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Old 01-29-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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I have noticed that the prices have dropped, but I don't think there are any programs in UHD? Currently we have a 65 inch HD Plasma, should we keep it and wait?
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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I have noticed that the prices have dropped, but I don't think there are any programs in UHD? Currently we have a 65 inch HD Plasma, should we keep it and wait?
Wow, a 65'' plasma! If it's a Panasonic or Pioneer, it's still the gold standard of 1080 PQ.

OLED seems to be the future. I would get one when they become more mainstream (cheaper).
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I agree, if you can hold out, OLED is the way to go. Another year or so, and they'll drop their prices to the others.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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My take on this question is that it all comes down to what you will be using the TV for and what your main sources for watching programming are. Beyond that it comes down to budget and need.

My current main TV for movies is a Pioneer KURO plasma. It was top of the line when I got it 7/8 years ago and still has a fantastic picture. However, it is currently on it's last legs after all of these years. It will most likely get replaced with a 4k HDR set in either LED or OLED (if the price comes down to something reasonable by the time the KURO is done). I wouldn't replace this TV unless I had to, unfortunately this year I am going to have to.

The other TV's in the house are really just for watching content from a Comcast cable box or in my son's case, playing video games. I recently upgraded two of those sets and actually chose good regular 1080p sets over lower end 4k sets. I had a budget of about $1,000 for both TV's and ended up with Samsung J6200 1080p sets over Vizio E-series 4k sets and I don't regret it one bit.

So, if it's your main TV for watching all kinds of content and you NEED to buy something new, then I would definitely get 4k and preferably one with HDR as well. If the new TV will only be used for watching content from a cable or satellite box, then 4k isn't needed and if you are on a budget, a 1080p set may be the better choice. If you DON'T NEED a new TV, then I would just keep what you have for now until you hit the point where you need something new or find that there is content you want to watch that is 4k.
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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I thought QLED was the future of TV? Quantum Dot LED? With HDR or Ultra HD Premium?
QLED is supposedly cheaper to produce than OLED.

HDR TV: What is it and should you care about it?
What is QLED? Demystifying the future of TV tech
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreak...ed-4k-ces-2017
OLED vs. QLED - LG Display Dismisses New Samsung QLED TV Technology: It's Still An LCD Panel : TECH : Tech Times

I'm getting confused now. I thought the TV to shop for would be "Ultra HD Premium (HDR) QLED" TV. I'm not so sure now. Maybe I'll wait until later this year to buy a replacement large screen TV.

Then again, this battle between LG (OLED) vs Samsung (QLED) should be good for the industry. It should result in improved TV technology and cheaper prices.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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We have this coming tommorow. We were on the fence deciding to buy it. When the price dropped from $2500 to $2000 the decision became easier. Got it at Costco with their additional 1 year warranty, and bought it using a Costco Citi card (A story in itself ) that adds an additional 2 years. We ended up with a 4 year warranty. It has all the "bells and whistles".

https://www.costco.com/Samsung-65%22...100293621.html

We came to the conclusion that we would never see the difference between Qdot and oled. These old eyes just won't discern it
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Just saw this deal and it looks very good. $800 for a Samsung 65" 4k HDR free ship.

http://bensbargains.com/bargain/sams...ichard-177190/
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I heard on the news that people are buying 4k TV's for the super bowl and stores are running out of stock. I hope those people don't think the will be viewing the game in 4k. 4k TV doesn't exist. The best they can hope to get is uncompressed 1080 if with an antenna. Some local FOX stations aren't even 1080 but only 720
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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have to agree, wait till more content is on tv that is in 4k. Cable tv providers dont have 4k ability yet to broadcast. Sat is skechy on few channels. If you have console games, like xbox and Ps4, than you will see the difference. But other than that, hold off a little bit more. I have a pansonic Plasma 55 and its working like a champ. 3 lighting strikes and a board replacement, still rocking.. darks are darks, and screen is very crisp. Have a 65 LCD vizo in the living room and its not going anywhere. If i get a 4k be maybe a 42 inch for console or PC gaming later on down the road.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:23 PM
 
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I've always thought.. Upgrade the sound.. The sound, to me at least, makes the viewing experience better than the picture does.

From what I understand, the 4k TVs are rapidly approaching the point that the human eye can't distinguish any better color/resolution.

I've had my same surround sound system for almost 20 years. About time I upgraded that..
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