I’m getting married in 8 days! We’ve spent the last week moving stuff into our new place and one of the last remaining issues to solve is quite an important one: The TV! Right now we do not have a TV — at all. We love to watch movies and play video games, so a TV is kinda required. I need your help and expertise!
Here are the details of my hunt so far.
- Budget: $650 (I MIGHT squeeze that to $700 but that’s really pushing it.)
- TV has to fit on this tv stand/entertainment stand (20.2 inches x 15.75 inches x 47.25 inches)
- We sit roughly 6-7 feet away straight on
- I have Amazon Prime, live 2 minutes from Best Buy/Walmart/Target, etc.
- I don’t need Smart features
I clearly can’t afford the best TV out there, but I think I can get something nice. I could just buy the biggest TV I can find in my range with the best reviews on Amazon, but I want my money to go the furthest it can (so I need your help!). Doing research, I see the popular opinion points to Samsung asÂ the top dog for quality if you can get a TV with a panel actually made by Samsung. How big of a difference is Samsung compared to something like LG or Vizio? How much of a difference is 50″ compared to 48″ in terms of a true experience at 6 feet away? Am I really okay just going for the biggest TV I can get in my budget regardless of manufacturer and features?
Here’s my current top find in terms of quality:Â Samsung UN48H6350 48-Inch.Â The feedback I’m getting on this one is that it’s not big enough, has Smart features I don’t need, etc., and that I could get bigger TV for the price. All true. TheÂ LG Electronics 55LB5900 55-Inch is awesome but the feet length are beyond the size of my TV stand. My biggest issue is finding a bigger tv (in my budget) that will fit my space.
Your opinions on brands to go with or avoid, what size you recommend for my space, and overall suggestions on how I can stretch my budget are appreciated.