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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5286605 12/06/19 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
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ok, I pulled the trigger...I will give an update when it gets here later this month. I appreciate the help.

Did you pull the trigger on a TV screen inside the store that shows a blurred TV show, while standing off to the side at 12 feet away?

I would never buy a new TV that only shows a nice, clear, crisp picture standing directly in front of it.


You have an IPS or OLED TV?


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: volk06] #5286646 12/06/19 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by volk06
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ok, I pulled the trigger...I will give an update when it gets here later this month. I appreciate the help.


Which one did you pull the trigger on?



The Samsung in my original post.


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5287548 12/07/19 08:58 AM
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I suggest you read up on the reviews (professional) this TV is a steal now, bought one in Dec 2018 when it was the "new" model, now at a discount, think the 950 replaced it and selling at the same price as the Samsung you mention..
The newer model is the 950 I think, but doesnt matter, fantastic set. The images/black level/dynamic range is so good, at first, the images will look 3d ish to you, then you will get used to it.
Local dimming is the key to a TV with TRUE HDR, never mind the fantastic 4k upscaling.

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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5288086 12/07/19 09:08 PM
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Well... since I traded my TV and fish tank for a very nice riding mower, I had to go buy a new TV. Ended up getting a Samsung RU7300, a curved 55”. Kind of gimmicky, but it looks cool, and the picture quality is pretty good!


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5288242 12/08/19 03:57 AM
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How will the picture quality on the new OLED sets that are coming out, compare to Plasma?

My current TV is a Panasonic TC-P50ST50 that I bought on Cyber Monday in 2012, and the picture quality is still awesome. It does have some minor burn-in/ghosting along the bottom of the screen from watching so much cable news with the ticker and station logo constantly going across the bottom of the screen. But it's not noticeable unless you know it's there and you're looking for it.

I specifically sought out a plasma at that time, because you just couldn't beat the picture. But I'm sure LED technology has come a long way in the last 7 years.


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5288244 12/08/19 04:18 AM
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+5 on the TCL. I would not buy a more expensive TV again. People worry about reliability and they spend 1800 dollars on a Samsung when they could have bought 4 or 5 TCL's for that money. Besides that new technology will be out so soon that you might want a newer TV again soon. Now OLED is different. That picture is amazing. But IMO spending more is not worth it unless it is OLED.


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: john_pifer] #5288421 12/08/19 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by john_pifer
How will the picture quality on the new OLED sets that are coming out, compare to Plasma?

My current TV is a Panasonic TC-P50ST50 that I bought on Cyber Monday in 2012, and the picture quality is still awesome. It does have some minor burn-in/ghosting along the bottom of the screen from watching so much cable news with the ticker and station logo constantly going across the bottom of the screen. But it's not noticeable unless you know it's there and you're looking for it.

I specifically sought out a plasma at that time, because you just couldn't beat the picture. But I'm sure LED technology has come a long way in the last 7 years.


I prefer to avoid OLED from LG, not as stable as LED and honestly, would be hard to tell the difference from a Sony x900f or the newer X950 class of HDR TVs with local dimming. The picture is staggering compared to less expensive sets, but this is for the critical TV viewer.
Dont get me wrong, the LG OLED has an edge over every other brand on. the market in picture quality but there is that tiny downside that I feel I rather have a more stable LED at almost no loss in picture perfection with the Sonys I mentioned in this thread.

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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5288949 12/08/19 10:00 PM
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I've got a Vizio 55-inch that's been trouble free for the last 8 years and from what I've read I'd definitely get the TCL if I was updating today 👍😎


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5289093 12/09/19 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge
I've got a Vizio 55-inch that's been trouble free for the last 8 years and from what I've read I'd definitely get the TCL if I was updating today 👍😎


Yes, for picture quality in the low price tiers TCL. There are a couple models now in different price ranges, as with any TV brand know which model if you are basing your purchase on a "Lab Review".
I higher priced model number of the TCL did very well against sets costing much more money in picture quality. I have not researched if there is any "catch" regarding reliability ect.
Also like any brand, some brands supply cheap remotes ect (not saying TCL does) at one time, some brands (Vizio, not sure if they still do) were even selling TVs without the TV tuners. Things to watch for, if they matter to you.

AS far as what operating "system" the TV comes with doesnt matter to me, I never connect my TVs to the internet/wifi except to check for firmware updates, I then disconnect it.
Just one less company collecting data on me.
I use Roku players on all my TVs, with them, I get the latest processors and such without the manufacturer of the TV forcing their format on me. Not only that, its cheap as heck years down the road to update the "tuner" (Roku player) with newer faster processor by simply buying a new one and plugging it into the back of the TV.
We do use the built in Roku player on a small Kitchen TV as it saves space on the counter where room is limited and no place to hide wires ect.

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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5289169 12/09/19 08:25 AM
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I have bought a ton of Samsungs from Costco; love 'em.
Our current one, maybe 3 years old, started ghosting. White circle ghosts. Disappointing on a high end TV.
We looked at Sony, LG and of course Samsung.
Sony gets its screens from LG; they are similiar.

Ended up getting an LG 65C9, which surprised me as I have enjoyed the Samsungs for quite awhile.
Bottom line: There are a lotta great tvs out there. You do not have to go with the top brands to get a great picture.
You can save some cash and not give up a fantastic picture.

Good luck.


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5289280 12/09/19 10:28 AM
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Surprised to see the love of TCL here. My 65' lasted about a week, when the power board or whatever specifically covers power to the TV, went out. Googled it and apparently it is (or was at least) a pretty popular problem. Took it back and the people at the service desk said they get a lot of TCL's returned for this problem. Went with a pedestrian run of the mill Walmart 65 inch Visio which has been flawless going on two years. Not that Visio is some huge step up from TCL, but then my eyesight probably doesn't justify spending $2K or more on some high end TV that my eyes aren't going to see any better than some Walmart el cheapo unit.

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OLED is the best picture quality i've ever seen. It's all i want/buy. Recently got a great deal on an ebay LG 65 E8, the all glass model. It arrived with slight glass chip on two corners, sent sellers pics, they gave me $150 off an already low price.

OLED is expensive and may not hold up long term due to burn in, but its the very best picture quality.

I give the TCL 6 series the budget thumbs up. But if you want to spend about $1500-1600 you can snag a beautiful OLED.

I bought, at an auction, a curved 55" OLED from LG, the whole top left corner of screen was bent in shipping damage. The picture is still perfect, and because it looked so bad while off nobody else bid against me so i ended up with it for $50. Works great for a second room. My oldest TV is also an LG OLED from years ago and its still going strong. You do have to be mindful of burn in and not leave static images on.


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5290045 12/10/19 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DriveHard
ok, I pulled the trigger...I will give an update when it gets here later this month. I appreciate the help.

Yes please do come back, I've narrowed it down to the Q80, just don't know if I want the 55 or 65 inch. Been following these two on Amazon and the price has been up and down a few times, over black Friday they were a couple hundred less. I'm waiting for Super Bowl sales as one mentioned.


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Yes please do come back, I've narrowed it down to the Q80, just don't know if I want the 55 or 65 inch. Been following these two on Amazon and the price has been up and down a few times, over black Friday they were a couple hundred less. I'm waiting for Super Bowl sales as one mentioned.


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Re: help me - 65" HDTV which one? [Re: DriveHard] #5291099 12/11/19 06:31 AM
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