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Old 10-04-2020, 10:31 AM
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So 85-86" 4k TVs that are ultra HD but not OLED are reasonably priced in the $2-3k range. The largest OLED is 77" before you get into crazy money and those are just under $4k.

Sitting distance will be 10-12'.

Setting aside the price diff, which would you get (or have you gotten) and why?

PS: Will also be asking what you'd get at a greater viewing distance for another room, but this is what I want to know right now since I have to make a decision on this room now.
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I have a 75 inch Samsung ultra HD and next time I will be going with something in the 85 inch range. My sitting distance is farther though at about 16-18 feet. A sitting distance chart would usually say get the bigger.
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-RR8xYG...placement.html OLED is VERY nice but I would go for size personally and put the extra dough into the surround system. A decent brand 4K TV will look great at that distance.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
I have a 75 inch Samsung ultra HD and next time I will be going with something in the 85 inch range. My sitting distance is farther though at about 16-18 feet. A sitting distance chart would usually say get the bigger.
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-RR8xYG...placement.html OLED is VERY nice but I would go for size personally and put the extra dough into the surround system. A decent brand 4K TV will look great at that distance.
Thanks--price of TV won't affect the sound system (already selected). Just trying to figure out if I'll be better off with the smaller TV with a better picture or a bigger TV. Sounds like you're voting for the bigger TV.
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I just purchased a 65" Hisense brand 4k LCD tv.

I upgraded from a 60" 10 year old plasma that was starting to dim quite badly. I decided not to go with OLED because I didnt want the same issues as the plasma with ghosting when playing video games.

The Hisense was the cheapest 65 inch, and the sales guy tried to talk me out of it. But I love it, it is basically a giant android tablet. I can install apps off the google play store. And it has steam link built in and can pare with my steam controller or any bluetooth controller. So I can play games off my desktop via steam link on my couch.

I didn't like that samsung and the others had app stores, but they were specific to that company. I want as little lock down as possible.
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I ended up with a Sony XBR85X800H 85" TV, best price I got was through buydig.com, we paid $1957.99 with a coupon code and the TV came with a sound bar and subwoofer. You can get this TV anywhere for around $2000.

For me, it wasn't a matter of choosing between OLED and LED, I wanted the biggest least expensive TV with the best reviews and this was it. I found this website to be very helpful in breaking down some of the specs, the Sony was better than the LG and Samsung competitors in this size class.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x800h
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The LG OLEDs are beautiful sets. I own a 65" and would buy the 77" but I have a built in home theater setup, and it wouldn't fit.
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10' - 12' is quite close for the either of your choices. I'm currently a 55" 4K man, also at @12'. I'd go with the tech. At that distance, the size is enormous vs. ginormous. Not sure I'd really want the latter, but it's your room.
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Some good inputs. I am 15' away from the TV. I could go as big as 85" but the way the room is setup, the light over the pool table limits the height of the view.

It looks like 65" is fine and 75" with some adjustments to the hanging light over the table. Any bigger and the hanging light would have to go. 32" high screen is my limit before I have to make adjustments to see the entire screen.

From the experiences here it sounds like the highest quality 65" may be my best buy.
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Originally Posted by DNinja View Post
Some good inputs. I am 15' away from the TV. I could go as big as 85" but the way the room is setup, the light over the pool table limits the height of the view.

It looks like 65" is fine and 75" with some adjustments to the hanging light over the table. Any bigger and the hanging light would have to go. 32" high screen is my limit before I have to make adjustments to see the entire screen.

From the experiences here it sounds like the highest quality 65" may be my best buy.

I'd go with the cheapest with the specs you want, don't break the bank, so you can upgrade in a few years. 8k is already a thing.
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https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/cx-oled

The LG 77 OLED is on sale $3700 but if you buy from Buydig you get a $300 visa gift card at least (when you put it in the cart). Not sure about tax.

https://www.buydig.com/shop/product/...9302080a24060e

Highly rated but there is the risk of “burn in” on any OLED.

Free earbuds too https://lgearbudpromotion.com/
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The OLEDs look great, but when I'm totally honest, there is no content out there these days that is worth the investment. A decent 4K UHD set with some form of local dimming will get you a solid picture, IMO.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
I'd go with the cheapest with the specs you want, don't break the bank, so you can upgrade in a few years. 8k is already a thing.
8K? I thought 4K was going overboard for most broadcasts.

But, yeah. Anything will be be better than the old CRT TVs that we have.
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We have a 4K 65" TV. Next step will be a 75" TV, they have already come down in price considerably since we got our 65". In my former house I had a theater, we had a 130" screen. My next house will have a theater again, especially with the way movie theaters have crashed and burned this year thanks to overbearing governments. I vote for bigger, even if you need to make modifications to lights and such, in my old theater I took everything out and put in the closest hugger fan I could find, no light needed but it still gets hot down here! You won't notice the difference in picture quality when they are not side by side. Also, calibrate your TV!!! Don't pay for calibration, just find a good tutorial on how to use your settings, so many screens are on too bright with funky color settings.
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85" Samsung 4k (not OLED) from Costo. One chair is probably only 6 feet away at an angle, the rest are 10-15, it is great, not worth going OLED IMO, but I guess my quality of life isn't improved by slightly better blacks. The reason I got 85" is because Costco didn't carry anything larger when I got this one.
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Thanks all. So really only one vote for the OLED.

I expected otherwise so interesting.

I think 4k would probably be plenty. Not even sure I'll have the bandwidth for 8k while being able to operate other stuff. It's the complete black pixels that seems to be the factor making OLED the greatest thing since autopilot. Question is whether having the larger size is better. 77" seems pretty big for that distance but 85" is maybe even better.
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Originally Posted by LuvBigBoats View Post
Thanks all. So really only one vote for the OLED.

I expected otherwise so interesting.

I think 4k would probably be plenty. Not even sure I'll have the bandwidth for 8k while being able to operate other stuff. It's the complete black pixels that seems to be the factor making OLED the greatest thing since autopilot. Question is whether having the larger size is better. 77" seems pretty big for that distance but 85" is maybe even better.
I like the OLED but I was just posting the Slickdeals sale. I don’t like the thought of burn in. I’m going with Samsung Q80 QLED if my plasma ever dies, probably 75”. Probably $2500 by Black Friday. My son just got one it’s pretty nice.
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I have a 85” Sony x950g in my theater room. Lovely tv and it’s super for a darker room, not sure how it will do in bright conditions. With that being said I also have a OLED LG 77” in my master bedroom. Both phenomenal TV’s, and if I was to put this television in a brighter room the LG would win. For theater room I love my 950G Sony. It rocks.


Almost all of the movies etc is recorded with a Sony camera. They developed the 4K tech from what I’ve been told etc. The Sony gives me a more cinematic picture which I love in my theater room. OLED is more crisps yes, brighter yes, but doesn’t give me the cinematic feel.
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I had the same dilemma for bedroom tv. 65inch 4k vs 55 OLED. I went OLED and very happy with my decision. I have the Sony 950 in the living room which is a very good set and the OLED absolutely blows it out of the water. I will be upgrading the living room to OLED soon.
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Originally Posted by LuvBigBoats View Post
Thanks all. So really only one vote for the OLED.

I expected otherwise so interesting.

I think 4k would probably be plenty. Not even sure I'll have the bandwidth for 8k while being able to operate other stuff. It's the complete black pixels that seems to be the factor making OLED the greatest thing since autopilot. Question is whether having the larger size is better. 77" seems pretty big for that distance but 85" is maybe even better.
Bigger is better. Going from a 130" screen to a 55" SUCKED. I am just now use to a 65" and I miss having the extra room for a theater. You feel like you are there, and when I had my theater 1080p was just coming out, I had a 720p/1080i projector and it was clear even with a 130" screen. I would take 720p 130" over 65" 8K OLED right now 100X over.
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The OLEDs look great, but when I'm totally honest, there is no content out there these days that is worth the investment. A decent 4K UHD set with some form of local dimming will get you a solid picture, IMO.
same here. I bought a 55" OLED 6 months ago. Nice TV but not worth the extra bucks over a good 4K set that I could have bought for less than 1/2 of what I paid

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