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  #1465690 8-Jan-2016 10:19
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I have had a projector as a tv for the last 6 years. The newest one is unbelievable (Sony SXRD). It's pretty decent in a bright room and I have a motorized screen which dissapears. It has it's downside, but picture quality isn't one of them. 

Bulbs are a cost, but convenience and awesomeness easily offsets it for me.

I am not particularly strict about turning mine off, but ultimately room type and whether you can ceiling mount a decent sized projector would be deciding factors. 

I'd go and take a look at a few out of interests sakes. 4K Projectors are pretty pricey.


Thanks! I will definitely consider this! 

the place where we want to put the tv has a ceiling height of 2.7m-3m. there is a perfect spot for the screen. 



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  #1465693 8-Jan-2016 10:22
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MrFlower:
 

I have had a projector as a tv for the last 6 years. The newest one is unbelievable (Sony SXRD). It's pretty decent in a bright room and I have a motorized screen which dissapears. It has it's downside, but picture quality isn't one of them. 

Bulbs are a cost, but convenience and awesomeness easily offsets it for me.

I am not particularly strict about turning mine off, but ultimately room type and whether you can ceiling mount a decent sized projector would be deciding factors. 

I'd go and take a look at a few out of interests sakes. 4K Projectors are pretty pricey.


Thanks! I will definitely consider this! 

the place where we want to put the tv has a ceiling height of 2.7m-3m. there is a perfect spot for the screen. 




Are you in Auckland? There are a number of places that have a few projectors setup like AV World. 

Projectors can take a bit of getting your head around, but I can't imagine going back now. We used to have massive TV's and we had a whole entertainment cabinet etc. Now I have a rack and I have SO much more lounge space. The 3D is awesome

 
 
 
 


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  #1465703 8-Jan-2016 10:35
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DO NOT get the Sony 79" 900B. Constant light bleed, awful awful backlight. I had 2 with horrible problems.

Avoid.

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  #1465713 8-Jan-2016 10:46
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Please correct me if I am wrong, but the Sony TV you referenced with the side speakers doesn't allow you to use those speakers with a 5.1 setup. I asked that specific question at the Sony Store. You obviously have a HT receiver which I assume you use for surround sound viewing at times. So that means you have speakers that are using up vertical real estate but not being used. IMO you would be better spending your money on screen real estate and quality and ensuring your HT receiver turns on via CEC. That is the way my setup works, and my wife, who is a technophobe, has no problem operating it.
I am leaning towards my next purchase being an item where the display is separate from the tuner/processor module, but am waiting for ultra HD premium to become settled and affordable.
I know there is always something better just around the corner in the tech world, but I wouldn't be splashing out a fortune just at the moment until HDR, UHD Blu-ray and OLED are in the consumer stream.




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  #1465719 8-Jan-2016 10:58
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MrFlower:

I like the idea of Sony X900b, wife doesnt need to switch on the amplier when she just want to watch her programmes...


Seriously?!

$75 Harmony remote does that and much more.

Load your devices, create Activities based on what you want to do, remote handles all the rest.
Wife just needs to know what she wants to do with the gear, not how it all connects etc.
Eg Listen to Radio, Watch TV, Play Bluray, Use Chromecast etc

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  #1465732 8-Jan-2016 11:15
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4K is not a gimmick - I would insist on 4K from a screen your size. People keep saying distance matters but it is only a function of the overall decision.

In a similar vein, there is mentality that you should buy a house close to work but jobs and roles are likely to change. Similarly your viewing distance are likely to change if you move houses, move the TV elsewhere e.g. Mounted into the bedroom following the next Boxing Day sale.

The ones that put you off from buying features to save money is just trying to make the sale and keep things affordable



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  #1465780 8-Jan-2016 12:06
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Kopkiwi: DO NOT get the Sony 79" 900B. Constant light bleed, awful awful backlight. I had 2 with horrible problems.

Avoid.


Thanks! What about KD75X8500C? any good/bad? 



 
 
 
 


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  #1465786 8-Jan-2016 12:18
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MrFlower:
Kopkiwi: DO NOT get the Sony 79" 900B. Constant light bleed, awful awful backlight. I had 2 with horrible problems.

Avoid.


Thanks! What about KD75X8500C? any good/bad? 




FOr the price. Yeah not bad. Motionflow with sports might be an issue, I had the 930C (65" new version) again, massive problems to the point of return and refund.



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  #1465789 8-Jan-2016 12:19
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FOr the price. Yeah not bad. Motionflow with sports might be an issue, I had the 930C (65" new version) again, massive problems to the point of return and refund.


Thanks.... I never watched sport, so I guess I should be ok? sounds like Sony has a lot of issues lately... would I be expecting the same from Samsung?

Thanks for the quick response.

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  #1465810 8-Jan-2016 12:33
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You say that you have an amplifier?
What is the brand / model?
If it's not 4K compliant you may run into issues here...



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  #1465850 8-Jan-2016 12:46
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Dunnersfella: You say that you have an amplifier?
What is the brand / model?
If it's not 4K compliant you may run into issues here...


it is a Yamaha RXV3900... hmmm do I need to upgrade it?? 

Cheers.


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  #1465851 8-Jan-2016 12:48
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FOr the price. Yeah not bad. Motionflow with sports might be an issue, I had the 930C (65" new version) again, massive problems to the point of return and refund.


Thanks.... I never watched sport, so I guess I should be ok? sounds like Sony has a lot of issues lately... would I be expecting the same from Samsung?

Thanks for the quick response.


Depends what model you go for. Their SUHD are great TVs

I'd honestly look at the LG OLED sets

Yes you will need a new receiver.

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  #1465852 8-Jan-2016 12:49
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Hubby and I picked up a new TV at Harvey Normans on Boxing day.  It was this one - http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/event/christmas-gifts/entertainment-enthusiast/lg-65-4k-ultra-hd-smart-led-lcd-tv.html

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t is awesome!  We have a huge lounge/dining room (99sqm) so could have gone a lot larger if budget permitted, but it didn't.  We picked the LG after watching a thread on geekzone and seeing it recommended.  Interestingly in the shop the Sony picture looked better alongside the LG tv, but having seen a friend's Sony in their house I know in different lighting and with different content it isn't as good.  I know you said you didn't like LG, but this one has been amazing.

Definitely worth a consideration in view of the issues Sony have been having.

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  #1465894 8-Jan-2016 13:31
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MrFlower:
Kopkiwi: DO NOT get the Sony 79" 900B. Constant light bleed, awful awful backlight. I had 2 with horrible problems.

Avoid.


Thanks! What about KD75X8500C? any good/bad? 




I have the 65" version of this and its a great picture. I don't watch sports but fast action in movies and TV is fine. I did find that picture settings make a massive difference and used the settings provided here http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x850c/settings?uxtv=3dea with excellent results, all sources play smoothly and look great.




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  #1465897 8-Jan-2016 13:33
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Oh and it has fantastic upscaling of lower resolution content.




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