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I'm not speaking to the specific models mentioned by the OP but, in general, I think it's a completely situation-dependent question. For a living room display with a wide seating area and potential to be viewed from another room (kitchen, dining room, etc) it could matter MUCH more than a more dedicated space with a single well-positioned couch where the bulk of the viewing is done.
Case in point, I just had a Hisense 50H7C (2016 model) replaced under warranty with a newer 50H8F (2019 model). It is wall-mounted over a gas fireplace in a living room with a couch primary viewing location, side chairs to one side, and line of sight from the kitchen, office, and half-bath (which comes in handier than you'd think). Overall the new display is a marked improvement (AndroidTV, Dolby Vision, improved contrast/color, etc) with a notably improved picture at the main viewing location in every metric. That said, where the old 50H7C had minimal degradation of color depth regardless of viewing angle, the newer 50H8F sees a significant loss of color depth leading to a notably washed out image from the side chairs and from the kitchen. While viewing from these locations is rarely critical, it is noticeable and something I likely would have taken into more consideration if I'd been purchasing this model for primary/critical viewing and not simply receiving it as a warranty replacement for a 3.5-year-old Black Friday TV that's used for mainly casual viewing.
Again, this is purely anecdotal and isn't specific to the models the OP is referring to (and vastly outside of the price range he/she is in), but proof that it can matter and is totally situation-dependent.
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