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What TV?

by AtlantaBraves28 / January 21, 2016 2:20 AM PST

So I'm searching for a new tv and with all the models out there I don't know what to get. I'm looking for a 4K tv around 70" but no lower than 65". I watch a lot sports (football and baseball). I also watch movies and satellite tv as well with a little gaming here and there. Basically looking for the best tv that will do best with all types of viewing but main focus being on sports and other tv shows. I have a burger between $2000 and $3000 but less is better. Any ideas on what to get or look for would be great.

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That's one big burger.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2016 11:39 AM PST
In reply to: What TV?

Just kidding. That's one big typo but a good one.

I have a few different strategies when I shop for HDTVs. Ready?

1. http://www.cnet.com/topics/tvs/ (you saw that one coming.)
2. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Televisions/zgbs/electronics/172659
You'll have to scroll through a few to find the 65 to 70 inch models.
3. What's on the shelves at Target. I kid you not. The last 2 flat screens were picked up there with 3 year warranties for cheap and I did check the CNET review on them. There's something to be said for buying a model that's in mass production.

Oh, and none today have great sound. For that you get a sound bar or the receiver system.

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If he's going to spend that much coin...
by Pepe7 / January 21, 2016 12:03 PM PST
In reply to: That's one big burger.

....I would skip the trip to Target and do some serious research.

65" may be a sweet spot, price wise right now- but for any sort of decent budget near $3K, I suggest the OP start also reading about HDR-

http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-hdr-for-tvs-and-why-should-you-care/

HDMI 2.0a
http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-hdmi-2-0a/

This too-
http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/4k-ultra-hd-buying-guide/

More on what's coming from CES-
http://hdguru.com/tv-manufacturers-line-up-1st-ultra-hd-premium-tvs-at-ces/#more-17663

And maybe even take a cursory look at the Carleton-Bale site/charts-

http://carltonbale.com/does-4k-resolution-matter/

Some of this info may cause the OP to wait until new models arrive over the next few months (nod to HDR here), and maybe even increase his budget just a tad. YMMV.

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I forgot to mention CostCo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2016 12:08 PM PST

Heresy, I know.

HDR actually makes sense to me. You saw great contrast and color gamut on plasma and that passed. Better pixels? Sold.

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