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Looking to buy a new TV this week and have narrowed it down to these two.

Any advice, suggestions or experience would be most welcome.

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Wags

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I'll quote myself from a previous thread discussing the D series, and as I see the E series is still Edge Lit, I believe it still applies.

 

"Having recently purchased a 65" Sony 8500D model I'll throw in my 2c worth.

If all you want to do is watch FTA and Foxtel sport,in a room with some ambient light, then the Sony processor is fantastic. That's what I use it for.( cost ~$2200)

If you are planning on watching any form of movie containing anything with low APL scenes, I promise you, you'll be massively disappointed with any edge lit LCD/LED panel.

I'll state it bluntly......I find it astounding that manufacturers can push this quality to the masses for more than $500!!!

Edge lit should have died many years ago, and it really should just be down to FALD and OLED. 

End of story.

The raised black floor,poor contrast,poor uniformity and edge light bleeding makes me shudder every time I see it.

Having a JVC X7000 in a dedicated theatre room spoils me, but hey that didn't set me back anywhere near the $8000 they're asking for the 85" Bravia 8500.

To me, $8k is a lot to spend on a TV, but if I did, it would NOT be an edge lit one."

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Yep, I hear you.

Trouble is, that's what these companies are peddling at the minute, so we don't have a lot of choice.

I'm coming from a 7yo Samsung series 6 that I loved. (and is still gonig BTW, my daughter has it now!) So any TV is going to look better than that.

I watch mainly foxtel sport HD and concert BD's and obviously some movies on BD. About to get nbn, so netflix will come into play also.

So with a budget of ~3k, these are the tellies I've come up with. Maybe also the series 7 Samsung, although I don't like it as much?

Wags

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15 minutes ago, Wags1503560380 said:

Yep, I hear you.

Trouble is, that's what these companies are peddling at the minute, so we don't have a lot of choice.

I'm coming from a 7yo Samsung series 6 that I loved. (and is still gonig BTW, my daughter has it now!) So any TV is going to look better than that.

I watch mainly foxtel sport HD and concert BD's and obviously some movies on BD. About to get nbn, so netflix will come into play also.

So with a budget of ~3k, these are the tellies I've come up with. Maybe also the series 7 Samsung, although I don't like it as much?

Wags

No worries, Wags. Not having a go at anyone, cause I was in the same boat. Had to replace a 5 year old Samsung.

I was just majorly disappointed with the light bleed from the edge lighting.

Foxtel HD sport looks great. In other words anything with a bright picture is fantastic. But as soon as the image presents a scene with a low APL, it is COMPLETELY ruined by the poor black uniformity.

Sci Fi TV or BD with scenes in space are shocking.

Given my time again, ( and I probably wouldn't have been able to swing it past the "finance dept"), but I would have saved for a bit longer and bought a FALD or OLED.

Oh well, it's only TV and I'll have to live with it for another 5 or so years. LOL.

Good luck.

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I've added the Samsung MU7000 to the list.

Can't discount this as I've had a good run with my last Samsung TV!

Sammy and Panna both 200Hz with Sony 100Hz?

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the Samsung mid range LEDs have not received very good reviews this year.   There are still some Samsung 2016 KU 6000 units around with superior black levels, contrast and screen uniformity than the MU 7000.

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On 19/06/2017 at 11:06 PM, IMDave said:

I'll quote myself from a previous thread discussing the D series, and as I see the E series is still Edge Lit, I believe it still applies.

 

"Having recently purchased a 65" Sony 8500D model I'll throw in my 2c worth.

If all you want to do is watch FTA and Foxtel sport,in a room with some ambient light, then the Sony processor is fantastic. That's what I use it for.( cost ~$2200)

If you are planning on watching any form of movie containing anything with low APL scenes, I promise you, you'll be massively disappointed with any edge lit LCD/LED panel.

I'll state it bluntly......I find it astounding that manufacturers can push this quality to the masses for more than $500!!!

Edge lit should have died many years ago, and it really should just be down to FALD and OLED. 

End of story.

The raised black floor,poor contrast,poor uniformity and edge light bleeding makes me shudder every time I see it.

Having a JVC X7000 in a dedicated theatre room spoils me, but hey that didn't set me back anywhere near the $8000 they're asking for the 85" Bravia 8500.

To me, $8k is a lot to spend on a TV, but if I did, it would NOT be an edge lit one."

But some people do not want to go the Path  of Projection TV and I was one I had my Play and I' sick of Changing Globes for my Mates that Have Projection Tv of all types and I was sick of them telling me "Can you come over as the Projector is getting duller again" . Yes edge lit is no good but like everything else today each Tech has there own issue and one of them is Globe replacement and watching a Laser or LED Projector get duller by the month. No thanks I want something that when it set up you don't touch it again until you replace it. .

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Like you I had a rear projection TV (Sony) , I had it for 8 years and never changed the lamp because it wast nesesary. In fact I installed a neutral density filter over the projection lens to drop the light output by 50% from new because the TV was just WAY too bright, and it was still bright enough without the ND filter 8 years and over 8000 hours later.

The TV came with a spare lamp which I installed for the new owner when I sold the TV so it was back to new.

My first JVC projector ran for 4 years before I replaced the lamp and I expect the current one to last significantly longer before I need to put in the spare that came with it. I seriously doubt I will keep it that long so lamp life has never been an issue.

I would happily replace a projector lamp every 6 months rather than put up with viewing movies on a TV.

As far as I am concerned TV's, especially LCD TV's , are for non critical viewing like watching the news and general TV programming, thats all.

 

LCD, edge lit, back lit or FALD is an inherently flawed technology, ok for people who are not fussy and or dont view in dim to dark environments, but that all IMHO. Performance with low quality sources is also well below par with LCD, which makes them unsuitable as a general duties TV IMHO. OLED is no better for TV so the only choice you have now is ordinary of more ordinary, its called progress.:rolleyes:

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