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thanks. is there any way to quantify the picture quality/issues between my plasma and these tvs? im sure i bought plasma back then for a reason vs lcd. just dont remember it last night plasma worked great so maybe my issue fixed itself
Plasma offered a better picture in a darker room, with a greater chance of image retention and burn-in. LCD was brighter and fought reflection better in a well-lit room. A better all-round TV.

That said, Plasma and LCD of yesteryear are obsolete. It's perhaps time to jump to LED LCD. You have the info. Take your time and make an informed decision. Good luck, have fun.

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Plasma offered a better picture in a darker room, with a greater chance of image retention and burn-in. LCD was brighter and fought reflection better in a well-lit room. A better all-round TV.

That said, Plasma and LCD of yesteryear are obsolete. It's perhaps time to jump to LED LCD. You have the info. Take your time and make an informed decision. Good luck, have fun.

so would any new tv not enable me to see the nice end table lamp that glows next to my chair? gosh id sure miss that reflection

its actually worse for the person sitting to the left of me though.
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so would any new tv not enable me to see the nice end table lamp that glows next to my chair? gosh id sure miss that reflection

its actually worse for the person sitting to the left of me though.
I can only imagine.

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but would any new tv mean less glare from that light? that would be a plus
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but would any new tv mean less glare from that light? that would be a plus
For TV handling of reflections, look here.
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Looking for a sub $1000 lcd that is great for watching sports. Mainly hockey and football. Have my eyes on a Vizio M series. And suggestions?
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Looking for a sub $1000 lcd that is great for watching sports. Mainly hockey and football. Have my eyes on a Vizio M series. And suggestions?
Just so you know Vizio's upscaling of 720p, which is used on a lot of network TV sports, isn't the best. Vizio's are also known for vertical banding. If you go for the Vizio M Quantum, make sure to get the M558-G1 or M658-G1. The "G1" variants are brighter and have more FALD zones (90 vs. 20 or 16) than the "G0" models.
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Looking for a sub $1000 lcd that is great for watching sports. Mainly hockey and football. Have my eyes on a Vizio M series. And suggestions?
Just so you know Vizio's upscaling of 720p, which is used on a lot of network TV sports, isn't the best. Vizio's are also known for vertical banding. If you go for the Vizio M Quantum, make sure to get the M558-G1 or M658-G1. The "G1" variants are brighter and have more FALD zones (90 vs. 20 or 16) than the "G0" models.
Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned I will be streaming via YouTube Tv, so the upscaling shouldn't be an issue. I am more concerned about ghosting and things like that.
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Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned I will be streaming via YouTube Tv, so the upscaling shouldn't be an issue. I am more concerned about ghosting and things like that.
There shouldn't be any ghosting due to the TV's fast response time but they use PWM to dim the backlight with a 480 Hz flicker frequency that causes duplications in motion that can bother some people. The vertical banding might be annoying watching sports.
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Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned I will be streaming via YouTube Tv, so the upscaling shouldn't be an issue. I am more concerned about ghosting and things like that.
There shouldn't be any ghosting due to the TV's fast response time but they use PWM to dim the backlight with a 480 Hz flicker frequency that causes duplications in motion that can bother some people. The vertical banding might be annoying watching sports.
Do you have any suggestions besides the M series in that price range?
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Do you have any suggestions besides the M series in that price range?
The Vizio M series, with it's good HDR, is more of a movie TV than a sports TV.

Will you be sitting directly in front, or do you need off angle viewing?
If you have wide viewing angles in that price range, you'd want to look at IPS panel TVs. If not, then a VA panel TV.
I'm guessing you're wanting a 65", is that correct?
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Do you have any suggestions besides the M series in that price range?
The Vizio M series, with it's good HDR, is more of a movie TV than a sports TV.

Will you be sitting directly in front, or do you need off angle viewing?
If you have wide viewing angles in that price range, you'd want to look at IPS panel TVs. If not, then a VA panel TV.
I'm guessing you're wanting a 65", is that correct?
Yes 65 inch. I will be pretty much directly in front of it. There tv is on an arm so I can adjust as needed
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Yes 65 inch. I will be pretty much directly in front of it. There tv is on an arm so I can adjust as needed
It's hard to make a recommendation without knowing how fussy you are about LCD motion control or what videophile OCDs you might suffer from. Generally all the best sports TVs are fairly expensive since sports are all about motion and screen uniformity (DSE and banding). So all 65" TVs under $1K will have some motion or QC issue that will bother some people. All that being said, Sony is still the king of motion control. Samsung uses PWM like Vizio which bothers some people (not me). LG is all IPS with decent motion but also with PWM, and the lesser brands tend to have motion, DSE, and/or banding or any combination of those factors. I'm not that fussy with motion, but I do hate DSE and banding. So my sports TV in the basement is a $550 65" Samsung NU6900 - VA panel without local dimming or WCG, very high native contrast ratio, no DSE, no banding, and very accurate colors. The PWM dimming doesn't affect the motion for me but others could have issues. Plus it's just a native 60 Hz panel, but again no problem with sports and it's somewhat low brightness isn't an issue in my dark basement. The best choice close to your range IMO, would be the VA panel Sony 900F but it's $300 over your budget so that might not work for you. It has great motion control, a 120 Hz native panel, does not use PWM, and generally has no DSE or banding. While it also has good FALD, which isn't useful for sports but will make HDR better if you ever happen to watch a 4K HDR movie. There are cheaper Sony IPS TVs with great motion control but they have very low contrast ratios, poor black uniformity with noticeable clouding which are typical of IPS panels.
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Yes 65 inch. I will be pretty much directly in front of it. There tv is on an arm so I can adjust as needed
It's hard to make a recommendation without knowing how fussy you are about LCD motion control or what videophile OCDs you might suffer from. Generally all the best sports TVs are fairly expensive since sports are all about motion and screen uniformity (DSE and banding). So all 65" TVs under $1K will have some motion or QC issue that will bother some people. All that being said, Sony is still the king of motion control. Samsung uses PWM like Vizio which bothers some people (not me). LG is all IPS with decent motion but also with PWM, and the lesser brands tend to have motion, DSE, and/or banding or any combination of those factors. I'm not that fussy with motion, but I do hate DSE and banding. So my sports TV in the basement is a $550 65" Samsung NU6900 - VA panel without local dimming or WCG, very high native contrast ratio, no DSE, no banding, and very accurate colors. The PWM dimming doesn't affect the motion for me but others could have issues. Plus it's just a native 60 Hz panel, but again no problem with sports and it's somewhat low brightness isn't an issue in my dark basement. The best choice close to your range IMO, would be the VA panel Sony 900F but it's $300 over your budget so that might not work for you. It has great motion control, a 120 Hz native panel, does not use PWM, and generally has no DSE or banding. While it also has good FALD, which isn't useful for sports but will make HDR better if you ever happen to watch a 4K HDR movie. There are cheaper Sony IPS TVs with great motion control but they have very low contrast ratios, poor black uniformity with noticeable clouding which are typical of IPS panels.
Yeah, I think I may have to go over budget with the Sony X900F. Looks to be the only TV for under $1500 that doesn't have a problem with ice hockey.
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Looking at SOny as recommended here, and the Samsung 49 inchers. One thing I cannot find is the apps available on the tv.
I only need amazon prime, netflix and pandora. No write ups, and the manuals dont really say it has it..
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Looking at SOny as recommended here, and the Samsung 49 inchers. One thing I cannot find is the apps available on the tv.
I only need amazon prime, netflix and pandora. No write ups, and the manuals dont really say it has it..
Those apps are available for both Samsung and Sony.
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Those apps are available for both Samsung and Sony.
Thanks again Dave. I have been out of TV buying for quite some time. Anything I buy will be a treat compared to my Samsung on its way out, dying..
Just wanted to ensure kids and my music app is available.
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Thanks again Dave. I have been out of TV buying for quite some time. Anything I buy will be a treat compared to my Samsung on its way out, dying..
Just wanted to ensure kids and my music app is available.
New Sonys, such as the X950G, run Android TV Oreo 8.0 which is faster than the version on older Sony TVs. It gives you access to the Google Play to download apps. The new version of Samsung's Tizen is also improved for 2019. Be aware that all Samsung 49 inchers are 60 Hz not 120 Hz and do not support VRR for gaming. The 2019 Sony X950G does not come in 49", while last years X900F does but comes with the slower processor and Android TV 7. The 49" X900F has a native 120 Hz panel.
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New Sonys, such as the X950G, run Android TV Oreo 8.0 which is faster than the version on older Sony TVs. It gives you access to the Google Play to download apps. The new version of Samsung's Tizen is also improved for 2019. Be aware that all Samsung 49 inchers are 60 Hz not 120 Hz and do not support VRR for gaming. The 2019 Sony X950G does not come in 49", while last years X900F does but comes with the slower processor and Android TV 7. The 49" X900F has a native 120 Hz panel.
Oreo has been released as an upgrade for all currently sold Sony Android Tv's. Plus is available for all E-series Android TVs, definitely shows a speed improvement on my 900E.
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New Sonys, such as the X950G, run Android TV Oreo 8.0 which is faster than the version on older Sony TVs. It gives you access to the Google Play to download apps. The new version of Samsung's Tizen is also improved for 2019. Be aware that all Samsung 49 inchers are 60 Hz not 120 Hz and do not support VRR for gaming. The 2019 Sony X950G does not come in 49", while last years X900F does but comes with the slower processor and Android TV 7. The 49" X900F has a native 120 Hz panel.
Just to add, the 2018 900Fs shipped with Android 7 but are upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo via firmware. The 950G does have the faster video processor as Dave mentioned though.
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Interested in new 65" as my 4 year old Vizio just died.
Looking to spend under 1k...looking at the new Hisense H9F or the TCL R625.
65% gaming...35% TV from cable or Netflix.
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Interested in new 65" as my 4 year old Vizio just died.
Looking to spend under 1k...looking at the new Hisense H9F or the TCL R625.
65% gaming...35% TV from cable or Netflix.
Maybe try one that'll last much longer than 4 years? It can be rough hunting and buying a $700 to $900 TV every 4 years.

Sony X900F 65", currently $1298 at B&H Photo, may be cheaper elsewhere.

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Looking for quick, rather cheap TV remplacement for my LGUH603, an entry level 43' inch 4K that was pretty decent as my first real TV, but it look really tired now, with washed out colors on one side and some led malfunction...

I'm looking for a 43" or 49" inch, something solid and not that expensive, because I just need a TV right now I'd say, I will probably buy something better in the future. I was looking for the Samsung Q70R, it would be a huge improvement from what I have but after digging it doesn't look that good especially for the price, and local dimming is such crap for anybody using subtitles I don't think I want this right now. Then I was looking for the Samsung Q60R, but my sister bought one and it also looks very lackluster, not that impressive picture quality for an 800 euros qled, with obvious flashlightning in the upper corners, annoying smart features and remote... and horrible video game handling (the Nintendo Switch can't even be recognized properly, and I've read many similar complaints) so I'll think I'm gonna pass on this one too.

I guess I should rather be looking on the 500/700$ range, but I can't really decide between Samsung (NU/RU7100 look like safe bets), Sony (don't know much about them, seems they don't make many "small" TV compared to other brands), and obviously LG because, as basic and cheap my actual TV is, I was kinda pleased by it so maybe a similar/slightly better model like the UK6300 or UM7000 series could do.

The only bothering fact about non-oled LG TV's is everybody (or rtings, actually) keep saying they're so bad at displaying dark scenes and in a dark room, which is actually how I watch movies so I don't know... I admit my UH603 didn't look very good in the dark, but I got used to it, and it's maybe better in new/slightly better LG models ?

Because as a whole LG picture quality is more my taste than what's found on Samsung... but it's just me. Actually I'm almost afraid to leave LG for another brand because it was pretty decent, I fear buying something worst and less familiar...

So yeah, I'm looking for an all-around TV, something that's not amazing, but that works well in every field. I don't want it having like a major flaw (except sound quality, I don't care since I have an external system) because I use a TV for basically everything: watching movies, tv shows, playing video games, using it a lot with a connected pc...

If you have some advice about entry/mid level 4K TVs from the aforementioned brands, I'd appreciate it a lot !

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4. Uses and sources - Blue Ray, Direct TV. Chromecast
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Looking at a Sony XBR-55A8G 55 Inch. Any other suggestions. My reality (actually my wife) is to stay under $1500 as possible and OLED tech.
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New to the forum. Looking at both the Sony 950G and the Samsung Q70R, 75 inches. After doing a ton of my research the only thing i have found out is my head hurts. I'm not sure which one to choose. This will be for a basement. 4k Blu-Rays, streaming and sports. The room is mostly dark. They are both priced the same at BB as of now, $2500. I cannot decide, is the dolby vision in the Sony make it a better deal? When i was at BB i felt the Q70 was brighter, but again that was the show room, so who knows.
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Hi all,

New to the forum. Looking at both the Sony 950G and the Samsung Q70R, 75 inches. After doing a ton of my research the only thing i have found out is my head hurts. I'm not sure which one to choose. This will be for a basement. 4k Blu-Rays, streaming and sports. The room is mostly dark. They are both priced the same at BB as of now, $2500. I cannot decide, is the dolby vision in the Sony make it a better deal? When i was at BB i felt the Q70 was brighter, but again that was the show room, so who knows.
The Samsung has better reflection control and VRR for gamers, since neither appears to be a concern I would go with the Sony, DV and better color fidelity using the built-in picture modes.

Both get plenty bright once you turn off "Display or Vivid" mode.

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New to the forum. Looking at both the Sony 950G and the Samsung Q70R, 75 inches. After doing a ton of my research the only thing i have found out is my head hurts. I'm not sure which one to choose. This will be for a basement. 4k Blu-Rays, streaming and sports. The room is mostly dark. They are both priced the same at BB as of now, $2500. I cannot decide, is the dolby vision in the Sony make it a better deal? When i was at BB i felt the Q70 was brighter, but again that was the show room, so who knows.
The 75" X950G has the X-Wide Angle layer for wider viewing angle at the expense of a lower native contrast ratio. In a dark room, you want the highest native contrast ratio so do you need wide angle viewing of 25° or more to either side? If not, consider the 75" Sony X900F instead of the X950G or the Samsung Q70R. The Q70R has the deepest blacks, followed by the X900F with the X950G being last. As far as brightness goes, the X950G is the brightest, followed by the X900F with the Q70R being last. So the showroom lies on that one. All three have similarly performing FALD with the Sonys having somewhat better motion processing for sports and the added DV capability. You don't mention gaming so the VRR capability of the Samsung Q70R is likely moot.
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Budget - $1000 -$2000
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3. Size/placement limitations - 55inch. Replacing a Panasonic 42 in plasma
4. Uses and sources - Blue Ray, Direct TV. Chromecast
5. Room lighting - Bright

Looking at a Sony XBR-55A8G 55 Inch. Any other suggestions. My reality (actually my wife) is to stay under $1500 as possible and OLED tech.
Thanks
If you want to be under $1,500, the Sony is over budget, so go for an LG 55" OLED instead, such as the 2018 C8 or 2019 C9. A 55" will be a bit small at 10 to 15 feet but that's your call.
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Because as a whole LG picture quality is more my taste than what's found on Samsung... but it's just me. Actually I'm almost afraid to leave LG for another brand because it was pretty decent, I fear buying something worst and less familiar...
I you really do prefer LG, at least go for the LG 49SM8600PUA which has their NanoCell panel with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for $550. It has the usual IPS low native contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and poor edge dimming. Colors and WCG are pretty decent, and motion control is good as it is a native 120 Hz panel. It is the best 49" LG LCD.
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I you really do prefer LG, at least go for the LG 49SM8600PUA which has their NanoCell panel with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for $550. It has the usual IPS low native contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and poor edge dimming. Colors and WCG are pretty decent, and motion control is good as it is a native 120 Hz panel. It is the best 49" LG LCD.
Is there really no LG TV that has decent/good black uniformity and dark scene performance apart from the OLED models ? It's weird, it looks like LG is the only brand where you have to pay like 1500$ to get something good it that field...

When I read you even the SM8600 doesn't seem such a good deal, I may have a LG bias but honestly, you think that some 500-600$ Sony or Samsung TVs are better than this, right ?

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