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Best picture quality 70-75 inch TVs - Spring 2017
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Big TVs (above 65 inches) are usually less competitive with their price and it isn't uncommon to see a difference of several thousand dollars between similar models. That being said, here are our recommendations for the best 70-75 inch TVs we've reviewed so far.

Best 70-75 inch TV

If no monetary constraints are at hand, top of the line picture quality can be found at these sizes.

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8.2Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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8.9Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.0TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.7Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.1Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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8.7HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.6HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.9PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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The best 75 inch 4k TV that we've reviewed is the Sony XBR75Z9D 4k Android TV. It's the brightest one we've seen, and it features the best local-dimming we've found on a TV yet, making its depth quite close to OLED for movies in a dark room.

At almost 1800 cd/m2 of peak brightness, the Z9D is unmatched. Unlike most LED TVs with local dimming, this Sony 75 inch TV features hundreds of dimming zones, meaning it can selectively darken areas much more accurately. As long as you don't watch it from too steep an angle, the Z9D is an excellent choice for HDR and the best 75" money can buy.

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Best Mid-Range 70-75 inch TV

You can find well-priced TVs at this size that offer most of the performance of high-end models without such a large premium.

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8.2Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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8.4Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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7.7TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.9Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.5Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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8.4HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.5HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
8.0PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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For something a bit more accessible, go for the Sony XBR75X900E 4k LED TV. It features a simplified version of the full array local dimming found on the expensive Z9D.
Motion is another of the X900E's strong points: sports and video games look very fluid on this Sony 75 inch TV. Since it also has a low input lag, games are very responsive as well. Best of all though is its picture quality. The X900E has great blacks and can get quite bright so HDR movies and series look great. Its only downside is the degradation of its image when viewed at an angle, but that's fairly minor.

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Best Budget 70-75 inch TV

For even cheaper, 70-75 inch TVs are surprisingly good value. They can't get as bright or have as many colors but offer good performances for normal content.

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7.9Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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8.2Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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7.1TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.4Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.8Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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7.8HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.1HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.9PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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The Vizio M70-D3 LED TV is the best deal amongst TVs of this size. This 70 inch 4k smart TV is very similar to the more expensive Vizio P series above, but at a fraction of the price.

It has a very good local dimming feature, so picture quality is great. Motion and input lag are both excellent as well, so fast moving sports and games work very well on this TV. It's essentially the same as its more expensive cousin, but without some HDR related features such as wide color gamut, 10 bits of color depth and high peak brightness. If you're looking for a very large TV while on a budget, then this 70 inch LED TV is the one to get.

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All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 70-75 inch 4k TVs to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't really worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

A few examples of 70" or 75" TVs that didn't make the cut:

  • Sony XBR75X850D. Good TV, but not better than our top picks for the same price. See our review
  • LG 75UH8500. Good TV, but not much different than the Sony XBR75X850D. See our review

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that have a 70 or 75-inch size. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them. 

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I am deciding between getting a higher-end 75" Sony or Samsung 1080p TV, or a 70" Vizio 4k TV. Can you please give me your recommendations on the Sony KDL75W850C, Samsung UN75J6300, or Vizio M70-C3? I watch a fair amount of sports.
They're all good picks. The J6300 has the least blur, so it's slightly better, but they're all good. If you want to be able to watch 4k video, get the M-series. If you don't really care, get the Samsung J6300.
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Sams & Costco will have a Samsung UN75JU641D. Those numbers do not match any ware on the Samsung line. The set will sell for about $2400 Black Friday. What regular Samsung number is that equal to? Thank You. Hank.
It is most likely a store variant of the JU6400 but with a different panel (VA). For that reason, it should be more similar to our review of the JU6500.
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LG 70uh6350 what's your take on this unit- seems only available at Costco and Sam's. Thanks!
We currently have no information and have no reviews planed for this model. But it should be in the lower end of LG LED TVs line up.
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I didn't have the patience to buy a 75JU7100, and I purchased a 75HU8550. To me they have very similar features, but the JU Series has Peak Illuminator and updated cosmetics. Did you see a major picture quality difference between these two top Samsung 4K Flat Panels?
No. They have pretty much identical picture quality.
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Any thoughts on the rumor / reviews on Amazon stating that Samsung uses multiple panels, and only sends the best panel-based TVs out to the reviewers?
Samsung does indeed use different panels in some of its models, and it's likely that top-quality models are sent to reviewers.
That's why we go out and buy TVs from stores ourselves, like a normal customer. We have the same odds as anyone of getting the different panels, which lets us review the TVs with a bit more objectivity. We don't accept any review units sent from the manufacturer.
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Is the Samsung JS8500 Samsung's best large flat panel 4k TV? What are the competitors? Looking for excellent picture 70" or above, and do not really need all the added features.
Yes, it's the best TV we've seen this year, and we compare it to its closest competitors in our list of the overall best TVs of 2015. They all come with a few extras, but none of the more barebones TVs have picture quality that is as good, so it's a bit of a necessary extravagance if you want the best picture.
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Hi all, I am looking to buy a 70" inch (can't do 75" due to space constraint). Primarily used for movies, sports and gaming. What's my best option?
The 70" Vizio E is about the best 1080p TV you can get for the money. It rivals the higher-end models for a fraction of the price. It will be good for the content you are watching. If you sit close enough and want 4k, the Vizio M would be the step up although it has a little more motion blur in sports.
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Between the J6300 and H7150 75" TVs, which of the two would you recommend for overall picture quality?
The H7150 is better. It has better uniformity and a glossy screen, which helps with cutting down on the amount of reflected ambient light.
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How important is 3D for the next few years? We do not watch many movies or have kids. Is there a noticeable difference between 240 and 120 motion rate on a 75" set?
3D isn't important, and won't be that big of a deal until glasses-free 3D arrives to TVs.
The main difference is that MR 240 (120 hz panel) TVs can interpolate 60 hz signals, and can also play movies without judder. Samsung's 4k TVs with 120 MR (60 hz panel) can't interpolate 60 hz signals, and have judder when displaying movies.
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I am looking for the best value 75" Samsung, I have three old Samsungs and am very happy with the brand. Your reviews of the J6300 and H7150 Have caught my eye. If I go 1080p, how long will it be before I wished I had gotten a 4k? Back when HD came about there was little content, but now without an HDTV it almost feels like watching an old tube TV by comparison?
When I search for best prices on the internet I find quite a few that are far less than Amazon and Best Buy ($2,500 vs $3,500 at Amazon), what I am risking getting to save $1,000 bucks or better yet go up a TV? I am speaking of places like NiceElectronics, Buy Squad, and East Coast TVs?
4k isn't as big of a jump as standard definition to high definition was. You also need to watch genuine 4k content (which there isn't much of) and sit close enough to be able to see the extra detail of the higher-resolution image. 1080p material will be around for years to come, and will continue to look good. All in all, there's no set timeline for when 4k will suddenly become a must.
The risk is that some websites use false listings and other upselling tricks to try and get more money out of you. For Samsung, we recommend making sure a store is an authorized reseller, as those should all be trustworthy. A list of these stores can be found here.
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Which TV would handle motion blur and be better for watching sports? The Samsung UN75JU6500 or the UN75J6300? And is the JU6500 a overall better picture, with 4k upscaling noticeably better?
They're both equally good at displaying sports - they have about the same amount of motion blur. 4k TVs are really only worth it if you are watching genuine 4k content; 1080p media will look about the same when it is played on a 4k TV.
The J6300 actually has one major advantage over the JU6500: the J6300 is able to play 24 fps content (Blu-rays, DVDs, streaming movies) without any judder.
If you watch movies, or if you'll never be watching 4k content, get the J6300. If you never watch movies and you also want to watch 4k content, get the JU6500.
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I'm looking to upgrade to a 75" TV. I've read all the reviews on the JU7100 and have seen it in person however I viewed it side by side with the Sony x910c and the picture looks richer on the Sony (deeper blacks, sharper details). My interests are gaming, movies, and sports, in that order. Do you intend to test the x910c for comparison? Would you still recommend the JU7100 or do you have another model in mind?
There is no plan to review the x910c for now but if there is a lot of requests that might change. Keep in mind that the store settings are often not ideal and even side-by-side comparisons can be misleading. That said, Sony TVs are usually great for motion in video games and sports with full control over the backlight. There is always the option to try it out and return it if you are not satisfied. On the other end, you can't go wrong with the JU7100. It is great for what you watch.
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Hi, I am looking for a 75" TV, and I don't need 4k, or 3d. I have a long room. Seating is about 12', but the room is 45' long. It will be used for gaming, movies, and sports. I would like to spend around $2500. What do you suggest. Thanks.
Get the Samsung UN75J6300. It has a great picture quality for movies and good motion for sports and video games. The input lag isn't among the best but still offer responsiveness.
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I am looking for a 75inch tv for a living room where the seating is 22ft from the TV. I will mostly be watching tv, streaming movies and sports - in that order. I don't care about 3d but will take 4k/HDR capability if in a few years it is much better to have. I have been looking at the Samsung 7100 and Sony 830c. But open to the Sony 910, Samsung 6300 or Samsung 6500 if you think those are better options for my needs. Thanks.
At 22 feet away from the TV it is pretty safe to assume 4k won't make a difference. For this reason, the Samsung J6300 is the logical choice. You won't find a better 1080p TV.
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I am looking for a top quality 75" TV for movies and sports, but will not use 3D and don't want to pay for it. Are there any great 75" TVs without 3D?
No, all the great TVs in that size range have 3D. It's not really something that's costing you extra, though, so just think of it as a bonus feature.
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How can I improve the sound on a Vizo E70 TV? The sound seems muffled.
The speakers that come with a TV tend to be pretty bad, so there's nothing to be done. Your best bet would be to invest in a sound bar or speaker system.
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Don't know what kind of TV to buy. 1080p or 4k, size 75", with 3D. My budget is $3,500 or $4,000. I watch a lot of sports and movies will I be wasting my money on 4k TV if I buy one now. Salespersons just keep pushing 4k on me. Please help me. I'm really confused.
No, you won't be wasting money by getting a 4k TV, but if you won't be watching 4k video, there's no point to getting one.
Your best option is the Sony XBR75X850C. It's a 4k TV that is within your budget, has good picture quality for movies and sports, and has 3D.
If you don't care about watching 4k, get the Sony W850C is your only option for a 1080p TV with 3D. It's also good for movies, but it has enough blur that it might not be ideal for sports. It's a lot cheaper, though.
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Wanting to buy a 3D TV. I watch a lot of Blu-ray movies. What has the best picture? Viewing distance is about 10 feet.
Get the Samsung JU7100. It has very good picture quality for movies, and is great at playing 3D content as well.
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I am considering this purchase for $4100.00 Samsung UN75JU7100FXVO 4K UHD JU7100 Series Smart TV - 75" Class (74.5" Diag.)The sales person is telling me that it has a Contrast Ratio 100,000,000-1 and motion rate of 480. I can only find info on the FXZA model. Can you possibly help? Good or forget it? Scam? Thank you!
Sales men and manufacturers usually pitch those kind of really high contrast ratios for advertising purposes. Since there is no standard between manufacturers to measure contrast, those numbers doesn't mean much. In our reviews, we always take the same method to measure contrast so that this data can be compared between TVs. We measured 3141:1 for the contrast ratio of the JU7100 and it deserved a 8.4 on 10. The 'Motion rate' is similar in the way that it is mostly used for advertising. To come up with this number, Samsung take into account the panel refresh rate (in this case 120hz), the backlight technology and the processor speed. All that said, the JU7100 is a great TV.
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I'm trying to decide between the Sony XBR75X940D and the Samsung UN75KS9000. Both look great in the big box stores. Have you (or will you), be rating the Sony XBR75X940D? The reps at the big box stores give me different opinions. Some like Sony, some like Samsung. The Sony seems to be slightly less expensive, so I'm leaning towards it. I'd love to hear your professional opinion between the two sets.
We did not review the Sony XBR75X940D and have no plan to review it since we have not a lot of demand for it unfortunately. From the information we could gather about it, it should have great picture quality like the Sony X930D, but since it have a full array backlight (versus edge lit for the X930D), it should have better black and better HDR performance.

If you compare it to the KS9000, that is an edge lit TV also, then the Sony X940D should be a better choice, since the local dimming performance is going to be superior.

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Will the E700i-B3 have vertical banding when panning during sports? I know that on my old edge-lit LED models that I bought and ended up returning, there were very noticeable vertical lines when the screen would pan while watching football. (Same with soccer and hockey). If so, what is the best type of TV to get that could eliminate the vertical banding lines, or at least minimize them.
No LED TV will have perfect uniformity, larger TVs tend to be worse, and the E-series already has pretty bad uniformity. It's likely that you would have some uniformity issues.
We have comparison photos of the color uniformity of various TVs here. Models like the Samsung JU6500, the Sony W850B, and the 2015 Vizio M all scored highly. The 2014 Vizio M did alright as well - better than the 2014 E did.
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I am looking for a 70-75" 4K 3D TV. I have about $2000-3ooo to spend. Most viewing will be regular network programming, as well as 2D and 3D movies. I hope to avoid "irregular" results (like that caused by panel variations via varied suppliers or other variations) and want something that will adapt well to the future. (I bought a TV that turned into a dinosaur quickly, having needed a TV right when 3D came out & was too expensive to buy.) Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The differences between different panels used for a given model is overblown. Most people won't notice any difference at all, so we'd recommend not worrying about that when choosing a TV.
Unfortunately, we have not reviewed any 3D TVs at that size and price, and only the Vizio M70-C3 fits the target size and price at all. It's a decent TV for movies and TV, though it isn't as good at upscaling as Samsung or Sony TVs.
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Stuck between two - the Sony 75" 850C or Vizio M75-C1.
My dad is in the market for a new TV to replace his OLD Panasonic 58" plasma. He is following the motto of "Go big or go home" on this one; he's trying to go all out.
It must be 75" and 4k. 3D is a bonus, but isn't necessary. Finally, he wants it to be a GOOD set.
Through all of the research we have done, we seem to be stuck between these two sets. At first, the Sony was nixed because it didn't support full HDMI 2.0. However, I'm now reading that as of a firmware update, it is capable of doing 18gbps?
Between the two sets, which should he go with? He primarily uses the TV for Cable TV and movies. Very, very little gaming is done on the set. Everything is typically Cable, Blu-ray or Plex.
There is a $1k difference between the two, so he wants to make sure he makes the right choice. Opinions?
Get the Sony X850C. It's the better of the two TVs when it comes to upscaling (good for cable), it has good picture for movies, and it also has the ability to display a wider range of colors, which will be useful once 4k Blu-rays are released.
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I bought a Panasonic plasma 70" for my new beachfront home. The TV is directly across from an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling windows approx 30 ft long. Even when the sun is on the opposite side of the house, we can see the beach grass and the outside reflected in our TV during all daylight hours. Is there a 70" TV made that will allow us to watch TV when the sun is out?
Every TV is going to have a bit of trouble with direct light, but some are better able to handle it than others.
You want a TV with a semi-gloss screen, as that is the kind of finish that works best for bright light directly opposite the screen, and a TV that can get good and bright. The best TV for this is the Vizio M70-C3. It has good picture quality and is priced reasonably, too.
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Looking to buy one of the two, Samsung un65js 8500 or Sony 65 850c which is better ?
The Samsung JS8500. It is better in almost all out tests; movies, sports, video games, it's more bright and has less reflection too.
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We are trying to make a final decision between a Samsung UN75JU7100 and a Vizio M80-C3, which are both right around the $4,000 price point. We have the room size to support both, and plan to watch both movies and sports. Would you recommend spending the money on the size or the Samsung?
If you will be sitting close enough to the JU7100 to get the full benefit of its resolution (less than 10 feet), then go for that. The JU7100 has better menus and smart features, and less blur on fast movement, which is good for sports.
If you'll be sitting farther away, get the M80. You'll want the bigger screen so that you notice more of the detail with 4k, and the picture quality is still very good for what you want to watch.
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What is the difference between a Vizio M70-D3 and C3?
The Vizio M70-D3 is the 2016 model and the Vizio M70-C3 is the 2015 model.
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This site is great for TV info. Although, personally I have gone crazy with perhaps terms I never heard before like judder. I really want to get a 75" tv. My candidates are JU7100 at $2799.99 and the Sony X850D at $3299.99. I cancelled my purchase of the ju6500 because of the flaws pointed out from the site. I did consider the J6300 but I hope to have the tv for at least 6 years so financially I will spend more if needed. Also, do you recommend extended warranties for TVs? Thank you for the great insight and advice.
Thank you for the feedback. The biggest differences between the two TVs are the better dark scene performance of the JU7100 and the wider viewing angle of the X850D. If you watch TV in a dark room go with the Samsung JU7100 due to the better native contrast ratio and uniformity. If you have wider seating and watch in the bright room, the Sony X850D is a better choice. We don't recommend extended warranties as any issues usually happen very early in the life of a TV where it is covered by a manufacturer warranty. However if you would prefer to have the peace of mind, an extended warranty can be worth it.
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If the price difference between the M702i-B3 and the E700i-B3 is only about $150, is the M worth buying? Or would I be paying $150 for nothing?
You get a few extras with the M. It should have better uniformity, and it comes with a better remote and motion interpolation capability. It also looks a bit nicer. If those extras appeal to you and you're not concerned about spending an extra $150, then it might be worth getting the M. Otherwise, the E offers very close to the same level of quality.
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Do you have any plans to test the Sharp LC70LE660U? I am looking at possibly buying the Vizio E-series 65" or 70", or the Sharp and wanted to compare. I like to watch a good many sports, but would also use the TV for normal shows/movies. Thanks for your time.
At present, we don't have plans to review that model. For comparison, we expect it's similar to the Sharp LE653U, so it's likely an okay budget TV, but not as good as the Vizio E.
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Hope the answer isn't already on the website, but here are the questions: with approximately $2,500 to spend, and space for either a 70 or 75 inch TV, what would be your top choices? Would you by online or go to a local retailer? I mostly watch shows/movies/sports, less gaming. Many thanks for any insights you may have.
Get the Samsung UN75J6300. It has really good picture quality for everything you'll want to watch, and it falls well within your budget. If you really want a 4k TV and don't mind a bit more blur when you're playing games, get the Vizio M70-C3 instead.
As for in-store vs. online, it's entirely up to your preferences. As long as you buy from a reliable reseller, there's nothing to worry about in either case.
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Hi, I am looking for a 75 inch TV. Right now I am considering the Samsung un75ju7100 and the unju75j6300. My use will be mainly sports and movies. No gaming. It is for a living room. I can dim the room by drawing shades but it will have a fair amount of sunlight coming in under most normal daytime circumstances. I don't particularly care about 4K. Other than that, what are the main differences between them? How does the Vizio M75 C-1 stack up to these?
The picture quality you get with the J6300 is about the same as the other two TVs but you dont get 4k. Since 4k is not something you are looking for, save money and get the J6300. It has and good contrast and motion for movies and sports.
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I am considering the Samsung JU7100 and the Sony X850C. Does the addition of HDR via firmware update to the Sony change your relative comparison of these two TVs at all?
No. The maximum brightness isn't high, so the HDR won't be great.
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When do the new model TVs for Samsung get released (the 2016 models)?
Usually around March.
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I have my sights on Samsung UN78JS8600 and Samsung UN85JU7100. I sit about 16 ft. from the TV and watch Netflix and TV shows. I know you have recommended to go for the bigger screen when viewing beyond 12 ft. Is the 7" difference even noticeable from this distance?
It is noticeable, but 7" difference at these sizes has less impact than 7" difference on smaller TVs. You will probably appreciate more the better picture quality of the UN78JS8600 (especially the wide color gamut feature once the UHD Blu-Rays are out). Therefore, assuming the same price, go for the UN78JS8600.
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Just found your site; incredibly comprehensive. Thank you!
I'm about to purchase, online, the UN75JU7100FXZA. There's no way, however, that I will pay $4,000 for a TV with an outsourced panel and returning/shipping something this size is no simple feat.
Question is: What is the version number/code for a genuine Samsung panel for this set?
I have the 2014 version codes but don't know if they apply to this 2015 model. Is it still TS01?
2nd question: Is this info on the box or just the TV? I've read conflicting info on this.
I know you posted for the 55", but believe it can differ with different screen sizes.
This will be primarily my sports TV & occasional Blu-ray movies.
Thanks again.
A panel that begins with a 'T' or a 'U' is made by Samsung, and there is a white label on the side of the box that lists the panel info. You're right that the panel manufacturer can be different for different sizes, though we expect you will get a Samsung panel with this size.
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I am trying to decide to buy either the Vizio P75 or the Vizio M80. Both are about the same price. It will be used primarily for watching movies in a dedicated dark room.
Go with the Vizio P Series. It performs better in almost every aspect and the picture quality is superior to the M Series. Especially for HDR movies, since it has a wide color gamut and it can get more bright.
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Hi, can you tell me what features the Samsung UN75KS9000FXZA over the UN75JU7100FXZA that make it double the price, and whether they are worth it? Thanks.
The KS9000 has a wide color gamut and the peak brightness is 2 to 4 time higher (depending of the size of the highlight) than the JU7100. If you want the best HDR performance, then the KS9000 is the better TV for you, since the HDR experience will be superior to what you'll get on the JU7100. But if HDR is not that important and you want the best value for the money, go with the JU7100.
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Any concern with power cycling issues on the Samsung? I bought a 75" Samsung in Nov 2013 and now I am getting paid out by extended warranty company. Makes me hesitant to spend so much money on a 70-75" TV. Have you heard of this issue and do you recommend a particular model, since now I am hesitant to buy a Samsung? Thanks!
No, not that we've encountered. Still, if you're worried about Samsung and want an alternative, the Sony XBR75X850C is the TV we recommend. It has deep, uniform blacks, little blur, and can get decently bright. It's a very good TV overall.
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Hello. I have a specific questions about two TVs and would appreciate your expert opinion A Samsung 4k UN65JU6500 versus a 1080p 3D Sony Bravia KDL70W840. There is a $400 and a 5" size difference.
In your replies, I understand that 4k isn't that big of a deal yet, and for the next few years might not be. I watch a lot of sports, shows, and movies. Which would you recommend? I have yet to see any recommendations for this Bravia TV.
Get the Sony. The overall picture quality will be a bit better than you get with the Samsung JU6500, and the larger size is more important than 4k resolution.
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I am looking at TVs and size is important, as well as picture must be 4K. 78"-80" screen size. What do you think of Samsung and Vizio? I do like the Sony 79" with the speakers on the sides for $4000.
Sony did get the look right for the XBR79X900B but we can't comment on it's picture quality since we did not review that model. In the sizes you are looking for, Samsung has the UN78JU7500 that is very good but might be more then your budget (if it is around $4000). Vizio have the 80" M80-C3 for a little less then the Sony and it's rated well in our review. It might not have the look of the Sony but it still looks high-end.
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I am upgrading my TV for a larger living room. I will probably be 10 or 11 feet from the TV, so I understand that I won't benefit much from a 65" 4k TV, but it seems if I want a good 65" TV in that room, I should get the UN65JU7100 anyway. Do you agree?
It depends on what you're looking to do. If you don't plan on gaming, the Vizio M is just as good, and costs a lot less money. If you will be gaming, then the minimal blur you get with the Samsung JU7100 is better. And yes, these two TVs are better than the 1080p options.
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Hi, I read all your reviews & answers to the questions posted. I am stuck between Samsung & Sony models for 75', 1080p. While Sony has better motion rate (effective) & 3D, Samsung has a better picture quality but a lower motion rate. I am mostly into movies, videos & browsing. Not too much into sports & gaming. 3D is a welcome add on. Please suggest your choice between the two.
The Sony 'MotionFlow' and Samsung 'Motion Rate' are mostly terms for advertising and the numbers doesn't mean much. The true refresh rate of both TVs is 120Hz so you can expect a similar performance when it comes to image interpolation. Without it though, the Sony is better to remove judder. At the other end, the Samsung motion handling is a little bit better. Since there is a huge price increase for the Sony and you don't seem to care that much for 3D, the J6300 would be the better choice.
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What is your best recommendation in the 70+ sizes for a guy that has had a Panasonic 65" plasma for the past 8 years. I have always loved the smooth and polished picture of the plasma, but unfortunately they are a dying breed. I was recently at a friends house watching his new Samsung 60" led TV (not sure of the model) and I couldn't believe how fake the picture looked. After some reading, I learned that what I was seeing was known as the soap opera effect. Is this a problem that all of these led TV's suffer from? Should I wait for OLED to become more prominent and reasonably priced? Any suggestions will be welcomed.
The soap opera effect (image interpolation that smooth out motion) can be turned off from the picture menu if you don't like the look of it. You won't find any LED TVs that look as good as plasma but there is still great LED TVs available like the Samsung JU7100 (if 4k interests you) or the J6300 (the best 1080p TV, if you sit farther away from TV). There is also the more budget friendly Vizio M in the 4k category that has a great picture quality.
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What is the difference between the samsung ju641d and the Ju650dfxza?
Those are variants (usually in design) of the JU6400 and JU6500. You can use our reviews of both to see how they compare. We know the JU6400 55" has an IPS panel with poor blacks and contrast but better viewing angle. The JU6500 also have a better remote and more inputs.
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I'm interested in the Samsung JU7100. I do not want to wall mount it. Is the stand it comes with solid? I noticed on the 60" model (which we did wall mount) it was pretty shaky.
It is relatively stable, but if you push it, it does wobble a little bit (like most TVs).
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I'm looking for a 75" inch TV 4K with HDR. My living room is 11 ft from my couch to my TV.(the distance between both.) Which TV would you recommend? I'm planning to buy LG 75UH6550. Do you think this TV would fit for me? What is the difference in LG 75UH6550 & LG 75UH8550?
Unfortunately we haven't reviewed the UH6550, but it is the 6 series of the 2016 UHD TVs and the UH8550 is the 8 series. This means the UH8550 has some additional features, such as Dolby Vision support, included "Magic remote control" and 3D. Both TVs support HDR10, and the UH6550 comes with the "basic" remote instead. If you're not planning on using the 3D then go with the UH6550.
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Low input lag, 75in+, 4k@120hz. Does this exist yet?
No TV supports 4k @ 120Hz input, as it is such high bandwidth. If you're after a 4k TV with a 120Hz panel then there are a few options available. These won't accept a 120Hz input but can interpolate up to 120Hz. Some options are the Samsung KS9000, Vizio P Series 2016 and Vizio M Series 2016. These are all available in 75" or more, have a 120Hz panel and low input lag.
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Why have you guys not reviewed the 75 xbr940d series Sony? I am very interested in how this tv compares to the LG OLED 4K B6 beyond just the 10 inches in size difference?
We probably won't have time to review the X940D. We don't expect it to change our recommendations, and it hasn't been as popular as other models we have reviewed. Expect performance which is similar to the X930D but with better local dimming. We have not seen any LCD which can match the picture quality of an OLED.
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Hi. Can you give me your opinion on the Sony Xbr70x850b vs. the LG 70UF7700?
We didn't review the X850B, so we can't speak to how good it is. It's a VA TV (narrow viewing angle, strong contrast), though, just like the 70" UF7700 is.
The 70" UF7700 has good contrast, but reflects a lot of light, has fairly high input lag, and has a bit more blur than ideal. It's not the best choice for a 4k TV.
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I have a very large living room, and want to wine and dine my clients. We watch sports and lots of movies. What is the best refresh of motion rate 75 in 4K, 240Hz or do I have to get a 120Hz? We have about $4,000-5,000.
There are no 240hz 4k TVs, the max is 120Hz. In your situation, the Samsung UN75JU7100 should work well.
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Do you have any input on the Sony XBR75X910C light bleed issue?
We haven't reviewed the X910C, but that's consistent with what we saw on the X900C, which is a similar model. It's likely that is a common issue.
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I own a Samsung PN64F8500 which I love. I am looking to purchase a 75 inch tv for my basement. I've had great experience with Samsung TVs but the salesman is pushing me toward the Sony xbr850 due to a better picture and refresh rate than the Samsung JU6500? I see that it is rated higher but I watch a lot of sports thus the sports rating on the Sony has me concerned. Thanks for your help.
For sports, the differences aren't huge. We can see more dark patches on the x850c than the JU6500 that we reviewed but it shouldn't be a deal breaker if you like the other features of the x850c such as wide color gamut, judder-free and 3D.
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Outstanding website and content. I have been researching the heck out of 4K TV's the last week, and have found your site very informative. THANKS! I have a nice 50' Panasonic Plasma that's about 6-8 years old, which still looks great, but wanted to get bigger screen. I sit about 11-12 feet away. Now I understand what size I should consider and why, as well as whether or not to dive into the 4K sea of TVs (looks like I need at least a 75" model for the distance) if I go that route. Having a hard time however, finding an 80" 1080P for a reasonable price, which might be ideal for the 11'-12' distance. Any recommendations? Thanks again.
80" TVs doesn't have that much availability. At your viewing distance, you would enjoy 4k on a TV this big and Vizio has the M series available at that size with a great value for the money. As for 1080p, the best we have seen this year is the J6300 but only available at 75". A little cheaper is the 75" Sony w850c (judder-free but worse motion). The next in line is the Vizio E 70", again with one of the greatest value for the money. This is about all the options you have. The J6300 being the better choice if you can afford it.
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I see that sharp is no longer doing business in US in 2016. I want a 70 inch tv and was preparing to purchase the Sharp LC-70UQ17U. I want the best picture for sports and then movies. I am now questioning whether I should change my plans now that sharp is moving out in the U.S. and I am also questioning whether there is a better option for me. I sit about 10 -12 feet from TV.
We haven't reviewed that TV, so we can't really comment on it. The fact that Sharp is leaving the US market for TVs shouldn't bother you though, they will still honor their warranties.
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I am trying to purchase 25 televisions in the next couple of weeks to use in classrooms. The 75" size seems to be the sweet spot on price and classroom visibility. Planning on using consumer grade since they will only be used off and on. Trying to determine the best value and fit for this environment. These will be used for computer display for PowerPoint, Word, and Internet; movie and video viewing; might be used for video games or other uses when not used for classes.
After research, the top contenders seem to be the Samsung J6300, Vizio M75, and the Samsung UN75JU641D (Sam's Club). All are similar in price right now. 4K vs 1080p in a classroom setting? Viewing PowerPoint and documents in addition to movies? Thoughts on getting the right television with the best deal?
4k vs. 1080p doesn't really matter for this setting. All 3 of them will lose a bit of saturation at an angle, which isn't ideal in your case, but in 75" all LED TVs have this problem. Simply get the cheaper of the 3, because they will perform about the same in a classroom usage.
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I have my TV set in a corner with viewing ranges from 10 to 15 feet and a bar about 20 feet. I found a LG LB7100 but am thinking I want 4K. Do you recommend Samsung JS8500 or Vizio 70 inch M series. Just sports and movies and I have some lighting in the room that reflects.
The LG LB7100 has an IPS panel that aren't able to reproduce deep blacks and good contrast. On the other side, it offer a great viewing angle so if some of your seating are off side, it might still be a good option. You are kind of far away from the TV to get the most out of 4k so a 1080p TV would be fine. If you want to avoid the problems mentioned above, the best 1080p TV we have seen this year is the Samsung J6300 and it is budget friendly. If you want 4k, the Vizio M would be a great choice with one of the best value you can have for the money. Get the JS8500 only if you don't want any compromise on the picture quality.
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In April 2016 I plan to buy a large TV for a dedicated home theater (movie) room for typically only 2-4 people. We have a 2013 Panasonic TC-P65VT which is too small and we want to consider a good long-term 4K TV in the 75+ range due to a budget of 10k max. Should I consider going projection and 100" screen or an 80" Vizio M-c3?
Let's start with your TV options. For watching movies, the Vizio M is a good choice and fit well within your budget. If ever you want to watch some sporting events on it though, it has more blur than ideal and the Sharp 80" UH30U would be a better option for the usage (although it is a little bit over sharpened on 1080p content). It is available for around the same price as the Vizio M. Your other TV options are going to increase the price some more. The Samsung JU7500 78" (usually around 6k) won't have any of the aforementioned problems with better motion and upscaling capabilities. The Samsung JU7100 85" (usually around 9k) is even bigger and similar in performance of the JU7500. You can pick the TV which make you comfortable with your budget.

A projector is also a good idea for a movie room and has the potential to cost less for an even bigger screen. We cannot recommend one in particular since we don't review any but most shares the following downsides. They usually make more noise, don't have as good blacks as TVs and usually require more planning/work to install. Also, if you are into gaming, forget about doing a Rock Band or Guitar Hero party since you won't be able to stand in front of the screen (shadows will block the view). If these downsides aren't important to you, a projector can be a good solution.

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I noticed that your ratings for the Samsung UN75JU7100 and the Sony XBR75X850D are very similar, with the Samsung scoring a 7.8 for movies and the Sony a 7.0. My question is if the Sony is the better buy because of it has HDR support? And will the picture quality be better than the Samsung for movies because of the HDR?
It depends which aspect of the picture quality. For HDR movies (not regular movies), the Sony will have better colors, but the JU7100 will still have better blacks. It is a trade-off, and it depends on your room. If you don't watch TV in the dark, the blacks doesn't matter, and therefore you will prefer the Sony.
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I am in the market for 75-78", HDR TV. Primarily to be used for movies and sports. Mainly focused on Samsung. Please help decide among UN75JU7100FXZA, UN78JS8600 and UN75KS9000FXZA. How much does one gain by going up to higher series? Thanks
We haven't reviewed the JS8600, but expect the picture quality to be similar to the JS8500. The biggest differences between those 3 TVs are the increased contrast ratio, peak brightness and color ranges. If you are determined to get a HDR TV, go with the KS9000. It has the largest color support and the peak brightness meets the requirements for HDR, so it is more future proof. However for regular HD content the JU7100 performs very similarly, at a much lower price.
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Does the addition of HDR to the Samsung UN75JU7100 change your opinion of this set?
Not really, since it can't get very bright, HDR experience will not be a game changer in that case.
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I need to buy a 70-75 inch TV for a room that will be 45ft long with seating at 7ft, 15ft and 40ft. I do like the 4k, don't need 3D and it will be only for sports and movies in a well lit room with no side viewing. I have a budget of 1.5k to 3k. What is the best I can do? Thanks.
If you really want a 4k TV then get the 70" Samsung KU6300 but know that only people sitting close to the TV will enjoy the added details of 4k. For a similar price, the slightly bigger Samsung J6300 is also a good pick. It can't get as bright and isn't 4k but handles sports a little better (less blur) and plays movie a little smoother (no judder in DVD and bluray movies). If it is possible to dim the light a little, then the J6300 becomes an even better pick.
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I know that Sharp is not the greatest brand, but what are your thoughts on the LC-70UC30U?
Unfortunately we don't have plans review that model, so don't know how it will perform. From the specifications, it looks like a basic 4k display.
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