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Question OLED vs larger LCD

I am buying a TV for an 18 foot wall. I previously had a 65" LCD TV, and felt it should be larger. I could not go larger because my wife would not allow it. She is now my ex-wife, took my TV, and my money so now budget is tight enough a 77 inch OLED is out of the question.

I've been pricing out 65 inch OLEDs, but can get a Vizio E75-F for much cheaper, a Vizio P75-F for about the same price, or a Samsung 82 inch NU8000 for a little more.

The room has lots of natural light, but I rarely watch TV before the sun sets and usually I am the only person in the room. Wide viewing angles and brightness might be nice for when lots of people come over, but this happens very rarely.
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Always choose quality over quantity, so I would choose the 65" OLED instead of a larger LCD. You will be pleased over time by the image qualities, the size will not matter in a week or two...
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There is no right or wrong answer. If you will be sitting centered in front of the display, the Vizio P series is an excellent display and a great value. If there will be side angle viewing in our room set-up, an OLED is a better choice. If you cannot control ambient light, then the Vizio might be the better choice. So it all depends. Go look at the options to see which is the better choice for you. With the 2019 OLEDs being released, you may be able to snatch a great deal on a 2018 OLED.
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Good smaller display vs. bad larger display. Only you can decide. If you have flexibility with your seating, then my advice will always be to get the better display and sit closer to it.
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Yes, an OLED is the better display, but I wouldn't call the Vizio a "bad" display. I will be buying a 65" OLED for myself come Memorial Day sales this year, but if budget was a major issue, the Vizio is a very good option.
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The nu8000 75 inch i had for a while. I loved the immersion, but it didnt have local dimming and blacks were ruined for me. Especially black uniformity, which ive read reviews shouldnt be that bad, but mine was. I have a oled 65 now and much prefer the picture quality. But im only sitting at 6-7 feet. If it was a always bright room display, id probably go with a lcd with local dimming. Dark room for your enjoyment only, get the oled. But it all comes down to what matters to you, so follow that feeling first before anyone elses opinion on size and quality.
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So what is your budget?
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So what is your budget?
Roughly $2000, but I'd like to get away with less and have some spending money for other things. But the Samsung 82 inch NU8000 is the only thing I've seen in the $2000 - $3000 range that seems to justify its price, so I am not tempted to try to stretch things further.

Anyhow, I was hoping this thread would be more about the general question of OLED vs Larger high end LCD - assuming you have the space to want a larger set.
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I am buying a TV for an 18 foot wall. I previously had a 65" LCD TV, and felt it should be larger. I could not go larger because my wife would not allow it. She is now my ex-wife, took my TV, and my money so now budget is tight enough a 77 inch OLED is out of the question.

I've been pricing out 65 inch OLEDs, but can get a Vizio E75-F for much cheaper, a Vizio P75-F for about the same price, or a Samsung 82 inch NU8000 for a little more.

The room has lots of natural light, but I rarely watch TV before the sun sets and usually I am the only person in the room. Wide viewing angles and brightness might be nice for when lots of people come over, but this happens very rarely.

If most of your viewing is in a dark environment (lights shut), I speak from experience that anything less than OLED is a disappointment.
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Always choose quality over quantity, so I would choose the 65" OLED instead of a larger LCD. You will be pleased over time by the image qualities, the size will not matter in a week or two...
He'll be pleased until the burn in begins...
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He'll be pleased until the burn in begins...
You can't say how it's TV will be used, IF it will get burn-in OR how much burn-in will be visible. LG has progressed very much with the latest panels regarding burn-in...

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look into the x940e. there's still a few left on amazon at a very good price. its still the highest rated lcd in their movie category. I have an oled to compare it too and while there is very minor blooming and a little light bleed now and then, holy crap it can look good. The letterbox bars can disappear in sdr content, and it can get very dark. I never use the oled anymore because the 75 inch size is just so much better. Most of the flaws can only be picked up if you look hard for them. If you sit back and enjoy a movie from dead center it can be hard to tell its not oled.
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The x940e is more than twice the price of the Vizio E series and significantly more than the p series.
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The x940e is more than twice the price of the Vizio E series and significantly more than the p series.
I was going off your 2000-3000 range budget. The 940e is right in the middle. Its the best bang for your buck imo if you can still get it.
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I was going off your 2000-3000 range budget. The 940e is right in the middle. Its the best bang for your buck imo if you can still get it.
The Vizio P-Series is rated better in just about every review, and much much cheaper
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The Vizio P-Series is rated better in just about every review, and much much cheaper
Its definitely not a better performer, I don't know which reviews your referring too. maybe the the quantum can match it but the p series has less local dimming zones, lower contrast ratio, lower hdr, inferior processing etc. I'm sure it's still a great tv for the price and you wouldn't be dissapointed, especially investing in a bias light, I was just throwing out IMO if you want an oled looking display at 75in, the 940e would be the closest to your budget. just read rtings numbers for contrast, its very high.
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rtings (the best review site IMO) rates the Vizio P higher, although not by much (8.3 vs 8.2). The are relatively similar sets (VA Panels with great backlighting). The Sony did have significantly better local dimming and peak brightness and insignificantly better contrast. But the trade off is substantially inferior motion handling. These are very similar sets (VA panels with great back lighting) and I can understand someone preferring either if the price were the same - but the Vizio is about 2/3rds the price.

I do appreciate you throwing it out.

If I do decide to favor quality over size, I should probably buy an OLED and just sit closer.
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