I'm looking at buying a new TV (65" if possible) and am having trouble deciding between a Samsung MU7000 and the new TCL X2. My budget is $4k absolute max (which is why I'm deciding between a 4k tv and a QLED one - they're roughly the same price).
Having read several of the threads on this forum about TV recommendations, no-one seems to like Samsungs. Having no experience with their TV's, can someone explain why this is? I love how they look in the shop; the overall picture quality looks way better than the other brands to me. I know many people seem to prefer Sony, but I hate how they look in the shop as they seem really dim to me. I currently have an older Panasonic, which I hate as every time there's a dark scene the screen dims even further, so I end up having to keep a menu bar open to keep the picture from going too dark. Hence not a fan of Panasonic! I've never used or owned anything LG before, but again when looking at them in-store the Samsungs look better plus they look a bit basic with the apps they offer, but if anyone wants to convince me otherwise go ahead :)
The TCL X2's look good in-store, but still not quite as good as the Samsungs (even the 4k ones, although I'm not an expert on exactly what to look for while watching). My question is: even though this is QLED, would this beat out the MU7000 as it is (to quote the sales guy) a 'cheaper brand'?
Another consideration is with the Samsung I would have to also buy a soundbar and potentially an nvidia Shield TV box, whereas the TCL has a good soundbar built-in, according to reviews, and it has Android TV also built-in. I don't currently use many streaming services but would like to get into using Kodi etc... With those add-ons, it stretches up just past my budget, although that might come down with black Friday and Boxing Day coming up. Only other option there is to drop down to a 55" 4k and given the TV will be about 5m from the couch, I think that might end up being a bit small, although do-able if it's worth sacrificing the size for quality.