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    Default The TV Deals and Recommendations Thread

    https://www.costco.ca/Vizio-M65-F0-6...100409299.html

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    https://www.amazon.ca/TCL-55R617-CA-...3&keywords=tcl

    The TCL is supposed to be slightly better in overall picture quality.

    I sit about 9ft from the TV. Most content is 1080p, so either one should work. I like to buy once and call it a day, it was recently I realized I was still rocking the ol' Sony 32" LCD for OVER A DECADE NOW

    Thoughts? Would be nice to save the ~$300, but then again, I doubt I'll be updating anytime soon after this purchase.

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    i recently upgraded from a 48 samsung to a 65 sony x900f and im thrilled with the size upgrade.
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    If you're going Vizio try and get a P series

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    I wanted to buy that TCL for the longest time. It's supposed to be amazing bang for buck when it comes to TVs, especially for 4k gaming (Xbox One X and PS4 Pro) but they didn't really sell them in Canada.

    I've also heard great things about the Vizio M series, but I was looking at the M55 rather than the M65. Same TV, different size.

    I ended up buying a Sony XBR55X900E last Black Friday. It was (at the time) $1800 retail, and I picked it up for $1200. Would recommend. They've since replaced them with the X900F series.
    https://www.costco.ca/Sony-Bravia-XB...100416923.html

    If you're not in a rush, I would wait the extra few weeks for Black friday. Either way, both of those choices (and the Sony) are good choices, and I don't think you can go wrong. That being said, 9ft away, 55 vs 65, I would go with the 65, if you have the space for it.
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    I went from a 55 to 65 in my bonus room and I sit about the same distance away. Made a huge difference.
    Looking to go to a 75 this year as my neighbour has a 75 with the same size bonus room, go as big as you can on your budget

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    If it's for your living room, and you want to keep it looking nice and neat and not like a bachelor pad, keep the size down. If it's for a family room, basement, bonus room etc. for movie watching and/or video games. As big as you can get.

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    i also replaced a dead Sony XBR 55" with a 65" XBR 700 i think, last year for around 1100 on Black friday. Made a big difference to me.

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    I have 65' Samsung in my Condo. It makes a difference. When I go to my friends and all they have 55', I call them peasants and demand they bow before me.
    It does make a difference. I got mine from Costco too.

    If you do get one, keep a eye on the tech in regards to internet and youtube. So my TV is connected to the internet and I watch Youtube. My friends is a 55' Samsung, but hers is newer and curved. But the tech is faster. For example when scrolling through the youtube menu mine is slower, her tv is super fast for this.
    My cellphone is Samsung so I can cast direct too.

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    Don't bother with all the build in apps for the TV. The Nvidia shield is on sale right now for $179. Invest in that then get the biggest TV for your dollar. I have one similar to this from costco
    https://www.costco.ca/Haier-65UG6550...100386047.html
    Mine does have have the built in chromecast but I was $840 out the door with the Costco 5 year warranty. Its been a fantastic TV for the price, with new things coming out every year I don't think it's worth it getting a panel with all the bells and whistles

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    The old M series was better (2015 & 2016) the new are not as good. For sizing 65 vs 55 is a huge difference and if I was choosing between those two TVs I would get the Vizio for the size strictly because the panels perform similar with the M mildly and I mean just mildly behind. If the 65 TCL was on the table I would go with that. Just a caution on TCL they do have some consistency issues according to avs forums so buying on amazon is more of a risk then from Costco and their amazing warranty.
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    TCL 65 is impossible to get, I have amazon set to email me if it comes in stock.

    I don't really care about any features, just want the best picture quality for the buck, but am willing to sacrifice a bit of picture quality to go bigger.

    It really does sound like in this case bigger is better. I'd love to find an E series vizio because the 65" was cheap, but I think they are discountinued.

    Sony XBR900 are hella pricey not on sale, you guys got some wicked deals on them. I'm waiting for black friday/cyber monday, but a lot of stores already have their flyers out and no deals on TVs I care for

    Looks like Costco for a M65 will be the proper route unless anyone has any other suggestions?

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    The M is great especially for that price like I mentioned before. When calibrated the blacks are very very good. I have a 65M on the main floor and a 75P in the basement so my opinion is definitely biased.
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    I remember when I bought a 60 for the basement and my wife thought it was far too large. She figured we regret the size.

    LOL. Now 75 would be excessive for my space, but a 65 seems good.

    The 32 I have on my main floor must look tiny to you guys.
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    65 in the bedroom. Feels small.

    82 in the living room. Could go bigger if they made bigger that didn’t cost 30k.
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    I have 4" in the bedroom.
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    At 10ft away for me, 75 is about right. 65 would be ok @ 9ft.

    And I'm talking about 1080p content.

    55 was big.... 15 years ago.

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    So say I'm convinced to go 75"... Anything not crazy priced with good picture quality?

    Like I said, I've been rocking the same Sony 32" for a decade because the colors were very natural looking (just very poor black performance and not very bright). I like to buy once and keep for a while.

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    Well that spiraled out of control quickly!

    The M65-F0 apparently went on sale in store at Costco for only $989+gst, with said sale ending today. Considering the 2 year concierge warranty from date of purchase for no charge, plus the 90 day return policy, plus this being the cheapest price a M65 has ever been (and well over $300 cheaper than a TCL 65 was going to cost me), it was a no brainer.

    I don't think it will fit on my old TV stand Small side note, costco now has "christmas extended hours"

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    Great choice. Awesome TV for the money. Do yourself a favor and calibrate it using the settings on rtings.com and feed it a Dolby vision 4K movie.
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    I will definitely go to rtings.com and copy one of their calibrations

    Then, apparently The Matrix is available in dolby vision 4k, so I guess my decision for first movie has been made!

    Oh f&$k me, I figured I'd be able to fully rip UHD bluray now, no

    Looks like I'll have to go pickup a Sony UBPX700, only another $300 Just can't win! I'm hoping its worth it, can't wait to get the whole experience with good AV equipment.

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