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60" 4K TV in the $1000 range is there a clear best buy?

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Posted on January 25, 2021 at 17:04:20
PhilJ
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any info appreciated...

Phil

 

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RE: 60" 4K TV in the $1000 range is there a clear best buy?, posted on January 26, 2021 at 08:36:11
Hornlover
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I would look at a Samsung QLED type. Best Buy currently has the Q70T 65" for $1100.

 

Thank you, noted..., posted on January 26, 2021 at 17:22:37
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I just bought one!, posted on January 30, 2021 at 06:52:46
budget fi
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Set it and instantly had buyers remorse because I thought it was too big for 14 feet viewing distance but that went away after about 10 minutes. This does seem to be the sweet spot price wise for vibrant color and top of the line refresh rates. Stunning picture and color even from the side which seems to be lacking in lower cost TV's. Was also surprised by the smart tv app which is light years ahead of smart apps just a few years ago. Listening to Brad Mehldau while watching Planet Earth right this moment!

While the Samsung supports HDR content which seems to be the 4k choice of Netflix, UHD from Prime looks just as good. The main criticism seems to be that it doesn't have Dolby Vision but I'm not concerned since everything I've thrown at it looks spectacular. Even 1080/720 content looks better because it's upscaled.

 

RE: 60" 4K TV in the $1000 range is there a clear best buy?, posted on January 30, 2021 at 19:16:58
volunteer
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I just bought a 75 inch QLED for 1600 and it is very good. The 60 is below 1000



-Wendell

 

QLED 65" Roku TV $899, posted on February 4, 2021 at 18:08:21
Rod M
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I've have two 55" TCL TVs and my son has the 5 series QLED 65". The interface is by far the best for smart TVs and has every app from Roku.

Mine cost $350 at Costco for my office and it's got an insanely good picture. It's major problem is if you're off axis past about 50-60 degrees the contrast shifts and gets washed out. The QLED TCL seems better for that issue and has a slightly better picture. Plasmas and OLEDs are the only ones that don't have any axis issue as far as I know.

Samsungs are good too, but the smart UI wasn't great and way out of date for NetFlix and they don't seem to get updated over time. That could be because they've changed platforms and dumped old stuff.

Check rtings.com for all the best reviews.

-Rod

 

RE: QLED 65" Roku TV $899, posted on February 5, 2021 at 09:04:44
Hornlover
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Although TCL and Visio sets get good reviews, the reliability problems take them out of the running for me. Stick to Sony, LG and Samsung. I wish Panasonic was still in the US. My 14 year old Panasonic plasma still looks and performs great.

 

Reliability?, posted on February 5, 2021 at 10:01:25
Rod M
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My experience is mixed. Thus far, I never had a Sony TV die. But then, my Sony 75" 940 is only about 4 years old.

My Panasonic plasma is still kicking at about 20 years old, but doesn't get used much in a spare bedroom these days.

My Visio has been on my patio for 10 years and works just fine.

Two out of three Samsungs that I owed died from power supply failures and weren't that old.

My LG refrigerator that came with our current home wasn't great and died at about age 12.

TCL is too new on the market to judge as mine is only a couple years old.


-Rod

 

Some brands..., posted on February 5, 2021 at 12:15:10
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I had an old Hitachi that was my first TV as a young guy, lasted well over 20 years. My 35" Sony lasted a long time as well. That's old tube tech however.
New stuff...
Our 50" Samsung plasma is old and still kicking. One very faint red line down the far left side, but still with us. Next we bought a 65" Haier brand TV a few years back. Had been told that they were very popular in China, good quality. Bad move. I think it lasted about 1 day after warranty, done. Which was sort of OK, as the minute we plopped it down we looked at each other... not big enough.
Our 75" LG is fine so far, hasn't been long.

 

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