet. Please note this is an "open" living room that is adjoining the kitchen, and not our media room. Possible we might have a game on and be sitting outside on the deck, so while the screen may be small, viewing angle is a minor consideration and obviously leans toward the LG.
Size/Placement Limitations: Considering we're not major TV/movie watchers, and as WAF requires primarily in-ceiling speakers (I may get away w/ either a Sonos Soundbar + Sub or Center channel in a console + sub + rest in ceiling), we aren't trying for the optimal viewing size. That said, since my media room is an 80" Sharp from 2011 I can imagine that I'll love the 4k on the new TV and will consume more content on it than I realize, whether it be movies or gaming on the Xbox One X (I'll keep the Original Xbox One downstairs w/ the old TV). With the L-shaped couch off-axis viewing will occasionally be an issue.
Uses/Sources: Today we're only OTA and also use Vudu (mostly HDX movies)/Netflix/Xbox/BluRay. I'm considering switching from Uverse to Cox (my only two options) for faster internet, and as part of that may end up w/ OTA + Cox Cable. Considered prewiring for DirectTV, but unlikely I'll actually subscribe. We will also have a HTPC/home server that I'll serve up content from, though TBD
on how much I'd really use it. Maybe some old home movies on my Synology box. Xbox One X unless for some reason I try a PS4 instead.
I'll be posting more questions about the room/equipment/AV later, but given Black Friday is around the corner I figure I may as well pick the TV and go from there.
Thanks for the help!