Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

Doc Zero

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Yeah, I don’t have many glare issues with my LG OLED, but in fairness, the QN90C gets like twice as bright as the C2 and C3. So maybe it’s a matter of fighting glare with brightness (or ambient light in general)?

Good haul, nonetheless!
 

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I figure I'll see which one I like better and watch TV in that room more often. I'm sure that they'll both be yuge steps up from my current Sharp LCD.
 

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I really don't get the LG glare comments. I've said it multiple times in this thread, but ours is in a room that 60% large windows and it's never an issue. I"m sure you'll be happy with all them.
I get a lot of glare on my CX but honestly, on the rare occasion you get to watch TV during the day, we usually close the blinds and if we didn't, it wouldn't be the worst.
 

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I need to get two tvs for my office - a 50” model and a 55” model. Don’t need anything fancy but also don’t want anything that is a piece of crap. Would like to spend less than $1000 total if possible. Any suggestions? I’ve looked at Costco and on Amazon and every option I find has shitty reviews.

Both TVs will be mounted on the wall and connected to YouTube TV.
 

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I need to get two tvs for my office - a 50” model and a 55” model. Don’t need anything fancy but also don’t want anything that is a piece of crap. Would like to spend less than $1000 total if possible. Any suggestions? I’ve looked at Costco and on Amazon and every option I find has shitty reviews.

Both TVs will be mounted on the wall and connected to YouTube TV.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-size/55-inch
and
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-size/48-49-50-inch

For each, you can click the price range you want (mid-range / budget / cheap) and see what your tradeoffs are.
 

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I need to get two tvs for my office - a 50” model and a 55” model. Don’t need anything fancy but also don’t want anything that is a piece of crap. Would like to spend less than $1000 total if possible. Any suggestions? I’ve looked at Costco and on Amazon and every option I find has shitty reviews.

Both TVs will be mounted on the wall and connected to YouTube TV.
You could buy 2 of these for $459 total from Costco:
https://www.costco.com/.product.9058470.html
TCL 58" Class - S470G Series - 4K UHD LED LCD TV
Item Qualifies for Costco Direct Buy More, Save More Promotion

Subtotal $559.98 Discount on Order -$100.00
Estimated Total $459.98
 

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I just picked up a 70" Samsung to replace my old Vizio 70". Took the Vizio off the wall, and then opened the Samsung box. Get this, the Samsung doesn't include ANY screws for wall mounting, and the Vizio's screws are a smaller diameter. I am SO tempted to return the Samsung after all this grunt work for nothing.
 

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I just picked up a 70" Samsung to replace my old Vizio 70". Took the Vizio off the wall, and then opened the Samsung box. Get this, the Samsung doesn't include ANY screws for wall mounting, and the Vizio's screws are a smaller diameter. I am SO tempted to return the Samsung after all this grunt work for nothing.
This was also the case with a 42" LG I mounted for someone a few weeks ago (no screws). I had her buy a VESA hardware kit from amazon for $5-10, because the mount/bracket kit didn't have them in it either.

I think it's possibly because they don't know exactly what kind of mount you are going to use (maybe?) so they figure the mount will have the needed items.
 

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This was also the case with a 42" LG I mounted for someone a few weeks ago (no screws). I had her buy a VESA hardware kit from amazon for $5-10, because the mount/bracket kit didn't have them in it either.

I think it's possibly because they don't know exactly what kind of mount you are going to use (maybe?) so they figure the mount will have the needed items.

It gets better. All the kits I am seeing browsing online for Samsung TVs are for M8 45mm screws, which are way too long. Manual says 20-22mm M8 screws needed, but I have seen enough comments online that 25mm needed to account for the bracket metal taking up space. Looks like Best Buy, Target, and such only stock the 45mm ones.
 

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It gets better. All the kits I am seeing browsing online for Samsung TVs are for M8 45mm screws, which are way too long. Manual says 20-22mm M8 screws needed, but I have seen enough comments online that 25mm needed to account for the bracket metal taking up space. Looks like Best Buy, Target, and such only stock the 45mm ones.
Amazon has various 25mm M8 screws (various head shapes, at least Allen, Torx, and Phillips options) with Prime shipping for under $10. If you hate them, Mcmaster-Carr has a zillion options, but shipping will take longer.
 

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Amazon has various 25mm M8 screws (various head shapes, at least Allen, Torx, and Phillips options) with Prime shipping for under $10. If you hate them, Mcmaster-Carr has a zillion options, but shipping will take longer.
Thanks, I am headed to Lowe's shortly as they seem to have a 4-pack of the M8 25mm machine screws for about $2.50.

Addendum: You definitely need the 25 mm ones. I bought 25mm and 20mm just in case, but the depth of the hole in the tv's chassis is about 22mm, so [despite what Samsung says] in the end you need the longer 25 mm machine screw (especially if you add a washer).
 
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Havent looked for TV's in a while. Son "graduating" 8th grade and wife and I decided a TV for his bedroom would be a good gift for hitting high honors for his entire middle school career. Will likely just end up sitting on his dresser which could be seen from his desk (from fairly close) or his bed (~8 feet away). A smart TV you can put apps (youtube most importantly) is probably easier than having to have a Roku, but I'm cheap and if $40 for a Roku is a lot less than getting smart functionality in a TV, then I'm happy to go that route also. It would also likely see a lot of use for playing Switch games.

Was checking Costco and I'm seeing 55' 4k LCD for $260. I really dont think we need a 50' TV in his room, but is there any real point in getting something smaller at those prices?
 

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Havent looked for TV's in a while. Son "graduating" 8th grade and wife and I decided a TV for his bedroom would be a good gift for hitting high honors for his entire middle school career. Will likely just end up sitting on his dresser which could be seen from his desk (from fairly close) or his bed (~8 feet away). A smart TV you can put apps (youtube most importantly) is probably easier than having to have a Roku, but I'm cheap and if $40 for a Roku is a lot less than getting smart functionality in a TV, then I'm happy to go that route also. It would also likely see a lot of use for playing Switch games.

Was checking Costco and I'm seeing 55' 4k LCD for $260. I really dont think we need a 50' TV in his room, but is there any real point in getting something smaller at those prices?
You may want to figure out where it goes before deciding on the size. A 55" TV on a dresser is taking up a lot of real estate and seems less than ideal but if it's wall mounted it may be a different story.

I think as a general rule you're going to find most TVs are smart TVs now. I did a quick best buy search for 55" TVs - it returned 95 items. Filtering on just smart TVs it returned 85 results. Not all smart TV interfaces are created equal and I think there's some discussion in this thread about good/bad ones but for the handful of streaming apps he'll use* I don't think you'd need to deal with a Roku.

*Along with the ungodly amount of porn that will be on there. Ahh, to be a teenage boy in the age of technology instead of a child of the scrambled pay channels
 

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With how we've got the room laid out, and between windows, door, and closets, there's not a lot of options for where a TV could go other than on the dresser. The dresser is in front of the window and there are already some floating shelves on the walls where a mount potentially could go.
 

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Turns out the TV in the living room is only a 48 or 50 inch. Wife and I are now thinking to get a 60 or 65 (which means 65) for the living room and just move the living room TV into kid's room.

Checked both BB and Costco and came away with a couple options:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-65-class-tu690t-crystal-uhd-4k-smart-tizen-tv/6538957.p?skuId=6538957

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-65-class-uq75-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-webos-tv/6501938.p?skuId=6501938

https://www.costco.com/samsung-65"-class---du7200d-series---4k-uhd-led-lcd-tv.product.4000256835.html

https://www.costco.com/lg-65"-class---ut8000-series---4k-uhd-led-lcd-tv.product.4000262662.html


  1. Light googling would have me believe HDR+ is superior to HDR10 so that would potentially rule out the Costco LG model.
  2. I'm imagining having some form of motion enhancement technology is better than having none, so that would rule out the BB LG model

The 2 Samsungs seem very similar, and without any glaring issues between the two I would lean towards the BB model for $100 less. The only major differences I see are BB has 1 less HDMI port (but with the TV's being "smart" that would mean I need 1 less input for a Roku) and Costco has a 3 year warranty (vs 1 year for BB).

Is +1 HDMI and +2 years warranty worth $100?