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Old 04-30-2020, 11:16 AM
 
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If you have to ask, then you aren't one.
Go Samsung or LG.
FYI I looked up the 49” Samsung on Rtings and it got worse ratings than the 55” (and was an older model).
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:31 AM
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Vizio = absolutely abysmal customer service and support.


I have several Samsungs now and I've been very happy with them.
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Old 05-07-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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The LG 7300 series is a good balance between quality and price.

The 50" was $329 at Sam's club. I am waiting for my 55" to crap out but will probably upgrade to a 75". Quite a leap but it's still under a grand. Just saw that yesterday, also at Sam's club. Just wondering if 75" is too big.
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Old 05-07-2020, 12:32 PM
 
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The LG 7300 series is a good balance between quality and price.

The 50" was $329 at Sam's club. I am waiting for my 55" to crap out but will probably upgrade to a 75". Quite a leap but it's still under a grand. Just saw that yesterday, also at Sam's club. Just wondering if 75" is too big.
It’s big. A lot depends on your distance and viewing angle. In my previous house I had a great room where an 80” fit perfectly. In my current house we watch a 65” (could possibly fit a 70” but not 75” in the space). My 80” is relegated to a theater space in the basement.

Visual TV Size Comparison : 55 inch 16x9 display vs 75 inch 16x9 display
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Old 05-07-2020, 01:40 PM
 
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It’s big. A lot depends on your distance and viewing angle. In my previous house I had a great room where an 80” fit perfectly. In my current house we watch a 65” (could possibly fit a 70” but not 75” in the space). My 80” is relegated to a theater space in the basement.

Visual TV Size Comparison : 55 inch 16x9 display vs 75 inch 16x9 display
Maybe a 70 is a little more reasonable or even a 65. I measured it and I sit 15 ft away. These days however bigger is usually better. I actually got a 50 as a monitor and sit about 4 ft away. It is not too big surprisingly.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:28 AM
 
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Vizio = absolutely abysmal customer service and support.
I've never had to use a TV manufacturer tech support. Overall not a lot of moving parts to break so TV's generally are pretty reliable.

Disagree that "bigger is always better". You should by a TV that fits well in your space. Not the biggest one you can afford.
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Old 05-08-2020, 08:46 AM
 
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Maybe a 70 is a little more reasonable or even a 65. I measured it and I sit 15 ft away. These days however bigger is usually better. I actually got a 50 as a monitor and sit about 4 ft away. It is not too big surprisingly.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by...e-relationship



My 80” was around 11’ away and the calculator says 79” so perfect. It was also 1080p so sit too close and you get the screen door effect. Right now it’s 6’ away and really in your face. But fun for movies.

In my current main watching area I’m around 9’ away which recommends a 65”, which is what I have.

You want to match size with viewing distance and viewing angle.
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Old 05-08-2020, 09:27 AM
 
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My 80” was around 11’ away and the calculator says 79” so perfect. It was also 1080p so sit too close and you get the screen door effect. Right now it’s 6’ away and really in your face. But fun for movies.

In my current main watching area I’m around 9’ away which recommends a 65”, which is what I have.

You want to match size with viewing distance and viewing angle.
Standards change. It sure wasn't like that a few years ago.

An 80" and 11' seems excessive. I guess if you compare it to sitting in the front row of the theater it would be fine.

I will probably go with the 75" eventually. I don't think I will buy an OLED. The image is great but the price is usually way higher especially for a larger screen. Not sure it's worth the price difference. I don't even watch that much TV anymore. Still though, I want to buy a decent set that will last a few years. My main TV, the 55 I mentioned is 10 years old. I don't think they last that long anymore? I guess it depends on usage but that one still probably averages 6 hours a day and it's not all by me.
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:28 PM
 
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Standards change. It sure wasn't like that a few years ago.

An 80" and 11' seems excessive. I guess if you compare it to sitting in the front row of the theater it would be fine.

I will probably go with the 75" eventually. I don't think I will buy an OLED. The image is great but the price is usually way higher especially for a larger screen. Not sure it's worth the price difference. I don't even watch that much TV anymore. Still though, I want to buy a decent set that will last a few years. My main TV, the 55 I mentioned is 10 years old. I don't think they last that long anymore? I guess it depends on usage but that one still probably averages 6 hours a day and it's not all by me.
I have a 52” that is 12 years old now, and it still works great. It’s used for gaming by my youngest son.

80” at 11’ wasn’t excessive at all.

I love the look of OLED but the price difference isn’t worth it to me over the best LED. Others might find differently.
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:49 AM
 
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I have a 52” that is 12 years old now, and it still works great. It’s used for gaming by my youngest son.

80” at 11’ wasn’t excessive at all.

I love the look of OLED but the price difference isn’t worth it to me over the best LED. Others might find differently.
I ended up buying the 75' and all I can say is WOW. Quite a difference from my old TV. I especially like the "Magic" remote. Got a good deal from Sam's Club. It's this model.

https://www.samsclub.com/p/lg-75in-c...e/prod23121734

It was $979, Best Buy had it for $1099. Great sound too.
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