What would you recommend for me?
I'm a Philips + Popcorn Hour fan because I like to watch HD content to be as smooth as possible. I guess Sigma Chip in PCH and Natural motion feature from Philips helps with that. I could live without ambilight I guess..
I currently own Samsung Series 5 that I have bought for my kids. Although I like Tizen I'd rather go with Android and a KODI player for my living room TV.
I saw that you have recommended Sony x85, but from this video I can't say that it's worth the money:
When you'll review 6501 please check for banding issues:
I had worse banding issues than this TV from video link above. Vertical stripes all over the place..
Have in mind that I consider myself a noob when it comes to TV's and once I noticed this banding issue I didn't know what banding is. I had to Google to find out what's the name of this effect
This one seems interesting if I replace Popcorn Hour considering it has a 10-bit panel and they full HDR with 1000 nits.
http://www.elipso.hr/audio__video/telev ... S7002UXXH/
I have to say that I'm lost as Samsung has so many models.
BTW, one thing regarding 7101 review. Have you tried to connect it to AVR? I have connected it to Marantz 1403 and I couldn't get a sound on my receiver. I have changed sound output from Stereo to Mixed if I remember correctly, as that was the only setting I could change regarding audio output.
I have also enabled pass-through on KODI player, but I couldn't get a sound on my AVR.