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Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by StupendousMan, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. StupendousMan

    StupendousMan Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    My brother and I are both in the market for newer, larger TV sets to replace our aging 40-inch-ish models. We both use the sets mostly for viewing shows off broadcast or cable; we game a bit, but not the sort of games that require ultra-fast response. We'd like to get something larger, in the 55-65 inch range; and, though neither of us watches and 4K content now, we're thinking it might be good to acquire a device which can handle it for the future.

    Budget is somewhat flexible, but we don't want to go much over $1000, if that. StupendousBro has been considering the Sony XBR-65 X930E, but has an open mind.

    Any suggestions? We both know about AVS Forum, so we can do detailed reading there as needed.
     
  2. Joe Sixpack

    Joe Sixpack Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  3. Eck'sSneakyCheese

    Eck'sSneakyCheese Member SoSH Member

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    Go OLED and you'll never go back! LGs are ridiculously on sale right now. I agree with Joe, rtings is a fantastic site! I did all of my research there before I bought by EF9500. A 65" is going to be a little pricey but you won't regret it.
     
  4. JakeRae

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    I have a TCL P Series and it is a tremendous value at $600 for the 55 inch. For a 65 inch model the Vizio M Series is probably the best TV in your Price range.

    If you are willing to spend $1500+ I would think it makes sense to get an OLED. I'm not really sure how brands like Sony and Samsung are competing at this point. They both make a great product, but they aren't enough better than what TCL and Vizio produce to justify paying two to three times as much and they are sufficiently inferior to LG OLEDs that if you are buying in their price range, you might as well buy the LG.
     
  5. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    This man speaks the truth, do it.
    I almost wish I needed a new TV so I could buy one
     
  6. NJ_Sox_Fan

    NJ_Sox_Fan Member SoSH Member

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    Get the 55 inch LG OLED 4k tv. They're awesome and super on sale right now.
     
  7. Gambler7

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  8. NortheasternPJ

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    I hate curved TVs and don’t see the appeal of them. Sony discontinued theirs, LG did as well. I really don’t like anything the distorts the screen or “improves” it via gimmicky software so I’m out on curved TVs. Plus if you wall mount them they look awkward.
     
  9. glasspusher

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  10. DominicJD

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    I had to replace my old 65” Mitsu DLP back in February and went with the Sony XBR 930. Very happy with it. My older setup ran everything through my AV receiver using HDMI 1.3 — to handle the new 4K Apple TV I replaced my receiver and bought HDMI cables rated for 2.0

    Apple auto-upgrades purchased movies to 4K when available. Atomic Blonde in 4K is awesome.

    There’s also a ton of 4K content on YouTube that the TV can play natively - amazing nature videos and such. Very cool.
     
  11. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    A Sony 65" 930 for under $1,000? Link, please.
     
  12. cardiacs

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    Hi folks,

    I finally made it back to the USA and am in the same market and budget.
    Is the LG OLED still the white whale? Is it worth the money to get the 65 incher?
    I will be watching NBA and a shitload of Pixar/fantasy stuff with the kids. Thanks in advance....
     
  13. drbretto

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    I bought the 55 inch LG OLED a month or two ago. One of the best purchases I've ever made. It's THE perfect TV/price combo. Picture is fantastic. Interface is fantastic.

    55 inch or 65 inch is all up to you. I believe the TV is identical other than the size. I was toying with the 65 inch for a bit, but ended up being pretty happy with 55. 55 Inches is actually still pretty damn big.

    Edit: Got the 55" for $1575 from clevelandplasma.com - This being the best reviewed reseller I've seen on the 'net.
     
  14. MikeM

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    If you got the money to spare the OLED is definitely a nice step up you won't regret.

    Personally that's a little out of my desired price range, so I'm sort of waiting for the new TCL 6 Series models which are due out pretty soon.
     
  15. NJ_Sox_Fan

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  16. Hank Scorpio

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    I’m not sure what’s in stores right now, but I’ll offer some words of caution. Be careful about buying models a year or two old.

    Some of the less recent Smart TVs lack features and app support that are now pretty standard.

    Got my Samsung SmartTV last summer, and it currently doesn’t work with YouTubeTV, and a couple of other features, such as Smart Home functionality, etc...
     
  17. DanoooME

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    Just got this year's LG OLED 65" TV. Absolutely amazing picture. It's pricey but worth every penny. It feels like the show is being performed in your living room. Got it from Cleveland Plasma, recommend them highly.
     
  18. NJ_Sox_Fan

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    Just picked up a 65" OLED C8 as well for my new house, to go along with my 2017 LG OLED 55" I already owned. Could not agree more. These are amazing TV's. I am putting a 120" screen and 4k projector in the finished basement, and I am already starting to wonder if I shouldn't have just bought another 65" LG OLED, just because they are so great.
     
  19. Bowhemian

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    Bumping this old thread, since my TV just died. I have a 49” LG LED TV in my living room. Since I am not going to fix it, I won’t get into the details into what went wrong with it, but it’s dead.

    Anyway, where the TV is has sort of limited space. Width is not really an issue, but the height is. So I am not sure what size I can fit. I do know that the old TV fit with about 3 horizontal inches to spare. Oh, and the TV is mounted to the wall sort of in a corner with a full motion wall mount, with articulating arm.

    So I need a new LED TV. I think I can fit a 55” TV in the space, but need to verify the measurement. While staying away from LG, what particular brand would you recommend. Note that I although I can afford to, I would rather not spend a boatload of $$ on a new TV. It does get used a lot, but we are not picture quality geeks. So something decent that doesn’t break the bank.
     
  20. tims4wins

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    We are pretty happy with this



    Sony XBR55X700D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

    We got it on prime day last year so the price was $499 I think. But good bang for the buck IMO.

    Edit: amazon link won't work for some weird reason? Chopping it up a bit so you can use the link below, or just google the model number I listed.

    https:// www. amazon. com/ Sony-XBR55X700D-55-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B01FWIEMSU
     
  21. jmm57

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    I’m looking for hopefully a 65” for cheap (~$700). Are the Best Buy/Walmart options worth considering? What features should I be looking at? We don’t do any gaming and only limited movies. Lots of sports and binging Netflix. We don’t have cable and use YouTube TV for what it’s worth.
     
  22. Joe Sixpack

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    TCL 65" is $600 at Best Buy. Built in Roku, works great with YouTube TV and Netflix. I have the 55" version in my basement and use it with those 2 services. Definitely the best TV in that price range.
     
  23. jmm57

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    Is that the S405 version? Any idea what the extra $350 gets me from the S405 to the R615?
     
  24. Joe Sixpack

    Joe Sixpack Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  25. jmm57

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    Great link! Thanks!
     
  26. jmm57

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    Went with the Vizio E series 65” based on the RTINGS site. $729 at Best Buy. I was in for going P series 55” or TCL 6 series but the wife didn’t want to get up near $1k and she thought she’d rather have 65” over 55” for the same price even if losing a bit of quality. Hopefully it works out!
     
  27. Gambler7

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    I didn't want to start a new thread for this.

    Does anyone have 80"+ TV's they could recommend?
     
  28. jayhoz

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    I just purchased the 65" LG E8 for $2,300. Amazon currently list it for $3,500. I used Greentoe.com. They have you suggest a price for the item and then go out and see if any of their vendors are willing to part with the item at that price. I saw that someone on slickdeals got this TV for $2,300. I put in an asking price of $2,250 and quickly received a counter offer at $2,300 which I accepted. I've never used them before, but saw enough positive experiences on slickdeals to give them a try.

    Below is my affiliate link to Greentoe. If you click this and end up purchasing something I will get some money back. Go directly to greentoe.com if you don't want to use my affiliate link.
    https://gtoe.me/38fW4UiAfR
     
  29. lapa

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    I can highly recommend the lg oled55b7v which is pretty low on the price range but got a lot of great reviews and I’m super happy with it especially for the MLB app
     
  30. cgori

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    I saw someone link to Greentoe before - can you comment on the experience. Was it basically like ordering a TV from amazon once you settled on the price, it just shows up at your front door?

    (And especially if anyone else is reading this that used greentoe and sadly had to make a warranty claim, any issues? I know they say it's all certified retailers, but some brands can be really picky on "authorized" retailers and warranties. But saving $1200-1300 is a pretty big deal.)
     
  31. jayhoz

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    The process was very simple. I made an offer and told Greentoe how long I was willing to wait for them to find a retailer willing to accept my price. Within a day I received a counterproposal which I accepted. I then received a receipt directly from the retailer and tracking information. The TV would have arrived about a week later, but I have been travelling and no one has been available to sign for the shipment so I have it held at FedEx until I return.

    The retailer who accepted my offer is listed on LGs website as an authorized dealer so I don't anticipate any issues with warranties.
     
  32. cgori

    cgori Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Cool. Thank you.
     
  33. Monbo Jumbo

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    It's on sale elsewhere for $2500.

    https://mashable.com/shopping/deal-oct-26-lg-oled-tvs/
     
    #33 Monbo Jumbo, Oct 31, 2018
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  34. cardiacs

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    I bought the 55' LG OLED thanks to this thread and I love it. The only thing lacking is a native NBA app - I use Chromecast Ultra to watch the Celtics. Wished I could have waited to the sale linked above so I could have gotten the 65' instead at a similar price.
     

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