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    My TV Journey

    Sorry this is long but I started back in October. The bottom line I have a Sony 75" XBR940d on the way.

    I wanted at least an 8000 series Samsung, the same series I have in another room. My heart was set on going larger than 62 which was the TV being replaced. The 8000 series goes only to 65" but generally priced well. To get a 75" Samsung I'd have to go to a 9000 series and price goes from around $1600.00 for the 65" to $5495.00 for the 75" 9000. The 9000 did drop for Black Friday to $4999.00.

    So a friend suggested getting a projector/screen, 92". So I wrestled with which way to go, decided on the projector/screen, getting the screen motorized to be out of the way when listening to music. So things get crazy, bids on screens from $328.00 to $3200.00. I wanted the JVC RS400u projector. Then my room is finished, the install would require some construction, which seemed to vary depending on who I talk to. One store I was going to buy the projector canceled my appointment to look at my room, I called to reschedule, left messages and still haven't heard from them. Needless to say they won't hear from me any more either. One guy shot a bid for both room treatment install and the projector, I canceled the room treatment and wanted just the projector but he still wanted the same price for labor...........

    So back to TV, by now, Dec. the Samsung's are pretty much out of stock from places I buy from and the 75" jumped to $6495.00. In reading reviews, excluding OLED, the Samsung's seemed to rule over Sony & LG. It just happened that some how I ran across the review of the Sony XBR940d I don't know how I missed before, it had a great review in Tech Radar, the price dropped from $6k to $3800.00. I'm beat down, LOL So I jumped on it.

    Once I decided to get a projector though I fell hard, it was disappointing not to have that dream workout. But, who knows by the time I need another TV maybe I'll be more willing to have some construction done and more options for installers. The thing is I had some water come in and do some damage not long ago, so the room is still freshly painted, new carpet etc. I just got my system back together not long ago.
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    Re: My TV Journey

    Congrats on the big TV, Bryan. I hope it holds up since Sony had slipped in the TV quality a few years ago. I was also a Sony Guy, but the last TV I got was a Samsung and I was not disappointed at all.
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    Re: My TV Journey

    Wow!

    Should be awesome.


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    Re: My TV Journey

    When my Toshiba 65" rptv died I bought a 60" Samsung Plasma tv to replace it. But then the movie bug bit so I purchased a 92" Elunevision motorized screen and a used Infocus IN76 dlp projector. I kept blowing fuses in it so I ditched it and upgraded to a new Mitsubishi HC-5 projector. Much better picture and it has been reliable for the past few years. I then bought some black out curtains as my tv room is in my dining room with open doorways and a large window on the sides. I watch the plasma during the day but for movies and sports events I use the front projector.

    This worked well for a couple years until I decided to upgrade the screen to a 106" Reference motorized Elunevision screen and moved the 92" motorized into the bedroom along with a second Mitsubishi HC-5 as a back-up. It is difficult to get parts for the HC-5 and I loved it's picture so I bought a second one used, it has been reliable as well.

    Congratulations on your tv purchase. I am sure that eventually you will have your front projector ht system as well, the video bug bites just as hard as the audio one.
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    Re: My TV Journey

    Congrats on the TV. One of the best screens on the market and definately the best video processing and picture for a 75 inch tv ouside of the Z9.

    For someone to say Sony's quality has dropped over the past few years is laughable. Unless you are talking about lower end models perhaps. I have last years top of range model the 940C and build quality is absolutely awesome - far better than any Samsung , Lg or whatever else. Pity Sony got rid of the superb side speakers.
    the 940D is not quite as good build quality, but its still excellent.

    Anyway, very happy with my 940C almost 12 months later and i am sure you will love your 940D.

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    Re: My TV Journey

    I got the 940d up today, it looks really good and I haven't even seen 4k content yet.
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