Originally Posted by Rolltide1980
I currently own a 60" Panasonic Viera Plasma GT series,Ive had it for going on 5 years,purchased it for a price i couldn't pass up. Here lately I've been getting the itch to look into a 4K TV as I have kids,which means I have gaming systems such as the Xbox One X,Ps4 Pro,etc., basically consoles that can utilize a 4K display. I'm kind of on the fence at the moment;on one hand my Panasonic has an amazing picture,has been nothing short of a phenomenal TV,never seen one that displays black as dark as this one does. It's almost like,as long as it works perfect and I'm happy with it,why even worry about replacing It?
On the other hand, I've had the same TV for a little while now,and the house we live in now has a slightly larger den,and my eyesight isn't getting any better,and I've always had a little regret that I didn't go with the 65" model,so now might be as good a time as any to upgrade in size. Also, the prices of 4K TV's has dropped substantially so now would be as good as any time to make the leap to 4K.
Honestly, I just can't decide lol. I'd love to see what my shiny new Xbox One X looks like in 4K,but is it really worth upgrading TV's just for gaming? I really would like to be able to use it for more than just that but not sure a while lot of other sources of media really use much 4K as of now. The TV I had in mind is a Vizio M series 65". After researching,it seems to be about the best fit for me as far as a 4K TV in my price range. CNet seems to be pretty favorable of this tv and gives it 4 out of 5 stars.
I also have been researching what I should ask for my current TV, if I do go thru with this. I was initially thinking somewhere around the $500 price range as it is 5 years old,but after looking on Ebay,I see people listing very similar TV's upwards of $2,000!! Wasn't expecting to see that honestly.It leads me to believe that maybe I have an amazing product already and I may be disappointed with the Vizio,even though it's much newer technology and seems to be highly regarded. I realistically don't expect to get $2,000 for mine,although if I had an offer that high for it,would probably be hard for me to turn it down. So in your opinion,would it be worth the risk of buying a 4K TV,or just hold onto what I already have?
I think you would be somewhat disappointed with the Vizio for anything but straight on viewing, compared to the plasma.AN OLED would be a better choice.
I have a calibrated ST60, love this set.Most of our viewing is OTA TV,Netflix,Amazon and some BLU-Rays.To me the picture is amazing!The only thing I don't like about it is the heat it radiates.I like many, am dazzled when I see the OLED displays(with their content at stores).
I've also been thinking of replacing(moving to another room) the ST60 and getting a 65"LG B7 or C7.There are some pretty good deals as LG will be shipping the 8 series soon.Unless I find an absolute steal of a deal,I will wait until late this year(Black Friday) or this time next year.
If I were to try to sell it now,I believe I would be lucky to get 500.00 for it.The people on Ebay,Craigslist,etc. asking 2000.00 for these are not selling them.Even Panasonic VT an ZT are not selling for that much(maybe 1000.00).If someone offered me 1500.00-2000.00 for my ST,I would grab it and run to OLED.