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Offline Deezil

TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« on: November 29, 2020, 11:35:13 AM »
Hi guys, I need urgent TV purchasing advice. Suffering from Analysis Paralysis I simply cannot make up my mind

I'm not interested in any Smart features, living in a Klein Dorpie has it perks but blazing fast Internet isn't one of them. Since most TV's have this functionality these days I probably don't have an option.

All I really want is a Big TV for watching Sport (90% use case) ... Motorsport, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Cricket etc etc via DSTV decoder. Other 10% will be late night Discovery, National Geographic or History on the very odd occasion. Maybe a Sunday evening movie once a month.

I'm sitting about 2.6m - 2.8m away from my TV. I was initially looking at 55" offerings but buy once, cry once has me looking at 65" Models as well. I was really thinking of spending 10k max but if the missus isn't watching I may get away with another 5-6k on top of that.

Motion Blur is probably my biggest concern. I also really prefer a central stand over 2 flimsy legs.

Samsung 65Q60T / Samsung 65TU8500 / Samsung 55Q70T all caught the eye. Wish I had enough funds for a 80R or 80T

Hope that is enough info. Any Recommendations?
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Offline Curlycat

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 12:36:02 PM »
@KenMasters will likely be able to answer you.
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Offline KenMasters

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 03:33:34 PM »
The Q60T is a 60Hz set I believe, so unfortunately motion won't be the best on it. The Q70T should be a 120Hz panel, so it will do a better job with 24fps content and should offer better motion interpolation. However, at the distance you're seated, I would think the size difference trumps any advantage on the motion front. You might feel differently.

Offline Vince MacMahon

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 03:43:57 PM »
On size, 65” without a shadow of doubt!

I had a few 55” before migrating over to 65”.....don’t miss it!





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Offline Deezil

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 03:49:56 PM »
On size, 65” without a shadow of doubt!

I had a few 55” before migrating over to 65”.....don’t miss it!

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Lol thanx. Which one though?  :thinking:
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Offline Vince MacMahon

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2020, 03:52:44 PM »
If you can stretch the budget, Q70 no doubt.

Michael (on here) has Q80 and it did seem like a step up from Q70




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Offline Deezil

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 03:53:36 PM »
Sort of resigned myself to go blow the budget and just get a QA65Q80T and be done with it. Seems like the only places who advertised at Black Friday prices are out of stock. Schitt  :sd:
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Offline KenMasters

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2020, 03:56:43 PM »
Lol thanx. Which one though?  :thinking:

While there isn't all that much between the two 65" sets, the Q60T is quite a bit brighter, so at the very least it'll do a better job of overcoming brighter living room conditions.

Sort of resigned myself to go blow the budget and just get a QA65Q80T and be done with it. Seems like the only places who advertised at Black Friday prices are out of stock. Schitt  :sd:

That would be the better option - better motion and much improved picture quality (due to the full array local dimming).

Offline Moolz

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 08:56:06 AM »
I just bought an LG 65Nano86. 2 days in and really enjoying it. Went into the Hirschs to buy the Q70 55" and liked the LG more.

Offline 70007

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 09:28:25 AM »
I just bought an LG 65Nano86. 2 days in and really enjoying it. Went into the Hirschs to buy the Q70 55" and liked the LG more.

Yes I also bought that model about 2 weeks ago, so far very happy with it. I prefer LG's operating system and smart remote. Braai room and main bedroom TV's are also LG, although they are 49". Very happy with them as well.

Offline Deezil

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 07:22:58 PM »
Thanx guys. Settled for the 55Q70T. Was delivered today. Damn it's gorgeous and damn I'm glad I didn't go for a 65 incher. It's huge (for me)

Now of course with the smart functionality I quickly realised my 30 year old Stereo receiver simply won't cut the mustard so ja, I'm off searching for a cheap AV receiver  :Ooooooh:
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Offline Curlycat

Re: TV Advice Needed (Urgently)
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2020, 11:33:03 AM »
I find that the TV's look smaller in the shop than what they look at home. Enjoy your new TV.  :thumbs:
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