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Howdy,

We are closing on a new house in a couple of weeks and part of that is upgrading from a 3 bedroom to a 4 bedroom. Since we'll need an extra tv to put one in each room, we're going to move the current living room tv to the master bedroom and get a new one for the living room.

Here's what I'm taking into consideration:
  • Viewing distance would normally be about 10 feet, but the living room is open to the kitchen and dining room, up to about 30 feet, and it would be nice to be able to see from there
  • Room is quite bright during the summer and quite dark during the winter due to large windows taking up the entire wall that will be to the left of the tv
  • Color accuracy, viewing angle, refresh rate, in that order of importance
  • Sound quality doesn't matter as I'll be using a receiver and floor standing speakers
  • Not quite ready to do OLED because it just costs too much.
  • 4K...why not, but still concerned about a lack of content
  • Budget is totally maxed at $2000, but I'd really rather keep it under $1500

Anything else I should think of before deciding?

Any contraindications about the LG 55UH8500?

Thanks for your assistance, folks!
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55 is too small if you planning on viewing it from anything more than 12 feet away. 60 plus is the recommended size for something around 12 feet and anything much larger than that you should definitely be looking at a 70 to 75. Sadly other than the Vizio 4k 70" I don't really know any other 4k tvs that are below 2 grand. Take my opinion with a grain of salt though... since its just that my opinion. I am currently running a 55" in a 14 feet room and the darn thing looks tiny. Hard to read subtitles and had to increase all fonts in order to use it with my plex server.

But yeah the size to distance recommendation is something that is all over the internet. Sites like crutchfield and others have pretty good guides on helping you choose the right size.
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You're looking at a 65" TV.

I'd go Samsung JU7100 or just stick to to 1080p and get the 6300 model.

4k is kind of a waste at the moment, especially if you'received buying a weaker panel just because "OMGZ PIXEZ"



I URGE you to read this and review the models that sound like a fit.

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/65-inch/best
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55 is too small if you planning on viewing it from anything more than 12 feet away. 60 plus is the recommended size for something around 12 feet and anything much larger than that you should definitely be looking at a 70 to 75. Sadly other than the Vizio 4k 70" I don't really know any other 4k tvs that are below 2 grand. Take my opinion with a grain of salt though... since its just that my opinion. I am currently running a 55" in a 14 feet room and the darn thing looks tiny. Hard to read subtitles and had to increase all fonts in order to use it with my plex server.

But yeah the size to distance recommendation is something that is all over the internet. Sites like crutchfield and others have pretty good guides on helping you choose the right size.

The reason why I was looking at the 55" over the 60" is that it's a $500 price jump to go up in size. Would you think it's worth the money? Good advice on the distance, though.
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You're looking at a 65" TV.

I'd go Samsung JU7100 or just stick to to 1080p and get the 6300 model.

4k is kind of a waste at the moment, especially if you'received buying a weaker panel just because "OMGZ PIXEZ"



I URGE you to read this and review the models that sound like a fit.

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/65-inch/best

I'm not a fan of Samsung at all, but I agree about 4K basically being a waste at the moment. Not sure if that'll change in the next 3 years or so, but a bit of futureproofing is nice to have. The trouble is, I can't find a decent 1080p tv in that size range that's also an IPS display. Do you know of any?

I'll have a look at the article you linked.

Thanks to you both!
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What about the Vizio P55-C1? I was really interested in that particular model since the 55 inch is an IPS and also a very decent gaming television for 4K gaming. Almost considered buying it but my local bestbuy didnt have one for demo
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What about the Vizio P55-C1? I was really interested in that particular model since the 55 inch is an IPS and also a very decent gaming television for 4K gaming. Almost considered buying it but my local bestbuy didnt have one for demo

He can read the review for it here.

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio/p-series-2016

A 55" only for IPS though frown.gif so tinnyyyyyy
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