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I bought a 55 inch 4K Sony XBR tv on a black friday deal and I'm still pretty stoked every time I watch a good looking show. 

I paid about $760 for it and it looks like it's still just under $800 on Amazon. It was a little more than I wanted to pay but I'm glad I did. 

I still haven't watched any 4k content (can't say why since I have a free 4k movie coming). 

It comes with Android TV so I was able to use my Roku for my old tv which is in the master bedroom.

The remote is pretty clunky but I keep meaning to learn on of the free ios remotes available.

I agree with what Nate said about the prices on 4k tv's. They are the norm these days and I'm kind of amazed that I could get such a big, cool tv on my budget.

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XBR55X800E-55-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B01MSD6HHV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1515003472&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+xbr55x800e

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Is there a recent update to this thread? Looking to get one so any personal recco be great, all the review sites are so confusing.

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After living with one for a week, I would say the Sony OLED beats out the equivalent LG in every way but the operating system. Android is such a clunky piece of shit for a TV...or phone. 🙂

The weird speakers built into the A9F are excellent for TV speakers. 

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I bought a 55" LG OLED about a year ago, maybe less. What a stunning device. Of course with any TV you have to go through all the set up process, because out of the box might not at all be what you want to look at. But usually there is something on the web about most models and what the recommended settings are, and for different ambient light (daylight, artificial light, darkened room etc).

It was the previous year's model. The only difference with the new model was some minor differences in the computing engine - but the OLED panel was the same. Last year's was UKP1,300, this years was UKP3.500. No brainer choice!

Likewise with Sony - there seems to be no doubt that it is better than an LG with the same screen size, but with a big price tag premium.

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https://www.rtings.com/  has some thorough reviews and settings they used for calibrating their samples (see if you like the modes they select / recommend, setting values are a guide/starting point, as values will vary by individual unit / panel)

This chap  https://www.youtube.com/user/hdtvtest seems to know his stuff, with his own unique "style"

 

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