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I am looking for a new 65" tv. Cnet and others suggest the TCL 6 series as the way to go, unless I want to spend $800 more for the Sony xbr900.
So I go to Best Buy and Costco, and not only are the 6 series not displayed, the 5 series looks dark and inadequate.
I am thinking that the profit factor has retailers making the less margin tvs look bad, since Cnet does objective testing, etc.
Just curious if others have had this retail experience.
And adjust TVs accordingly!
Every time I buy something other than Sony, I am ultimately disappointed. The only other brand TV that I have liked is JVC but those were tube TV's.... The Vizeo I bought at Costco for a bedroom was junk....
Resulting in the best color purity match when played back on a Sony TV IMO.
My 50" Panasonic plasma is still going strong after 11 plus years. Still has a great picture.
They're difficult to find new. ;-)
The trouble ain't there is too many fools but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain
When I went out shopping for a new HDTV,the retailers hooked up the different TVs with dedicated programming.You can't compare apples to apples.
That being said,I prefer the picture on the Sonys.More lifelike and better shading and action.
You get what you pay for.Might be in for quite a treat,mine is an xbr 850D.
Hope it was helpful.
thanks for the note. I wound up buying the Sony xb900f after I got a somewhat similar comparison at a different BestBuy. I agree. My last Sony is 20 years old and running strong. As I am not exactly an early adopter, I'd rather spend for a long-term investment.
How do you like your XBR900F?
I am close to getting one soon.
So far, great. We hesitated to spend twice as much as the TCL 6 series or the Sony 850. The 900 presents a much brighter picture than the others, and because it will be in our living room, style and finish was important to my wife.
The TCL was a bit ragged on the edges.
I must add that we bought an early Sony maybe 22 years ago, and it has worked flawlessly.
Those were the factors affecting our decision.
Good luck figuring out what's best for you.
Who makes TCL ? I never heard of them.
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