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posted: Apr. 8, 2013 @ 2:49p
This deal has actually been up for nearly two weeks. I'm rather surprised it hasn't been posted yet as I've been looking at it in detail. I just couldn't/can't find any good info out about the tv to see if it's actually worth $1600, regardless of a $600 gift card.
Personally, I have an older version of this TV - the UN55D6300 (2011 model), which I have greatly enjoyed using for 2 years. I'm (sort of) in the market for a new TV and am debating between a larger screen or going for better picture quality. I would assume that this is a bigger version of similar tech behind my TV so there would be nothing much new feature-wise. From that perspective, I would recommend it. However there are some great deals on 55" going on right now so if you didn't need anything larger than 55 then I would say go for better blacks and get 7100 or 8000 series for a similar pricepoint.
posted: Apr. 8, 2013 @ 4:07p
I have a very old Zenith (HDTV monitor) one of the very first HDTV's they made. There's nothing wrong with it at all...it just doesn't have REAL HD. It uses the green, red and blue cables for HD picture, not HDMI. It's still WAY better than SD b/c you can clearly see and tell major differences between SD and HD channels (on Dish Network). It'd just be nice to finally have HDMI and real 1080p on tv and on ps3 or whatever else I use.
I'm not sure if 70 inches is too big. A Vizio 70 inch is only $1600. A Vizio 65 is only $1300. I don't need a name (Samsung, LG) if the picture quality is just as good for a few hundred $'s cheaper. And as you mentioned, 55 inch tv's are REALLY cheap. LG and Vizio have them for $750ish, but, if I do good checking they may be several year old models, not new ones.
There's just so many options. Go 55 inch and save a ton of $, but have a smaller tv that's older. Go really big, 70 inch and spend a lot. I'm 90% certain I don't care for 3D. I don't have kids so we won't watch movies, I don't wanna buy a blu-ray player when I have one now in the ps3 and will have another in the ps4. But, maybe ps4 will go heavy 3d in games in early 2014. Then I'd have a non-3d tv and want it. Maybe it's best to wait until after the ps4 comes out and see where it's going. I don't need a Smart-tv either b/c of playstation. There's nothing the ps3 doesn't have I'd need a smart tv for.
So many choices....
posted: Apr. 8, 2013 @ 6:41p
Yeah, so IMO some TVs are worth the extra few hundred $'s that you might spend on them. If you go to Best Buy and just eyeball the different screens you can see some differences in contrast and brightness, especially when comparing Samsung sets vs. others. But Vizios are quite solid from my understanding. I tend to trust these guys for my home theater purchases: http://www.hometheater.com/category/flat-panel-reviews
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