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Old 04-07-2020, 12:31 AM   #1
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I'm currently looking for a TV around 80 inches. Around 75-85. Budget at $2500 but want the best value for that amount. So a year old or two would be ok. It's been a while since I purchased a TV and all the info is overwhelming.

I do like Samsung but don't see any oled TVs. But it seems currently large oled TVs like LG are at a premium. From what I am reading, QLED is not all bad and a step up from standard LCD.

Looking for 4k and higher refresh rate. I know some companies market a higher refresh rate but have a lower true refresh.
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:11 AM   #2
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I’d recommend the TCL 8 Series or the Samsung Q90 if you can go a few hundred bucks higher.

The Samsung is better for gaming, but the TCL will give you better contrast. There’s also the Samsung Q80, but it has more blooming and less contrast than both of the other ones.

All of them use QLED. All of them have a native refresh rate of 120Hz.

OLEDs are usually the premium models from brands that offer them, so it’s near impossible to find a 70”+ OLED model below $4K.
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Samsung doesn't support Dolby Vision; you couldn't give me one of their TVs.

An 85" Samsung Q90T costs $5299.99 at Best Buy and that's a bit over the OP's $2500 budget. Even the 85" Samsung Q60T costs $2699.99.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6402405

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6401710

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Old 04-07-2020, 06:41 AM   #4
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Yeah Samsung has never supported DV unfortunately so that is also something to consider.

Except for the 900F, all of those Sony models have pretty bad contrast so I won’t recommend them myself. But yeah, the 900F is actually pretty solid, although its color gamut/volume is lower compared to most recent TVs.
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Yeah Samsung has never supported DV unfortunately so that is also something to consider.

Except for the 900F, all of those Sony models have pretty bad contrast so I won’t recommend them myself. But yeah, the 900F is actually pretty solid, although its color gamut/volume is lower compared to most recent TVs.
There is no TCL TV above 75" inches that I can find.

https://www.tclusa.com/catalog/home-theater

I own the 85" Sony 900F, which are 2018 models, and I am mostly pleased with it. The G series all use Sony's X Wide Angle feature in their 75" and larger TVs and that comes at the expense of picture quality. The 900F does not use Sony's X Wide Angle feature and that is why I chose it over the 950G.

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Old 04-07-2020, 06:51 AM   #6
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The OP said 75-85 (read the first post). I was referring to the 75” models, not 85”.

You can find 85” models but you’d be compromising quite a bit on picture quality with that budget.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:04 AM   #7
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I went to TCL's website, link above, and I can't find any above 75".


Again, the OP said 75-85. Last time I checked, 75 falls within 75-85. TCL has at least one currently-available 75” model (8 series).

Best Buy link (TCL 75” 8 series):
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-75-...?skuId=6377907

Samsung 75” Q90:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6331771

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Old 04-07-2020, 07:08 AM   #8
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I realize what the OP said. I was trying to find the 85" model that you said exists:
I was referring in general, not just Samsung or TCL models. That’s why I didn’t recommend anything at 85”, due to the drop in PQ at that budget range.

I never said there was an 85” TCL model.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:22 PM   #10
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Thanks for input all. This one fits most criteria except size, and the 75 is a big jump in price for the Q90

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-QN65Q90RAFXZA-Flat-QLED-Q90/dp/B07N4MSMJ7/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=samsung%2Bq90&qid=158 6273230&sr=8-3&th=1

https://www.abt.com/product/143729/S...Q90TAFXZA.html

I am leaning towards Samsung after having to use their warranty in the past, it was a trouble free process. From what I am reading the Q90 is the best in that category.

Debating if I should do the 65, or continue the search for a larger one. The space is large and currently has an older 70 inch with thick bezels and all looks more like a 75 or larger.
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for input all. This one fits most criteria except size, and the 75 is a big jump in price for the Q90

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-QN65Q90RAFXZA-Flat-QLED-Q90/dp/B07N4MSMJ7/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=samsung%2Bq90&qid=158 6273230&sr=8-3&th=1

https://www.abt.com/product/143729/S...Q90TAFXZA.html

I am leaning towards Samsung after having to use their warranty in the past, it was a trouble free process. From what I am reading the Q90 is the best in that category.

Debating if I should do the 65, or continue the search for a larger one. The space is large and currently has an older 70 inch with thick bezels and all looks more like a 75 or larger.
Do what's best for you, but personally I loathe the thought of going down in screen size even if it is just 5"; I can never go smaller.

I gotta have that Dolby Vision, too. There is just no good reason for any 4K TV not to support DV and as far as I can tell Samsung is the only manufacturer that doesn't.
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:36 PM   #12
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Thanks for input all. This one fits most criteria except size, and the 75 is a big jump in price for the Q90

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-QN65Q90RAFXZA-Flat-QLED-Q90/dp/B07N4MSMJ7/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=samsung%2Bq90&qid=158 6273230&sr=8-3&th=1

https://www.abt.com/product/143729/S...Q90TAFXZA.html

I am leaning towards Samsung after having to use their warranty in the past, it was a trouble free process. From what I am reading the Q90 is the best in that category.

Debating if I should do the 65, or continue the search for a larger one. The space is large and currently has an older 70 inch with thick bezels and all looks more like a 75 or larger.
Best Buy has the 75” Q90 new for $3K.

Otherwise, the best quality at that size and closer to your budget ($2600) is the 75” TCL 8 Series.
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:32 AM   #13
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Samsung is funding a one day promotion on the new 2020 75" Q70T series for $1,999. This sale ends Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11pm EST.

Anyone who wants to take advantage of this one day flash sale can buy from any Samsung authorized dealer, which of course, includes my company.
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Samsung doesn't support Dolby Vision; you couldn't give me one of their TVs.

An 85" Samsung Q90T costs $5299.99 at Best Buy and that's a bit over the OP's $2500 budget. Even the 85" Samsung Q60T costs $2699.99.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6402405

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6401710

Robert Zohn posted this recently regarding closeout pricing for Sony TVs:
Dolby Vision isn't that much of big deal on a 10 bit panel.
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Old 04-09-2020, 03:27 AM   #15
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Well, let's talk about this.

12bit mastered content displayed on a 10bit display will render a better image than 10bit content on a 10bit display. But that's not the most important ellement of the picture quality that Dolby Vision's HDR format offers.

The big advantage of Dolby Vision HDR over the base layer HDR10 is the dynamic frame by frame metadata that is read by Dolby Vision capable TVs to deliver the best possible HDR dynamic tonal range reproduction.
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