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TV Help... Samsung Curved, or Sony XBR

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by akacash, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. akacash

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    So I'm trying to decide between these 2 TV's and I wanted to get some feedback from anyone who might have either. I actually already bought this: Sony, Model: XBR55X850B. I have been horribly torn though, because I'm pretty sure I want this one: Samsung, Model: UN55HU9000FXZA. The Sony isn't coming till Wed, so changing it isn't a problem, but I've read some mixed reviews on whether or not the curved design is anything more than cosmetic, and who has the better picture. They're both about the same specs-wise. Basically I guess my question is, does anyone have a curved TV, and if so, what if any difference is there with it? Also how is the picture if you have either one? Thanks in advance, and I realize the price difference is rather large but, I'm only going to buy it once though, and I don't want to sit around wishing I had bought the other one the whole time.
     
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    mate you can choose the samsung because in that particular curved and LED samsung placed in first positon so better you can go to samsung
     
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    right now today, me personally i wont touch a 4k tv not enough content
    but on brand wise, sony all the way
     
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    4K tv's are somewhat of a gimmick since 4K content can play well on 1080p resolution and look much better than 1080p videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIf9h2Gkm_U
     
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    Sony is the best
     
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    I think support and warranty would be better from Sony, but as far as 4K goes, I think It's ahead of It's time. There's VERY little content worldwide and the likes of Netflix/Youtube etc have only just started testing it. As for Sky/*insert cable provider here*, I think you have at least a 6 month wait for anything substantial.

    A good 1080p will be fine. BUT, if you have money to burn, get the 4K, 3D and anything else they market as something you need!
     
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    Samsung JS9500 is the high end model ( CURVED SERIES ) For 65inch / 88inch both are FALD + QUANTUM DOT

    Not sure about Sony. But i can tell you there are many people discussing samsung tv and mostly already owning it. HU9000 series also not bad.

    Only bad thing of curved TV is = REFLECTION ! Lights !!
     
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    My bro has a curved tv that cost him 6k. seriously the extra cost for the 'curve' cant be justified. In my opnion the viewing enjoyment isn't better in any way what so ever, infact its probably worse.

    May not be helpful to you, just putting my 2 cents in
     
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    In Sony TV ,
    Audio surroundings are very good to hear.
    Image and video are good quality.
     
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    Hey thanks for the responses everyone. I did some more researching it and for now I think I'm going to choose the Sony. Based on what I came up with, in order to really appreciate the "immersion" effect that Samsung is touting you need to get the 65 or 78 inch model. Unfortunately I think a TV of that size in my living room will look a bit gaudy/ridiculous, because I'll be in a condo for another year or so. I didn't really want to get anything bigger than a 55 inch right now, and at that size the curved TV offers little to no benefit other than cosmetic. The only thing that I could find to rationalize it any was that the Samsung had a quad-core processor as opposed to Sony's dual, but that's hardly enough to justify the extra cost.

    As far as 4K goes, the price has dropped dramatically recently. I went into this not really caring one way or the other about it honestly, the only thing I really wanted was 3D. I was shocked at how much cheaper the 4K is now though. I had set a general budget of what I was going to spend, and I thought the 4K was going to be right on the edge, if not quite a bit more. When I got to Best Buy I was rather pleasantly surprised at what I found.

    This is the Sony one I got, and ended up sticking with, lol: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-55...-ultra-hd-tv-black/5005006.p?id=1219106275392. The Samsung one that I was thinking about switching it for was this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...lver/4825002.p?id=1219103680457&skuId=4825002. If anyone's interested in some of the sources/reviews I used, here's 2 pretty consistent reviews regarding the curved TV's. http://www.cnet.com/news/trouble-with-the-curve-what-you-need-to-know-about-curved-tvs/ is one, http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/curved-tvs-the-pros-and-cons was another one that I thought had good information as well. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon and Best Buy's site from people with both TV's as well and I feel a lil more comfortable with sticking with the Sony one now. Thanks again to everyone who responded.
     
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    You very likely going to REGRET for buying a 55 inch tv. Be patience since 1 year of waiting is not that long. Time passes very quickly ! Curved is not just about beauty or you call it cosmetic, there is a reason why it is curved. There are some very detail review on Samsung. Google it . Review will blow you away.

    And for sony ? No thanks. Maybe PS4 ! lol :D