Psychlone wrote:I wouldn't waste money on a 3D TV, I've heard that the whole 3D thing is a fad and not something that is going to be around much longer.
Picture is the most important quality to me. 3D I don't really care for... maybe down the road a few years. Audio doesn't mean as much as I will probably have a receiver and speakers doing the audio.
So really for me it's picture quality above anything else. I have a 42" Vizio 1080p now as my main Tv that I've had that I will be moving to the bedroom probably, so this new TV would go in the main living area so I'm looking to step up a bit.
not that I'm disagreeing with the fact this is possibly a fad, but all of the better tv's are 3D now. I don't know if anyone is making a 240hz LED this year without it. Ditto on the plasma tv's with the deepest black levels.
I wouldn't buy one because I want to watch ESPN Thursday Night College Football or play MW3 in 3D, I'd buy one because they look the best watching 2D. They have the deepest contrast levels, the highest refresh rates, and the most advanced image processing chips.
If you are looking for picture quality above all else under $2000 this what I'd recommend you look at in descending order. I know Best Buy carries all of these models:
55" Panasonic VT30 (plasma)
51" Samsung PND8000 (plasma)
46" Samsung UND8000 (LED)
55" Sony HX729 (LED)
55" Samsung UND7000 (LED) - rarely have I seen it below $2000 but it will be this weekend at Sears and HH Gregg, not sure of BB
51" Samsung PND7000 (plasma)
60" Panasonic GT30 (plasma)
59" Samsung D6500 (plasma)
55" Sony NX720 (LED) - on sale at BB and Sears w/ free 5.1 surround