I've been reading up on TV technology for a little while now and every time I think that I have determined the right TV I find something that makes me reconsider. I'm hoping that suggestions from this forum can help me finalize my decision.
A little background first, I have a walk out basement that I am looking to set up a home theatre/game room in. It has one glass sliding door providing natural light. It has a shutter on it that does a good job of blocking out the sun so the room can be relatively dark. The purpose of this TV is to watch movies, Sunday football and play video games on. I am also interested in 3D content, both in movie and video game formats.
I have been considering 3 completely different TV's in and around the $3,000 mark.
The first and front runner is the Panasonic plasma TCP65ST50. My biggest concern with this TV is the potential for image retention from watching Sunday football all day or from my young kids playing video games or possibly pausing the TV and then forgetting about it.
The second on the list is the Samsung UN60ES7100. My biggest concern with this TV is with the size. Would 60" be sufficient at a viewing distance of 15 ft?
The third consideration is the LG 65LM6200. I do like the passive 3D for viewing although I can differentiate that it is not as superior as active 3D in terms of resolution but at 15ft, should it be a concern. I also like the multi player capability with the passive 3D technology where, with special glasses each player can see the whole screen. My concern with this TV is with picture quality. Will it be sufficient to keep me happy for the next 5 years.
Any comments or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to watching Titanic in 3D on my new TV next weekend possibly.