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Old 07-12-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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I would not buy 1080p anymore. Why buy something that is already outdated regardless of content being available or not. That will change in the future and unless you buy a new TV every year, I would want to be ready. I currently have a LG 55" 1080p. When I bought it in 2010, it was great. It still works and is my main TV so I will keep using it but if it breaks I will most certainly buy a 4k. I figure might as well step and not down. I also plan on buying bigger, at least a 65". I just saw an LG 65" 4k for $1050 with a $300 gift card from dell.com and I've seen good 55" 4k's for $500 to $600 so the prices are on their way down.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I spent about $1000 on my 1080P 70" Vizio two years ago, so I'll wait until the price is closer to that price for the size of TV I bought.
I agree. Around a grand is the sweet spot in the market for me. It seems that it gets me the most bang for the buck.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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We have three large screen TVs, one 65" DLP, and two LG LEDs 55" and 47". The LEDs are 1080P, and I am very happy with the picture quality. The DLP not so much, even though it is 1080P as well.


I am considering replacing the DLP, and I am wondering if it has become advantageous to go with a 4K yet. Has content caught up with it? We have FIOS. Does FIOS have anything to offer that would make 4K worth it? Like I said, I think the LEDs from LG have more than adequate picture quality, and if the cost difference is substantial I would go with another 1080P LED from LG. I do see the beauty of 4K where I have seen it displayed, but it is never displayed with broadcast content.
Make sure the TV has HDR (which is only found on 4K). HDR is considered more of a breakthrough than 4K. The problem is all the manufacturers are playing marketing games so you will have to research which models have true HDR. I believe the VIZIO P series is the most reasonable option at this time. Sites such as CNET and AVSFORUM may point you in the right direction as far as 4K HDR choices.


However, these sets are pricey so if it doesn't meet your budget stick with the DLP if its working fine. They will come down in price eventually. If you are budget challenged and the DLP is causing issues then go for a cheap 1080p in the interim. Don't get a cheap non-HDR 4K.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I don't think you should avoid 1080p at all. There is still very very very (I mean very) little 4K content out there.
So what if everything will be 4K in 5 years. I think it will take longer. Everything today STILL isn't Hi-def.
You can save a ton of money by getting 1080p today and getting 4K in 5-6 years when they will be MUCH cheaper (and 8K will be becoming the next big thing...).

That's just my opinion, though. Personally I'd rather spend less now and upgrade sooner then spend a lot now and upgrade less often, if you know what I mean?!?!

Agree with who goes there: the Vizio P-Series is the 4K TV to beat right now of the name brands. No one else comes close for a straight TV. I got a cheap Roku TV (by TCL). I don't often recommend it here though as it isn't for everyone.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Make sure the TV has HDR (which is only found on 4K). HDR is considered more of a breakthrough than 4K. The problem is all the manufacturers are playing marketing games so you will have to research which models have true HDR. I believe the VIZIO P series is the most reasonable option at this time. Sites such as CNET and AVSFORUM may point you in the right direction as far as 4K HDR choices.


However, these sets are pricey so if it doesn't meet your budget stick with the DLP if its working fine. They will come down in price eventually. If you are budget challenged and the DLP is causing issues then go for a cheap 1080p in the interim. Don't get a cheap non-HDR 4K.
What does HDR stand for? High Def R???
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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What does HDR stand for? High Def R???
high dynamic range


What is HDR for TVs, and why should you care? - CNET#!
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Is it really worth spending the extra 300-400$?Thanks!
It may be $300 to $400 in the 65" mode, but it is only $100 in the 55". It's even less in the 43" televisions, but they are probably not worth buying in 4K

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BGC39VM...ing=UTF8&psc=1
$549.99 TCL 55US5800 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
$449.99 TCL 55FS3750 55-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

The nice thing about these TCL models is they have Roku built in, and you can get some 4K from Netflix.

The 4K blue ray players are still about $400

But the big question now is HDR, High Dynamic Range. That's the more expensive choice today.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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So what if everything will be 4K in 5 years. I think it will take longer. Everything today STILL isn't Hi-def.
You can save a ton of money by getting 1080p today and getting 4K in 5-6 years when they will be MUCH cheaper (and 8K will be becoming the next big thing...).
I don't see much development beyond 4K because it starts to becomes pointless and that's before you start getting into the content availability and bandwidth issues. At 10 feet you need about about an 80 inch set or larger to start to see a difference between 1080 and 4K.... It would have to be billboard to make any difference with 8K.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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https://www.gottabemobile.com/2016/0...-future-of-tv/

Tell that to LG & Sammy....
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:13 AM
 
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I guess instead of development what I should of said was sales. Unless the TV's can be made just as cheap for most people it becomes pointless. Even the 4K is stretching the bounds of sensibility.
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