GreyHOg…I’m not trying to make too fine a point on semantics or spelling…that is NOT the point of this post. However, I think I need to suggest a minor correction in word choice in your comment that makes a significant difference in the meaning of your post.
In the paragraph I’ve quoted above, I believe you mean to have said “comparable” instead of “compatible”. In fact, virtually all modern TV’s would be “compatible” with your Sony devices, or similar devices of another brand. On the other hand, different models from the same manufacturer (Sony, Samsun, LQ, Hisense) are not necessarily “comparable” to other highly rated models sold by those same companies.
That’s why I included the link to rtings.com in my prior post. You can go to the top, put the model number in the search box, and it will provide their in-depth rating for several different elements of the specific model. They don’t have them all, but they do have reviews of most of the popular models sold over the last 2 or 3 years.
Again, my apologies if this comes off as “preachy”. I’m just trying to clarify a point I believe some might have found confusing.
Also, with regard to another point you made…there are other sets that according to expert reviews are better than the Hisense u6g I purchased. The SONY model you mention is one of them - if just by a little. I saw it during my trek from store to store and it does deliver a stunning picture. Samsung also had a highly rated set that I saw.
However, as I recall, both of them (those highly rated models) were north of $2,000 (for the size I wanted - 75"). I’m not saying it isn’t worth it, nor criticizing those who buy them. Hard to go wrong with a top of the line SONY (my first HD TV was a SONY), and the top-end Samsungs have a very good reputation. But for me, I honestly could not tell the difference in picture with my own eyes (between those 3 - but they were definitely a “cut above” the others I saw to my eye), and the Hisense U6G was literally less than half the price of the SONY.
Now, I’m not a gamer - at all. And so I don’t know how they would judge the TV’s. Since that’s not a factor for me, I only care about the picture from DirecTV or streaming from various sources, so long as it has the inputs I want/need.