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Old 01-27-2015, 12:25 PM
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I think that was the right call. We bought a Samsung 55" 9000 Series 4k thing this summer. It's more TV than I wanted, long story about why it came home with us. And I like it, the color quality is good, the blacks are reasonably black (in before 'that's racist), and the definition is quite nice. But compatibility concerns and the price... it wasn't exactly a wise choice.
Thanks, GF, this helps me feel better.

I was torn, because a lot of the nicer 1080p sets in 65" size weren't much cheaper than some of the 4K options. So I thought, "Why not get 4K? The small premium gives me access to new content, and might make the 1080p content look better."

But a TV like that was going to cost me $1,000 more than I spent (or $2,000 more if I went for a really nice one). A 55" won't be as large as I'd prefer in the room where it's going, but it's still a significant upgrade from the 40" we've been trying to watch in there. For less than $600 spent, I can't complain too much. If this gets me through the next few years until 4K is ubiquitous (and hopefully OLED as well) then it will be a wise purchase. And at that time, I can give one of my 55" screens to somebody who will appreciate it.
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You write in the past tense, as if you've already bought that 55-inch 1080p for under $600. How does it look? Or are you still waiting for it to arrive?
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If its 65" or less, straight up not worth getting.
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I feel like HDTVs are already beyond the resolution of my aging eyes, so I myself would not be shelling out for the latest and greatest.
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You write in the past tense, as if you've already bought that 55-inch 1080p for under $600. How does it look? Or are you still waiting for it to arrive?
Still waiting. Freight company called yesterday to schedule delivery for Monday.

But Costco has the same model. It looks good, though not amazing. For less than $600, I think I'll be happy.
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Pretty sure this is my next TV

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KJE...=AC_SX200_QL40
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I bought a new tv several months ago. Decided it wasn't worth going 4K for me yet. I considered the non-4K version of the Samsung curved TV line. The curved screen seemed more of a gimic than an actual improvement. I went with the 2013 Samsung model instead - no curved screen, got a better deal.

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Old 01-29-2015, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, what helped was going to Best Buy where they had a 4K and 1080p TV side by side. I stood back at the distance where we will sit in my family room, and the differences were pretty negligible.

Up close, though...
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Personally, I see no point in upgrading if I don't get the latest and greatest... That's just me though.

My current TV is already a 3d smart tv. I just want a bigger size and then the 55 would go in the bedroom
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What is the supposed benefit of the curved screens?
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