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post #31 of 46 Old 01-05-2017, 01:04 PM
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I would add if you decide to go with a Vizio M instead of the P in the low budget range try to get at least a 55 inch 50 inch has 32 zones 50 inch still has good PQ I ended up returning it because the 55 went on sale and was only $50 more diffently worth the exchange. That's only if you can get the 55 at a reduced price if it's $899 spend the extra $100 and get the 50 inch P series.
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Great info , nice sticky.
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Thanks for the post,
very useful.
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The recommendations in the initial post need to be updated for 2017. Also "new" classes of TVs such as the much discussed QLED need to be included. In order for a "sticky" thread like this to continue to be relevant and useful, it needs to be kept up to date.
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this is useful. thank you!!
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Very useful information. Right now, the largest TV I would feel comfortable with, without going too big is 50". Currently I got two new TVs the end of last year. I had a 42" Plasma from Panasonic, and a 32" from Sony, which I gave to family and friends that needed new TVs, and replaced them with a couple new Sony models:

SONY XBR-43x800D for the 4K and HDR set
SONY KDL-48R510c for a standard 1080p set

I find both sets to work well for my current needs. My main goal at this point is to let the new standards mature a couple years before deciding on any more upgrades.
I am looking forward to getting an OLED at some point, but currently what's offered is too large for me. Wanted to mention that I rarely watch TV in the dark, so the light in the room also helps deepen the blacks from an LCD, and really a good LCD, and the correct settings produce a great picture.

Wanted to mention in closing that the two biggest dislikes I have about current TV offers are:

Being forced to buying a smart TV
Not many manufactures use a center stand vs the new legs at each end.

For the smart TV comment, I feel that having a dumb display and having the external devices manage the content is more professional, and reliable, and you're not stuck with stuff you don't want built into the TV itself, plus it just gives more opportunity for something to go wrong.

Regarding the stand, it just makes the TV fit easier into certain spaces with the stand vs the legs.

Hope this information was useful. Have a great day!
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Exclamation Poor TV Choice in 43 Inch Size

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I wonder what I'll do when my bedroom 42" Panny plasma reaches its useful life (it's nine years old now, doing great). I'd hate to get a LCD and also going larger than that.

Maybe at the time sanity would have prevailed and there will be 40-42" 1080p OLED TVs.
I have been looking for a decent 43 inch TV as I am space limited. It seems all of the 43 inch get horrible reviews as they are using the cheaper panels VM and not IPS I think. The viewing angle is horrible on all the sets I have been able to view. It seems the manufacturers ar concentrating on the 50 inch and up. I am hoping a 2018 model will come out with a decent viewing angle. Not holding my breath for a 43 inch OLED.
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I have been looking for a decent 43 inch TV as I am space limited. It seems all of the 43 inch get horrible reviews as they are using the cheaper panels VM and not IPS I think. The viewing angle is horrible on all the sets I have been able to view. It seems the manufacturers ar concentrating on the 50 inch and up. I am hoping a 2018 model will come out with a decent viewing angle. Not holding my breath for a 43 inch OLED.
Sony 720E @ 43 inches seems to be a good fit for you:


https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/pict.../viewing-angle
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I have been looking for a decent 43 inch TV as I am space limited. It seems all of the 43 inch get horrible reviews as they are using the cheaper panels VM and not IPS I think. The viewing angle is horrible on all the sets I have been able to view. It seems the manufacturers ar concentrating on the 50 inch and up. I am hoping a 2018 model will come out with a decent viewing angle. Not holding my breath for a 43 inch OLED.
Sad. Almost a year later, RCA, Sylvania, Westinghouse, Insignia continue to grow their shares of the 40 - 43 market.
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Sony 720E @ 43 inches seems to be a good fit for you:
I was not allowed to post as AVS says I only have 3 posts so I had to remove link in the quote. I have been a member for a long time and have posted alot more than 3 times. Oh well!

Sorry for the delayed reply (health issues). Much to pricey for a 43 inch 2017 model. I had looked at this model at Best Buy. There are no deals as Sony sets the selling price!
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I was not allowed to post as AVS says I only have 3 posts so I had to remove link in the quote. I have been a member for a long time and have posted alot more than 3 times. Oh well!

Sorry for the delayed reply (health issues). Much to pricey for a 43 inch 2017 model. I had looked at this model at Best Buy. There are no deals as Sony sets the selling price!
I joined AVS in 2013 and had alot of posts. I guess when AVS upgraded ther website I was demoted!
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Hello

I am now going to buy a screen and is currently confused between two

lg 86sj957v 4K SUHD

Sony 85X9000F 4K UHD

I will use the screen for games and movies

I need your help to be able to select the appropriate screen for me

Thanks
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8K not a thing yet correct?
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Hello

I am now going to buy a screen and is currently confused between two

lg 86sj957v 4K SUHD

Sony 85X9000F 4K UHD

I will use the screen for games and movies

I need your help to be able to select the appropriate screen for me

Thanks
I am also seriously considering the Sony 85X900F. We just started today building a theater room. We are not 100% sure if we should instead go with a projector. The final room size will be 13 ft wide by 25 ft long with an additional 15 feet completely open in the back for cabinets and counter top, etc. we know at least in the far back (that 15 ft that the back of the theater will remain open to) will typically have lights on (dimmed during movie watching) we are not sure if that would ruin the experience with a projector. Any thoughts, guidance would be awesome.

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Priorities for tv are sports (basketball and football) and movies. We watch tv, but its meh. We choose sports over tv. Our DVR gets full when college sports is happening.

Which is better choice? Edge lit or FALD? I thought I read somewhere that edge lit is better, but wanted confirmation. 120 vs 60 HZ or does it matter?
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What a topic, you should ve paid for.

Do you think you should update the post or should you have a new one; we are in 2020 not 2016

Many thanks to you.
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