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# 250958 2-Jun-2019 22:44
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Hi guys. I'm going to buy one of three tvs on Queens birthday. 

 

Sony kd65x8500

 

LG 65UM7660PVA

 

Panosonic TH65FX600Z

 

 

 

Are there any "gotchas" with any of these three models like lack of hdcp 2.2 or doesn't do Netflix or any other random points most people don't think about.

 

Woul prefer one that has ir remote not rf. Sound will be through our stereo via optical out. 

 

Htpc in via hdmi. 

 

Probably link it in to plex too if they can run plex app? 


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  # 2250135 2-Jun-2019 22:54
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I'd get the sony , for the Dolby vision future proofing.




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  # 2250136 2-Jun-2019 22:57
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Looks like your budget is around $2k. I know it’s not 65 inch but with the $300 cashback offer, it will be $2300. It is a 55inch OLED TH-55FZ950U which is $2599. You might be able to haggle it further $100 or $200 before cashback but the OLED quality of this panel between all your selections is night and day. There is a 65 inch version but you are looking at low $3k figures for that.




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  # 2250140 2-Jun-2019 23:29
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Size matters, no matter what they say πŸ˜‚

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  # 2250141 2-Jun-2019 23:38
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gehenna: Size matters, no matter what they say πŸ˜‚


Go 75” 8k you think?




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  # 2250142 2-Jun-2019 23:53
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Panasonic is the tv of the year 2018

 

sorry i was referring to fz950 oled





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  # 2250180 3-Jun-2019 08:00
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I'm leaning towards the Sony. 

 

Anything it Won't do? Any stupid quirks of that range of Sony? 


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  # 2250190 3-Jun-2019 08:52
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floydie:

I'm leaning towards the Sony. 


Anything it Won't do? Any stupid quirks of that range of Sony? 



Biggest quirk is that Sony use Android TV.

Android TV users fall into two categories - those who love it and think it's the best thing ever, or those who hate it and regret buying a TV running it.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2250191 3-Jun-2019 08:59
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sbiddle:
floydie:

 

I'm leaning towards the Sony. 

 

 

 

Anything it Won't do? Any stupid quirks of that range of Sony? 

 



Biggest quirk is that Sony use Android TV.

Android TV users fall into two categories - those who love it and think it's the best thing ever, or those who hate it and regret buying a TV running it.

 

 

 

Sony updates their Android TV very reguarly, my X8500D received 3 major updates throughout the years from Lollipop to Marshmallow to Nougat. My model uses a weak-as CPU so the interface isn't the smoothest though (the current models are way better).

 

Looking at other manufactuers you'd be lucky to get one major update after a year, and because the apps are bundled with the OS there is no garantuee how long they will keep working.

 

 

 

I would obsolutely vouch for Android TV especially if you are getting a Sony.


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  # 2250199 3-Jun-2019 09:32
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sbiddle:
floydie:

 

I'm leaning towards the Sony. 

 

 

 

Anything it Won't do? Any stupid quirks of that range of Sony? 

 



Biggest quirk is that Sony use Android TV.

Android TV users fall into two categories - those who love it and think it's the best thing ever, or those who hate it and regret buying a TV running it.

 

There's another category. Those who just don't care what OS a TV uses. I have a Sony Android TV but it's nothing more than a panel that displays images. My Harmony remote turns it on and sets it to HDMI1 for the ATV 4K. 


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  # 2250243 3-Jun-2019 10:51
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I find the category of people that regret buying a tv because of it just dont understand what android TV is meant to be

 

they mostly expect a like for like android copy they have on their cellphones

 

I am on of the ones that understand its purpose and wouldn't recommend a TV that isn't running it and if the tv didnt have it, id recommend getting android tv media box to go with it.. 

 

@floydie is your budget around that of those TVs? The Sony is a good option because of Dolby vision support and has android tv ;-) 

 

 




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  # 2250653 3-Jun-2019 18:46
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I bought the Sony. 

 

Cheers guys. 

 

I have a decent htpc so android TV usage won't be high. 

 

Picture seemed OK on standard settings and Bluetooth headphone compatible is nice. 


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  # 2250902 4-Jun-2019 09:58
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floydie:

Hi guys. I'm going to buy one of three tvs on Queens birthday. 

 

Sony kd65x8500

 

LG 65UM7660PVA

 

Panosonic TH65FX600Z

 

 

 

Are there any "gotchas" with any of these three models like lack of hdcp 2.2 or doesn't do Netflix or any other random points most people don't think about.

 

Woul prefer one that has ir remote not rf. Sound will be through our stereo via optical out. 

 

Htpc in via hdmi. 

 

Probably link it in to plex too if they can run plex app? 

 

 

I'd get the Panasonic. The contrast and black levels on the edge lit IPS 65x8500F is likely to be poor relative to that Panny and the LG won't be much better. The Sony 65x8500G is supposed to have a VA panel so it should be better. HDR seldom works well on an edge lit TV nor an IPS panel so don't worry about Dobby Vision unless you're going for something with a direct lit VA panel like the Sony X9000F.

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  # 2250920 4-Jun-2019 10:25
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bfginger:
floydie:

 

Hi guys. I'm going to buy one of three tvs on Queens birthday. 

 

Sony kd65x8500

 

LG 65UM7660PVA

 

Panosonic TH65FX600Z

 

 

 

Are there any "gotchas" with any of these three models like lack of hdcp 2.2 or doesn't do Netflix or any other random points most people don't think about.

 

Woul prefer one that has ir remote not rf. Sound will be through our stereo via optical out. 

 

Htpc in via hdmi. 

 

Probably link it in to plex too if they can run plex app? 

 

I'd get the Panasonic. The contrast and black levels on the edge lit IPS 65x8500F is likely to be poor relative to that Panny and the LG won't be much better. The Sony 65x8500G is supposed to have a VA panel so it should be better. HDR seldom works well on an edge lit TV nor an IPS panel so don't worry about Dobby Vision unless you're going for something with a direct lit VA panel like the Sony X9000F.

 

Obviously wasn't in the scope of the OP's shopping list but I agree - edge lit TV's are IMHO truly terrible and I would never recommend buying one if you can stretch to a full array panel. The problem with them is once you start seeing the flaws you can never unsee them.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2250934 4-Jun-2019 10:46
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How do you tell edge lit from back lit? Looked at all the Samsungs in the shop - I don't seem to be able to tell.





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  # 2250938 4-Jun-2019 10:49
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I'd consider an edge lit but not from a brand with second rate QA like Samsung. HDR and full array local dimming are not going to star in an edge lit TV but most of the problems people experience with them are from second rate manufacturing or shipping damage. LG's full array local dimming LCD is bad TV despite having that feature because of poor design and won't match up to a good edge lit. In a more ideal world edge lit TVs wouldn't exist but people want thin TVs so they have to design around the market's wishes and a few of them should be decent despite the handicap.

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