Best 4K TVs for Upscaling Directv Local Channels

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  1. rrbhokies

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    Anyone have recommendations on which brands and/or models of 65"/75" 4K TVs perform the best at upscaling Directv's Local channels and HD cable channels like TNT, TBS, etc.

    Also, will going up to a 75" TV have a negative effect on the picture quality of Directv, even if it is upscaled?

    Right now, I've been looking at the mid-tier level 65" models from Samsung (QLED), Vizio (Quantum), TCL (Quantum), LG (Nano Cell), Sony and HiSense.

    Any real world experiences from those with the same/similar TVs?
     
  2. rcodey

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    I noticed a better picture on HD channels when I went from a Pioneer 50" Kuro plasma to a LG 65" OLED C9 model . I can't address the 4K models mentioned in your query .
     
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  3. P Smith

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    red herring :p
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    The TV's video processor provides picture quality. High end TVs have the best video processors. OLED TVs provide infinite contrast and absolute black. Viewing distance from your TV will have a impact on how good the picture looks. Also, the source material used for broadcast will have a impact on picture quality. I'm currently using a Sony Master Series XBR-55A9G OLED 4K UHDTV in my Home Theater Room and a Sony XBR-55X900F LED 4K UHDTV in my Family Room. Both do a excellent job upscaling.
     
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  5. Athlon646464

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    I agree with the OLED reviews here. The processor in my LG 65" OLED does a great job with most channels we watch on D*.
     
  6. 242424

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    My LG OLED is awesome.
     
  7. AZ.

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    I have a high end 75" Sony and love it....A few of those you are looking at are a wast of time....If its about saving money fine but you do get what you pay for when it comes to tvs....
     
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    You’ve probably already looked here, but if not, this site has pretty good reviews on the various sets.
    Reviews and Ratings
     
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  9. Rich

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    Yes. When I began looking for a 4K set in 2015 I bought a Sony 850, An LG (not OLED) and several Samsungs. The Sony was a disappointment and the LG did not do red well. Returned both quickly. After buying and returning a few lower tier Samsungs I came the conclusion that buying a lower tier set by any maker wasn't gonna make me happy and I bought a Samsung JS8500 in the 65" form. Outstanding picture right out of the box. I still have that set and it's picture is almost as good as my 55" MU9000 (top of the line). I have two 8000s, one is from 2016, a KS8000 (2018). Very happy with the KS8000. Not thrilled with the newest NU8000 (2019), picture's not as good as the others. Very slight difference but it annoys me and that's going to another place in the house where I won't have to use it. I just bought what I hope is the last set...for a few years.

    That new set is a QLED Samsung. Haven't unpacked it yet. I know it will/should give us a better picture than the 9000. I hope. The 9000 is so good I have a hard time believing the new QLED will be better, but we will see. I sincerely hope it is not a "crappy" set. Someone here made the "crappy" comment about QLEDs, I hope to put that to rest.

    Okay, let's make this simple: You want a great picture? It has been my experience that buying a more expensive model will get you what you want with fewer hassles. I tried the less expensive sets and didn't do well. A Sony 900, a Samsung 9000 or Q90 and a top tier OLED would be what I would look at.

    The refresh rate on these sets is very important. The lower tier sets come with a 60 Hertz panel and the higher tier sets come with 120 Hertz panels. You will get a more stable picture using the 120 Hertz panels. The processors in the TV sets goose up the panels to a more stable refresh rate. Not sure how LG and Sony handle refresh rates but I saw no problems with the sets I bought. On the Samsungs the panels get goosed up to 120 Hertz for the 60 hertz panels and 240 for the 120 panels. The 8000s and 9000s have the 240 refresh rate and are very stable.

    Rich
     
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  10. Rich

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    Everybody should use that site, I think. Very helpful.

    Rich
     
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  11. compnurd

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    I like vizio for 4K content but they are horrible at upscaling 720p and 1080i
     
  12. Rich

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    Interesting. Don't think I've ever tried a Vizio. Did you have one that was top of the line or close to it?

    Rich
     
  13. compnurd

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    Yes I have. In fact there current quantum dot TVs which are not expensive at all have some of the best color gamut’s that rtings has tested. Beating out Samsung/LG and Sony
     
  14. P Smith

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    OLEDs ?!:eek::rolleyes:
     
  15. compnurd

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    Yes even some OLEDS
     
  16. P Smith

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    Will name some model names ?
     
  17. Rich

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    Got any idea why the Vizio sets don't upscale as well as the others?

    Rich
     
  18. dod1450

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    If you are getting an internet 4K tv. Check out the free 4k video from youtube.com. The 4K tab will pop up with a 4K tv. If you don't have 4K tv the 4k tab will not be visible.
     
  19. Athlon646464

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    It's a get what you pay for situation. The LG processor is better than the Vizio. I'm not saying the Vizio is bad, just that the one in the LG OLED TVs are better.
     
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    Exactly what athlon said. With the exception of almost every other tech the vizios have cheap CPU and upscaler. Everything else they do is great
     
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