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#196408 30-May-2016 10:32
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Need a new 65 inch TV for house we moving into in a week. Have a budget of 3k and wondering what I can get for that. 

 

Dont really want any smart features and if I could 1080p panel would be fine. As already have another TV with 4k etc. Which we never use. Picture quality and motion blur is more important the resolution and features.

 

Would be used with Chromecast 99% of time. With services like Fan pass, Plex Netflix. 


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  #1562114 30-May-2016 10:38
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I got a LG 65" 4k ages back for $3000 and none come close to that now which is strange, but I guess the dollar has tanked since then.

 

I wouldn't want to go 1080 on a screen that large. It will be as ugly as those low def 32's that many places are peddling.





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  #1562143 30-May-2016 10:49
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If someone is still clearing a 2015 Sony 8500 65" TV these will be at your price point.
4K and nice reviews.

 

Personally I ended up compromising and buying Samsung 55" JS8000 at 3K. But the Sony was my second choice.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1562170 30-May-2016 11:20
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KrazyKid:

 

If someone is still clearing a 2015 Sony 8500 65" TV these will be at your price point.
4K and nice reviews.

 

Personally I ended up compromising and buying Samsung 55" JS8000 at 3K. But the Sony was my second choice.

 

 

Yeah not a huge fan of Sony. Our main TV is actually a Sony KD-65X900B which I picked up cheap in clearance. But honestly perfer our 3 year old Samsung TV which was $1000. Sony picture is rated high but I just dont like. 


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  #1562176 30-May-2016 11:23
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bbunnys:

 

Yeah not a huge fan of Sony. Our main TV is actually a Sony KD-65X900B which I picked up cheap in clearance. But honestly perfer our 3 year old Samsung TV which was $1000. Sony picture is rated high but I just dont like. 

 

 

Fiddle with the settings - there are so many of them and I wasnt happy with my LG till I turned the motion stuff up and got rid of several dynamic BS contrast options. Otherwise the backlight was going out on fades to black and the mouse was disappearing on a black background because it decided it could dim everything.





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  #1562235 30-May-2016 12:03
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Colour preference can be quite subjective. However if you get a TV with good panel, colour can be calibrated however the way you like.

 

 

 

 


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  #1562273 30-May-2016 12:31
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Might have to fiddle with my current Sony and see if I can get it better. As for price this looks like might be ok deal. At least compared to Samsung models. 

 

http://www.sony.co.nz/product/kdl-65w850c

 

Going for $2799


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  #1562278 30-May-2016 12:39
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I have a 55" TV that's across the lounge maybe 4m. I can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p at that distance, so I wonder if 4K would be worthwhile.


 
 
 
 


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  #1562304 30-May-2016 12:41
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richms:

 

I wouldn't want to go 1080 on a screen that large. It will be as ugly as those low def 32's that many places are peddling.

 

 

With due respect, rubbish. I have a 65" 1080 Panny plasma. Being one of Panny's later plasmas, it still runs rings up against any 65" 4k LCD running a 1080p picture.

 

Of course, IMHO (-;


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  #1562308 30-May-2016 12:45
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How close are you? At 65" I find the screen door effect unusable at less than 3m from it. And plasmas have thicker pixel borders than LCD so would expect it to have a greater distance that you can see it.

 

I have never seen a plasma I have liked. visible refresh and dither on all of them.





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  #1562311 30-May-2016 12:48
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Sony also have googlecast and netflix built in, and plex is easy to install with it being an android TV. I love my 55x8500c after playing with lots of settings. At first I thought our old LG was better, but a few tweaks and the Sony kills it.

 

 

 

The only thing I'd pick on is sound quality... but ours is connected to a home theatre system permanently so I've only used the TV speakers once.


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  #1562329 30-May-2016 13:06
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dafman:

 

richms:

 

I wouldn't want to go 1080 on a screen that large. It will be as ugly as those low def 32's that many places are peddling.

 

 

With due respect, rubbish. I have a 65" 1080 Panny plasma. Being one of Panny's later plasmas, it still runs rings up against any 65" 4k LCD running a 1080p picture.

 

Of course, IMHO (-;

 

 

 

 

I agree, we have one of the last VT series 65" Panasonic Plasma units and the picture quality is only exceeded by 4K. It is something the VT series was famed for.


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  #1562360 30-May-2016 14:24
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richms:

 

How close are you? At 65" I find the screen door effect unusable at less than 3m from it. And plasmas have thicker pixel borders than LCD so would expect it to have a greater distance that you can see it.

 

I have never seen a plasma I have liked. visible refresh and dither on all of them.

 

 

 

 

For blu-ray, I like to be close to the screen, so only around 1 to 1.5 metres from screen and the screen door effect - which is something I hate, so move just far enough back to avoid - is barely noticeable at that very short distance.

 

For your average punter, sitting, say around 4 metres back, there would be no discernible difference between a 65" HD or 4k when both running a HD picture.

 

And I've never seen an LCD that I have liked. My core interest is cinema and no LCD has ever been able to touch a good plasma for a filmatic picture reproduction.

 

Of course, LCD vs Plasma has been debated to death over the years, so YMMV - but I think its massively mis-leading to suggest a 65" HD is close to SD quality. Far from it.


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  #1562371 30-May-2016 14:50
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I can't stand the cinematic effect. Flickery judder blurry crud. If you like that then a plasma is probably great.




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  #1562611 30-May-2016 19:58
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I've never met an LED I like... and I wish I was thrilled by the OLED's I've seen, but the motion has been beyond acceptable for the price that is being asked.

 

Plasma baby - that's my bag.


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  #1562643 30-May-2016 20:38
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MikeB4:

 

dafman:

 

richms:

 

I wouldn't want to go 1080 on a screen that large. It will be as ugly as those low def 32's that many places are peddling.

 

 

With due respect, rubbish. I have a 65" 1080 Panny plasma. Being one of Panny's later plasmas, it still runs rings up against any 65" 4k LCD running a 1080p picture.

 

Of course, IMHO (-;

 

 

 

 

I agree, we have one of the last VT series 65" Panasonic Plasma units and the picture quality is only exceeded by 4K. It is something the VT series was famed for.

 

 

+1 

 

I have a Panasonic P60ST60, excellent TV I should have got the 65 but can't recall how much more that cost... 

 

 

 

 


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