Originally Posted by jack54
Did this get resolved as I watch a lot of football during the season.
I'm picking between the flat 6300 or curved 6500. Input on that please.
I'm told on another post I made asking which TV's to buy: Samsung, Vizio, LG in same $1,000 price range and a couple have said those all were junk, that I need to spend $1,500 up for a better 4k TV and not to buy a curve. However people in these threads seem to like the 6300 versions?
I currently have the Sony kdl70w830b 70" 3D HDTV model and am pretty happy with it, but was hoping a 4K TV would be better.
Thanks for any and all input.
i prefer 6500. If you are close to the screen you will feel surrounded. Its pretty cool. If you can get a curved one for the same price, go with curved. The list price is 30-40% more on the curved ones, I believe the quality control and build quality is different to justify the price difference. I got my 6500 on sale same price as 6300 on sale. no regrets. picture doesn't pop as much as wider color gamut models with better contrast like vizio p50, but overall i like the samsung package better given the much lower price, and did not want LG IPS. SOny X800D was also nice, great pricture processing, but only comes in 43 and 49 and i would avoid the 49 IPS panel.
If you can find it for similar price as the 6X00, go for the 7500 - curved, better finishes, thinner bezel, and it has wider color gamut. otherwise you have to go up to the 8500 = different price category. 7500 often seems to be in same price as 8500 - at same price 8500 is better.
I have custom judder set on 4, i also use led clear motion (you get used to the flicker), and i have backlight cranked down pretty far most of the time - 8-10, and brightness around 42. I am in movie mode 90% of the time, the bedroom is pretty dark. If you are in bright room with sun at times you have no choice but to crank up the brightness and backlight. This does degrade picture quality for sure, you will see all of the processing shortcomings, blocking and other crap you might not see in movie mode with darker/smoother image you get.
I had some issues with the occasional stutter that i couldnt figure out if it was the tv or the content, but i had other issues with sony and vizio. i dont notice problems anymore, you can go up to custom judder 5 without much Soap opera.
Sony probably has the cleanest picture/best processing for 1080i/p signals from cable boxes in my experience on the 800d not sure about other models. There is also panasonic, but i have not seen them myself, not cheap.
For streaming, the results have been excellent on the 6500. Wifi is very good, no need for cable connection, i get 50+ mbits with modem on another floor, so no problems with 4K for me.
beautiful rich colors on 4k/4k hdr demos, 0 judder problems on anything streamed. Of course these 4k demo clips are designed to be perfect...
1 issue so far is severe ghosting of darker moving objects in indoor scenes that aren't well lit (1080p and lower content). This might be because i have led clear motion on, its a bit annoying. I'm not sure what the solution is yet.
As far as sports, there's no easy answer. with a much higher res panel, it is optimized for 4k signals, but there are so many variables as far as signal quality when you are dealing with broadcast signals supplied by cable/fiber providers. Not only does it depend on the content producer, whether a film was a high quality transfer or not, also on the compression applied by the provider, the cable box, etc.
The 4K qualities of a 4K tv will be most noticeable with streaming content like youtube, netflix, etc. native 4k content.
If your tv is only 2-3 years old, your 1080p content and sports might look just as good or better than on this tv. the 6000 series does not have exceptional color performance, not a huge improvement over a high end 1080p. TV content is now shot in wider color. For those shows on TV in 1080i/p they look great on my 2012 plasma i can see the extra colors, with zero motion or other artifacts. THis 6500 tv is more like a swiss army knife vs a global chef knife. It does a lot of things quite well, but if you only need to carve a roast, get the high end carving knife not the swiss army.