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Should I buy a 1080P or 4K Sony TV?

Between Sony KDL55W800B and Sony XBR55X800B , which one has the overall better picture quality and can bring about better experience watching 1080P movies and blue rays? Is the screen on XBR55X800B superior to, or at least on par with KDL55W800B on other aspects besides resolution?
I can get both the XBR55X800B and the KDL55W800B for a fair price and I am in a dilemma whether or not to go 4K right now... If you've had experience with one of them, please help.
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For me no.

CNET writes much about 4K. In fact, a lowly 720p plasma was really good at standing up to 4K.

Here's the links.
http://www.cnet.com/news/budget-tv-resolution-rumble-720p-plasma-vs-4k-led-lcd/
http://www.cnet.com/news/can-4k-tvs-make-1080p-look-better/
http://www.cnet.com/news/why-ultra-hd-4k-tvs-are-still-stupid/

Check that chart about distance to a 55 inch set to see all 4K glory. Also, many 4K sets are still only 30Hz or have less than the latest HDMI standard. And the new HDMI HDCP can cause trouble with older gear.

Be sure you have return privileges.
Bob

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My think on this is...

I don't think anyone says 4k tv is not as good as 1080p, I believe they said it's not worth the price. But with the price is dropping it seem, it may not be so bad. personally I like the store demo. but then...I WAS standing pretty close but I like what I see.

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Keep in mind that...

...you are still mostly talking about budget 4K HDTVs. Not the ones you should be worry about since many of the lower priced 1080p HDTVs are proven winners PQ-wise (separate from the 4K vs 1080p content issue).

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I think prices are dropping on all of them...

and in my view, they all look pretty good. Believe it or not I did bought a cheap one for my son the other day, it hasn't been setup yet but I will soon know if the saying is true or not...what you get is what you paid for saying goes.

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