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My TV just died and I am looking for advice/suggestions/recommendations on 4K TVs. I've been out of the TV game awhile, don't really know much about them these days.

I sit about 10 feet from my TV and that will remain the case for the foreseeable future. Was hoping to not spend more than $1500 but would consider it if the value was great enough. I'm looking for the best value, don't want to burn money for minimal extra value.

I had a 55 inch previously but am looking for 65 inch now.
 

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I like TCL a lot. I got a 50 inch one a month ago for $300. It looks great. You can get a 65 inch TCL at Walmart for under $450. That's what my parents have and they seem to be happy with it.
 

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I'm curious to see the responses as well because my tv is 10 years old and I'd like an upgrade too. I was just researching 4k Tv's a couple hours ago. I want to use mine for gaming so I don't want anything super big, probably in the 40-50 inch range. I probably want something best for input lag.
 

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Obviously get a smart TV. I bought an LG 55 inch smart TV about six months ago, and it's great. It actually made me more confident that my family can cut the cable chord at some point this year because it makes digital television easy. You could go with that 4K thing, that's what my wife wanted, but I reminded her we have young kids who still randomly throw Nerf balls in the house without warning.
 

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I got a 4k tv a year ago. Make sure you get one with HDR. I think that is what sets 4k TV's apart from HDTVs for me. There is such a wider array of colors. I think TVs that support dolby vision will support hdr10 but not the other way around.

Also if you are getting a smart TV just make sure that you look up which apps support that brand. I knew I would use a streaming cable service but wasn't sure if I would lock myself into one so I made sure YouTube TV, Hulu live, sling, etc all supported my tv. I went with a Samsung because at the time it seem like the only one that all the major cable streaming services supported.
 

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My TV just died and I am looking for advice/suggestions/recommendations on 4K TVs. I've been out of the TV game awhile, don't really know much about them these days.

I sit about 10 feet from my TV and that will remain the case for the foreseeable future. Was hoping to not spend more than $1500 but would consider it if the value was great enough. I'm looking for the best value, don't want to burn money for minimal extra value.

I had a 55 inch previously but am looking for 65 inch now.
Absolutely no reason you should ever spend more than $600 for a GREAT TV. I spent $400 on an LG HDR Smart TV back in May, 2018 model. Does EVERYTHING. Best picture I’ve ever had, hundreds of apps and just plain simple to use and navigate.

For how close you are, nothing more than 55 or it’s overkill.
LG is great, TLC is very good and made in US, layout is awesome, have them in the kids room.
Sony is overpriced for name, but very good, Vizio has gone to shit, Samsung has limited apps and a shitty platform.
 

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I'm curious to see the responses as well because my tv is 10 years old and I'd like an upgrade too. I was just researching 4k Tv's a couple hours ago. I want to use mine for gaming so I don't want anything super big, probably in the 40-50 inch range. I probably want something best for input lag.
If you don't have to upgrade right now, I would wait. ATSC 3.0 isn't in TVs yet but should be in 2020 sometime. You never know when you might decide to cut the cord and ATSC 3.0 will give you free broadcast tv in 4k.

I'm actually pretty excited to see how it rolls out because I get ~50 channels from my antenna right now and the channels just get better every year. When HDTV first came out there were only the major broadcast channels like ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, etc, now there are all these subchannels. A network just came up with cooking shows. There is one with 90's and early 2000 comedy shows. I expect 80-100 channels once ATSC 3.0 fully rolls out.
 

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Absolutely no reason you should ever spend more than $600 for a GREAT TV. I spent $400 on an LG HDR Smart TV back in May, 2018 model. Does EVERYTHING. Best picture I’ve ever had, hundreds of apps and just plain simple to use and navigate.

For how close you are, nothing more than 55 or it’s overkill.
LG is great, TLC is very good and made in US, layout is awesome, have them in the kids room.
Sony is overpriced for name, but very good, Vizio has gone to shit, Samsung has limited apps and a shitty platform.
Yeah, I've heard from multiple people now you can get great TVs for like $500.

Shit, the TV I had cost over a grand at the time and it was middle of the road. Crazy how things have changed.
 

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Yeah, I've heard from multiple people now you can get great TVs for like $500.

Shit, the TV I had cost over a grand at the time and it was middle of the road. Crazy how things have changed.
Not to sound like the “get off my lawn” guy, but they don’t seem to last as long. I’ve had 2 Vizios go out in 5 years. One had a black line right down the middle and the other just went black. Bought my boy a TLC for Christmas and it was all distorted out of the box, luckily I was able to swap it out and that one is perfect.
 

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Not to sound like the “get off my lawn” guy, but they don’t seem to last as long. I’ve had 2 Vizios go out in 5 years. One had a black line right down the middle and the other just went black. Bought my boy a TLC for Christmas and it was all distorted out of the box, luckily I was able to swap it out and that one is perfect.
I also bought one of the cheaper brands before getting my Samsung. The audio was out of sync on every input and station.

You can get a 65" Samsung 4k for $550-700 now.
 

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I also bought one of the cheaper brands before getting my Samsung. The audio was out of sync on every input and station.

You can get a 65" Samsung 4k for $550-700 now.
I also have a few Samsung 4k tvs and love them. Bought them at Sam's club when they had their promotional samsung Saturday (usually in november). The $45 yearly Sam's fee was easily covered by the savings
Have a 55 curved in the main room and it is more than enough.
 

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It's pretty easy to find quality TVs in the 55-65 inch range for less than 1000. Just do some research.

That said blow the budget and get an OLED.
 

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Not to sound like the “get off my lawn” guy, but they don’t seem to last as long. I’ve had 2 Vizios go out in 5 years. One had a black line right down the middle and the other just went black. Bought my boy a TLC for Christmas and it was all distorted out of the box, luckily I was able to swap it out and that one is perfect.
My TV that just died was a Vizio, and it too only lasted 5 years.

Was watching a movie while doing laundry, came back to the living room and it was black. Didn't even see it happen.

I'm definitely getting a top brand this time in hopes it doesn't die so quickly.
 

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My TV that just died was a Vizio, and it too only lasted 5 years.

Was watching a movie while doing laundry, came back to the living room and it was black. Didn't even see it happen.

I'm definitely getting a top brand this time in hopes it doesn't die so quickly.
If you have some DIY skills, you can Google the model number and see if anyone has fixed the problem. HDTVs only have a handful of parts and if it's a circuit board you might be able to get one on eBay. It might just be some screws to take off the back and unscrewing and unplugging a board that might cost you $50 on eBay.
 

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If you don't have to upgrade right now, I would wait. ATSC 3.0 isn't in TVs yet but should be in 2020 sometime. You never know when you might decide to cut the cord and ATSC 3.0 will give you free broadcast tv in 4k.

I'm actually pretty excited to see how it rolls out because I get ~50 channels from my antenna right now and the channels just get better every year. When HDTV first came out there were only the major broadcast channels like ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, etc, now there are all these subchannels. A network just came up with cooking shows. There is one with 90's and early 2000 comedy shows. I expect 80-100 channels once ATSC 3.0 fully rolls out.
Interesting, never knew about that. Assuming my tv doesn't give out, I should be good because I really will need one by the time the Ps5 comes out in late 2020. But it'd be nice to spread out big purchases.
 

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