My house was recently struck by lightning and to make a very long story short, my Vizio 50" Plasma 720p HDTV is acting very strange. Menus don't work and I have a vertical line that is purple on one side of the screen which is annoying.
Basically I've made the decision to move this TV to our exercise room and I plan on replacing it. Our viewing distance from this TV is about 14'.
I'm going to move up in size to a 60" HDTV. 1080p versus 720p is not that important to me (for this TV) because we also have a dedicated theater that is 1080p on a 120" screen. Price is the driving factor.
So...in trying to keep costs as low as possible, can anyone recommend a 60" (or 58", etc) TV model/brand that is cheap in relative terms? I'm hoping to find a 60" 720p model that is discontinued or sharply reduced in price.
So far I have found a refurbished 60" Vizio VM60p (720p) for just over $2.2K shipped. I'd like to stay around the $2K mark. Does anyone have recommendations?
Although this is posted in the LCD forum, I don't care if it is LCD or Plasma, as light/reflections are not a problem.
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