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Sony XBR55X850C

hamirmahal 171 42 July 22, 2016 at 12:09 PM More Amazon Deals
Looking for a deal on the above TV.

I definitely must have this one. It's at Amazon for $1,047.90: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XBR55...v-bs10b-20. It hasn't been on sale for three months, where Fry's had it last for $898: http://slickdeals.net/f/8679607-sony-55-4k-hdtv-xbr55x850c-free-shipping-at-frys-898?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1.

Any chance someone would know how long I would have to wait for this TV to be on sale again, at the $900 price or possibly even lower? I'm assuming there are no deals out for this currently, as someone would've posted it to slickdeals by now.

Why this TV? I wanted a TV that's good for gaming and that supports 4K, 3D, and 1080p @ 120 Hz. I went over to rtings.com, which has been really helpful, and searched their top gaming TVs that had these three features. The only results I found were the Sony X930D, the Sony X850C, and the Sony X900C.

The X930D's input lag is too high for gaming. The X900C has poor blacks and poor uniformity, and the poor blacks make this TV an absolute no-go for me. Black contrast is a pretty crucial feature for me in a display, and I would buy an OLED TV for exactly this reason if they weren't two to three times the price of a regular TV. So, I'd have to settle for an LED display that at least has a reasonable contrast ratio.

This leaves the X850C as the most ideal option. Its disadvantages are a limited viewing angle and poor gray uniformity, but I'm going to be sitting straight in front of this TV and using it primarily for single-person use as a gaming display and for movies and TV-watching with a group on rare occasions. The poor gray uniformity isn't ideal, but I'd rather have poor gray uniformity than a poor contrast ratio and poor uniformity.
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Wanted to add that I'll need accompanying active 3D glasses, since the TV doesn't come with any included, and I'd like to have a wall mount for the TV that can rotate the TV side-to-side, retract into the wall and pull outward from it, and move up and down vertically. If that's not possible, whatever TV mounts out there that provide the next highest amount of maneuverability will be plenty good enough.

Thanks in advance.
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Is it safe to buy a used - very good condition TV via Amazon Warehouse Deals: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...34&sr=1-4?

There are used TVs in this model going for around $916, and I don't know how long it'll be before this TV model goes on sale again, so that may be the best option for the near future.
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