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Old 11-18-2015, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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So I got a new place, and I will be purchasing a new TV soon.
Keep in mind. It will be between 50"-60".
I've read online to stay away from 4K until more 4K content becomes available. I have shopped around Best Buy and the 4K tv looks beautiful. But that's a display with their 4K content.
I have read that it all depends how far you sit from the TV.
Is it really worth spending the extra 300-400$?
Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:26 PM
 
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So I got a new place, and I will be purchasing a new TV soon.
Keep in mind. It will be between 50"-60".
I've read online to stay away from 4K until more 4K content becomes available. I have shopped around Best Buy and the 4K tv looks beautiful. But that's a display with their 4K content.
I have read that it all depends how far you sit from the TV.
Is it really worth spending the extra 300-400$?
Thanks!
Not at this time. In a few years the answer will be different.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:55 PM
 
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Absolutely. My 4k TV has been worth it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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So I got a new place, and I will be purchasing a new TV soon.
Keep in mind. It will be between 50"-60".
I've read online to stay away from 4K until more 4K content becomes available. I have shopped around Best Buy and the 4K tv looks beautiful. But that's a display with their 4K content.
I have read that it all depends how far you sit from the TV.
Is it really worth spending the extra 300-400$?
Thanks!
Depends upon who you ask and how much disposable income you have. Personally, I'd wait until there's enough content out there to justify the cost. Half of the beauty with some of these televisions comes from how well their video processing technologies work, and not so much the content itself and resolution. No sports that I know of are shot in 4K and broadcast in such. If so, then believe me, the demand would soar!

A lot of people see upconverted content and think it's fantastic, but then sit about 15 feet away from a 60" TV. You're not going to see a lot of difference at that distance. There are sitting charts online you can Google and see for yourself. I'm not sure how far away you'll be sitting from your TV, but standard distance is usually around 10 feet and more. I sit about 15 feet away from a 70" TV. To me, that's about right for that particular size, but I'm not going to see any pixels at that range. If I move up close, that's when I see the pixels.

That's where 4K and it's content come into play. If you're sitting up close to the TV set. I guess if you have some sort of a nook where you have a 60" TV set and you're setting about 4 feet away. That's when I think 4K would probably be worth it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Black Friday: 60" 4K vs 70" 1080p
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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Last year I bought a 55" Sony 4K TV for my bedroom. I guess I usually sit around around 15 feet away. At that distance, I don't see much difference between upconverted 4K and the supposed 4K that you can get from Amazon or YouTube. On another thread, someone suggested that the stream you get from your internet provider might be compressed, so it's hard to know what your getting.

Anyway, the Sony 4K has a bunch of built in apps and didn't cost that much, so I'd do it again.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Prices are dropping on 4k. Just received a holiday catalog from Crutchfield. They have a Sony XBR-X810C 55" for $1100 , 65" for $1800
If you have a really large room, they have a 4k Sony projector for a picture up to 150" Price- $10,000 You have to be a devoted TV viewer to spend that kind of money.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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I'll be waiting a year or so for 4k OLED displays to come down in price. By then, there should be more 4k content as well.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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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.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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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.
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