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I am in the market for a new LED tv. I'm rather new to AVS but have really enjoyed reading so far.


I'm looking for an LED TV for my to mostly watch live sports (Time Warner) and blu ray movies. TV is about 12-15 ft from couch. I'm tossing around the idea of a few different models.


1. The 60 inch P Series Vizio 4K set looks really nice. I know it won't be out until August(ish) but I may be willing to wait because of $1800 price value and 4K. I know there's not much 4K content available now but feel like we are moving that way.


2. 55 inch Sony w900a. Before the p series was announced, I really liked this set. Now it's down to $1600 which is a plus. Just a little concerned with being too small and no 4K. Have heard great things about PQ though.


3. The Samsung F8000 has great reviews, a really thin bezel, and great picture quality. I like the design of this TV, but feel as if the Sony w900a may beat it when it comes to picture quality.


4. The new Vizio M Series that are coming out seem to be a really great value as well. From what I've read, some people have not been happy with the uniformity of Vizio.


Would love to hear some feedback from the experts and your reasoning.


Budget: $2000


Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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td buy the W900A. Trust me this is one hell of a tv and the PQ is simply stunning. Mine replaced an excellent Sony HX850 and I had my doubts but once I got it and set it all up it blew me away. I cant say enough about the W9 except that it makes me look forward to watching movies and regular HD programming every time I turn it on.
 

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Originally Posted by steve1971  /t/1523605/what-would-you-do#post_24511530


td buy the W900A. Trust me this is one hell of a tv and the PQ is simply stunning. Mine replaced an excellent Sony HX850 and I had my doubts but once I got it and set it all up it blew me away. I cant say enough about the W9 except that it makes me look forward to watching movies and regular HD programming every time I turn it on.

Best option is the Sony in terms of picture quality!!

W900A is an amazing TV that's for sure.


Plus, if you video game, the Sony has the lowest input lag for that
 

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Take a look at the thread I started in the LCD Deals section. You can get a 60F8000 for $1,999. I would not go smaller then a 60" for that seating distance. Even something with great PQ like the Sony will lose it's appeal that far away. The bigger the better as long as PQ does not take a major drop but sometimes worth the sacrifice for size and it is not like the F8000 is a slouch.


If you wanted to go 65", you can get the 65F7100 $1,839.99 but that might be to big of a hit in pq from the F8000 for some.
 

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If td0703 wants a quality built set with excellent PQ, Black levels ect then he should go with the Sony W900. Size aint everything and besides the bigger the screen the more problems with screen uniformity issues arise. But it aint my money its up to him.
 

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I voted for the Vizio P, but who knows what it'll end up being.
 

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I don't know how anyone can vote for a TV that is not out yet nor has been tested or reviewed by anyone.


For all we know the Vizio's might not be much better then the 2013 models. While they are FALD, they still have very limited zones compared to the Sharp Elite which was considered a top tier TV.


Only time will tell if these new Vizio's will be worth anything to people who care about PQ over just getting a bargain.
 

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I don't know how anyone can vote for a TV that is not out yet nor has been tested or reviewed by anyone.

Welcome to the eternal september.
 

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At that distance 55" will feel to small. You need at least a 65" set.




I'm at 8-10 feet and I'm betting the P-series 70 inch is the way to go...(meaning - willing to wait and see). I also currently have a 50 inch Sony that I am happy with - I just want to go bigger and 4K at that pricing. I also think Costco will have the P702ui-B3 for $2299.00 to $2399.00 from the get-go.


Hope to demo one this summer...
 

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How does the Sony KDL65W850A compare to the w900a? Abe of Mines has it for $2100 and would be willing to spend an extra $100 for 10 more inches.


Are these tv's comparable in stats? I know the w900a has a faster refresh rate (240 rather than 120).


Thanks!
 

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Try to go as big as you can afford. 65 or 70 inch, and I would most likely sacrifice some quality for size. I have a f8000 Samsung 65 inch, wish I had gotten the 75 inch, but couldn't afford the price difference. I am very pleased with the Samsung 65, but bigger would have been better. They are all better than a 32 inch SD tube display. We are getting spoiled.
 

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Originally Posted by td0703  /t/1523605/what-would-you-do#post_24523767


How does the Sony KDL65W850A compare to the w900a? Abe of Mines has it for $2100 and would be willing to spend an extra $100 for 10 more inches.


Are these tv's comparable in stats? I know the w900a has a faster refresh rate (240 rather than 120).


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I would be careful ordering from them. Otherwise the 850A is suppose to be a great TV and I personally would sacrifice some PQ while still getting a great TV for the bump in size.
 

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Originally Posted by td0703  /t/1523605/what-would-you-do#post_24523767


How does the Sony KDL65W850A compare to the w900a? Abe of Mines has it for $2100 and would be willing to spend an extra $100 for 10 more inches.


Are these tv's comparable in stats? I know the w900a has a faster refresh rate (240 rather than 120).


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I would be careful ordering from them. Otherwise the 850A is suppose to be a great TV and I personally would sacrifice some PQ while still getting a great TV for the bump in size.
 

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Originally Posted by td0703  /t/1523605/what-would-you-do#post_24523767


How does the Sony KDL65W850A compare to the w900a? Abe of Mines has it for $2100 and would be willing to spend an extra $100 for 10 more inches.


Are these tv's comparable in stats? I know the w900a has a faster refresh rate (240 rather than 120).


Thanks!

So this thread is kind of devolving into the 'what is the best LED/LCD TV that $2000 can buy today' thread.



Samsung UN60F8000 1080p ELPD is $2500, so over budget


the Sharp LC70SQ17U 1080p+/4K- ELFD is available at a street price of $2100, so probably deserves consideration.

the Sharp LC60UQ17U1080p+/4K- ELFD is available at a street price of $2200, but not sure the improved contrast is worth 10".


the Vizio 65" P Series 4K FALD has an MSRP of $2200 and the 60" is $1800, so it probably belongs on the list (patience permitting
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the Vizio 70" 2014 M Series 1080p FALD has an MSRP of $1900, so it probably belongs on the list (some patience permitting, but hopefully out my May)


the Toshiba 55" L7400U 1080p FALD has a street price of $1200 and just became available, so if better PQ at the cost of size is attractive, it should probably be on the list as well.


from Sony, the 60" KDL60W850B 1080p ELPD and the 55" KDL55W950B ELPD both have street prices of $2000 currently.


Not sure about lower end offerings from LG or Samsung.


Personally, I would focus on a FALD panel if you can wait and if you only need 55", the Toshiba L7400U may be worth having look at.


Early buyers of the 2 Sharp Q+ panels have also been pretty happy with them: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1510153/2014-sharp-aquos-line-up
 

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How does the Sony 2013 65' 850a compare with the Samsung 60 or 65 f8000?
 

ALWAYS put the model designation letter in front of the number.  Sony uses the same numbers for differing sets.

 

W850A vs. X850A, etc.  Look: DRAMATICALLY different TVs.  You'll accidentally get the wrong advice sooner or later:

 


Sony XBR65X850A 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Internet LED UHDTV (Black) by Sony
  • ( 28 )
  • Product Features
  • ... TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 58.3 X 34 X 2. ...
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Sony KDL65W850A 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Internet LED HDTV (Black) by Sony
  • ( 34 )
  • Product Features
  • Color, clarity and detail at their best with X-Reality PRO
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