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hochpt21
hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
We are shopping for a new 65" TV for our living room.

Budget is around $1,000
Sensitive to motion blur so a high refresh rate
Watch a lot of sports
Room is not super bright, but will mostly have lights on so reflections could be a problem
Kind of looking form 2020 models to help keep the price down.

Right now looking between the Samsung Q70t and the LG NanoCell85. Leaning towards the LG because reviews say the Q70 is HIGHLY reflective, and the LG handles a bright room better and is good with sports.

Any feedback is welcome!!

Thanks,
Paul
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2 Channel
Turntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
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7.1 Home Theater
Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
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Man Cave
Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
Integrated Amplifier - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
CD: Cambridge Audio
Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
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  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,410
    edited March 4
    I just bought a Q70T 65" back in January. Love it! Highly reflective? No not at all. Least not in my room. I looked at that same LG model. And the Samsung had more vivid pic and colors to my eyes.
    --Gary--
    Onkyo Integra M504, Bottlehead Foreplay III, Denon SACD, Thiel CS2.3, NHT VT-2, VT-3 and Evolution T6, Infinity RSIIIa, SDA1C and a few dozen other speakers around the house I change in and out.
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    halo71 wrote: »
    I just bought a Q70T 65" back in January. Love it! Highly reflective? No not at all. Least not in my room. I looked at that same LG model. And the Samsung had more vivid pic and colors to my eyes.

    That’s good to know. We have had 2 Samsungs and I’ve been happy with both.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,642
    I have two Sony TVs. A 65" XBR900F, and a 75" Z9D. No problems with either, and a great picture on both. While the 75" is in a full surround sound home theater setup, I find myself using the 65" and sound bar 99% of the time.
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  • machone
    machone Posts: 1,295
    I bought a Sony H900X 65" and it does a nice job. I selected it because it had hdmi 2.1 and better gaming features. I have seen them on sale at close to 1k.
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    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,219
    Living Room 2.1: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Musical Fidelity A308; NAD M51 DAC; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,078
    Vizio P series is being discontinued. You can get a 75" at sams club for 1700.00. excellent TV for the price and the size
  • jeremymarcinko
    jeremymarcinko Posts: 3,728
    We love our Sony XBR900F. It’s a 2018 55” model and it’s been fantastic. It appears today’s equivalent is the XBR900H and the prices have gone down on them. I see the 65” is $1,200 where our 2018 was $1600 for the 55”. I’d purchase a Sony again no question.
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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,647
    Talk about feeling like a Neanderthal..........I can easily name every component and quote most of the specs in all my stereo rigs but darned if I can even remember what brand our 75'' tv is. But I do remember it looked really nice the last time I watched it when TB12 won ring #7.
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,383
    We have a 55" Samsung in the family room and 75" Samsung in the rec room. Never an issue, see my sig for the model #s.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,551
    I’m not a fan of much new tv at all. I don’t even know what’s on anymore.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,551
    edited March 5
    halo71 wrote: »
    I just bought a Q70T 65" back in January. Love it! Highly reflective? No not at all. Least not in my room. I looked at that same LG model. And the Samsung had more vivid pic and colors to my eyes.
    I'm loosely considering an upgrade as well, and my room is bright, so reflectivity is a consideration for my choice as well. Last time I bought a TV was around 2014, iirc.

    I started with Samsung, but it was too shiny. I returned that and picked up a Sony KDL series that I've been pleased with. I also like the interface better, too. Samsung was too cartoony back then, imho. I'm sure all TVs have undergone significant UI changes since then. The Sony is just simple and refined with easy access to the features that I needed to hit from time to time. All TVs probably offer this now, but back then I liked that I was able to rename inputs and assign icons and such.

    Care to share any details re: lighting in your room?
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  • daboyz
    daboyz Posts: 5,166
    edited March 5
    We just got a 65" Samsung q6dt that looks great and should be right in your price range.

  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,150
    Sometimes I regret buying Sony LCD tvs because my main one doesn't handle HDR and the thing won't break and give me an excuse to replace it with one that does. :)

    4K content still looks great on it anyway and it's got a bright picture in a bright room during the daytime.
    1. Polk L800 + L900, L400, LSiM-703 x4; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz AV8805A processor; Parasound A31; Outlaw 7000X; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S2 cables
    2. Magnepan 1.7i or JM Lab 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 SE+ preamp and Parasound JC5 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P500; MIT S1 Cables
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    Ordered a Samsung q80 55”. We have a 120” projector in the basement, and decided we didn’t want too big of a screen in the living room so I decided to upgrade a little bit (couldn’t quite pull the trigger on an Oled).
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,259
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Sometimes I regret buying Sony LCD tvs because my main one doesn't handle HDR and the thing won't break and give me an excuse to replace it with one that does. :)

    4K content still looks great on it anyway and it's got a bright picture in a bright room during the daytime.
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  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    Or place your tv on the mantle. Allow the fireplace to heat the metal plate in the base off and on for 5 years until the bolts that hold the TV up become compromised and it comes crashing down in your living room. That’s what I did...
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,442
    😳 Yikes! ⬆️
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  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,410
    msg wrote: »
    halo71 wrote: »
    I just bought a Q70T 65" back in January. Love it! Highly reflective? No not at all. Least not in my room. I looked at that same LG model. And the Samsung had more vivid pic and colors to my eyes.
    I'm loosely considering an upgrade as well, and my room is bright, so reflectivity is a consideration for my choice as well. Last time I bought a TV was around 2014, iirc.

    I started with Samsung, but it was too shiny. I returned that and picked up a Sony KDL series that I've been pleased with. I also like the interface better, too. Samsung was too cartoony back then, imho. I'm sure all TVs have undergone significant UI changes since then. The Sony is just simple and refined with easy access to the features that I needed to hit from time to time. All TVs probably offer this now, but back then I liked that I was able to rename inputs and assign icons and such.

    Care to share any details re: lighting in your room?


    My den is rather dimly lit I guess. Front double windows look out onto a 12x24 screened in porch. 2 windows on other side of room. rather large room with vaulted ceiling. TV is not reflective at all to me.

    Not sure what you mean bout "too cartoony". The interface is very easy to use. Plud there is plenty of free TV.

    --Gary--
    Onkyo Integra M504, Bottlehead Foreplay III, Denon SACD, Thiel CS2.3, NHT VT-2, VT-3 and Evolution T6, Infinity RSIIIa, SDA1C and a few dozen other speakers around the house I change in and out.
  • Nesmith98
    Nesmith98 Posts: 158
    I'm happy with my Samsung 75" Q70T. The Q80 is a step up from that, you should be happy too. The Samsung remote controls for these models are for sure a minimalist design, but once I got used to it I like it.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,078
    edited March 8
    Not sure what you mean bout "too cartoony".

    I too share Scotts view.
    From my perspective, To me the picture looks like a very well drawn cartoon as in not life like. People's faces look like cartoon characters not live people. Some scenes look very 1 dimensional like layers of overlapping scenes on top of each other no depth perception

    Just my humble opinion.
  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,510
    Congrats on the new TV. I’m jealous of the 120” with PJ. I had one for about 10 years and certainly miss it. 😢

    If my Pioneer plasma ever gives out on me, I think I may just buy a $300 cheapie at Walmart and call it a day.

    I currently have a 50” Panasonic in the sun room, a 75” Sony in the movie room, a 43” Hisense on the patio, and the aforementioned 50” Pioneer in the living room...though it did spend about 2-3 years as my outdoor TV at a previous home. All these TV’s and I’m in front of a screen less than 2 hours a week.
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