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Old 05-03-2019, 11:36 PM   #1
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Iíve had the same 60Ē DLP tv for about 9 years. Tonight it bit the dust! I havenít researched tv in years. Does anyone know what to look for now days or stay away from? Has anyone purchased a tv lately that they are just tickled pink with they can recommend? Looking for a 65Ē. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:38 AM   #2
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Assuming your build popped, you can get a new one and swap it in less than five minutes.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:08 AM   #3
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I purchased a SONY Bravia 65” LED X900F recently and am very pleased

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6179726
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:11 AM   #4
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Sony's are nice. I have those and LG's are nice as well.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:12 AM   #5
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Samsung is the best TV wise, Sony for projectors.
Some of the newer Sharps are pretty sharp, but Samsung sets the bar in the current market.
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:20 AM   #6
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TCL is probably the best value for the $. Check reviews online ...
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:30 AM   #7
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Samsung 8000 series and up.


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Old 05-04-2019, 05:19 AM   #8
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Get the warranty extended if u go samsung. Just had 2 8k series poop the bed. They're just over a yr old. Not real happy. Both went within a month of each other.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:24 AM   #9
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I have had good luck with my Vizio. going on 4 year now.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:47 AM   #10
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Just get the biggest you can under a $1K
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:20 AM   #11
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Visio works well for us.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:26 AM   #12
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Samsung, LG, Vizio are brands I shop when looking at TVs. Have LGs and Vizios in my house and have no complaints.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:26 AM   #13
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Just get the biggest you can under a $1K
What if the OP has a no limit budget ? Why restrict him to price when maybe he wants the top of the line OLED ?

$1000 will buy you an average, middle of the road 65Ē TV based on current prices and specs
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:31 AM   #14
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:35 AM   #15
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I’ve got a 65” curved Samsung and have been very pleased with it. The curve isn’t necessary but a cool feature.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:38 AM   #16
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What if the OP has a no limit budget ? Why restrict him to price when maybe he wants the top of the line OLED ?

$1000 will buy you an average, middle of the road 65” TV based on current prices and specs
He said good....not top of the line. If you look at 65" tv's in the same price range....they all look the same to me. It's just a tv. I've got Samsung, LG, Vizio and Toshiba in my house.....othe than the screen size.....they all have the same picture quality. He doesn't sound like a TV snob.....

OP....be sure to get a sound bar / system too. Speaker quality on tv's suck.....all of them!

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Old 05-04-2019, 08:35 AM   #17
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I purchased a SONY Bravia 65Ē LED X900F recently and am very pleased

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6179726
I had same but 42" about 10y Been Great
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:04 AM   #18
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OLED's are crazy clear.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:15 AM   #19
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Last one we bought was Insignia brand. I was looking at other more expensive ones at Best Buy. The salesman asked what I was looking for in a tv and said Insignia is just as good quality wise. We’ve had it only 2 years but so far so good. It’s a 55” and was less than $600
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:33 AM   #20
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Just like everything else, it depends on your budget. OLED is best. LG makes them and Sony and Visio use them (from LG). Samsung makes the QLED which is a step below the OLED. A 65” is going to run $1500-$3000.

I like this site when researching electronics.

https://www.cnet.com/topics/tvs/best...t-65-inch-tvs/
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:37 AM   #21
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My Samsung has been good so far, its a couple years in to owning it. 6000 series LED Smart.

My Vizio has been an absolute nightmare! The smart function can NEVER maintain connection and the apps do not work properly more than properly. After this experience with the Vizio, it will be my last.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:37 AM   #22
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I only buy Magnetbox or Panaphonics. Occasionally I’ll consider a Zenith but only if I can’t find one of the other two.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:45 AM   #23
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:53 AM   #24
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I’ve changed the bulb on the current DLP about 6 times over the 8 years...whatever happened last night isn’t the bulb because I have a back up bulb and it didn’t fix the problem.

I’d like a large 55-65” tv and would love to stay around $600-$800. I don’t need all of the fancy features because I have two young kids so most of the tv watching is just cartoons.

I’d like something with a good picture that is dependable. I’ve seen 65” tvs for $600 and then for $1800, I guess this huge range is because of pixel quality and extra features?
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Iíve changed the bulb on the current DLP about 6 times over the 8 years...whatever happened last night isnít the bulb because I have a back up bulb and it didnít fix the problem.

Iíd like a large 55-65Ē tv and would love to stay around $600-$800. I donít need all of the fancy features because I have two young kids so most of the tv watching is just cartoons.

Iíd like something with a good picture that is dependable. Iíve seen 65Ē tvs for $600 and then for $1800, I guess this huge range is because of pixel quality and extra features?
Here you go!
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6325561
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:09 AM   #26
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I'd go vizio, you can get a good 65 in that price range.
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:16 AM   #27
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TCL is probably the best value for the $. Check reviews online ...
Absolutely. I did my research too and concur. Get a 6 series and call it a day. I'm very impressed
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:22 AM   #28
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The led is the reigning format today. I sure did like the DLP. I have 2 65" and 1 60" that get bulbs every year to year and a half. I have changed the chip in 2 of them. Not sure what we will buy when anything not easily replaceable fails.
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:36 AM   #29
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Best Buy has some nice smart 45" TVs on clearance for $209.

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Old 05-04-2019, 12:49 PM   #30
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I just bought a 65" Visio for $449 at my local walmart yesterday. They had practically all the TV's on clearance. It was actually marked $499, but scanned at $449...
Not sure if all Wallys have them on clearance. It looks great and have not had any problems from Visios for the last+ years.

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Old 05-04-2019, 01:02 PM   #31
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I just bought a 65" Visio for $449 at my local walmart yesterday. They had practically all the TV's on clearance. It was actually marked $499, but scanned at $449...
Not sure if all Wallys have them on clearance. It looks great and have not had any problems from Visios for the last+ years.

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Old 05-04-2019, 01:03 PM   #32
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I got mine for Christmas, all I know is it was bigger than the last one, so I'll take it!
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:04 PM   #33
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Do you know the model?
Cant remember right now and I'm not home. I do know it said, D-Series on the box.

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My Samsung has been good so far, its a couple years in to owning it. 6000 series LED Smart.



My Vizio has been an absolute nightmare! The smart function can NEVER maintain connection and the apps do not work properly more than properly. After this experience with the Vizio, it will be my last.


Man my home office Vizio has been great. Stays connected, accepts casts from my computer for streaming sports games that arenít available via Dish.. and all via a wireless box and router let
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You cant beat Vizio.. thats all that they do, TVs
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:33 PM   #36
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Rtings.com does very thorough objective reviews and they use measurable data. They have sorted the best TVs by size and by viewing habits.

I researched for a while and landed on the Sony x900f. I chose this one because I value motion handling more than ultimate contrasts that the oled gives and I didn't like the motion handling of the Samsung processors.

I'd definitely take a look at the Sony x900f. Very natural picture with good brightness and great motion handling.

If you don't watch a lot of sports and aren't concerned with motion, I'd look at the vizio p quantum series.

I also really liked the sony oled TVs but I wanted an 82-85 inch and they didn't make one that big.

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Start here. https://www.rtings.com/tv
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Interesting, thanks. This confirms my thoughts on the Vizio and the Smart feature.
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Absolutely. I did my research too and concur. Get a 6 series and call it a day. I'm very impressed
Same here. TCL and HiSense make VERY good TVs, with gorgeous pictures. Get a 5 or 6 - Series TCL and you're good to go. And what the heck, you can get the 5 year Geek Squad warranty at Best Buy for $80. The slightest glitch and they'll come out and fix or replace it.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:01 AM   #40
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We ended up getting a TCL 6 Series 65” from Best Buy for $799. The geeks highly recommended it and showed us the different features it offered which are normally on higher level tv’s only. I’ve been impressed so far!
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