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Registered: ‎03-18-2017

Help deciding on a TV (please)

Hello and thank you for your help!

I am looking for a new HDTV, and more specifically, something that will be easier on my eyes. I am replacing a 2011 HD Vizio Smart Tv. I use it for watching TV, movies, and a lot of gaming.

I have Keratoconus, which causes irregular astigmatism. With my old TV, it's not as bright as the new ones and causes eye strain- generally, the brighter the TV, the less reflections and glare, and the clearer the vision- the better I can see.

So I've narrowed it down to a few choices:

$1120: Samsung UN55KS8500 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD

$1197: Samsung UN55KS8000 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD

$1400: LG Electronics 55EG9100 Curved 55-Inch 1080p Smart OLED 

$?: Other Options? I'm considering maybe a 60 inch... Samsung or LG... If it's worth it.

I can squeeze out extra money for the OLED if it's worth it, but I heard the Samsung is much brighter... I also heard since OLED is newer, there are burn-in issues, and such.

I'm struggling with curved. I heard it sucks, but when I was at Best Buy- the colors looked better and it looked more vibrant, but maybe they just had the settings changed.

So yeah, got a few choices, things I'm looking for, open to curved vs. flat and size opinions as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'll likely buy what the consensus says, or the most persuasive person!

Thanks so much!



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Re: Help deciding on a TV (please)

Of  the ones you selected I would trend towards the Samsung UN55KS8500


However I would also give consideration towards the Sony



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Re: Help deciding on a TV (please)

Hi FrankJames,


Welcome to the Best Buy Support Online Forum Community! I’m happy that you’ve taken the time to seek recommendations for your new TV. Having issues with your eyes can surely posse a problem. I too suffer from irregular astigmatisms, and floaters; it gets real fun sometimes.


I highly recommend looking into models that advertise HDR. This will make the colors automatically more vibrant.  Also, due to your sensitive eyes I’d recommend looking at brands that hold a higher standard of Ultra High Definition. You’re more than welcome to learn more about the UHD Alliance by selecting the link. Member brands include Sony, LG, Samsung, and Sharp.


Visiting your local Best Buy may be best too. Ask a sales agent to put the TV into a different setting so you can see what it looks like off of the “display mode”. Display modes tend to be brighter, but are taxing on the unit’s processor.


I hope that advice helps you choose! Please let me know if you have any other specific questions for different models. I’d be happy to help you!



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Registered: ‎03-30-2017

Re: Help deciding on a TV (please)

I got a 70" for my basement and it is great

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Re: Help deciding on a TV (please)

I found this list try to check Cyber Monday Tv Deals  that can also help you to decide.