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Old 11-19-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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I want a bigger TV other than the 55" that I have and 65" is the biggest that I can go

Of all the TVs, I have narrowed them down to two.

Sony's 65HX950 for the perfect size ($5,000)

and

Sharp's Pro-60X5FD for picture quality ($4,500.00)

Of the two, which would you choose? and why?

I can't make up my mind: Size or PQ? Size is the reason that I want to change but PQ is most important????????


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Old 11-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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I would go with the Sony HX950. Why? Quality set, PQ and Black levels are very good.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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Neither u should look at the Samsung ES8000 65" LED by far the best picture quality. I have the 55" but didn't have the money for the 65" so check that one out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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Neither u should look at the Samsung ES8000 65" LED by far the best picture quality. I have the 55" but didn't have the money for the 65" so check that one out.
Originally, that is what I wanted until I discovered Samsung has had a lot of banding problems with the 65" panel so much so it changed my mind.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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I want a bigger TV other than the 55" that I have and 65" is the biggest that I can go

Of all the TVs, I have narrowed them down to two.

Sony's 65HX950 for the perfect size ($5,000)

and

Sharp's Pro-60X5FD for picture quality ($4,500.00)

Of the two, which would you choose? and why?

I can't make up my mind: Size or PQ? Size is the reason that I want to change but PQ is most important????????


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Have you actually seen them both in-person? Buy the one that would make more sense to you in the long run. Also, with those prices, why don't you go look for a Pioneer Kuro? I found a link just a minute ago: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-PDP-60...kuro+plasma+tv

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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Have you actually seen them both in-person? Buy the one that would make more sense to you in the long run. Also, with those prices, why don't you go look for a Pioneer Kuro? I found a link just a minute ago: http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-PDP-60...kuro+plasma+tv
Yes, I have seen them both.

Regarding the Kuro...

here is a review of the Sharp Elite by Home Theater magazine

Conclusions
Is the Elite PRO-60X5FD the new all-time flat-panel champ? I’d have to say yes, by a nose. It comes with caveats, for sure. Its off-axis performance is no better than average for an LCD and inferior in this regard to the IPS LCD panels LG and Vizio use. The price is also fear-inducing for most of us.

But the Kuros weren’t cheap or perfect either. The Elites offer enough of that secret Kuro sauce, combined with LCD’s unique benefits—not least of which should be lower energy consumption compared with the power-hungry Kuros—and the brightest 3D you’ll find this side of real life.

Is the margin so clear cut as to produce a glut of used Kuros on eBay and Videogon? No, but potential new buyers can now remove the hair shirts they donned when they missed the Kuro train as it pulled out of the station and chugged off into the sunset. If the Sharp Elite isn’t the inevitable sunrise, it’s as close to it as we’ll get this side of an 80-inch 4K-resolution set with 500-plus zones of local dimming. We’ll all be waiting breathlessly for that one, but in the meantime, this new Elite is the one to tide you over.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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I want a bigger TV other than the 55" that I have and 65" is the biggest that I can go

Of all the TVs, I have narrowed them down to two.

Sony's 65HX950 for the perfect size ($5,000)

and

Sharp's Pro-60X5FD for picture quality ($4,500.00)

Of the two, which would you choose? and why?

I can't make up my mind: Size or PQ? Size is the reason that I want to change but PQ is most important????????


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Easy....
Perfect size AND perfect quality :

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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What about a 65 inch Panasonic VT50? I hear those are amazing and you would save like 2 grand.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #9
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What about a 65 inch Panasonic VT50? I hear those are amazing and you would save like 2 grand.
The 65” VT50 would be great except for one thing and that is where the HDMI cables are plugged in. They are near the out side edge of the TV. I need at least 5” of distance from the edge of the TV to where the cables plug in. That 5” goes up against the out side of the molding of a cabinet.

For me to go bigger, I have to have the TV on the out side of the cabinet.

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Ahhhh, I see. I hope they change that on future models. Who wants cords sticking out the side of their TV? Good Luck on your decision!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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I would buy the Sharp Elite.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:45 AM   #12
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The OP should go plasma. As far as the HDMI ports on the side goes, he can get a L shaped HDMI adapter: LINK Or better yet, this one: LINK
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #13
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I would buy the Sharp Elite.
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If you are going to spend that amount of money, you should look into a projector that will throw a larger pix and cost a lot less. You can get a motorized screen to put away when done and not interfere with room aesthetics. Just a thought.

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If you are going to spend that amount of money, you should look into a projector that will throw a larger pix and cost a lot less. You can get a motorized screen to put away when done and not interfere with room aesthetics. Just a thought.

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Love my 104" screen w JVC RS40 3d projector.
At first, I was looking at the 100" Da-Lite electric screen (even the Supernova by DNP) with an Epson 5010 or the JVC projector, but when I discovered that the projector's fan created a loud fan noise (the Epson about 32dB) I thought the noise would drive me crazy. That is why my thoughts changed over to a bigger TV.

Because my room is a family room and not a dedicated theater, I would have to have a pretty bright projector to make the screen work and look good. A bright projector would have to be used and that means a loud cooling fan.

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The OP should go plasma. As far as the HDMI ports on the side goes, he can get a L shaped HDMI adapter: LINK Or better yet, this one: LINK
Plasma is great, but look at his picture. He might be fighting glare and reflection all the time with those windows right in front of the TV.

Sharp Elite (LCD) or Panasonic VT (plasma). Those are the best options in your given price range, IMO.
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Plasma is great, but look at his picture. He might be fighting glare and reflection all the time with those windows right in front of the TV.

Sharp Elite (LCD) or Panasonic VT (plasma). Those are the best options in your given price range, IMO.
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The Elite even though only 60" might be my best choice.

The Panasonic would have been great but where the HDMI cables are plugged in won't work. On the Panny, they plug in about 4 inches from the edge of the TV. I need about 6" to get it away from the cabinet framework that part of the TV will cover.

My 55" sits inside the cabinet but a 60" or 65" TV will hang on the out side of the cabinet by way of an articulating TV mount and push up against the cabinet molding which is 5" wide. Therefore, the HDMI plug ins have to be at lease 6" from the edge of the TV.

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I would have gone with the HX950 but its your money and your choice.
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I would have gone with Sony's 65HX950 over Sharp one. Talking about the picture quality, I would say that Sony is also good compared to Sharp.
Read the Sony HX9** threads. The set has almost as much banding, flashlighting, blooming, haloing as the Samsung 65ES8000.

So, If I am going to spend $5,000 for the Sony 65HX950, why not spend $1,000 more and get the Elite Pro-70
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I would go with the Sony 950. You can even find last yrs. 929 @ Best Buy. Have them price match a online retailer. Reading the Elites thread they have their problems also. Regarding a projector and bright room. I have/had (going to purchase the VW95) a Sony VW90ES PJ in a dedicated living room showing on a Vutec "110 AT screen and it was plenty bright enough for daytime viewing. I do have Bali insulated shades I drop down during the day. Picture was amazing for TV viewing and movies. That's why I'm a Sony fan now. They have the picture quality figured out.
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