So first impressions . . .
Wow. Better than expected. Looked a tad cheap coming out of the box compared to my last two model's unboxing in the moment (HU8550, A650), which were both close to TOTL at the moment. But dang if I'm not still paying for those 2 purchases, if not literally, well, I can feel them in my soul (or feel the vast sink of depreciation—I have no regrets about purchasing my $5500 Froggy Bottom P-12 Deluxe guitar that now retails for $7800). The Q60R is decidedly workmanlike—the panel doesn't feel quite as premium as the 8550, and there is no aluminum or other luxury features.
But as soon as I fired it up, my worries were allayed. There is just . . . so much more there. UHD content looks so rich, I'm having to level up my eyes to take in all the detail. Sure, it doesn't have the 3D digital picture window effect to the same degree as the higher end models, but it's there.
The main thing I wanted to comment on right now is what an incredible time we are at for mid-fi equipment. I came to the same conclusion about the audio world after getting an Eddie Current amp from Drop.com for $400 that would have cost thousands years ago. Then there's Chi Fi.
I think the same thing is true with TVs. I paid $700 for this set on sale, paid over 5 months. That's $140 a month for a set that blows my mind, and I was able to sell my old set + evo kit to basically get the set for free (and I could have gotten more, but I HATE price gougers). It's costing me about $30 a month for 5 months to own the Q60R. That's one pizza from Papa's and an overpriced rental on the Xbox Movies app. Yea, it's a good time to be an enthusiast.