Originally Posted by Davenlr
Well. I sit 12 feet from a 65" Vizio. 75' would be more immersive, but with a caveat.
What will you be watching the most? Only a couple stations in town are 1080i. The rest are 480i or 720p.
Comcast cable is ALL 720p now. On a 65" set at 14 feet, the 720p looks decent, but you can still see the fuzz and blocking on fast moving content.
Were I to be using a 75", that would be even more apparent.
Now, if you mainly watch 4K content by streaming, or BluRay, then the 75" would probably be worth the extra money.
Make sure you have a phone (or can borrow one) to download the TCL calibration app on. I have read the TCL series 8 (assume that it the one you want) will require calibration using the app. If you are planning on a Series 6 or 4, that should not be an issue, as they dont have anywhere near as many local dimming zones. The TCL Series 8's only issue is with "star field" on shows like Star Wars or Star Trek. The local dimming has issues showing the stars.
A calibrated Vizio P series with a Roku Ultra is also a really good choice if the price of the TCL Series 8 is to expensive.
Again, whether the extra money for a 75" all depends on what you plan to watch.
Yeah, just measured it. Where the 55" we have now, it is 12' 10" from the screen. Just above it where we plan to mount the new TV is around 13' even from the couch.
We very rarely ever watch any local OTA TV other than sitcoms that we can also get via Hulu or whatever and my wife's court shows which, honestly, doesn't have much going for them visually in the first place (LOL), so that isn't that big of a deal. We don't have Comcast either. Can't get the kids off of YouTube most of the time, so no biggie there. I've heard about the motion blur and stuff on these. Don't do a lot of sports watching in the living room. If I want to watch baseball, I usually do it in my room so I don't have to make everyone else "suffer". Don't really watch anything else that would be fast motion on it unless the movie we are watching is particularly fast. Even then I figure we'd be so engrossed on what was happening we'd hardly notice. Dunno though.
Can't really afford a 8-series or see a point to go that fancy. Barely had her talked into the 75" 6-series. It was only after seeing the price differential between the 65" and 75" TV's that made me wonder if it was even worth it for 10" more. Just seems nuts for there to be that big of a jump. Guess there are reasons behind it.
Hmm, after typing all that I'm wondering why I want a new TV at all. LOL Seems like what we have now works. Some of the lower lights scenes seem a bit darker than they should, so I'm wondering if the back lighting is starting to fade on it. I guess the main reason I want a new TV is just because our current one is 10 years old now and isn't 4K. I'd like to see the hype over 4K. We have an Apple TV 4K, too, so I'd like to make it use all its ability. Don't really care about the Roku part of it either because, like I said, we already have Apple TV's laying around and a couple older Roku's, too, so we're good there. As far as the brands, the TCL's just seem to be the best value....if you can get one without a broken screen or having the dirty TV effect to it, that is. I've seen lots of Amazon reviews where people got broken screens and have to keep replacing them. Guess TCL just doesn't do a great job in protecting their stuff during shipment.