Want to buy a 4k TV with a new Xbox One X

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  1. HeavyB3

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    Hey people, I took on being the JV girls soccer coach at the high school I teach at. I'm not exactly a soccer expert, but hey, no coach means no team so I decided to help my buddy, the Varsity coach.

    Anyway, the gig pays pretty well and so I'd like to treat myself to a present. I have a 70 inch Sharp TV but its not 4k and it has a line through the bottom third that makes the bottom part lighter than the top part of the screen. I don't think I wanna spend as much as it would take to get a 4k 70 inch tv, so I was thinking of downgrading slightly to a 65 inch. I'd like to keep the TV purchase price near 1k. Probably can purchase in December or January as the money comes over 5 paychecks starting at the end of November.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Just make sure it has true HDR and 4k. 4k alone doesn't make as much of a difference. OLED and QLED are the highest quality lighting but not mandatory. The HDR is mandatory.
     
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    What he said, but if you only have 1k, OLED and QLED aren't in your budget.
     
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    PS: curved tvs don't do anything
     
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    Wait until Black Friday. I scored a Samsung, 65" curved (I like it), 4k, true HDR, makes my Xbox One X shine and I paid $899 for the tv. Major deals will be had from Black Friday through January. You will be able to get something that works more than enough to fit your needs.
     
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    +1 on this, deals will improve. What matters is to get LED or better and make sure it has full HDR. Then, just buy the best deal you can find with those stats IMO.

    the "HZ" crap doesn't matter, you'll turn that off anyway to avoid the soap opera effect.
     
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    Don't forget about input lag. For gaming, it's important. Some 4k tv's have really bad input lag, which makes everything feel sluggish. Using a controller (as opposed to a mouse) can help with that, but bad input lag can make a game feel sluggish.

    HDR tv's also have some notoriously bad input lag. Some are decent, others are bad.

    If it's for consoles and tv, you don't need anything about a true refresh rate of 60hz for 1080/4k. If you ever want to game on PC with it, you might want to consider one that can also do 120hz at 1080p. True 120hz, don't be fooled when they say it's 120 and really is 60 because they count interpolation.

    If you're willing to go down to 55", you can get something like this. 4k, HDR, low input lag.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1397451

    Right now 55" $599.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tcl-55...dynamic-range-roku-tv/5878705.p?skuId=5878705

    So yeah, you want to have input lag around the 15ms at 4k. Remember some PC monitors brag about having 1ms at their native resolution, usually 1440p. So the ones that have 35-70 are sort of bad. 35 might not be a deal breaker for you, but it's definitely not ideal. Anything higher then that you should avoid.

    Remember you want to always find the game mode on your tv and use that. Also HDR on vs off will make a huge difference. Some people would rather game without HDR just because of the added input lag. Like some of these will have 15ms with HDR off but 35 with it on. Some manage even 22ms with HDR on. Some will be much worse.

    But the 2017 tv's they are pretty decent, and you should be fine with most big models.

    Here's a good site which has reviews updated for fall 2017, this is probably the best consolidated, detailed set of info you can get.

    http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/best/by-resolution/4k-ultra-hd-uhd

    Future wise, as puckhead said, freesync 2 with hdmi 2.1, there's going to be 4k/120hz but that'll be a PC thing. Plus you can bet that over the next few years the HDR will be getting brighter as HDR is a cut-off threshold. I.E. get over a certain brightness level and you're HDR, but they'll be pushing higher and higher over that threshold. Also they'll likely get better at reducing input lag when HDR is on. But the tv's out now are nice.
     
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    CardsFan, what's the deal with the Roku on that tv? I had seen that model and liked the price, but didn't know if I wanted to be stuck with the Roku thing. I'm currently using an jailbroken Fire Stick. I'd like to move up to 4k. Thanks.
     
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    you should still be able to firestick, roku is just the built in app player.
     
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    Crazy, I guess all 4k tvs are not the same. Why do they always have to make everything so complicated? I may just buy the Xbox One X first, and deal with the 1080P TV for now. Like I said, this money is spread out over several paychecks so I can probably save money until January and buy one Superbowl Season and maybe buy the X in a couple weeks, if I can find one on Black Friday I'll pick one up.
     
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    I would reverse that purchase. X without 4k won't show off the power of the X as you are more likely to get a great deal on an X later. The time for the TV is now.
     

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