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Shopping For New TV

My old Sharp Aquos LC-60LE831U finally took a dump, heard a loud pop from it and now it doesn't turn on so time for a new TV. Looking to step up to a 70" or possibly a 75" if I can find a good deal. Only have a budget of $1000 - $1500 which includes the sales tax here in Texas. So looking for the best bang for the buck TV in this size range and under my budget if it's even possible. As long as the picture quality is better than my old Sharp I'll be good. Any recommendations?
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My old Sharp Aquos LC-60LE831U finally took a dump, heard a loud pop from it and now it doesn't turn on so time for a new TV. Looking to step up to a 70" or possibly a 75" if I can find a good deal. Only have a budget of $1000 - $1500 which includes the sales tax here in Texas. So looking for the best bang for the buck TV in this size range and under my budget if it's even possible. As long as the picture quality is better than my old Sharp I'll be good. Any recommendations?
I am sure everyone will have different opinions, but the Samsung NU8000 - 75inch might be a good bet. I think you can snag it on sale around the $1500 mark.

If you aren't afraid to shop online, I believe there are a handful of online, authorized retailers that don't collect sales tax and have free shipping.
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I am sure everyone will have different opinions, but the Samsung NU8000 - 75inch might be a good bet. I think you can snag it on sale around the $1500 mark.

If you aren't afraid to shop online, I believe there are a handful of online, authorized retailers that don't collect sales tax and have free shipping.
Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for that NU8000. I have no problem shopping online.
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How does the NU6900 and NU7100 series compare to the NU8000?
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My old Sharp Aquos LC-60LE831U finally took a dump, heard a loud pop from it and now it doesn't turn on so time for a new TV. Looking to step up to a 70" or possibly a 75" if I can find a good deal. Only have a budget of $1000 - $1500 which includes the sales tax here in Texas. So looking for the best bang for the buck TV in this size range and under my budget if it's even possible. As long as the picture quality is better than my old Sharp I'll be good. Any recommendations?

I'm in the same boat. Looking for a ~70", although I would spend extra money ($2k to $3k) if worth it. My seating distance is 14', so I am thinking I don't really even need 4K 'Smart' TV, but would likely be satisfied with 1080i/p 'dumb' TV. But most TV's seem to be the 4K resolution nowadays.....
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How does the NU6900 and NU7100 series compare to the NU8000?
Trash. Can't even compare them.

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Trash. Can't even compare them.
Thanks. How about the MU8000? Came across a 75MU8000 online that is priced on the lower end of my budget between 1100-1200 mark.
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Thanks. How about the MU8000? Came across a 75MU8000 online that is priced on the lower end of my budget between 1100-1200 mark.
MU8000 isn't bad actually since it has a 10-bit panel, instead of the NU8000 which has an 8-bit plus FRC.

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MU8000 isn't bad actually since it has a 10-bit panel, instead of the NU8000 which has an 8-bit plus FRC.
Thanks but it appears that the online site I found it at is not legit so I'll keep looking.
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Will there be some good deals coming soon with super bowl coming up? Wondering if I should wait a little while to find a good deal.
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Anyone buy from "The TV Bar" (thetvbar.com) online? That have a good deal on a 75NU8000 but want to make sure they are legit.
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^^If you haven't ever heard of them, there's your answer right there...

I wouldn't buy anything from somewebsite I've never heard of with an odd mix of current TV models and stuff from 3-5 years ago.

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^^If you haven't ever heard of them, there's your answer right there...

I wouldn't buy anything from somewebsite I've never heard of with an odd mix of current TV models and stuff from 3-5 years ago.
Thanks for the advice and makes perfect sense. Really trying to find a good deal on a 75NU8000. Wish I would have purchased one on black Friday. Really hoping that Super Bowl brings in another good deal on one that I can jump on.
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My old Sharp Aquos LC-60LE831U finally took a dump, heard a loud pop from it and now it doesn't turn on so time for a new TV. Looking to step up to a 70" or possibly a 75" if I can find a good deal. Only have a budget of $1000 - $1500 which includes the sales tax here in Texas. So looking for the best bang for the buck TV in this size range and under my budget if it's even possible. As long as the picture quality is better than my old Sharp I'll be good. Any recommendations?
For your budget I would look into Vizio I heard some very good things about their tv’s.

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The TCL 6 series have gotten favorable reviews. http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tc...ries-2018-r617

I don't think you're going to get a 75" one in your budget, though. (65", yes.)
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Thanks. As much as I want a TV right now I'm going to wait a couple of weeks to see what kind of sales come out. I was at the local best buy yesterday getting a couple of things so stopped and looked at the TV's real quick and they have some really nice ones but way out of my budget. My wife wanted me to just get the TCL 65" 4 series that they had for 500 bucks but said no. I really liked the Samsung 75NU8000 they has on sale for 2K but hoping to find it cheaper within the next few weeks. I did look at the Vizio 75" E series and it was alright but would rather spend a little more for something better and not regret my purchase down the road. Sony had some nice ones too but more than I want to spend.
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Well I ended up purchasing a like new Samsung 75NU7100 for $550 from someone who needed the cash asap for a bill that was late already. It's not exactly what I was looking for but for the price I couldn't pass it up. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Well I ended up purchasing a like new Samsung 75NU7100 for $550 from someone who needed the cash asap for a bill that was late already. It's not exactly what I was looking for but for the price I couldn't pass it up. Thanks for all the help guys.

Wow, I would have done that too. That TV (new) is $1500 on Amazon. Excellent deal IMHO. Well done!
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Wow, I would have done that too. That TV (new) is $1500 on Amazon. Excellent deal IMHO. Well done!
Thanks. For what I paid I'm super happy with it compared to my old TV. I was kind of hesitant at buying it at first but once I went to look at it I was sold. Still had the plastic around the edges and he still had the box in the garage for it. It looked brand new still.
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