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New TV: 4K Ultra HD or what?

Old 03-16-2018, 02:42 PM
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Ok, so our Hitachi 65" just bit the big one after a long time and it owes us nothing at all. So we're on the prowl for a new set. Bout a year ago we bought a smaller Samsung for the bedroom and very happy. Damn TV can be confusing as hell. Samsung has always treated us pretty good.

Any suggestions on say a 65 to 70" + TV?

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Old 03-16-2018, 04:34 PM
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OLED technology is the latest. As far as I know, only LG has it available. Costco has a 65" one for sale. I was in the market but changed my mind. If I was buying now, that's what I would get. Samsung has the intentionally confusing QLED (Q looks like an O at first glance).

Hard for me to tell much difference between the technologies side-by-side. Better contrast with blacker blacks with OLED, but a brighter picture with traditional QLED. Personal preference I suppose. They're all incredible.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:54 PM
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Unless you have a DVD player that will play 4K it's a waste of money in my book. And nothing on cable or a satellite is going to come across as 4K any time soon. BTW I love where you live. I stayed on Perdido key for a week in January for work. I really hope it doesn't turn into another Destin.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:54 AM
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Thanks much, kind of what I figured and most of what we watch is cable etc. Thanks Bean, it's an entirely different world out here and Perdido Key is a welcome change over areas such as Destin etc.
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Once you go 4 g you will never turn back. Have the 52 curved and I love it. Chrystal clear. Have net flex and get the 4G line up of movies. its a whole different world of evening enjoyment.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:19 AM
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This, you will really like it..

https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/qled-tvs/65--class-q8c-curved-qled-4k-tv-qn65q8camfxza/?cid=pla-ecom-mul-27,000,002
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:44 AM
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I'm in the same position. Closed on a home yesterday and in the market for a 65" TV. Not looking to go OLED due to cost though.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
I'm in the same position. Closed on a home yesterday and in the market for a 65" TV. Not looking to go OLED due to cost though.

Target/Wal-Mart sell a 65 inch curved Samsung for $1,100.. Google it
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
I'm in the same position. Closed on a home yesterday and in the market for a 65" TV. Not looking to go OLED due to cost though.
We have three different brands at three different price points and the particular model Visio seemed to have the most bang for the buck. The Samsung has been fine even though it a basic older model and the Panasonic is the nicest but it's not made anymore and was the most expensive. not side by side it is difficult to tell the difference among better models but the plasma picture is still pretty striking.

Check out cnet reviews. They are pretty spot on in my experience but don't talk about longevity.
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Honestly not trying to be the guy that says to do a search, but I am also in the beginning stages of buying a new tv, and found this thread to have a lot of good info:

Best bang for the buck 65" TV


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Old 03-17-2018, 05:24 AM
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IMO, the Costco LG OLED is the best thing going. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy one.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:06 AM
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Netflix broadcasts some material in 4K. It's pretty amazing.
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I purchased a 75" Vizio 4K from Sams on sale for 1488.00 it was 300.00 off list, we love it!!!

Saved me from spending 2500-3500 and Best Buy..

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Originally Posted by beantownsouth View Post
Unless you have a DVD player that will play 4K it's a waste of money in my book. And nothing on cable or a satellite is going to come across as 4K any time soon. BTW I love where you live. I stayed on Perdido key for a week in January for work. I really hope it doesn't turn into another Destin.
Actually 4K UHD TV will give you a better picture even on stuff that isn't 4K.
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Thanks, will do some digging. Like anything else I guess, today's newest and best will be old hat in 6 months LOL. We've had good luck with Samsung but CNET rated a Vizio really good. Only 1 HDMI port is mebbe an issue. Best Buy has it under $1K and a comparable Samsung is a few schillings more.

https://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-m65-e0/review/
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Actually 4K UHD TV will give you a better picture even on stuff that isn't 4K.
Yep, upscaling.
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https://www.rtings.com/
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Originally Posted by Badbagger View Post
Thanks, will do some digging. Like anything else I guess, today's newest and best will be old hat in 6 months LOL. We've had good luck with Samsung but CNET rated a Vizio really good. Only 1 HDMI port is mebbe an issue. Best Buy has it under $1K and a comparable Samsung is a few schillings more.

https://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-m65-e0/review/
My current preference is Samsung and Costco seems to have the best on-line prices.
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Originally Posted by Badbagger View Post
Thanks, will do some digging. Like anything else I guess, today's newest and best will be old hat in 6 months LOL. We've had good luck with Samsung but CNET rated a Vizio really good. Only 1 HDMI port is mebbe an issue. Best Buy has it under $1K and a comparable Samsung is a few schillings more.

https://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-m65-e0/review/
The single port may or may not be an issue but make sure you at least have an ARC port. It allows two way communication back to your sound system/sound bar or other remote sound. Especially helpful with a smart tv where you want the signal to travel out from the TV to remote sound.
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this is 4k...looks awesome on my pc

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