Originally Posted by Jay Gunz
Ordered mine fairly early on, got it last week. Box looked fine, but screen was damaged. Got Amazon to schedule for it to be picked up (sucks, because i have to schedule it again when I'm at home...which for a standard 8-5er is tough) and they couldn't replace because its out of stock. I don't know if its the packaging, the shipping, or the quality of the panels themselves, but there's quite a bit of reviews for damaged panels on Amazon already (relatively speaking of course, since we have no idea how many were shipped that was fine vs shipped that was damaged) but it's not giving me confidence about these panels. They are great deal for the price and tech, but if they already had issues with damaged screens before, what more now that there's some buzz and backlog of inventory? Experience tells me new batches will likely be rushed to production to meet that demand which is never good.
Now I'm undecided what to do. Whether to wait on new batches (can't really beat $800 for a QLED with nearly same tech/features as a Q70, which is priced nearly 2x as the TCL), or just go with one of the Q series (80R likely, as the 90R is more expensive than the LG C9) from Samsung. Picture quality wise, I've really liked the OLEDs, but the burn-in for such expensive TVs scares me (I play MMO and do dungeon raids that goes 2 hours twice a week, so the HUD is a very serious concern for me). For what its worth, I've had a plasma for over a decade now. Never had issues with burn-in until I started using it for this game, so at this point I'm pretty much not for OLED due to that risk.
I ordered the 65S625 from Amazon but had found that Best Buy had a small stock of the 65” Hisense H95 as well. So I ordered one of them too. The Hisense arrived first and so I set it all up. I know that there’s a lot of talk about uniformity issues, vignette, etc...
Honestly though, this is the best tv I’ve ever owned. I’ve had Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. But the Hisense blows them all away. Black levels are amazing, the colors really pop, there’s plenty of brightness to the image, I have no qualms with it at all.
I’m sorry, I know this is the TCL Baird but I thought I’d give you my opinion since the Hisense is only $100 more, I think it’s totally worth it and worthy of your consideration. I’ve already set to return the TCL that eventually arrived. I had planned to do a side-by-side comparison myself but have just decided to keep the Hisense.
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