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New TV for me. Opinions please.
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Post 1 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 12:27
Craig Aguiar-Winter
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Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays everyone.

Looks like for once the shoe maker is getting some new shoes. I'm looking at a couple of the local big box fliers and am concidering two TVs within $100 of each other. One 1080p and one 4K. I was hoping some one would weigh in and offer an opinion.

My system consists of:
Sony KDL-46NX800
Marantz SR-9600
Apple TV 3
PS3
PS4
WiiU

I'm looking to replace my 46" with either the Sony KDL60w630B/2 or the LG 60UH6030. I read some decent reviews of the Sony and with the age of my gear the fact that it's 1080p doesn't bother me at all. My receiver won't be getting a 4K upgrade ANY time in the near future. Likely not before the new tv is due for a replacement again. So do I really benefit from jumping to 4K display now? I don't think so but it's half price so I'm concidering just because of that.

My instinct says get the Sony.

Thanks for taking the time to weigh in.

Craig
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Post 2 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 12:33
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Get a 4K TV, they look better.

I can't stand LG so I would go Sony but it's just a personal opinion.
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Post 3 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 14:45
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Go 4K and go to the sony model that fits your budget.

I know that's not what you asked but it seems like a waste of money to skip 4K on this purchase. I couldn't recommend a 1080p TV regardless of the model.

You can always bypass the receiver until the day you need to replace it.

Post 4 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 17:49
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I'm with you Craig,
I've got a SR-7002 that is not likely to be upgraded anytime soon, and a 1080P Panasonic 50" plasma which i like a lot. If the TV went to heaven and i was looking for a new one, i would definitely take the Sony 1080P over a 4K LG. The dispatch door at the LG factory should have a conveyor belt that leads straight into the back of a garbage truck.
I don't care if a turd is half price, it's still a turd.
Given that almost nothing we watch on a day to day basis is going to available in 4K for quite a while yet, i'd be happy with another 1080P TV for now.
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Post 5 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 17:54
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Another vote for Sony XBR within your price range.
Post 6 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 18:10
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I recommend 4K. True, the old sitcoms will never be 4k, but the modern stuff looks much better. The 4K models also tend to use more modern chipsets that will have fewer motion artifacts.

If the receiver is holding you back with respect to video, you could attach the inputs directly to the TV or a switch and route audio back to the receiver.
Post 7 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 21:16
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I would only consider an LG if it's an OLED
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Post 8 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 21:35
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Sony xbr. Just back feed the audio from the tv, if possible
OP | Post 9 made on Saturday December 24, 2016 at 22:05
Craig Aguiar-Winter
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Thanks everyone. I did more research and that model of LG is not highly regarded, one of the ones they call "fake 4K". Where I found several very favourable reviews on the Sony so I bought it. By the time I'm ready for anything 4K it will be way more mainstream and what I would have invested in it today, which isn't very much, will go way farther.

Thanks again for the input. Merry Christmas!

Craig
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Post 10 made on Sunday December 25, 2016 at 10:19
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As others have said, the Sony XBR is the way to go right now. I have a 60" Panasonic ST60 that I won't replace until the Sony Z9D comes down in price. That is a good looking TV, and the first that has made me think I might be ready to move from my beloved plasma to a 4K model.
Post 11 made on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 05:36
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Dammit, after commenting here my Panasonic died today after 6 years. Ended up with another 1080P Panasonic but it is not as good as the one i had.
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Post 12 made on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 17:39
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I still be rocking a Panny 55UT50 plasma. I got it right before the demise of them. It is way too small, but it does the job for now. Sony 4k will be next.
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Post 13 made on Friday December 30, 2016 at 17:32
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Have a Sammy 42" plasma with a Paradigm Soundtrack that the sub just died on. Also a C4 setup and RA2 in the house. My wife and I finished our basement today and went to Bestbuy. I left with an XBR-65X930D along with a play bar and sub! Woot! 24mths same as cash. What killed me was they had an open box TV, same model, but didn't have the power link from brick to TV. They were willing to let it go for $1100!! Could not find the power cord on Amazon, and a call to my Sony rep led to the fact that Sony is shut down through the new year. Got cold feet and went new. Just threw everything together and am so friggin happy right now, despite the fact that I could have saved about $8-900. Just said fuggit, and it feels GOOD!


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