Thread DetailsLast Edited by Astaroth August 27, 2016 at 06:07 AM
Samsung UN55K6250 Curved 55-Inch 1080P Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
$698.00 & FREE Shipping
This is the replacement model for the UN55J6300, arguably one of the best mid-range 1080p TVs ever. This model uses the same display technology, meaning 10 bit color and quad-core processor, but with Samsung's 2016 Tizen platform and with a curved screen. I'm undecided as to whether the curved screen is of any benefit, but the fact is that there is no flat model that replaces the J6300. Also, keep in mind that the K6250 has 3 HDMI inputs vs. the 4 inputs that the J6300 had (also 2 USB vs. 3). The J6300 is impossible to find anywhere, so if you're looking for excellent 1080p picture quality and a great smart app platform, this is probably your best bet.
Keep in mind that Samsung's 55" 4K TVs in the sub-$1000 range (KU6300 and KU7000) are really not great, they seem to have issues with judder and inexplicably only show 8 bit color, and definitely don't offer real HDR (see www.rtings.com for details). To me this makes the 1080p TVs much better than the 4K TVs, especially given the deal I just found on this one, the only caveat being if you really don't want a curved screen. The 4K models also only have 3 HDMI and 2 USB inputs.
$698 with free shipping is the lowest price I've seen for the UN55K6250 yet, and is currently significantly lower than any other online store. Others may pricematch, but I haven't tried. I just ordered mine last night.
Edit: Reviewed by rtings just yesterday: http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/k6250
Not a favorable review, and they claim it's an 8 bit panel although I've seen it listed as 10 bit elsewhere.