Sooooo. . .here's where I'm at.
My Toshiba 65hm167 is starting to dim again. . .at this point, I'll miss it, but when this bulb goes, it'll be time to upgrade. That set has served me well for a long, long time, but LCD tech has come a long way since the last time I shopped for a TV (which was actually the plasma currently in my bedroom, but I digress. . .).
I watch from a distance of about 9' for the most part (also from the dinner table a bit farther away
). The room is not super wide, so a wide viewing angle is not necessary.
The most important viewing is done at night when the room is very dark. However, I live in Florida, and my TV room has a number of south-facing windows. During the day, it gets bright and there's plenty of glare, even with the curtains closed.
Usage: BD (4K and 2K) and DVD movies, PS4, sports, and various other regular HD cable content [now including Netflix]. In that order in terms of personal importance, but in terms of actual time spent, it might be reversed, so this is "Mixed Use" City. (I'm sure I'll try some 4K streaming too, once I have a 4K set.)
Image quality is most important to me, by a wide margin. Audio is least important (it's actually very important to me, but I intentionally set up my HT so that everything runs through my STR-DN1080, thus the TV's audio is meaningless
). Minimizing screen glare/reflection is also high on the list, as is input lag (for gaming).
After much hemming and hawing, I think I've decided to go to 75". This removes OLED from the equation due to budgetary constraints.
I'm actually kind of bouncing between the Vizio P75 (currently $1700 at Costco) and the Sony X900F (currently around $2800 at various places; some sites seem to have it for a few hundred less).
I can see the X900f in 75" and the P65 on the wall at Best Buy. . .everything looks "nice" there with those demo reels and settings cranked up (especially compared to my nearly dead DLP bulb at home), but who knows what they'll look like in my house, calibrated.
To some extent, it's a question of what I can afford vs. what I can justify. I think I am just going to have to determine whether that price difference is worth it to me, and go from there. Does anyone who owns one of those sets have comments, positive or negative, on any of my criteria? Is there another set in those price ranges that I should be considering? The X850f on the BB wall doesn't look hugely different from the 900f aside from the $1000 missing from its price tag, but from what I read online, it's a significantly inferior panel. Will I notice? Does the Vizio for a similar price blow it away? Am I wrong to give up on Samsung and LG?