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Best bang for your buck in the 80+ Inch 4K HDR segment
on May 25, 2018
Fantastic picture. HDR pops beautifully. I really debated whether to get this 82 inch TV or the 75 inch Sony 900F just to get Dolby Vision but ultimately decided to go for the larger screen size and boy I'm glad I did. My only issue with this TV (and I'm so happy with it that I don't think this issue warrants removing a star) is a slight hiccup with the HDMI handshake upon plugging in a device. When you plug in a device in one of the HDMI ports it might not give you HDR right away, specially with the apple TV 4k which is really demanding when it comes to activating HDR. It took me a while to figure it out and I was blaming my receiver or the cables (some cables might give you issues sometimes. If you want 4K hdr try to stick to cables of up to 6ft, specially if you're going through a receiver) but just plugging the HDMI cable on a different port on the TV solved the problem and once you get it working, it stays that way.
Now, let me address an issue that was brought up by another reviewer. I did not purchase this item for its smart capabilities. My only focus when choosing this set was getting the largest screen size with the best 4K HDR possible for a reasonable amount of money. Just like you wouldn't choose a Ferrari because of the cup holders, choosing a 4 thousand dollar TV based on features a $150 device like the apple TV 4K can do 100 times better is just silly. But unlike getting a $150 device to get the best streaming apps possible to compensate for the smart features, there's no $150 device that can fix your HDR or your 4K picture quality if you choose the wrong set. So my advice, if you're gonna drop 4 grand on a TV, smart features should be the least of your concerns. Choose the best picture quality on the biggest screen you can afford because you will be stuck with it for years. A smart streaming device is something you can swap as often as you like for chump change. All in all extremely happy with my purchase.