Originally Posted by rogueag
okay, I just bought one at my local Best Buy. it was a demo model and I got it for $3200 with 36 month 0% financing. I have seen the concerns about being a 2014 model so I hope that I did the right thing. I could have gotten the new Vizio 75 4K for about the same price but I thought that this Sony was a better option.
This going over my mantel with just enough room for the attached speakers. Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated.
You'll probably need to tilt the TV down, if your mantel is high. The set looses a lot of color when viewed off angle. Find a mount that allows a variable tilt and you'll have flexibility. You'll probably also find the remote connection box to be useful if it's hard to get access to the rear, once mounted. It has great upscaling and great sound (if you add a sub) with the on-board speakers. Big plus for my wife as she doesn't like a bunch of speakers. Blacks are so-so. Doesn't have capability for HDMI 2.0a, so HDR not an option, but the panel is 8-bit, dithering to 10-bit, so it's not going to do much with HDR anyway. It's going to be good to go for a long time, though not at the cutting edge, because of the HDCP 2.2 making it compatible with the new 4K Blu-ray standard.
JVC RS600 Chad-callibrated, 120" 1.3g in Batcave HT, Denon X8500 Polk LSiM703 fronts,
RTi-12 rears, LSiM 706 center, Monitor 40 Heights, Monitor 60 FW, Emotiva E1 sides,
LSiC CH, Infinity 6" VOG. 4X 12" subs w/mini DSP on sub 1 and nearfield 18" from sub 2.