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Costco Members: 65" Sony X80CK 4K UHD Smart TV+ 3yr Warranty

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Costco Wholesale has for their Members: 65" Sony X80CK 4K UHD Smart TV (KD65X80CK) + 3yr Warranty on sale for $799.99 -> Now $749.99. Shipping is free.

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Specs (source):
  • Resolution: 3840x2160 (4K UHD)
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • HDR: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
  • Smart platform: Google Smart TV
  • 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • VESA: 300 x 300 mm
  • Ports:
    • 4x HDMI
    • 2x USB
    • 1x Optical Audio Out
    • 1x RF
    • 1x Ethernet
    • 1x RS-232C
    • 1x Composite Video Input

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    • Price valid through 8/21/22 while supplies last.
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    • Rating of 4.6 from over 40 Costco customer reviews.
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After weeks of research and deal seeking on a low-priced 65" TV, I ended up buying this. Unique set of pros and cons depending on your requirements.

Pros:
- Sony X1 Processing is way better than other cheap TVs which makes a huge difference for some content. Excellent upscaling for cable, YouTube etc., good motion interp, etc.
- Latest Sony software implementation with Google TV (fewer glitches and bugs usually than other brands) with updates expected for years to come
- Sony build quality (most reliable brand per Consumer Reports, and fewer unit-level QC issues)
- Much wider viewing angles than almost any non-OLED TV due to IPS panel
- Next gen ATSC tuner built in
- Excellent colors compared to most cheap TVs
- Includes 3 year warranty extended to 5 if using Costco Citi card

Cons:
- Poor contrast ratio (bad TV for dark rooms)
- Poor-ish HDR
- Poor-ish max brightness
- 60hz refresh rate

https://www.costco.com/sony-65%22...54809.html
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If you want an IPS panel like this (wide viewing angles, decent color, inexpensive), then just get the 65" Hisense A65H (A6H) which just went on sale for $399.99 at Costco right now. The 55" is also on sale for $269.99.

Same warranty length and virtually the same performance. The SONY might be a tad brighter, but it's double the price and the scores in all categories on rtings are almost identical between these TV's.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/sony-x80k-vs-hisense-a6h/31223/31247?usage=1&threshold=0.10�... [rtings.com]

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSea...yword=a65h
The lowest acceptable Sony model is X90K, anything else just go with other brands.
dangit 60hz refresh rate :/ Otherwise I would have jumped on it!

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dangit 60hz refresh rate :/ Otherwise I would have jumped on it!
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The lowest acceptable Sony model is X90K, anything else just go with other brands.
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The actual model at Costco is X80CK if you wish to change your title, edit your posting or ask for edit help if needed. While likely similar if not the same as X80k, just want accurate information. This also appears to same at some other retailers for those without Costco membership.
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Quote from actorps1 :
The actual model at Costco is X80CK if you wish to change your title, edit your posting or ask for edit help if needed. While likely similar if not the same as X80k, just want accurate information. This also appears to same at some other retailers for those without Costco membership.
Thanks! Fixed the title.
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The lowest acceptable Sony model is X90K, anything else just go with other brands.
That's a totally different budget range and different pros/cons.

I have a 950h (similar to x90k) in the living room and enjoy it. But for my parents who watch a lot of cable TV and news (can't get OLED due to burn in risk, need good upscale processing), and need a wide viewing angle in a room that doesn't get very dark due to skylights, nothing really came close to the overall solid package this TV offers in this price range.
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IPS is bad for almost every room. Viewing angle doesn't matter if it looks like ass from every angle.
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If you want an IPS panel like this (wide viewing angles, decent color, inexpensive), then just get the 65" Hisense A65H (A6H) which just went on sale for $399.99 at Costco right now. The 55" is also on sale for $269.99.

Same warranty length and virtually the same performance. The SONY might be a tad brighter, but it's double the price and the scores in all categories on rtings are almost identical between these TV's.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/sony-x80k-vs-hisense-a6h/31223/31247?usage=1&threshold=0.10�... [rtings.com]

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSea...yword=a65h

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Double post from some kind of forum error. Not sure how to delete.
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Quote from FriedSausage :
If you want an IPS panel like this (wide viewing angles, decent color, inexpensive), then just get the 65" Hisense A65H (A6H) which just went on sale for $399.99 at Costco right now. The 55" is also on sale for $269.99.

Same warranty length and virtually the same performance. The SONY might be a tad brighter, but it's double the price and the scores in all categories on rtings are almost identical between these TV's.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/sony-x80k-vs-hisense-a6h/31223/31247?usage=1&threshold=0.10�... [rtings.com]

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSea...yword=a65h
I have a 46" Sony for 12 years and still working great with moderate daily use.
My wife had a Hisense before and broke in 2 years, and then had a 42" Vizio and broke in 6 years with much less used than the Sony.
I'd rather pay more for a Sony.
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https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x80k

Same price on Amazon if you don't have a Costco membership
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...=UTF8&th=1
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Bought the hisense and returning it - washed out colors cant take it
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Quote from FriedSausage :
If you want an IPS panel like this (wide viewing angles, decent color, inexpensive), then just get the 65" Hisense A65H (A6H) which just went on sale for $399.99 at Costco right now. The 55" is also on sale for $269.99.

Same warranty length and virtually the same performance. The SONY might be a tad brighter, but it's double the price and the scores in all categories on rtings are almost identical between these TV's.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/sony-x80k-vs-hisense-a6h/31223/31247?usage=1&threshold=0.10�... [rtings.com]

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSea...yword=a65h
Can you use this without setting up wifi? Like operate it as a dumb TV?
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