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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Darkness, Feb 19, 2020.

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Which TV do I get?

Poll closed Mar 11, 2020.
  1. Spend $1500

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  2. Spend $1300

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  1. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    Darkness

    Darkness [OP] Allergic to white

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    I can't make up my mind. Wife and I want a new TV and we've narrowed down to these two. I can't really decide, both have pros and cons but same motion and refresh rates. Picture quality is about the same but the colors can go brighter/darker on the more expensive one. Either one will have an additional 2 years added to warranty free of cost. I think the cheaper is better all around, but the attraction if never worrying about screen burn and 2 extra years of warranty are tempting.

    My wife said ask the Tundra forum :D okay honey, I'm asking.


    In this corner, the $1300 option is an OLED based screen with great sounding 40w speakers and a three year warranty:
    https://www.costco.com/samsung-75"-class---8-series---4k-uhd-led-lcd-tv.product.100485972.html

    In this corner, the $1500 option is a QLED based screen with 20w speakers and a five year warranty, as well as a no image burn guarantee:
    https://www.costco.com/samsung-75"-class---q6d-series---4k-uhd-qled-lcd-tv.product.100485454.html
     
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  2. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    I went to Best buy and looked at them.

    This was 10 years ago though.

    Samsung wont die. I want a smart TV
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    I just got option #2 on your links above. It is freaking awesome. If you go onto Youtube and look at a true 4k Ultra HD video, it looks fake. I get motion sick watching Avatar on it!! Unbelievable picture.
     
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  4. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    from looking at them:

    The QLED will have a better picture due to the QLED technology (I had to look that up too - or maybe I know things, like quantum dot color filter)

    The warranty seems better on the QLED 5 year as opposed to 3 years.
    Plus the QLED has a $50.00 google play credit - that you can give to me...

    Looks like on the expensive Tv - you get 2 additional years on the manuf warranty and it has "quantum dot color filter"
    which is a smart way to say better color characteristics. Its aslo has Bixby Voice, kinda like Siri or Alexa and better speakers...

    The less expensive tv is compatible with Google Assistant.

    The $220.00 difference makes it a close run, but if I did it. I think I'd opt for the longer warranty period.
    so if you go big, you get a 7 year total warranty 5 manuf plus 2 costco free ???? as opposed to 3 manuf plus 2 costco free ???
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Alot of them
    I think the Qled of the 2nd one is newer technology.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    The vizio 75px didn’t catch your attention? It’s a fine machine lol
     
  7. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Get the QLED. You won't regret it. What's $200 more when you're already spending 13...?
     
  8. Feb 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    for only $200 more the 2nd is a no brainer...better unit, better pic and better warranty.
     
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    If you’re buying at Costco, use your Costco Visa card (if you have one). Not only do you get the cash back but you also get extended warranties, no matter which TV you pick. Also, if you’re looking for big ass TVs (since those are both 75”) Vizio has an 85” coming out soon... Can you imagine what LivePD would be like in 4K on an 85” TV.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Samsung doesn't make an OLED. Only Sony and LG. I have a Sony OLED and love it! I definitely recommend Sony or Samsung. Vizio will be coming out with a OLED this year if you're interested in them. I have purchased several Sony's over the years and they last a long time and have an amazing picture!
     
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  11. Feb 19, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    I install home theaters as a hobby for friends and family; you will find pros and cons for each. Costco and sams club topically have televisions made exclusively for them that have “lesser” components - some are hidden or bumped up refresh rates, motion blur, other BS that you don’t want or need. The refresh rate , especially on larger screens, is absolutely one of the most important features and both look to have the same refresh rate. It makes a HUGE difference when watching sports and such. Go with the qled but do yourself a favor and get yourself a calibration disc - well worth it and you’ll be amazed at the picture improvement.

    That said - the speakers should be the least of your concern. If you’re dropping that kind of coin on a tv that large, do yourself a favor and get a nice home theater system. You don’t have to spend a lot to get nice sounding effects and it completely changes the television and movie watching experience.

    PS - at this point, 4K is a marketing tool that actually has no real marketplace yet except for DVD.....Netflix and Amazon (among others) claims to have 4K comparability but it is compressed BS that isn’t actually 4K. 8k is coming out now and is “the next big thing”. Same this as back in the day when 1080 vs 720 debate came out. I used to bet my friends and family to see if they could tell the difference between 1080 and 720 on a calibrated television. They were wrong more times than not......
     
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    Those are both "motion plus 240" which means they could be 120hz or even 60hz. At 75" you will likely experience some lag and blur issues. Ideally a true native 240 would be best, but they are probably double the price at that size. With motion plus technology you will likely experience the "soap opera effect" which is what makes 4k and even HD sports and shows look fake. It can be very fatiguing on the eyes and the brain.
     
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    This is a much better explanation than I gave - I didnt look close enough to the actual specs to determine. If it’s 60hz run as far as you can from that tv - for that size the picture will look like shit. 120hz is the absolute minimum; if you can’t afford it in that size it would be better to go with a smaller screen size and higher true refresh rate.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    This is true, I believe the screen is made by LG on that model. I didn't know they collaborated and haven't seen proof that they did, I knew Sony and Panasonic did, but I didnt know Samsung did.

    @shawn474 I completely agree about 4k, it's kind of like having a car that can hit 200 mph but being restrained by 65 mph limits. I have a pretty good surround system, I just prefer not to use it every time the tv is on. I suppose maybe a sound bar could be a substitute if the tv speakers turn out disappointing.
     
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    My advice is you get what you pay for. We bought a Vizio 70" 4K in 2016 from Sam's for ~$1600 and my 55" Sony 1080P that I bought for $2K in 2012 had a better picture. That's why the wife let me get the OLED now, lol.
     
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    Get the QLED - great set - and don't even worry about speaker ratings. Get a proper receiver and speakers to really get the most out of your purchase. Absolutely worth it.
     
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    Looks like both are native 120hz
     
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    I went with the Q6DR and so far not a bit if regret. It does have a bit of soap opera effect on some things but not everything, it seems like a lot of the Amazon and Netflix content is not affected at all. I found a way to turn that motion off and that solves it for the affected movies.

    The tv can literally light up my living room if it hits a white screen. I was watching a movie where thre was a scene in a dance club and the spotlights were blinding me, almost annoying but impressive :eek:

    The sound is not nearly as bad as I expected, it's fine for regular TV but when I watch a movie I turn on my Yamaha. Thanks all for helping me spend more money haha :hattip:

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    Do yourself a HUGE and backlight it with a luminoodle strip.....thank me later. It will be a cheap and noticeable improvement and you won’t know how you lived without it.....
     
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    The Qleds are the best in bright room situations. You can adjust that soap opera effects on the auto motion plus, I believe. I'm getting ready to purchase a Samsung myself, still on a non 4k. Good choice :thumbsup: One quick note, get a good sound/ woofer set up, sound from tv is terrible, unless your getting a Sony
     
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    Pictures of this?
     
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    Will get some when I get home tonight
     
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    Im not sure if this has been stated but i saw some misconceptions.

    1. QLED is NOT OLED nor anywhere near the technology. The QLED is Samsung using a name ploy to play off of LG technology. LG is the ONLY maker of OLED. They provide the panels to Sony who do their own tuning to the panel.

    2. QLED is nothing more than a fancy LED lite LCD screen. It is nothing special technology wise and will not provide perfect blacks. Samsung pushes brightness to make the picture appear fantastic.

    3. OLED is individual lighting LED. Each pixel is its own light. This makes color accuracy, contrast and black levels superior and the best seen since Plasma days.


    For the best and most accurate picture you will not and cannot beat the OLED panel. Go LG or Sony if you really care about picture. There is a reason since Panasonic stopped making Plasma screens that the OLED gets picture of the year every single year.
     
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    I sell/Install Home Theatre and A/V and Automation just for a little background.
    Only LG actually makes the OLED panels and only LG and Sony manufacture sets right now that use them.

    I will not sell LG usually as they have just not been reliable for me at all and Samsung has been pretty Bulletproof overall but does not actually have an OLED capability as of Today and so they came up with what they call QLED to be able to compete on mainly a marketing basis with the LG panel sets.

    I actually didn't find the OLED sets that compelling until I did a job around the Holidays in a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere and lived at the jobsite with a Sony OLED in the room I stayed in.
    I actually yanked an LG OLED to put the Sony in.

    The Panel does not tell the whole story but the way it is used seems to make a huge difference too and while both use the same panels Sony has so much experience in Broadcast and content creation that LG will never have that the end result is nothing less than dramatic to me.

    Now I have a Sony OLED.
     
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    Very well said.
     
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    Second this! Makes a huge perceived difference in contrast, and much easier on the eyes.
     
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    Thanks.

    I can't really remember the last time I installed anything that I went out and purchased for myself as soon as I got home before the Sony OLED.

    And I still use Panasonic Plasmas everywhere else,I am or was Panasonics Bitch and proud of it!
    I just wish they still sold the good stuff here like they used to.

    A couple weeks ago I went to Florida and yanked 6, 11 year old Panasonics and installed Samsung Frames in their place in time for the Super Bowl.
    I rented a Minivan to do the job as I knew that I would be dragging the Plasmas back to my Lair to live with the others that are put out to pasture.
    They still hold their own in almost any situation aside from the weight which should tell you something about how they used to be built.
     
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    @ezdog what Sony tv do u recommend at an 85” hopefully under 2k?
     
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    And this goes on the dash where? o_O
     
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