I'd like to get some feedback on these two TVs that I am considering since my 8-9 year old 75" Samsung 1080i TV died. The UHD TV is this year's offering from Samsung at 78" with the slightly curved screen. The 1080p TV is their flagship model from 2013 at 75". The reviews for the 2013 1080p are sterling especially for picture quality. I've seen the UHD at Best Buy and the picture quality is jaw dropping. However I realize that I'm also looking at 4K content that is being pumped into it.
My provider is DirecTV and they only provide a 1080x1920 1080i HD content at best. Movies at 1080p are offered from DirecTV, Vudu or my Blue Ray Player but I watch a lot more sports and network TV shows than movies. There is about a $2600 difference between the two TVs. Since I have no 4K content will the 1080p TV have just as great of a picture quality as the UHD TV would with the content available to me?
I know the UHD TV will be doing up-scaling but if the content is not there to begin with how much better can it make the picture? Also how will non HD content look on the UHD TV? I don't want to buy old technology but if the picture is not going to be any better would it make any sense to spend the extra $2600? But if the picture quality will indeed be much better then the UHD would seem to be the way to go.
I assume it will be many years until broadcast and cable TV will be broadcast by DirecTV or anyone else anywhere near the 4K content level so is the UHD TV worth the extra money? But I don't change TVs often so maybe I should bite the bullet and get the UHD set so I'm future proof. However if it will be 7 or 8 years until 4K content is widely available then maybe the 1080p set will be fine for now and when it is time for another set then go the 4K route down the road.
Also, does anyone think that the curved screen is just a fad and they will go back to flat screens stopping the curved screen offerings? I've read reviews that say that both TVs are glare resistant. Is that everyone's experience?
I'm leaning slightly toward the UHD TV just because I don't change TVs often and want the most current technology (plus the extra 3 inches doesn't hurt). But if the 1080p set will do about the same job with the content available now and in the foreseeable future I'd prefer to save the money. I nearly pulled the trigger on the new 1080p set last year but my old Samsung set was still pumping out a great picture. So now that it has died the 1080p set is now one year old technology and the UHD set is this years version of it. I don't want to waste money but want the best picture but it needs to be noticeably better to justify the extra money.
I'd love all the feedback I can get.