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75" TV - budget approx. $2k

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Stooge007, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Stooge007

    Stooge007 Member

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    hi all

    i came into some money recently, so now is the time to upgrade the TV

    currently running a 10 year old Samsung PS50C7000 (3D one)

    not an audiophile by any stretch, i'm OK with the PQ of the current TV, just it's a bit small

    so looking to go big and get something 75"

    been out of the TV game for so long, not sure what's good anymore?

    looking at HiSense 75 R8, as apparently the newer S8 is not as good?

    is there a massive upgrade to the Q8?

    any other options from say Samsung or Sony?

    thanks for the help!
     
  2. connico

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    Meh samsung..

    Sony OLED or LG OLED running Andriod...

    Still for 2k you arnt going to get an OLED....
     
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    You can get 55 old ... push your budget more for 65 old.

    I doubt 75 lcd would be much quality at that price. Almost entry level which I'm not a fan of.
     
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    thanks guys, i haven't actually started looking in stores yet to see what the OLED huff is all about

    given i'm OK with the PQ of my 10 year old plasma, i think even a current gen LCD will be a vast improvement
     
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    Sorry not really the case, PQ of a plasma is still better than current LCD in many ways besides brightness. I literally just gone through this myself the past month, had a plasma for 10 years, just went to a QLED (glorified LCD), viewing angle was trash compared to the plasma have to sit dead centre to get the best image (literally VA monitor technology). The HDR brightness was amazing for sure, black was not as good as plasma. Anyways viewing angle was a big deal for us, so went to an OLED which definitely exceed plasma in every way (besides worrying about burn in down the line).

    Anyways, if size is priority, what crazydez linked is pretty decent, I think some 75 inchers uses IPS. So yeah check it out properly at a store before buying. With HiSense their software can be a bit shit and slow, and if is slow now is definitely not going to be great a few years down the line.
     
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    The visitors :D
     
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    Having been running a 51” Samsung plasma for maybe 7 years I upgraded to a 75” Samsung LCD a few weeks ago. It’s a TU8000 model.

    I got mine for 1790 delivered so you should be able to find one for around that much. Out of the box the units picture was a bit ordinary but after doing some research online I found some settings which made it a lot better. Interface is pretty easy to use. Apps available for just about every streaming service out there. Remote is compact and pretty easy to use. It’s hard to fault but already thinking I should have got the 82”! Sound wise people have reported it being underpowered, thin and echoed. But it’s heaps better than my plasma was! And it’s been plenty loud

    hoping it’s as reliable as my plasma which doesn’t show any signs of dying
     
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    solid deal, where from?
     
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    It's an LG LED LCD, so will be an IPS panel which isn't great for a TV, maybe better suited as a monitor.



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    So better off getting the Samsung? They're both about the same price.
     
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    Yep... they generally use VA panels for LED LCD's as do Sony.



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    Going through The Good Guys Commercial, I've got my eye two TV's.

    Firstly there's the Samsung TU8000 for $1935. https://www.samsung.com/au/tvs/uhd-tu8000/UA75TU8000WXXY/
    Secondly, there's the TCL C815 for $2188. https://www.tcl.com/au/en/products/c815/75C815.html

    Not sure what to go with. Obviously the Samsung is a reputable brand, VA panel, good features and a solid price. The TCL is a QLED panel, comes with Onkyo audio, 4K HDR10+, Dolby atmos... Is my best bet going with the QLED panel, or sticking with the Samsung?

    Thoughts JSmithDTV ?
     
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    Check out costco stooge, we got a previous generation Panasonic OLED from there under $3K for a 65" (like 2850 or so IIRC?)

    Picture quality is AMAZING compared to "normal" LED tv's ive had before. Blacks that are actually black for starters.

    They often have last generation stuff really cheap - so if you know how much and what model, you can compare.

    Also - you have an octavia wagon right? I fit our 65" into the boot with the seats laid down. Guys at costco couldnt believe it lol. It was snug (just fit between the strut towers - I laid it flat though)
     
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    it was from appliancesonline during an eBay sale. I think I recall jbhifi selling it on sale around the same price shortly after. You should be able to haggle down to close that price.

    people will harp on about laying large tvs flat. I wouldn’t take the risk but each to their own. If you do, make sure you have credit card insurance on your purchases!

    the blacks are what you do notice as a shortfall in lcds. It’s not too bad on the Samsung but nowhere near as good as the plasma
     
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    Do you watch any freeview, or SD content at all? if so I'm unsure how you could stand the pixellation at that size? I'm sure it would be amazing for all HD or greater content though.
     
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    got a link to that price on the Samsung?

    would like to use it to haggle down to closer to $1800

    cheers, will head out soon and see what kind of deals i can get

    not really :)
     
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    It was from the Good Guys Commercial website - so not the consumer website. But might be able to walk in and ask them to price match it.
     

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