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Topic # 185862 8-Dec-2015 12:49
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FIL is after a new TV. Very keen on 65+ Inches. Doesn't like curved. 

Keen to hear others opinions.

Picture Quality is Paramount.

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  Reply # 1442621 8-Dec-2015 12:50
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Probably the Sony X930C



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  Reply # 1442623 8-Dec-2015 12:52
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Kopkiwi: Probably the Sony X930C


You mean X93C? Any particular reason?

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  Reply # 1442630 8-Dec-2015 13:03
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The Sony TV's have excellent up-scaling of 1080p which is a must have with a 4K TV as most of your viewing will be 1080. I recently brought a X85C 65" and the picture is fantastic.




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  Reply # 1442631 8-Dec-2015 13:05
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Are there any non-curved OLED around?

Would be my option...

Issue with the X930 for me are the bulky built in speakers adding unnecessary width - one would assume anyone wanting to spend that much on a TV would already have a proper home theater audio setup making the built in ones redundant..?





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  Reply # 1442660 8-Dec-2015 13:09
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Item: Are there any non-curved OLED around?

Would be my option...

Issue with the X930 for me are the bulky built in speakers adding unnecessary width - one would assume anyone wanting to spend that much on a TV would already have a proper home theater audio setup making the built in ones redundant..?



Yes this is the case at the moment as well. The speakers look hideous. If there was a non curved OLED that would be a great option, I don't see any around.

Is OLED a dying or emerging technology? Doesn't seem many manufacturers are using it? 10 years ago it was supposed to be the "next big thing"


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  Reply # 1442662 8-Dec-2015 13:13
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I've been looking ATM as well - your budget is a but more than mine - but still I've looked in that bracket - cos who wouldn't...

 



 

Samsung UA65JS8000WX seems very nice 65" and has HDR

 

I have read about some nit-picking issues with the Sony's.

 

If the budget stretches I'd love to look at the new LG OED range also

 

Have you read rtings review site - they seem thorough

 



I'll watch this thread it interest and an eye on boxing day....



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  Reply # 1442665 8-Dec-2015 13:16
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KrazyKid: I've been looking ATM as well - your budget is a but more than mine - but still I've looked in that bracket - cos who wouldn't...

Samsung UA65JS8000WX seems very nice 65" and has HDR
I have read about some nit-picking issues with the Sony's.
If the budget stretches I'd love to look at the new LG OED range also
Have you read rtings review site - they seem thorough

I'll watch this thread it interest and an eye on boxing day....


He is thinking Boxing day would be the day to buy it, the problem is it's SO manic. My concern is they sell out of stock before you get there and you spend the whole day on it!

Considering telling him to buy it now on a gem visa that has a price guarantee on it. 



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  Reply # 1442675 8-Dec-2015 13:23
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Item: Are there any non-curved OLED around?

Would be my option...

Issue with the X930 for me are the bulky built in speakers adding unnecessary width - one would assume anyone wanting to spend that much on a TV would already have a proper home theater audio setup making the built in ones redundant..?



Yes this is the case at the moment as well. The speakers look hideous. If there was a non curved OLED that would be a great option, I don't see any around.

Is OLED a dying or emerging technology? Doesn't seem many manufacturers are using it? 10 years ago it was supposed to be the "next big thing"



Very much emerging, is my understanding. Saw a report recently that LG are building a massive new factory in Korea, costing billions of real $'s, solely to produce OLED displays - to ramp up the volumes so as to drive down the prices to mainstream consumer levels.

Edit: Not the report I had seen but just found this:

http://www.oled-info.com/tags/oled_production

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  Reply # 1442681 8-Dec-2015 13:27
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OLED had issues with manufacturing and longevity of pixels. 

When they were talking about it back in the early days they were saying it would be flexible and cheap as chips.  But, I guess physics got in the way. 


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  Reply # 1442817 8-Dec-2015 15:09
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The Speakers on the SOny do add some substantial size to the TV, but IMO they looked pretty nice and added to the aesthetics of the set. The picture is fantastic, great up-scaling and solid blacks. Motion is a let down though if he watches a lot of sport.

The LG OLED tvs have the best picture quality of any set ever tested. End of, no comparison. They do have a flat OLED set but I don't believe that's being released here.

You're other option are the Samsung sets, but they are a step down in picture quality from the curved SUHD models and the aforementioned Sony. 

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I don't think it's worth spending $6000 on a TV. It'll be surpassed and not worth much in as little as 18 months. The value for money drops quickly once you're spending more than $3000 on a TV.

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  Reply # 1447183 10-Dec-2015 14:58
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I know you said no curved, but best PQ, hands down, from what I have seen in stores is the LG OLED.
If I was allowed, that would be hanging in my lounge tomorrow.
I'm not keen on curved either, only because I think it won't look as good hanging on the wall. I'm sure a flat OLED will be along, but no idea when.

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bfginger: I don't think it's worth spending $6000 on a TV. It'll be surpassed and not worth much in as little as 18 months. The value for money drops quickly once you're spending more than $3000 on a TV.


Sorry I don't agree with this.  I spent more than $3000 on my Panasonic 65VT60 and there is still nothing that can match it, except OELD but that is over twice the price.  The picture quality of Plasma is still not able to be beaten by LCD, and never will due to the way the technologies work.

If your after the best of anything the price gets high quickly.

Back to the OP - what about trying to find a Plasma from DSE? They did have a couple a few days ago a really low low prices, like < $1000, but not sure if they all got snapped up.



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  Reply # 1447204 10-Dec-2015 15:02
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timbosan:
bfginger: I don't think it's worth spending $6000 on a TV. It'll be surpassed and not worth much in as little as 18 months. The value for money drops quickly once you're spending more than $3000 on a TV.


Sorry I don't agree with this.  I spent more than $3000 on my Panasonic 65VT60 and there is still nothing that can match it, except OELD but that is over twice the price.  The picture quality of Plasma is still not able to be beaten by LCD, and never will due to the way the technologies work.

If your after the best of anything the price gets high quickly.

Back to the OP - what about trying to find a Plasma from DSE? They did have a couple a few days ago a really low low prices, like < $1000, but not sure if they all got snapped up.


No 4K or 3D plasmas around I don't think.

I agree with your comments. I have always spent large on tv's. I recall my 34" loewe that cost me 8K and the RP Loewe that cost me $9k. I never recall someone saying "my 3K looks as good or better than that".


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  Reply # 1448318 10-Dec-2015 18:01
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networkn:
timbosan:
bfginger: I don't think it's worth spending $6000 on a TV. It'll be surpassed and not worth much in as little as 18 months. The value for money drops quickly once you're spending more than $3000 on a TV.


Sorry I don't agree with this.  I spent more than $3000 on my Panasonic 65VT60 and there is still nothing that can match it, except OELD but that is over twice the price.  The picture quality of Plasma is still not able to be beaten by LCD, and never will due to the way the technologies work.

If your after the best of anything the price gets high quickly.

Back to the OP - what about trying to find a Plasma from DSE? They did have a couple a few days ago a really low low prices, like < $1000, but not sure if they all got snapped up.


No 4K or 3D plasmas around I don't think.

I agree with your comments. I have always spent large on tv's. I recall my 34" loewe that cost me 8K and the RP Loewe that cost me $9k. I never recall someone saying "my 3K looks as good or better than that".



The 65VT60 is 3D, but no, there were no 4K plasmas ever released (I have read Panasonic developed them but something like drawing too much power and too hard to make the plasma cell thingys small enough???).  You didn't mention the need for 4K in your original post, is that a requirement?

And OMG, a fellow Loewe owner!  I had 4 at one stage or another, even had the wooden AHB one on a rotating base with built in sub (forget the model):



The most beautiful piece of electronics I ever owned!

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