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#262014 30-Dec-2019 09:35
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Looking for a TV to replace our current 55" Samsung H6400 in the boxing day sales 

 

 

 

Preference: 

 

- 65" (but could still do 55")

 

- Alexa compatible

 

- Wide viewing angles and good in a bright room with lots of windows

 

- Budget < $2k

 

 

 

All our other TV's are and have been Samsung which makes me lean that way, but happy to consider other options. 

 

 

 

I have been considering the Samsung RU7400, RU8000, and Q75 ( a bit out of budget). None of them have great wide viewing angles. 

 

Can anyone suggest other options? 


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  #2382752 30-Dec-2019 09:47
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My only recommendation is to spend $399 more and get one of the various OLEDs while they're still on special.

 

 


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  #2382828 30-Dec-2019 10:48
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sbiddle:

 

My only recommendation is to spend $399 more and get one of the various OLEDs while they're still on special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

esawers:

 

good in a bright room with lots of windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't this point present a challenge to (cheaper) OLEDs over LED/QLED?





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  #2382830 30-Dec-2019 10:56
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samsung qled 65 was only in the mid 2k mark ... probably still is?





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  #2382831 30-Dec-2019 10:58
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sbiddle:

 

My only recommendation is to spend $399 more and get one of the various OLEDs while they're still on special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

esawers:

 

good in a bright room with lots of windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn't this point present a challenge to (cheaper) OLEDs over LED/QLED?

 

 

To be completely honest depending on exactly how bright things are that's a challenge for any TV.

 

I'd much prefer to have to own an OLED and have shut some curtains than own a QLED. 😀

 

 


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  #2382836 30-Dec-2019 11:23
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

To be completely honest depending on exactly how bright things are that's a challenge for any TV.

 

I'd much prefer to have to own an OLED and have shut some curtains than own a QLED. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plumped for the Samsung Q90R 65" QLED in the Black Friday sales based on on the fact that I wanted to game and also have a very bright room with 2 sides of windows!

 

Very happy with my choice. Although it perhaps can't *quite* match the LG OLED for pure image and colour quality in TV and movie content, it is exceptionally bright and clear with great viewing angles, low latency and low glare/reflection.

 

Image quality is brilliant so I have no regrets!





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  #2382855 30-Dec-2019 12:25
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Do the QLEDs have to use the new slim line mount or would an existing mount work?

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  #2382859 30-Dec-2019 12:33
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Sony KD55X9500G for $1686 at Noel Leeming is a good option, the 65" is still $2519.


 
 
 
 


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  #2382862 30-Dec-2019 12:43
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esawers: Do the QLEDs have to use the new slim line mount or would an existing mount work?

 

 

 

I used my existing VESA mount with no issues on the Q90R, but I can't speak for the others in the range.

 

Mine comes with all the electronics and ports in a separate box (OneConnect or something) which sits in the TV stand and has a single, transparent cable which connects ports, power, network and everything else into the panel. Its a neat solution, but I don't know if this is the standard for all their newer QLED models.

 

 

 

 





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  #2382868 30-Dec-2019 12:52
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esawers:

 

Looking for a TV to replace our current 55" Samsung H6400 in the boxing day sales 

 

 

 

Preference: 

 

- 65" (but could still do 55")

 

- Alexa compatible

 

- Wide viewing angles and good in a bright room with lots of windows

 

- Budget < $2k

 

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=5134054

 

personally that's what i'd get unless the reviews are very bad. i'd ignore the fine points when reviewers are comparing minutiae.





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  #2382949 30-Dec-2019 15:09
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Batman:

esawers:


Looking for a TV to replace our current 55" Samsung H6400 in the boxing day sales 


 


Preference: 


- 65" (but could still do 55")


- Alexa compatible


- Wide viewing angles and good in a bright room with lots of windows


- Budget < $2k



https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=5134054


personally that's what i'd get unless the reviews are very bad. i'd ignore the fine points when reviewers are comparing minutiae.



Most of the reviews say it is pretty much identical to the RU8000 but more expensive, I think the Q75 is the lowest recommended QLED

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  #2382979 30-Dec-2019 17:20
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Batman:

esawers:


Looking for a TV to replace our current 55" Samsung H6400 in the boxing day sales 


 


Preference: 


- 65" (but could still do 55")


- Alexa compatible


- Wide viewing angles and good in a bright room with lots of windows


- Budget < $2k



https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=5134054


personally that's what i'd get unless the reviews are very bad. i'd ignore the fine points when reviewers are comparing minutiae.



Most of the reviews say it is pretty much identical to the RU8000 but more expensive, I think the Q75 is the lowest recommended QLED


Yup, Q60 is edge lit trash. The Q series doesn't really get good until the q80/90 and even then it is being beaten on price by OLED atm.

As sbiddle said, spending a little bit extra gets you a lot at this price point. Buy once, cry once. In a couple of years you won't remember $400, but you will remember how good it looks everytime you turn it on.

If you can make 55" work, I would go for this guy. Otherwise you are moving up to >$3k or going to something like the 65" x950g. How far away is your main viewing position?

Edit: if you absolutely can't stretch out your budget any, I would recommend looking into a 55" x950g

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  #2384081 2-Jan-2020 10:42
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esawers:

 

Looking for a TV to replace our current 55" Samsung H6400 in the boxing day sales 

 

 

I have 2 x Samsung H6400 and I wondered why you want to replace yours?





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