Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

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My C1 is fucked. White vertical line about an inch off from the left-side bezel. Broke three weeks after LG’s one-year warranty ended. Happened last week and I’m still waiting on a call as to whether or not they’re giving me a one-time courtesy panel replacement.

My advice would be to buy from a retailer that offers an extended warranty. I sure wish I did!
Did we buy TVs at the exact same time? I just developed this issue today. I installed mine just before Thanksgiving 2021. I did buy an extended warranty and I bought from Costco so I'll get a repair or a replacement somewhat easily, but this is a pain.
 
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You all have me nervous about my C1 which was purchased in April.
Yeah, this is a bummer. It's my first time dealing with LG Electronics.

Here's a pic of the issue, spoilered for size:

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Costco required those pics (and more) as part of the repair process. What's odd though: yesterday, randomly, it stopped. I'm not noticing any light bleed whatsoever. Still, I think it's best to get this repaired.
 

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Yeah, this is a bummer. It's my first time dealing with LG Electronics.

Here's a pic of the issue, spoilered for size:


Costco required those pics (and more) as part of the repair process. What's odd though: yesterday, randomly, it stopped. I'm not noticing any light bleed whatsoever. Still, I think it's best to get this repaired.
I’ll keep an eye out for issues and will be contacting Costco as soon as they appear. Fingers crossed.
 

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Yeah, this is a bummer. It's my first time dealing with LG Electronics.

Here's a pic of the issue, spoilered for size:


Costco required those pics (and more) as part of the repair process. What's odd though: yesterday, randomly, it stopped. I'm not noticing any light bleed whatsoever. Still, I think it's best to get this repaired.
Yep—exact same issue.

The line comes and goes and, weirdly, reacts to the TV’s audio sometimes. At its faintest you can still make out red, blue, and green subpixels twinkling.

If you gently squeeze the bottom left corner of your panel with your thumb and forefinger the line will fluctuate. I think the issue has to do with a pixel controller.
 

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Any thoughts about wall mount vs. on a cabinet of some sort?

We are sketching out our rooms and need 2 TVs. No gaming or DVD issues. We figure the bedroom set will go on our dressers easily the way the room sets up, and the living room will go on a chest that has lots of open space for knickknacks.
 

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This is a place you own, correct? Wall-mounted can give a really clean look, if you are handy enough (or willing to pay) to have the cables fished down into the furniture/cabinet. But you need to be sure of the placement, obviously.

Check the mounts here: https://www.monoprice.com/category/mounts-&-stands/tv-wall-mounts - the prices are very good and there are lot of types depending if you want flat or articulating arm. I got an articulating arm mount for the one in my living room, it's phenomenal to be able to turn the TV towards the kitchen when I'm cooking and easily sneak a peak at whatever game is on.

The one I have is https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10223 - but this is a tank, I was using it to hold a very very heavy 15-year-old plasma TV, so I needed the 200lb weight capability - it lag bolts directly to the studs in the wall. Any LED/OLED TV will be far lighter and you can get away with a much less invasive mount.

There are things like this: View: https://www.amazon.com/VCE-Through-Decorator-Opening-Management/dp/B071X8RLJL
(check local code, obviously) that allow you to bring the fished cables through the wall in a clean way. (You also need a low-voltage bracket to mount behind the faceplate.)

Whatever you do, don't mount it over the mantle of a fireplace, the angle is always terrible for viewing. Unless you get one of those pull-down mantel mounts, they are fine. (https://www.mantelmount.com/ or similar)
 

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Welp. I'm officially in the market for a new TV. After sending in photos of my LG C1, I got an email two days ago saying that they had ordered the necessary parts. Then tonight I got an email that said, "Dear SCGS, we're unable to proceed with repairs. Your options are to return it to Costco.com or your local warehouse. Expect a refund to your card in 2-3 weeks."

They'll pick it up and pack it so hassle on my end is minimal, but I still need a new TV.

I think I want the LG C2. Features I really liked in the C1:
  • Image quality
  • Gaming features
  • HomeKit
I might take this opportunity to upgrade from 65 to 77." But I'm also willing to go the other direction on this, buying a "good enough" TV for <$500 and waiting to see what the market might do. Hmmmm.
 

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Also in the market for something in the 65-75" range. Willing to spend up to $1500.

It's mostly going to be for watching golf, mlb games and movies.
 

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Also in the market for something in the 65-75" range. Willing to spend up to $1500.

It's mostly going to be for watching golf, mlb games and movies.
How bright is your room during the day (on a scale of "1" to "sun-drenched") ?
 

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If anyone finds themselves in this thread looking for a new tv, but isn't really a video-phile (I only watch sports and sitcoms)...
I wanted to replace a 60" Sony that periodically had a pixel line across the top. Probably 8 year old TV and a beast.
Weirdly, the industry doesn't seem to make 60s any longer so I had to look at 55 (65 wouldn't have fit). I wanted 4k and built-in Chromecast.

I ended buying this Hisense for under $300 - it's not listed at $318. Maybe it sucks, maybe it's good - it seems great to me. And it's light, works great and the price made it an absolute lay-up.

edit: fixed link, thanks @cgori !
 
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If anyone finds themselves in this thread looking for a new tv, but isn't really a video-phile (I only watch sports and sitcoms)...
I wanted to replace a 60" Sony that periodically had a pixel line across the top. Probably 8 year old TV and a beast.
Weirdly, the industry doesn't seem to make 60s any longer so I had to look at 55 (65 wouldn't have fit). I wanted 4k and built-in Chromecast.

I ended buying this Hisense for under $300 - it's not listed at $318. Maybe it sucks, maybe it's good - it seems great to me. And it's light, works great and the price made it an absolute lay-up.

edit: fixed link, thanks @cgori !
I'd be interested in hearing more after a week or so. BF is in the market for a 55-65 as well. He'll be 100% streaming, and we're looking at options. Built-in Chromecast/GoogleTV a plus, and he's got the latest dongles for AmazonFireTV and Chromecast already.
 

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Depending on how old the TV you're replacing is, you may be able to go up in size with the latest ones. Bezels around the screen are almost zero and I was able to fit a 55" OLED in the same spot where a 50" plasma was.
 

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If anyone finds themselves in this thread looking for a new tv, but isn't really a video-phile (I only watch sports and sitcoms)...
I wanted to replace a 60" Sony that periodically had a pixel line across the top. Probably 8 year old TV and a beast.
Weirdly, the industry doesn't seem to make 60s any longer so I had to look at 55 (65 wouldn't have fit). I wanted 4k and built-in Chromecast.

I ended buying this Hisense for under $300 - it's not listed at $318. Maybe it sucks, maybe it's good - it seems great to me. And it's light, works great and the price made it an absolute lay-up.

edit: fixed link, thanks @cgori !
I have been a fan and recommended TCL Roku TVs for quite some time (had two in my house as streaming only). For some stupid reason (Probably like $40 in price) when I needed my next cheap streaming TV made the switch to Hisesne and Google TV with this model I think around black friday in 2021 (View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B091YM7DP5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
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I hate it. The picture is completely fine, but I feel like the processor is underpowered or the RAM is too low. The menu and starting shows is really slow. Even Netflix crashes somewhat frequently. I get warnings that I'm out of space and need to pick some apps to uninstall. It's in the bedroom and I can't see the remote at night and it doesn't have nice intuitive buttons that I can navigate in the dark like a Roku remote. I feel like Roku Apps have generally been better than their equivalent Google TV apps (and I'm a massive Google fanboy). I think most of it probably comes down to the processing (or memory) behind the TV rather than the panel itself, but I wish I had spent a bit more money. I may just need to add a Roku 4K stick to it or something, but I wanted it all built in for a reason.

This popped up today when I was reading theVerge:
https://www.theverge.com/2023/1/12/23550054/tcl-qled-tv-keyboard-logitech-mouse-asus-rog-flow-laptop-deal-sale

Currently, you can pick up the 65-inch model of TCL’s 6-Series QLED 4K TV at Best Buy for $699.99 (normally $999.99). There are, of course, pricier models available with more bells and whistles, but what this model has makes it a great value for the price. It has a Mini LED-backlit panel that gets brighter and has more contrast than most similarly priced TVs. Plus, it has two HDMI 2.1 ports that can output 4K at a 120Hz refresh rate to consoles and PC. It also comes standard with the Google TV smart platform baked in, giving you access to all major streaming services plus screen mirroring via Chromecast. Read our review.
My main TV in the living room is a 65" C2 and it's amazing, but anywhere else in the house the cheap streaming TVs have been the right move. I just don't like my current one and wouldn't recommend Hisense.
 

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I bought this exact TV from Best Buy a few days ago. It’s my first experience with Google TV; like you I’ve had success with other TCL Roku TVs and pulled the trigger on this one because of the price. It’s the 2021 model but apparently very little changed in 2022. So far it’s been good and the picture is excellent, however I feel like there’s some weirdness with the onboard streaming apps. Most notably, even when I turn off motion smoothing it looks like movies still have some soap opera effect. According to the last comment here, posted by a videophile who owns the TV, there is a solution that involves changing a couple settings at the Input level:

https://www.reddit.com/r/tcltvs/comments/zg0gtp/r646_motion_smoothing_hell/

I’m hoping this just means I need to ditch the onboard apps for a Roku and toggle those settings. Going to try this when my Roku streambar arrives next week.

FWIW Digital Trends loves the picture on this model but notes the TV was buggy as hell when first released. I’m assuming most of those issues have been fixed by now — so far the only one I’ve noticed is that smoothing issue.
View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JsvfVKu16K4
 

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I just bought the s95b and the g2 oled for two family members. Holy absolute shitballs the s95b is insane looking. I am not buying anything except QD OLED for my next tv. The color luminance is bananas. G2 is amazing too but it's really just iterative where the QD is a new viewing experience.
 

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Samsung really knows how to juice those colors. Glad you dig the TV!
But it isn't an impact to the color accuracy. This is literally the panel technology allowing for more color vibrance vs what Samsung was always known to do which is tweak their colors to a more vivid look. The testing for color accuracy reveals the capability to be nearly as accurate as the most accurate Sony OLEDs and QD OLEDs. The W-OLED panels still suffer from how the pixels are lit and washes the colors more than the QD does. I have and absolutely love my 65 inch CX but I'm thinking this is the year I update to the x95c. I promise, having seen the two top non-Sony TVs out there today, I couldn't believe what I was seeing on the samsung.
 

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Good luck, love my 55” C2 for gaming (series X ) and sports.
How do you feel about the C2's center support? I've read a bunch of folks say its wobbly/unstable compared to TV's with supports on either end of the picture frame. Maybe less of a concern at 55" vs 65" which is what I'm interested in.

Been looking at the 65" Sony A80K the last couple of days which sits nicely in my budget for a high-end living room TV. I'm really not a fan of modern Samsung TV's based on all my friends that have them recently and say they basically pump advertisements at you constantly. Also I wish it just had Google TV as the OS rather than Samsung's quirky Tizen OS.
 

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How do you feel about the C2's center support? I've read a bunch of folks say its wobbly/unstable compared to TV's with supports on either end of the picture frame. Maybe less of a concern at 55" vs 65" which is what I'm interested in.

Been looking at the 65" Sony A80K the last couple of days which sits nicely in my budget for a high-end living room TV. I'm really not a fan of modern Samsung TV's based on all my friends that have them recently and say they basically pump advertisements at you constantly. Also I wish it just had Google TV as the OS rather than Samsung's quirky Tizen OS.
I have mine wall mounted, just reused prior rack from old tv when it died

I disconnected my C2 from Internet (annoying updates) and use Xbox as primary OS for apps.
 

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I just bought the s95b and the g2 oled for two family members. Holy absolute shitballs the s95b is insane looking. I am not buying anything except QD OLED for my next tv. The color luminance is bananas. G2 is amazing too but it's really just iterative where the QD is a new viewing experience.
Those Samsungs look really nice. I was split between the S95B at 65" and the C2 at 77." The wife made the deciding vote for the C2. That surprised me, because she knows better than most that bigger isn't always better.

I have mine wall mounted, just reused prior rack from old tv when it died

I disconnected my C2 from Internet (annoying updates) and use Xbox as primary OS for apps.
I'll report back on the C2 and wobbliness. Definitely never noticed it when the C1 was on a stand. Agreed that the LG ads/announcements are too frequent for my liking. They're not really annoying because they're a toast in the bottom of the screen that disappear quickly, but I seem to get a daily notification that Stadia is shutting down (I've never used Stadia nor installed the app).

I've thought about disconnecting the C2 from my network (I never use the apps), but the HomeKit functionality (being able to turn on/off with Siri and switch inputs on my phone) are killer.
 

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Hope a 50 inch comment is welcome here.

We have a very strangely configured living room, so while I have a 60 inch TV in my finished basement, biggest I can manage in the upstairs living room is 50. My 50 inch living room TV was about 6 years old, and I started noticing some issues. So I decided it was time to upgrade.

Went to Best Buy today. Budget is tight. Was looking for another 50 for under $500. I had my eye on the Samsung AU8000 series because I had a Samsung flatscreen like 20 years ago that was a great TV, and because it was the only TV in the price range with a 3rd HDMI port. But the guy at BB was adamant it was a bad TV, said that it was returned a ton, and said his two pieces of advice were too spend an extra $100 and get the Sony Bravia 80K, or spend the same and get the LG Nanocell and just deal with 1 less port.

I wrestled with the decision but then he told me they had a certified like new open box Sony Bravia 80K for $50 less, and I decided to go for it.

Not surprisingly, while I am still playing around with the TV, I can already tell the picture quality improvement going from a 2016 Vizio LED to a 2022 Sony 4K LED is pretty....massive.
 

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This is a place you own, correct? Wall-mounted can give a really clean look, if you are handy enough (or willing to pay) to have the cables fished down into the furniture/cabinet. But you need to be sure of the placement, obviously.

Check the mounts here: https://www.monoprice.com/category/mounts-&-stands/tv-wall-mounts - the prices are very good and there are lot of types depending if you want flat or articulating arm. I got an articulating arm mount for the one in my living room, it's phenomenal to be able to turn the TV towards the kitchen when I'm cooking and easily sneak a peak at whatever game is on.

The one I have is https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10223 - but this is a tank, I was using it to hold a very very heavy 15-year-old plasma TV, so I needed the 200lb weight capability - it lag bolts directly to the studs in the wall. Any LED/OLED TV will be far lighter and you can get away with a much less invasive mount.

There are things like this: View: https://www.amazon.com/VCE-Through-Decorator-Opening-Management/dp/B071X8RLJL
(check local code, obviously) that allow you to bring the fished cables through the wall in a clean way. (You also need a low-voltage bracket to mount behind the faceplate.)

Whatever you do, don't mount it over the mantle of a fireplace, the angle is always terrible for viewing. Unless you get one of those pull-down mantel mounts, they are fine. (https://www.mantelmount.com/ or similar)
Belated thanks for this. Looking at sets this weekend, we aren’t 100% sure what the floor plan is going to look like so I think we will at least start with on a console/dresser/table until we are fully furnished.

No fireplace in this house, too bad based on recent weather ;)
 

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Belated thanks for this. Looking at sets this weekend, we aren’t 100% sure what the floor plan is going to look like so I think we will at least start with on a console/dresser/table until we are fully furnished.

No fireplace in this house, too bad based on recent weather ;)
I would also say, you might think about getting one size larger set than you think, unless you have a particular space constraint for the placement where the larger one won't fit, or if the seating position is extra-close for some reason.

I got a 65" 3-4 years ago, it looked huge coming from a 50 that I had for 15 years, so I didn't think about it much, the 65 was the sweet spot of pricing. But, looking at it now, I probably should have gotten the 75/77 size. The prices have come down so much since then too.
 

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I would also say, you might think about getting one size larger set than you think, unless you have a particular space constraint for the placement where the larger one won't fit, or if the seating position is extra-close for some reason.

I got a 65" 3-4 years ago, it looked huge coming from a 50 that I had for 15 years, so I didn't think about it much, the 65 was the sweet spot of pricing. But, looking at it now, I probably should have gotten the 75/77 size. The prices have come down so much since then too.
We have 11 feet from couch to TV, so I read 65” works best. 9 feet from bed to wall, so aiming for 50” there. Going to be a couple more weeks til the furniture arrives, so delaying the purchase accordingly.
 

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We have 11 feet from couch to TV, so I read 65” works best. 9 feet from bed to wall, so aiming for 50” there. Going to be a couple more weeks til the furniture arrives, so delaying the purchase accordingly.
I recently renovated my basement, and the sofa/recliner are about 7' from the TV. I bought a 75" because I have the wall space. It is huge, but not overly so. If you have the wall space where the TV is going to go, get the bigger TV. The 75" was only like $150 more than the 65", and was worth it.
There is a downside, and that is the viewing angle. My recliner is off to the side, so the angle is a little tight, but not an impossible angle.
 

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I recently renovated my basement, and the sofa/recliner are about 7' from the TV. I bought a 75" because I have the wall space. It is huge, but not overly so. If you have the wall space where the TV is going to go, get the bigger TV. The 75" was only like $150 more than the 65", and was worth it.
There is a downside, and that is the viewing angle. My recliner is off to the side, so the angle is a little tight, but not an impossible angle.
we will have "guest seating" at an angle, so that might present an issue for us. We're doing some exact measuring as soon as the furniture arrives and I will try to go big as I can
 

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Hope a 50 inch comment is welcome here.

We have a very strangely configured living room, so while I have a 60 inch TV in my finished basement, biggest I can manage in the upstairs living room is 50. My 50 inch living room TV was about 6 years old, and I started noticing some issues. So I decided it was time to upgrade.

Went to Best Buy today. Budget is tight. Was looking for another 50 for under $500. I had my eye on the Samsung AU8000 series because I had a Samsung flatscreen like 20 years ago that was a great TV, and because it was the only TV in the price range with a 3rd HDMI port. But the guy at BB was adamant it was a bad TV, said that it was returned a ton, and said his two pieces of advice were too spend an extra $100 and get the Sony Bravia 80K, or spend the same and get the LG Nanocell and just deal with 1 less port.

I wrestled with the decision but then he told me they had a certified like new open box Sony Bravia 80K for $50 less, and I decided to go for it.

Not surprisingly, while I am still playing around with the TV, I can already tell the picture quality improvement going from a 2016 Vizio LED to a 2022 Sony 4K LED is pretty....massive.
My parents have the 55" x80k. I set it up for them and I really like it. They don't like the UI but they're also coming from a previously non-smart TV so it's been confusing for them. Plus it has a few weird quirks with the wifi which I think is due to signal quality in their home (its brick, stone, and steel construction near where the router is located).

My experience with Sony TVs had always been they are more expensive but generally best in class for their bracket in terms of quality. It's why I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a 65" x90k or a80k.
 

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Not surprisingly, while I am still playing around with the TV, I can already tell the picture quality improvement going from a 2016 Vizio LED to a 2022 Sony 4K LED is pretty....massive.
Sony is a player in this market. They are underestimated. I have two Sony, and an LG in 4K. The Sony TVs win by a mile.
 

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I opted to buy a 75" X90K from Costco... technically an X90CK because Costco gets its own model to make it impossible to price match, but yea same thing. So I guess I'm not part of the 55-65" club.

when folks post about their "great" TVs, can I ask that they provide links to them when possible. Thanks!
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x90k

I don't have the TV yet, but everyone seems to love it from what I've read. I decided to punt on the A80K since I'm concerned about burn-in when I inevitably get drunk playing video games and pass out for several hours on the start menu.
 

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If people don’t realize it and have Comcast you need a 4k specific box to get 4k. It’s also not always on the normal channel. The difference in the 49ers and Cowboys on Normal HD vs 4k with HDR is amazingly good. Colors and contrast with HDR make such a difference
 

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If people don’t realize it and have Comcast you need a 4k specific box to get 4k. It’s also not always on the normal channel. The difference in the 49ers and Cowboys on Normal HD vs 4k with HDR is amazingly good. Colors and contrast with HDR make such a difference
Yeah, I thought 4K was going to be the game-changing technology, but Fox's broadcast is actually just upscaled 1080p (still more detailed than its 720p HD feed). HDR might actually make the biggest difference maker. The colors (especially the Cowboys' white uniforms) and contrast was amazing.

I find myself going out of my way to watch 4K HDR content, especially on Netflix, because it looks so good on my OLED television.
 

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The 4k cable broadcasts are appreciated but the majority of the time not worth it because whatever processing they do on their signal requires a totally different calibration. I put the games on yesterday in 4k and they were terribly dark. Wasn't interested in playing with my settings for that. When Fox does it for the MLB, the colors or over saturated and practically neon. Ironically, my buddy has youtube TV and the signal on there is 1000000x better than my fios video quality. It's forcing me to rethink my setup with how good his youtube tv looks.

And yea, HDR is the bigger jump compared to 4k but if your settings aren't tuned in, HDR or Dolby Vision won't be noticeable for most people.
 

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Ironically, my buddy has youtube TV and the signal on there is 1000000x better than my fios video quality. It's forcing me to rethink my setup with how good his youtube tv looks.
I love YouTube TV, but the picture quality for regular HD channels is worse than cable (and from what I've read online other streaming providers as well) especially my local channels. CBS NFL games are noticeably better on Paramount Plus. Another downside is that YTTV does not support content matching, so I have to manually change my Apple TV to 4K HDR in order for their 4K channels to work properly. Also ESPN 4K broadcasts have never worked on Apple TV and YouTube has never explained why.
 

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The 4k cable broadcasts are appreciated but the majority of the time not worth it because whatever processing they do on their signal requires a totally different calibration. I put the games on yesterday in 4k and they were terribly dark. Wasn't interested in playing with my settings for that. When Fox does it for the MLB, the colors or over saturated and practically neon. Ironically, my buddy has youtube TV and the signal on there is 1000000x better than my fios video quality. It's forcing me to rethink my setup with how good his youtube tv looks.

And yea, HDR is the bigger jump compared to 4k but if your settings aren't tuned in, HDR or Dolby Vision won't be noticeable for most people.
Yeah, I'm on FiOS and dealing with the same experience.

I've got their premium box which is necessary for 4K and it seems like it might be underpowered a bit still. If I just watch it live, it's generally pretty good. But if I DVR and try to use 30 second skip or fast forward it takes like 5-10 seconds to start playing smooth video again. College football has some of the most broadcasted 4K content on FiOS, but when I am flipping between games and it takes 10 seconds to start playing it's pretty annoying. For the World Cup the first few games, the 4K picture looked awful with artifacting all over. I ended up having my buddy with YTTV sign in on my TV to watch and it was amazing, since that login is cached I'll flip to that some times if I'm watching something in 4K. (Because he's on YTTV, he can no longer get NESN, and he'll use my FiOS account with their streaming app, so the sharing works out pretty well.) It's definitely a maddening experience.

Does anyone know if the native apps (Fox, CBS, ESPN, etc.) would offer the highest quality 4K? I've been thinking about playing with that with a 4K chromecast if it'll be better.
 

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Good to know. I think there are free trials for YTTV so I might give it a go anyway. We watch such little cable TV nowadays that I genuinely think I could make the switch as long as I got sports and bravo.
 

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Good to know. I think there are free trials for YTTV so I might give it a go anyway. We watch such little cable TV nowadays that I genuinely think I could make the switch as long as I got sports and bravo.
For sports and general TV shows it's totally fine. For some reason the black levels of anything meant to be super high quality just pixelate and look awful. But anything that I want to watch in that sense usually ends up being on a streaming app anyway.
 

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The 4k cable broadcasts are appreciated but the majority of the time not worth it because whatever processing they do on their signal requires a totally different calibration. I put the games on yesterday in 4k and they were terribly dark. Wasn't interested in playing with my settings for that. When Fox does it for the MLB, the colors or over saturated and practically neon. Ironically, my buddy has youtube TV and the signal on there is 1000000x better than my fios video quality. It's forcing me to rethink my setup with how good his youtube tv looks.

And yea, HDR is the bigger jump compared to 4k but if your settings aren't tuned in, HDR or Dolby Vision won't be noticeable for most people.
Sounds like a FIOS Issue or maybe Comcast just has it figured out for once. The difference between the standard HD Broadcast on FOX and the HDR was night and day. I switched back and forth about 10 times to compare and the Fox HD broadcast was dull and muted. The whites alone on the Cowboys was remarkably different. LG 55 OLED here, not changes needed to see it was a massive massive difference. Even my wife who couldn't care less noticed.
 

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Sounds like a FIOS Issue or maybe Comcast just has it figured out for once. The difference between the standard HD Broadcast on FOX and the HDR was night and day. I switched back and forth about 10 times to compare and the Fox HD broadcast was dull and muted. The whites alone on the Cowboys was remarkably different. LG 55 OLED here, not changes needed to see it was a massive massive difference. Even my wife who couldn't care less noticed.
The only problem is how the 4k feeds are about 30 seconds behind the regular HD ones. If they ever pick up NESN 4k, I'm going to have to carefully consider how I participate in game threads.
 

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The only problem is how the 4k feeds are about 30 seconds behind the regular HD ones. If they ever pick up NESN 4k, I'm going to have to carefully consider how I participate in game threads.
I agree, but if you're on any streaming service, they're all way behind between 15-45 seconds. This is the world we live in. It does make the game threads tough. I'd rather watch with the best picture possible and hit refresh less frequently on a game thread.
 

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Good to know. I think there are free trials for YTTV so I might give it a go anyway. We watch such little cable TV nowadays that I genuinely think I could make the switch as long as I got sports and bravo.
Isn't there no YES on YTTV? Doesn't that kind of kill sports right off the bat?