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New TV Purchase Help 55"-65"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey Forum,

 

Looking to buy a new TV for watching stuff from streaming services. Could use some help since there are so many options from so many companies. 

 

I see various posts on slickdeals all the time and there are so many different options from Samsung, LG, VIZIO, TCL, etc. Is there a link to describe the differences the different tiers of each manufacturer? Couldn't really find anything and a lot of guides are straight to best in class that don't necessarily fit my budget.

 

A few other pieces of info:

- I am using an NVIDIA shield, no cable tv service, just internet

- i don't care about built in apps

- Budget has a hard cap at $650 not including tax

- I live in NYC so $ and looking to  buy from Amazon, Best Buy or Walmart (I get 5x points)

- I am not going to game with it

- I don't really care about OLED 

- I don't really care about HDR

- I don't care about a "future proof" display

 

Thanks in advance and if there are any questions that might help inform a recommendation, let me know.

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If you're looking at that budget then consider a Vizio.  Since you have a Shield the stupid apps won't be a concern.  The Vizio M line should do well for you just know there are budget M series sets and the good M series sets.  I think they differentiate by M7 and M8 with the latter being the good set.  

 

https://smile.amazon.com/VIZIO-Quantum-Class-Diag-Smart/dp/B07RFNWW8Y/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=vizio+m8&qid=1590538289&sr=8-1

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-55-class-led-m-series-quantum-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/6345457.p?skuId=6345457

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio/m-series-quantum-2019

 

Check out rtings.com for solid reviews of TVs.  They also have a YouTube channel.    

 

A TCL probably won't be bad either.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55-class-led-6-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-roku-tv/6367716.p?skuId=6367716

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/6-series-r625-2019

 

From what I've seen from LG reviews at that price point the other two brands perform better.  Though you may find more gracious reviews.  


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, nick name said:

If you're looking at that budget then consider a Vizio.  Since you have a Shield the stupid apps won't be a concern.  The Vizio M line should do well for you just know there are budget M series sets and the good M series sets.  I think they differentiate by M7 and M8 with the latter being the good set.  

 

https://smile.amazon.com/VIZIO-Quantum-Class-Diag-Smart/dp/B07RFNWW8Y/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=vizio+m8&qid=1590538289&sr=8-1

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-55-class-led-m-series-quantum-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/6345457.p?skuId=6345457

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio/m-series-quantum-2019

 

Check out rtings.com for solid reviews of TVs.  They also have a YouTube channel.    

 

A TCL probably won't be bad either.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55-class-led-6-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr-roku-tv/6367716.p?skuId=6367716

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/6-series-r625-2019

 

From what I've seen from LG reviews at that price point the other two brands perform better.  Though you may find more gracious reviews.  

Thanks for the reply.

 

I have seen "7" and "8" series terms thrown around so that helps some. I have to refresh my memory on Linus' TCL video again.

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