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Old 11-18-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I have a 4K TV I bought last Christmas. I think it's a 55"? A Sony. Anything not 4K is upscaled to 4K. It's in my bedroom. From 15 feet away, I'm not sure I'd be able to tell the difference between it and a regular 1080p. It's also a smart TV, though, and I like that. Thousands of available apps.

Neither one of your choices costs all that much.
The differences are not going to be seen at 15 feet away. It's when you're watching the TV up close. That's the whole point with 4K. If you're wanting the full benefit of 4K from 15 feet away, you're going to have to get a gigantic screen; at least something over 100 inches. 55 inch TV from 15 feet away is not going to show you any difference from 1080p. You probably won't even see a different between 720p. It even becomes a little difficult with 480p at 15 feet and more away.

Also, you're talking about upscaled content. Not true, 4K content. There's just so much clarity and detail the naked eye can see from several feet away to begin with. A lot of this stuff is marketing hype. Where I believe 4K and above is really worth while is up close and if you're working with graphic design and hi res photo editing.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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Thanks for all of the replies.

To further complicate matters, Frys just posted their ad. They'll be selling a slightly older 70" Vizio for $798.

I still haven't decided for sure but I'm leaning towards the 70" 1080p over the 60" 4K. My room and viewing distance are large enough that the bigger screen would be appreciated more than the higher resolution. I have 25 mbps internet, probably fast enough for 4K but without much capacity to spare.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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Looked at Frys ad again...they'll also have a 65" 4K set (haven't published brand name yet, but I assume it's a Vizio) for $897.

That one might be the winner...if I can just get my hands on one. 65 will be plenty big for our room.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I hear a lot of negative things about Vizio, probably why they are used as a loss leader, here are some complaints for you to peruse...
Top 1,530 Complaints and Reviews about Vizio
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Vizio, In my opinion, is one of the top economic TVs to purchase. I trust them over something like Emerson or Westinghouse or Element.

That being said, I do have white stuck pixels on my TV and if you get up real close to the set, you can see a long line stretching the length of the screen at the very bottom. However, the only issue is the white pixels when it's a white background on the screen. Any other time, you don't even notice their there. Especially don't notice the line. But Vizio isn't top dog quality. At the sametime, I think they're decent quality for the price. If you're on the budget, Vizio is very dependable. If money is no object, go with something like LG or Samsung.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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$800 for a 60 inch screen. That's $13.33 per inch. I remember when you had to pay $500 for a 25 inch screen, $20 per inch. In today's money that would be about $50 per inch. So definitely TV has become a better deal.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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I heard manufacturers create/reserve/relegate products specifically for Black Friday, and that bringing those products into your home is not a good idea. They win, you don't. Generally. If, once upon a time, it was a legit/fair thing, now it's gone downhill
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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Tried unsuccessfully to get the 60" 4K Vizio that Dell was selling. Literally tried to buy it a couple of seconds after it went on sale, and it was gone .

Tracked down a 70" 1080p Vizio from Walmart. Very pleased so far...although getting in home in my lil VW Golf wasn't easy.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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$800 for a 60 inch screen. That's $13.33 per inch. I remember when you had to pay $500 for a 25 inch screen, $20 per inch. In today's money that would be about $50 per inch. So definitely TV has become a better deal.
Back in 1997 or 1998, one of my friends was making big $$$ on all his dot com stocks and was throwing money around like crazy. Anyway, he bought a new 40" flat screen for his bedroom. The price: $18,000.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:55 AM
 
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Back in 1997 or 1998, one of my friends was making big $$$ on all his dot com stocks and was throwing money around like crazy. Anyway, he bought a new 40" flat screen for his bedroom. The price: $18,000.
.......and it was probably a terrible picture. LOL Nothing wrong with new tech but unless you are buying just behind the curve you're a fool. Every time I build a computer I laugh at the prices for the latest and greatest video cards. Is it really that much better than last years model? Not really.
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