I am looking to purchase a new TV for my living room, the only content to be played on it will be a 4k FireStick w/Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video and YouTube, 1080p streams via Plex (local network from a server) and gaming on a Nintendo Switch.
1. Budget - Trying to keep it below $800 (closer to $600 would be even better) EDIT: I am planning on waiting another two weeks or so to take advantage of Super Bowl deals as well - keep that in mind for pricing
2. Seating distance - 6-8', mostly direct, but off-angle viewing as well from the kitchen once in a while
3. Size/placement limitations - No limitations, I know a 65" would be recommended, but I would prefer to sacrifice the size for a better display
4. Uses and sources - 4k FireStick (Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Video), Nintendo Switch, Plex 1080p streams (in that order, most watched -> least watched)
5. Room lighting - fairly dim, little bit of sunlight from one side
I see a lot of talk about the TCL 55R617, though I know nothing about TCL as a brand and don't see them listed on the charts on rtings, which I tend to use pretty heavily to help my decision. I would LOVE an LG OLED, but I know it's out of my budget. I typically lean towards Samsung, but they don't seem to have much in my price range that has decent reviews/ratings. I did see the Vizio M55-F0 pop-up in my research, but I have never owned a Vizio and always thought of them to be lower quality?
I am open to suggestions, even if it's a brand like Vizio or TCL that I've never owned before, I just want to make sure I get a decent TV that will last me a few years, which is why I have been trying to make sure whatever I get has HDR for future support of that feature. Smart app quality doesn't mean much to me as I will primarily be using my FireStick for content anyway, unless the TV's built-in apps are that much better. I do have Gigabit internet with WiFi AC (1300Mbps 5Ghz, and 450Mbps 2.4Ghz), so buffering and the like won't be an issue.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by diablo2424; 01-09-2019 at 01:06 PM.