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The 'It' TV

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by Drucifer, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    OK, I have moved into at 70 what I expect to be my last home.

    It is now or never for the 'it' television.

    So I like to get opinions on 65" and ups.

    EDITED: Capped at $3K - plus if it is a great deal. No gimmickry - curve screens, 3D bull.
     
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  2. MysteryMan

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    Well, if it's a "It" TV you want there's the Sony XBR-77A1E Smart OLED 4K Ultra HDTV. It can be yours for a mere $17,999.99.
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    If a 77" screen size is too small then go with the 88" Samsung QN88Q9F Smart OLED 4K Ultra HDTV. A mealy $19,999.99.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    To get back to the real world, I'll put a max cap of $3K
     
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  5. MysteryMan

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    Your cap of $3K will get you these...Sony XBR-65X930E Smart LED 4K ultra HDTV $2.999.99...Samsung QN65Q7C 65" Curved Smart QLED 4K Ultra HDTV $$2,899.99. Not quite "It" TV's but within your cap of $3K.
     
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    If you prefer OLED there's the LG QN65Q7C Smart OLED 4K Ultra HDTV $2,999.99.
     
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  7. jimmie57

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    It is not that long until the Black Friday sales start. I would study them, narrow them down to which ones I would like to have and watch for a sale on them. I did that with my last purchase and saved a lot of money.
     
  8. Rich

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    A cap of 3 grand...not sure what I'd buy at that price. Probably two Samsungs. 65" seems to be large enough for us, we have a 65" and a 60". I do like the 60" Samsung we have, but they don't make the KS sets anymore.

    If I was gonna buy a Sony I'd definitely get the most expensive model, I bought a cheaper Sony 4K a couple years ago and it was the worst Sony I've ever bought. First time I've had a problem with a Sony TV and I've had a lot of them. That "cheap" Sony still cost ~ $2000.

    For what you're willing to spend, I'd wait until the Black Friday sales and buy a Samsung QLED. I really think you get the best bang for your buck with Sammy's TVs.

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    Agree, I do. If anyone buys a Sony I really think the more expensive 900s are the way to go. I have seen the same size KS8000 next to a Samsung QLED playing the same 4K content and didn't see much, if any, difference. I'd be looking at the upcoming holiday sales for a purchase.

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    Right, we're so close to those sales. I get wanting a new set NOW, but there is money to be saved, have patience. I saved over a thousand bucks last year on the KS8000.

    Rich
     
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    You can get an LG 65-inch OLED from Costco at $2999.
     
  12. Rich

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    LG OLEDs must have tiers like Samsung and Sony, no? On a Sammy, the 9 series is the best. On a Sony it's the 900 series. LG?

    Rich
     
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    All LG OLEDs use the same video panel AFAIK except for the W series which is the paper thin model. In fact Sony OLEDs use LG panels too. The base model which Costco sells has low-end audio capability, but from all I've read video is the same. If someone's planning to use an AVR for audio, there's no reason to buy a more expensive LG model. If you want to see in-depth discussions about LG OLED I recommend checking out Avsforum.com.
     
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  14. Drucifer

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    About saving money, I notice EbuyUSA & CliffsDeals are the cheapest by hundreds of dollars -- are they trust worthy?
     
  15. jimmie57

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    I have never heard of either of those. Like Rich said, I saved a lot on my TV when I bought it last year. It is a 55" and was $1,199 at Best Buy. They had a sale and called it "At Black Friday Pricing". I got it for $749. It is the 4k listed in my signature.
     
  16. Rich

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    My favorite "holiday". And it lasts for weeks!

    Rich
     
  17. Drucifer

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    Checking out current prices, it looks like I'll be selecting a 75".
     
  18. Rich

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    I just looked at CliffsDeals, prices are good. The prices at Ebuy (would you really trust "Ebuy") seem to be about the same as Cliffs. I read the return policies on both sites. I've never had to return a TV I bought on Amazon but I know if I had to I wouldn't need the original packaging, I wouldn't get stuck with a restocking fee and I wouldn't have to pay for shipping it back. Of course you have to be very careful that it's an Amazon sale and not being sold by a seller other than Amazon. Very careful. Don't think I'd buy from either of them.

    Rich
     
  19. mutelight

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    Which models are you looking at? Are you prioritizing panel size over quality? If you really want 75", if you can stretch your budget a smidge further, the 75" Sony 940D (2016) model is a great option that is both large and high quality.

    In the 65" range the LG B7 is fantastic, as is the Sony 930E. Both of these sets are relatively future proof with HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision* support, if you are interested in dipping into HDR down the road.

    *The Sony does not have Dolby Vision yet but will be getting an update before the end of the year.
     
  20. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if I can hold out that long!
     

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