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65" Tv Buyer, torn on purchase. Seek advice

by gizbug / June 15, 2014 9:26 AM PDT

I'm in the market to upgrade my current TV.
I have a 7 year old Samsung 46" LCD flat screen. I am looking to go up to 65 inch.

Budget ------ $1000-$2500
Seating distance ------ 12ft-13ft
Size/placement limitations ------ Mount on brick wall, currently have 46 inch want to go bigger (60-65")
Uses and sources ------ Xbox One, Dish TV, Netflix
Room lighting ------ Moderate light, have curtains to make room dark.

So, I've had my eyes on a Sony XBR65X850A. This is a 65", size I want, and it's 4K so it is future proof as I plan on having this new TV for at least 5 years or so.

Is this TV the best bang for the buck on the market right now for what I am looking for?

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The thing is, 4K is still early.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2014 10:04 AM PDT
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The other thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2014 10:08 AM PDT

Shame on makers with paltry 1 year warranties.

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The Smart TV thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2014 12:13 PM PDT

Sam has this bizarre requirement the TV must check into their services before you can use apps. This has bit them back too many times. I'd never buy these for the Smart features.

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best bang for the buck?
by Oldartq / June 15, 2014 11:57 AM PDT

That would tough to say. This is just my preference, I don't like active 3D and I like 2D to 3D conversion...I think it would be ideal for 4K tv. I don't remember if this Sony has 4K upconversion or not.

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Thanks. Clarification
by gizbug / June 15, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Well, I am also looking at either a Samsung (not sure what model yet) or this Sony KDL-65W850B which is about $800 less than last years Sony 4K model. By not a big price difference, would the KDL-65W850B offer a better overall PQ and TV for non 4K content, than that sony 4K model showing non-4K content given the price?

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