Size: 65" or 75"
Budget: Up to ~$5k-6k
Use: Primarily gaming (console), with second importance being Netflix/streaming.
Viewing Distance: ~8'
Room Lighting: Some natural light does seep in through small windows w/non sunblocking curtains
Wanting to Buy: Sooner rather than later
Next Intended TV Purchase After This: 6-9 years
I plan on buying an AVR or soundbar (yes, I know other types of receivers are better but there is a convenience factor here). My budget listed above is in USD, despite the fact that I've lived in Canada for just over 5 years now and will be making my purchase in Canada (unfortunately, for reasons listed near the end).
I'm finally upgrading from a 2010 46" Samsung UN46C6900 and while I had been holding off since last year in hopes the 2019 flagship televisions would officially have HDMI 2.1 hardware as more of the new standard, from everything I've read thus far, the Q90R sounds like the model for me to go all-in on, despite not being as future-proof for video games as I might prefer. I'm too eager to updgrade since it has been so long and I am also debating going OLED and get something like the HDMI 2.1 LG C9 (77"?). My family and I are using it primarily for gaming (PlayStation Pro) and Netflix/streaming, so I am hoping the VRR and ALLM on the Q90R will satisfy, despite being 2.0b HDMI, but I'm also looking to research more on the 2019 flagship LG and Sony models for this year. I see 8K as unnecessary for my needs, despite planning to make this big purchase and not getting another set until another 6 to 9 years or so. Would the Q90R meet my needs that I listed so far, or should I wait more until later this year?
There is some small frustration in that companies like Samsung Canada do not have the EPP program or give a discount when purchasing a QLED and an AVR/Soundbar combo. I just saw the 75" Q90R is available on the Samsung website for the first time today, while it is still not listed in Best Buy Canada and it is listed as at least a month away on Amazon Canada.
Does anyone know when 2019 75" TVs might be more common to find this year? Do the 2019 4K flagships, like the Samsung Q90R, fluxuate in price much over the course of the year, or is it truly around Black Friday that any kind of discounts would appear?
Should I truly be patient and try again in 2020 for increased likelihood for HDMI 2.1 certified sets, or is there a TV in the 2019 series of TVs that should do me just fine for the next 6 or 7 years? I indicated, I had my mind set towards the Q90R, but since it is such a big purchase for me, I am keeping my mind open to other models from different manufacturers with suggestions from you all!
Any purchasing advice to meet my needs would be absolutely appreciated! Thank you in advance for your time.