The big "How do I choose an HDTV?" thread.

After many years on the sideline of 4K, I waited patiently for the model I really wanted to become available at a price I was ok with paying, namely Sony's top of the line OLED model

so I just ordered a Sony A9G OLED, which was released at a full 800$ less than last year's model

I really can't wait to get it

Same. Bought a LG C9 today. In the middle of setting it up.
My eyes are burning

interstate78 wrote:

After many years on the sideline of 4K, I waited patiently for the model I really wanted to become available at a price I was ok with paying, namely Sony's top of the line OLED model

so I just ordered a Sony A9G OLED, which was released at a full 800$ less than last year's model

I really can't wait to get it

Very nice, please post impressions. What size did you end up getting?

I am debating upgrading my 6 year old Sony W900A, it is 'only' 55" and lately I keep thinking it would be nice to have something bigger with the way our furniture is arranged. Fonts in games are too small these days!

I went from 42" to 55". I have never understood those crazy huge TVs. But now I have to admit I'd gladly fit a slightly larger TV in. I guess that feeling just never stops.

Shadout wrote:

I went from 42" to 55". I have never understood those crazy huge TVs. But now I have to admit I'd gladly fit a slightly larger TV in. I guess that feeling just never stops.

My first flat screen was 52", and for a day I thought I'd gone too big. After two days I thought "Naw, this is good."

After I week it was "I could go bigger."

We moved to a new house last month and now our furniture is further from the TV which is prompting some of the consideration for me.

LeapingGnome wrote:

We moved to a new house last month and now our furniture is further from the TV which is prompting some of the consideration for me.

I've been at 65" for several years and want to go bigger next time.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Very nice, please post impressions. What size did you end up getting?

I am debating upgrading my 6 year old Sony W900A, it is 'only' 55" and lately I keep thinking it would be nice to have something bigger with the way our furniture is arranged. Fonts in games are too small these days!

It's funny you say you have a 55'' Sony W900A, that's exactly what I have as well. It's like we overpaid for ancient tech didn't we? I've been on the sideline waiting to upgrade to 4K for years because I paid so much for that W900A. It really is a good TV though, so I'll keep it for another room.

I feel that 55'' was perfect for my room so this one will be 55'' as well. I'm about 6 feet from the TV so anything bigger would have been too much.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

We moved to a new house last month and now our furniture is further from the TV which is prompting some of the consideration for me.

I've been at 65" for several years and want to go bigger next time.

Sooo lucky I'm out of sig space.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

We moved to a new house last month and now our furniture is further from the TV which is prompting some of the consideration for me.

I've been at 65" for several years and want to go bigger next time.

Sooo lucky I'm out of sig space.

Lucky? I consider it a shame that my glory will not be communicated as widely as possible!

Well, I've had my new Sony A9G OLED 55'' for a few days now and so far so good. I thought my HDMI cables were high speed but they are not ... so I gotta get a few new cables before I really get the most out of the TV but even without HDR, Dolby Vision, etc. the image is superb. I've spent quite a lot of time in the settings trying to get the most vibrant yet realistic image I can but I'm really no expert. I've turned off or dramatically reduced motion enhancements on most of my inputs and I don't think I'll use them at all in the future either. I tried turning on black frame insertion and it darkens the image a bit too much to my liking. Regular motion enhancement gives a soap opera effect I'm not too fond of when set to max so I've toned it down to the minimum.

I'm scheduled to have a calibrator come and adjust the TV's colours on Saturday. I didn't think it was necessary and it's not something I would have paid for ... but it was a free bonus during father's day week-end... so I'll give you guys my final thoughts on it after I've seen what it looks like once a professional has done his magic on it.

One thing that I didn't expect to like as much as I do is the Android tv set of apps and features. It is super quick and a major upgrade to everything else I was using before. I mostly used my PS4 for a lot of the streaming apps but that time is over now. I don't mind giving the poor thing a break either; that thing was turned on all the time.

farley3k wrote:

Done! Should be to me on Thursday.

Thank you all.

How do you like the TCL?

The 55" 6 series is under 500 now. We won't be buying until the fall but trying to plan the budget. How much will I regret saving money if we go with the 4 series?

The wife values price over quality so there's that.

Primary use will be as our main display in a smallish living room for streaming and Stadia.

So far I love it.

However I am such a lightweight user I am not sure I am a great test case. I have the PS4 on one HDMI port, the Computer, Wii U, and Switch on another one with their one switcher. I am saving the third for the Stadia I ordered.

I do have it tied to my Netflix and Amazon video accounts and they both have their own "apps"

Everything works as expected.

I was able to even use the TV mount I had for the old TV which was nice. I thought maybe it would be to heavy but it is actually lighter than the 43" one I think!

All totaled I am quite happy with it but like I said I am a light weight user. Red Dead Redemption 2 looks good on the PS4 and I am satisfied!

Speaking of a switcher, I just bought one that allows for HDR. Has anyone had any problems with them? I haven't got it all set up yet, just curious what everyone's experiences have been if you have used them.
This is the guy I picked up : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

Garth wrote:

This is the guy I picked up : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

Definitely let us know how you like it. I have 3 HDR devices and numerous regular ones to connect to my TV. I'd definitely like to use a switcher for them all

interstate78 wrote:
Garth wrote:

This is the guy I picked up : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

Definitely let us know how you like it. I have 3 HDR devices and numerous regular ones to connect to my TV. I'd definitely like to use a switcher for them all

I really dig it so far. It comes with a remote, but I haven’t used it yet. The tv manages to (usually) detect the source and will switch on or switch devices without needing to manually change it on my end. I’m a fan.