Originally Posted by gtataryn
No I'm not, are you kidding? Spending 8k on the G6 when you can buy a P65 for 1,800 with discount. The G6 I'm sure is the best TV available but I find it ridiculous to pay that kind of money for a 65 in tv. I've been on this board for a over a year now dreaming about a new oled in my home. But with P65 I can't rationally justify paying that much more for a TV that is small overall improvement in viewing experience. I know the P65 is not perfect but I do think it is a game changer. The whole industry will have to aggressively alter prices to be in competition with the Vizio P series.
I'm in the same boat as you. As much as I'd love an OLED set I don't know if it's in the cards for me right now. For starters I have a 60" Pioneer Elite KURO that has served me well for the past 6 or so years, but like a lot of people here I'm itching to upgrade to a bigger screen with 4K, HDR and possibly Dolby Vision. Going with an OLED will only give me a 5" increase in screen size(as I'm not Jay-Z and can't just drop $25k on the 77" model) and while 65 is obviously better than 60" it's not the major increase I've been hoping for. Besides, if I was going to go with a 65" screen I don't know if I could justify the OLED's price tag when the Vizio P65 and Samsung JS9500 can both be had for several thousand dollars less. Ideally I'd like to be able to buy a 75+" OLED for around $6-7k, but we all know that isn't going to happen anytime soon. The only thing I know for sure is that if I don't go with an OLED I have to find an LCD that is Full Array which basically limits me to the following choices:
-- Sony 75" XBR940D - If it performs like the 940C it might be the best non-OLED set available to buy this year, but some people have expressed concerns about the move to a thinner chassis having an effect on the backlight. Hopefully reviews will be out soon so I can know for sure if it lives up to the performance of it's predecessor or if it falls short.
-- Samsung JS9500 78" or 65" - I don't know much about these TVs other than the fact that they have curved screens which I'm not a big fan of personally, but they're FALD and apparently they have a pretty good picture. Anyone here ever compared them to OLED?
-- Vizio P75 or P65 - Never thought I'd even consider buying a Vizio, but a FALD TV with Dolby Vision for prices of around $4k and $2k respectively have definitely gotten my attention. There are some concerns I've been reading about in the owner's thread like yellow banding, dirty screen effect and the fact that some people who have seen these in Best Buy stores next to higher end TVs said the PQ on them is inferior. I'm not sold on Vizio yet, but at the same time I'm not ruling them out.
-- Sharp 70" N9100U - This is the wild card. On paper it sounds great, a 70" FALD set for under $3k, but several people have said that with Hisense taking over Sharp it will be a poor quality product. I've never been a big sharp fan(the 70" Elite was the only good TV they have ever made as far as I'm concerned) so I'm not getting my hopes up, but it would be nice if this ended up being an alternative to the Sony, Samsung and Vizio offerings.
Anyone else here trying to choose from the same field and if so, which way are you leaning?