OLED internal struggle, need advice
Here are the facts:
1. This is going to go in a living room, mounted above fireplace.
2. My eyes will be ~12ft from said TV.
3. The living room will rarely ever be pitch black. Daytime, windows everywhere, lots of natural lights. Night time, dimmed lights, two lamps with warm bulbs. Not crazy bright, but still bright.
4. 90% of the content watched is 1080P/720P movies, 1080P/720P tv shows, 5% sports, and 5% games.
5. My wife will use this and watch local news (today show) for a good portion of the morning. I really don't want to have to coach her on TV usage, just let her watch her few hours a day and turn it off.
I personally saw the OLEDs compared against the LCDs at a Magnolia. I thought the OLEDs obviously had perfect blacks but for some reason the 4K content looked grainy on the LGs when I was up close (any reason why?). The Sony OLED looked perfect, everything was outstanding.
A 77" would be PERFECT for distance, but they are sitting at $4600. A 65" is well within reach but I feel like it won't replace that feeling of the 75" Vizio P75 I had before (in terms of size). My budget is honestly $3,000 to $3,500.
1. Is OLED optimal for my situation or should I really be looking at LCD?
2. Why did the OLED look grainy?
3. Based on my usage, will I have any issues with burn in?
4. Is the 77 forecasted to ever drop below $4K?
5. Should I wait for the C9 (or the 2019 model) and just get a 65"?
Appreciate it. With the new prices on the Samsungs, I just feel like why sacrifice PQ at such an expensive cost?