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tv recommendation - 65 inch.

Hey guys, I think I need to upgrade.. and I want to go big or go home and semi-future proof myself..

So these 2 tvs have caught my eye at Costco:

http://www.costco.ca/Samsung%C2%AE-UN65 ... 96200.html
samsugn
65 inch, curved. 4k. $2500.
it says: HDR Premium... so im assuming this means it has HDR which seems to be all the rage on these forums.

http://www.costco.ca/LG-65UH6550-65-in. ... 85164.html
lg
65 inch. not curved... $2500
HDR Pro??? what?


http://www.costco.ca/Sharp-Aquos-LC-65N ... 96757.html
sharp
65 inch. 4k. not curved
High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing???? but I saw a review saying it's not HDR??? huh?
$2200

of the 3... I saw the samsung in store and it looked the nicest (stand, bezel, etc) compared to the pictures of the rest.(i didn't see the others in store)... but aside from the physical looks, what about the TV quality itself?

So my budge ideally would be less than <$3,000 tax in.

Thanks for your help.
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I'd say hold off and get a 2016 Vizio P series which should be out in a few weeks.
But of those 3, i'd rule out Sharp, either go LG or Samsung but not the UN65KU6290 model maybe For $3k budget i'd lean towards Samsung KS or JS model, not sure you'll find a 65'' tho in that price range yet.

What's your time lime? If your willing to wait can score some deals later in the year.
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brobinsoncc wrote: +1 on the new Vizio P series. It's what I am buying when it comes here tomorrow.

It'll blow all those Tvs out of the water. Plus it will have both HDR formats.

Rtings review. Got the same score as Samsungs flagship

http://ca.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio/p-series-2016


Cnet review

http://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-p-se ... view-2016/
the p series is $2,000 USD at Best buy.. which means it will be like $3,000 here.
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It was leaked on BB a month ago and was 2899.99 before they took it down.

It's going up on Costco tomorrow. Hoping its 2799
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So do we know reprocess now? Is it worth it at these price points for a no name brand?

The Sony and Samsung are looking quite interesting to me right now
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honestly this is like the most complex buying process of life.... I would say it's harder to pick a TV than it is to pick a car.... with all these stupid series, and different characters in the model... It's so irritating.
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daivey wrote: honestly this is like the most complex buying process of life.... I would say it's harder to pick a TV than it is to pick a car.... with all these stupid series, and different characters in the model... It's so irritating.
You just need to learn not to be fussy about it. If you are a videophile you are going to spend a ton of money for a very minor improvement. My advice is to just look for a deal. I just got the 55" 4k RCA TV from RCSS for $478 including taxes and I am very happy with it.
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I think I've narrowed it down 2 TVs:

1) XBR65X850D - $3,000 best buy has hdr.




2) XBR65X900C - $2,500 best buy



the 900C seems to be amazing.. but no hdr? is HDR worth the extra $500?
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Yes HDR is worth it, maybe not $500 worth, the addition of HDR would be more noticeable than the jump from 1080p to 4K.
May want to check out P65 Vizio from (costco if your a member), its in the $3000 range, offers support for both HDR formats (Dolby Vision right out the box and HDR-10 Via upcoming software update) but its a bit more than your budget. I'd say its comparable to the Sony and better than the 900c
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I'm not even going to bother with the Visio. I'm reading mixed things about it.... Sure it does HDR and gives a great image in a perfect environment but I think the Sony will give better day to day image. And honestly I believe the Sony will have a better all around image for watching digital tv and upscaling the content they are masters at it at this point.
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I'm also looking to buy a new 65" tv. I'm looking to keep within budget ($2500 before tax) so the Vizio P65 and Sony 850D are out of the running unfortunately. I would really like the TV to have HDR support.

My current options include:
BB - LG UH7500 - $2499
Costco - LG UH6150 - $2299
Costco - Samsung KU6290 - $2299

Thoughts? Am I overlooking any options?
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daivey wrote: I'm not even going to bother with the Visio. I'm reading mixed things about it.... Sure it does HDR and gives a great image in a perfect environment but I think the Sony will give better day to day image. And honestly I believe the Sony will have a better all around image for watching digital tv and upscaling the content they are masters at it at this point.
Do your self a favor and don't buy a TV because of the upscaling. It makes virtually no difference even if it's done well. 4k is exactly quadruple the resolution of 1080p and any 4k TV will do a decent job of upscaling 1080p content for this reason.
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We can’t help both of you if we don't know what you will do with your TV

There is no PERFECT TV,

It's all about what you will do with it.

Tell us what you will do and the % of it.

Is it for regular cable TV watching,

Video game

Will you plug it on a computer,

Sport ?

For example, I went with the Sony X850D because it gives me interpolations with low latency + Very sharp 4:4:4 at 60hz. This is perfect for 4K gaming. Conterpart= Less good black level because IPS.
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Primary purpose = Cable tv
Some Netflix, Plex for movies
Some Sports
No video games, no computer
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SickBeast wrote: Do your self a favor and don't buy a TV because of the upscaling. It makes virtually no difference even if it's done well. 4k is exactly quadruple the resolution of 1080p and any 4k TV will do a decent job of upscaling 1080p content for this reason.
If you can see a difference between those two images, than a good upscaller is worth it.

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geronamo wrote: Primary purpose = Cable tv
Some Netflix, Plex for movies
Some Sports
No video games, no computer

Then I would say go with Sony 850D.

It has the best upscaller for crappy cable TV, it has incredible motion technology with low Soap opera effect. Sport mode will be ultra-fluid.

HDR10 will future proof it.

Vizio is the best for Home Cinema in a dark room and pure movies watching for demanding enthusiasts. It really is a great TV.

I don’t have any experience with LG though, it might also be good.
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As indicated the Sony 850D is outside of my budget....

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