Senior HTF Member
- Mar 4, 2001
- Catfisch Cinema
- Real Name
- 65" 4K TV
- $1500-ish budget
- TV and Streaming, no Movies
- Off-axis viewing not a big deal, but I do want to be able to see the image from 60º when I'm in the kitchen (which I can with my Plasma)
- Top choices: Sony X950H, TCL-8 Series, Sony A8H (on sale)
First off is a new living room TV, replacing my decade old 50" Pioneer Kuro. I think a 65" will be a good size, an appreciable jump from 50", without getting into the expense of room-dominating excess of a 75". (Size excess is reserved for the basement projector and 120" screen.)
I don't do critical viewing or watch movies in the living. It's casual dinner viewing. It's for chilling to British Baking Competition at night when I'm too tired to turn on the theater and just want to veg on the couch in the evening. It's on all day long with HGTV on as background noise for my wife who works from home.
My budget is about $1500. Definitely not spending $2000+ for a premiere OLED. LG CX is out.
After doing some reading, these seem to be my leading choices with known sale prices, in current ranking:
- Sony X950H ($1500)
- $1500 on sale
- Top tier LCD
- I've gotten to love the integrated streaming apps of my bedroom LG TV. But I've read Sony's Android system is pretty garbage. So, not thrilled about that.
- TCL 8-Series ($1000 to $1300)
- $1300 on sale, as low as $1000
- What I've read is really good, maybe not Sony good, but for $1000, hecka good
- But no deep reviews on it yet...?
- Smart TV stuff is Roku? That would be good.
- Sony A8H ($1500)
- OLED, out of my budget, but a "Prime Day" two-day sale this week had it for $1500!
- But even at $1500, rtings.com ranked is lower than Sony LCD for TV which is what it's for...but should I consider 4K Streaming as "movie" or "TV"
- LG and Vizio had been on my list. But my impression is they don't have the same price/quality as the Sony and TCL.
Thoughts? What am I missing? Should I just pull the trigger on the Sony X950?