I really wanted to go big with a 75” set, but the price point for one that’s tricked out enough (4K/120hz, hdmi2.1, VRR, etc) to take full advantage of the next gen consoles is just too rich for my blood.baelthazar wrote: ↑Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:04 am Upgrading to a 4K TV was one of the single best decisions (with some of the biggest immediate payoffs). I didn't go a super high end 4K TV (it is not an OLED) and we also didn't go super big (we moved the couch closer). But the difference in just normal TV watching and gaming was highly noticeable (enough that I also had to get the PS4 Pro later to take full advantage of the TV).
I am a big fan of Sony TVs. I like their color range, refresh rates, price, and usability. The one thing that will frustrate you no matter what TV you buy is the lack of HDMI ports. It seems like the newer TVs are greatly reducing the number of ports, for reasons unknown. And be careful if you decide to go with an HDMI switch to increase your number of ports - they can often limit your refresh rate (some to 30hz and others at 60hz), particularly with a 4K signal.
So I’m deciding between a very nice 65” set and a 75” set that is solid but makes some compromises.
Right now, the 65” set in the lead is the Sony X900H. Never had a Sony TV before, but it gets great reviews, and it’s currently on sale at $999 (down from $1,399).
The 75” option is the new TCL Series 6 set which checks all the boxes except for 4K at 120hz. It doesn’t have HDMI 2.1, so it’s bandwidth limited and caps output at 4K at 60hz or 1440P at 120hz. It goes for $1,399 list, but I’m expecting to see some aggressive Prime Day and Black Friday discounts which might bring it down under $1K, which is my absolute price ceiling. It also gets great reviews, even in a head-to-head comparison with the above-mentioned Sony X900H.
Another issue I have is that while the 75" set would fit in the space I have, it really would be outsized. The 65" set is probably the better size for the space . . . but I'm so tempted to go with what would be a really big size upgrade over the old 55" Vizio I have right now.
I'm thinking I might go grab the Sony now while it's on sale at Costco and just hold it for a while. Costco has a 90 day return policy, so I could just keep it unopened until the Prime Day and Black Friday deals pass and either hold on to it or return it if I see a better option.