Good Morning! I have been finishing my basement this fall and am now having a hard time deciding on the TV. I keep thinking I've made up my mind, but then I come back to being undecided. Your opinions are much appreciated.
Room Elements: Full walk out basement rec room, 13 ft. wide x 36 ft long. The area for TV will be mounted on the 13 ft. wide wall and viewing will be set 14 to 15 ft back from there. Within that viewing area, there is a window on a side wall facing the north so no direct sunlight coming in. Seating will be 4 theater seats and viewing angle should not be extreme.
TV Size: I'm looking at a 75" so I don't break the bank.
Budget: Definitely need to stay under $2000, the lower the better as we had some overages in other areas of construction
TV Use: Streaming Netflix, Prime, FoxSports, HTPC from upstairs through added app, OTA channels, movies through Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD blu-ray player.
Quality and longevity is important to me as I don't buy TVs that often. My upstairs has a 5 year old Vizio 60" M series and prior to that I had a Sharp Aquos 46" from 2006. I keep going back and forth on these and am looking to be swayed.
1. Vizio P Quantum X - I like the Black Friday price, but my concern here is I will not be able to add my HTPC app. Could be alleviated by getting an nVidia Shield which will add to cost, but also add extra functionality. I get the panel lottery here, but I also feel some people are too critical when most of the time these aren't as noticeable if you are actually watching the content and not focusing on the things we read online are problems. My current Vizio has been good. I like the specs on this TV and that it is a 2019 model.
2. Samsung Q70 - I like general ratings here along with it being a 2019 model. I feel Samsung has taken a ride on the wave of the awe effect for years without staying ahead of the game. They go for mass sales and not necessarily quality all the time. Yet they take a premium on the purchase price. This is at the very top of my budget and not sure I get the best bang for my buck. Also, lack of Dolby Vision which seems to be taking off is a negative. Not something I can add without replacing the TV, which is the most expensive component I'll have down there.
3. Sony X900F - AVSForum seems to love this TV. Not sure why people keep choosing a 2018 model over newer models, but I see the appeal at $1799.99 (hoping it goes back down on Black Friday). I'm considering this due to Dolby Vision and cost, along with keeping Full Array. Makes the X950G not even considerable at this price.
I'm sure everything is going to look really good to us since our current TV is 5 years old so I'm talking myself out of going to the next models down. Thank you for helping me make a decision.