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Just got a 65” TCL R615 and I am not very happy with it. Tomorrow is my chance to exchange.

1. Seems way too big for my room.
2. Half the seating spots are to the side and the PQ goes down rapidly.
3. Bad glare from lights and bright windows. Not unwatchable but very noticeable. (I have not mounted it yet, so some downward tilt my help.)
On the plus side HDR rocks and it upscales cable great.

This is a family room TV, seating is 8ft to the sides and 13ft in the middle. It is on cable/cartoons/80’s movies 80% of the time and 20% for family movie night 4K HDR.

So I was thinking of returning it and getting a LG SK9000 55”. Better with reflections, better bright room, better viewing angles. I will lose blacks and some HDR performance but we on turn out the lights and have family movie night only 2-3 times a month.

Am I nuts or will a ISP panel, the LG, be better for me? My 8 year old 50” Samsung did not have side viewing issues or reflections as bad.

Pics of seating, bad from tan couch and recliner. Glare is not as bad as the pick shows but noticeable. Pic is from side, second most sat in spot, TV seems goofy big from here and colors pretty off.

Want to spend $800ish so OLED is out.

Thanks
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The 65 inch looks perfect to me in that room but thats my opinion. I have a 65 inch in my bedroom haha.
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At 13 ft distance, I would get nothing less than an 85 inch TV. Your 65 inch should be fine.
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At 13 ft distance, I would get nothing less than an 85 inch TV. Your 65 inch should be fine.
What about the off axis color and reflections? Worth switch to an ISP panel?
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Just got a 65” TCL R615 and I am not very happy with it. Tomorrow is my chance to exchange.

1. Seems way too big for my room.
2. Half the seating spots are to the side and the PQ goes down rapidly.
3. Bad glare from lights and bright windows. Not unwatchable but very noticeable. (I have not mounted it yet, so some downward tilt my help.)
On the plus side HDR rocks and it upscales cable great.

This is a family room TV, seating is 8ft to the sides and 13ft in the middle. It is on cable/cartoons/80’s movies 80% of the time and 20% for family movie night 4K HDR.

So I was thinking of returning it and getting a LG SK9000 55”. Better with reflections, better bright room, better viewing angles. I will lose blacks and some HDR performance but we on turn out the lights and have family movie night only 2-3 times a month.

Am I nuts or will a ISP panel, the LG, be better for me? My 8 year old 50” Samsung did not have side viewing issues or reflections as bad.

Pics of seating, bad from tan couch and recliner. Glare is not as bad as the pick shows but noticeable. Pic is from side, second most sat in spot, TV seems goofy big from here and colors pretty off.

Want to spend $800ish so OLED is out.

Thanks
If anything the size looks a bit small to me, especially at those distances.

Is a corner mount possible? That would limit the side viewing and also possibly minimize reflections from the left.
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...caAlQkEALw_wcB

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Just got a 65” TCL R615 and I am not very happy with it. Tomorrow is my chance to exchange.

1. Seems way too big for my room.
2. Half the seating spots are to the side and the PQ goes down rapidly.
3. Bad glare from lights and bright windows. Not unwatchable but very noticeable. (I have not mounted it yet, so some downward tilt my help.)
On the plus side HDR rocks and it upscales cable great.

This is a family room TV, seating is 8ft to the sides and 13ft in the middle. It is on cable/cartoons/80’s movies 80% of the time and 20% for family movie night 4K HDR.

So I was thinking of returning it and getting a LG SK9000 55”. Better with reflections, better bright room, better viewing angles. I will lose blacks and some HDR performance but we on turn out the lights and have family movie night only 2-3 times a month.

Am I nuts or will a ISP panel, the LG, be better for me? My 8 year old 50” Samsung did not have side viewing issues or reflections as bad.

Pics of seating, bad from tan couch and recliner. Glare is not as bad as the pick shows but noticeable. Pic is from side, second most sat in spot, TV seems goofy big from here and colors pretty off.

Want to spend $800ish so OLED is out.

Thanks
If anything the size looks a bit small to me, especially at those distances.

Is a corner mount possible? That would limit the side viewing and also possibly minimize reflections from the left.
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...caAlQkEALw_wcB
I am building a custom entertainment center / bookcase around it. The bottom is all custom and I will be adding a “top” part of bookcases. Basically the TV will have wood all around it.

See attach photo that the wife wants, as you can see the bottom half is done.

Plus when I mount it, tilt it down, it might help, I hope. Most of the reflections seem to come from kitchen lights.
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nice cabinets. they should look great in your room.
yes, get the IPS panel. ive got a panasonic in my living room and half the seating is off centre. looks great from any position.
i would also stick with the 65. (or bigger)

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nice cabinets. they should look great in your room.
yes, get the IPS panel. ive got a panasonic in my living room and half the seating is off centre. looks great from any position.
i would also stick with the 65. (or bigger)
How is your IPS for dark room watching and dark scenes like the famous GOT Night King war?
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The 65 inch looks perfect to me in that room but thats my opinion. I have a 65 inch in my bedroom haha.
Other than size with my seating would a IPS screen work better than a VA? Or would I lose too much PQ?
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I'm not sure what VA is, can you elaborate?
I also have 2 50" plasmas. i give the plasmas an edge for handling shadow detail and certain colours like gold look better on the plasmas.
that being said i've been pleased with the LED in both bright and dark room. the 4k uhd picture is beautiful and i specifically bought this thing for the ips panel so off centre viewing wouldnt darken and for the panansonics colour accuracy. I looked at some other models that didnt seem to be as uniform across the whole screen so trust your eyes when you shop (or the reviews!)
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I am building a custom entertainment center / bookcase around it. The bottom is all custom and I will be adding a “top” part of bookcases. Basically the TV will have wood all around it.

See attach photo that the wife wants, as you can see the bottom half is done.

Plus when I mount it, tilt it down, it might help, I hope. Most of the reflections seem to come from kitchen lights.
Looks very nice, and nope a corner mount is not a possibility. The 65" will not look so awkward once you complete the built-ins.

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Well I ended up staying with the TV. Once I hung it and angled it down a bit, 90% of the glare was gone. I am getting used to the size and family is happy with it.

Once I finish the upper part of my built in, it should look great.

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