"but I'm wondering what factors did you read that points out that it 'sucks'?"
I was talking about a lot of videophiles seemed really disappointed with the Samsung UE**B6000 caused by the auto dimming:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHv-sonQu8I
Comment starts at 4:00 into the video.
Then I found a long thread somewhere where people were very unhappy with the UE46B7000 because of this also.
If the UE**B8000 uses a different dimming system then it might be not suffer from this. If so I'd like to know. I'm no videophile so I might not even notice.
But because of this I was looking at the Sony.
"I'm not a fan of ultra expensive TV's. For watching Spongebob"
I've said for years that I'll not buy a $5,000 TV for Scooby-Doo but now that the wife is really wanting a new TV and we're in better financial shape I'm just trying to look ahead.
With the TV I think we will need a new receiver and maybe a blue ray player. And I hope this will be our main entrainment system for the next 10 to15 years. When the kids get older my hope is the set will stand up well to whatever new technology comes out.
On the other hand what Servicetech571
All of the new generation LCD's look good, only videophiles can tell the difference between the entry level and high end sets on ordinary source material. On 1080p sources such as Blue ray is when the high end TV's stand out. Depending on viewing distance look at some 52" sets, not many will complain their flat screen is too big
This sounds very wise to me so now I'm looking at a Bestbuy offer for a PS3, Sony KDL-46v5100 LCD, a game and a movie for $950. But will I be sorry I didn't get the $2,000 Sony because we have netflix and access to lots of blue ray titles.