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Looking for new TV for my parents

My parents are now in their 70's I am looking for a bigger screen for them. I don't think 4k will be any use since they sit around 10 feet away although I realise most panels are 4k now. They don't want anything over 55-60". So are there any quality options for under $1000?

If it were down to me I'd get a samsung kS8000 but a little pricey and overkill for what they need. (movies, Jeopardy and wheel of fortune )
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The ku 6300 might be ok if you can find a sale.... lg has several tvs on sale right now... they have a wide viewing angle (ips screen)...
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If you know how to tweak settings/calibrate almost any tv will look decent I bet. I have a 55in hitachi in my garage that looks good for under 500
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The ku 6300 might be ok if you can find a sale.... lg has several tvs on sale right now... they have a wide viewing angle (ips screen)...
Get them a 60" Vizio M series 4K TV; approx $1K. Excellent performance. But, I'd go for the 65". See: https://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-m65-d0/review/
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My parents are now in their 70's I am looking for a bigger screen for them. I don't think 4k will be any use since they sit around 10 feet away although I realise most panels are 4k now. They don't want anything over 55-60". So are there any quality options for under $1000?

If it were down to me I'd get a samsung kS8000 but a little pricey and overkill for what they need. (movies, Jeopardy and wheel of fortune )
Old folks like Sony. They no longer make a 1080p TV in the 55" size, but BB has the Sony XBR-55X700D for under $800. It actually looks pretty good for the money, and the picture has that natural look that Sony is famous for.



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I would check out the Vizio's or the TCL P series in a few weeks. They said 50"($500) - 65"($1000). So a 60" should be about $800. 72 FALD zones.
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Yes, 4K on a 60" at 13 feet away is a gimmick, however, movies is not a trivial category to ignore PQ on, even for restored classics. Dolby Vision/True HDR on a quality high nit output TV is a huge improvement for most anyone in double blind studies on even smaller screens at a greater distance, especially using the newer quantum dot technology. Black levels they probably won't notice, especially on the edge lit QD TVs coming into the market. Keep in mind, Dolby Vision/HDR streaming and eventually cable/satellite box options are fast arriving and will soon enough be mainstream while 4K blueray is already on cheap consoles as well. Once people see it on quality TVs during football games and such it will be a mad rush for 2200 nit sets. These are not always expensive either- maybe the TCL P will be a long term keeper once we get a measured light output on it. Hisense/Sharp, Phillips, TCL, Vizio and LeEco have access (this year at least) to the same tech Samsung is using for the grossly over priced Q9/Q7s.

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A TV without a tuner..that is casting based may not makes sense for a couple in their seventies. A 55 inch Samsung KS800 or 8000 can be had for a grand. Just make sure you turn of Automotion.
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