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Old 05-23-2020, 05:58 PM   #1
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Within a few weeks, we intend to buy a new TV for our living room, but I'm amazed at all of the choices. We currently have a 55", and the viewing distance is about 20'. I've had it in my mind that a 70" is idea, but don't really know that a 65" might work as well, and be cheaper? (BTW, our budget is probably in the $800 area) Our current set is a Vizio, and I've always liked the PQ. I guess that opinions vary, but what about an LG? This would be for everyday TV viewing, and 4K movies. Nothing against games, but just not our thing. A family friend keeps pushing us towards a Sammy, and I'd see no prob, if the price were right. When I do get this, I currently have a Walmart associate card, so that could help if I got it through them. Please help!!!!!!!! Thanks all...
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At 20' viewing distance I'd go 85" or projector.
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Not knowing what 4K blu-ray player you have, a Samsung tv will only give you HDR 10 and HDR 10+, while a Vizio will give you both Dolby Vision and HDR 10+ capability. If you're streaming VUDU, you would have Dolby Vision option which Samsung doesn't handle. Size wise, I don't think a five inch increase in screen size will make that much difference except in price. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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The streaming thing is something new to me, how important is it? As stated, we'd probably strictly watch 4K movies, and Netflix. BTW..I don't have a 4K player yet, coming soon! The projector thought sounds cool, but much more than I'd want to invest in. One other thing...I'm 61 years done, so in my mind, this will likely be my last TV purchase. I'd eat a steaming bowl of crow 20 years from now though, if I was wanting something a bit bigger...lol!
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Getting my ducks in a row, and it's been fun. Settled on a 65" Vizio Quantum, most reviews were good, and the price was ok, I'm gonna need a 4k HDMI cable, and wondered if a 6" will be sufficient? Is there anything else I should consider before ordering it? I appreciate the input!
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Since you already had a 55", I would've bought a 70" and really see a difference in size because, when you get used to watching a 65" you're going to wish that you would've went for the 70". If you got the room for a 70" I would've went for it.

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Too late, I'll have to take the 65", and love it. The wife pretty well rules the roost for TV stuff upstairs, so I'm cool with my 50" down in the Cave. Meanwhile though, the cables. I only need one, correct?
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Too late, I'll have to take the 65", and love it. The wife pretty well rules the roost for TV stuff upstairs, so I'm cool with my 50" down in the Cave. Meanwhile though, the cables. I only need one, correct?
If you're only connecting the TV then yes you'll only need one, but if you're planning on connecting more video components to it like a game console, a blu-ray player etc, then you're going to need more than one cable for each HDMI input.
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20ft is way too far for a 65/70inch screen IMHO. Can't you dramatically decrease the distance?
I, for one, sit 5.2ft/1.6m from my 65inch LGC9 OLED, and that's about right for me. I always want to practically crawl into my monitor for full immersion.
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