TV help!!

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    I currently have a Mitsubishi 65 inch with a color wheel. It's been replaced once. Paired up with a pioneer receiver with 5.1 surround sound. I can probably go up to 70 inches without being a new ETCC. Since I got this set up 9 years ago, I quit keeping up TV's and the new stuff.

    So, I need some advice on the new TV's out. Watch Netflix, USA, and football. Have Apple TV for Netflix. Reading where you can basically turn your TV into a computer monitor with the new TV's. Don't know much about that.
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    any 70 inch TV you purchase will support what you want to use the TV for. 4K TVs are the current rage but most programming is not yet at 4K so you won't get the full advantage of the TV today but will be prepared for the future (i'm thinking 1-2 years from now).
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    Read that the 4k tvs are not really necessary for home use as the naked eye can't tell the difference? Would getting that and and the ability to connect to internet be a waste of money?
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    Looking at TVs in the big box stores, I would say that I can tell the difference between a side by side comparison of 1080p and 4k, so long as the content provided is 4k. The 4k looks almost too real, not like a film normally looks. I agree that until content catches up with the devices having the new shiny-ness is not necessary. Additionally internet connectivity is useful if you don't have another device for streaming, but the processors and systems included in TVs are not always as powerful as they should be, a console like xbox-one or ps4 may be a better bet for streaming content.
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    I personally think 4K is not worth the premium price but you should make sure internet connectivity is an option since that will provide you with more flexibility in your watching
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    The price of 4k is really going down. 1080i is no longer the standard bearer. It's 4k, take the plunge you'll kick yourself in less than a year if you don't. Plus you said Netflix and Football, both are in 4k
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    I bought a 55" 4k for 350 a couple weeks ago.
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    Wow. What brand?
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    The ones with HDR (high dynamic range) are nice. Vizio, for example, have some models with HDR (in different levels, like a entry model HDR and a HDR Pro or something like that). My house got broken into and they stole two of my TVs. I had to replace them so I got a Vizio 65" 4K with HDR and a Samsung 55" 4K with HDR. They are pretty nice. Lots of brightness and contrast.

    Another thing to keep in mind with 4k is how far away you are from the TV. Your eyes are only so good. Even if your TV has so much detail that you can see the pores in people's faces, what good is it if you are sitting so far away that you can't tell? I see a lot more detail on the 55" because it's wall mounted 6' off the end of my bed, whereas the 65" in the living room is quite a ways away. You lose detail as you move out, so the further you are, the bigger screen you need to actually make the most out of the 4K.

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