Hope I picked the right thread but this is as close as I can come to getting it right
We're getting a new tv for my pops 75th birthday to replace the Mitsubishi CRT that is 17 years old and on it's last legs. Also, this is the LAST tv for them. By the time it needs replacing, quality is not going to be relevant to them
Long story short I advised my mother, who's actually buying it, that she should get the UN46C6500. I'd come to that conclusion based on price, feature set etc. They don't need 240hz or 3D and are just watching HD Dish TV and some DVD's - but have an older DVD recorder, no blueray yet.
Unfortunately, mom goes into the local BB and gets a new idea. Because they are clearing out old stock, they will sell her a 46" B7000 or B8000 both for ~190 less then the new one. (Yes B7k and B8k same pricing)
I still think she should get the 2010 C6500, but wanna see what you guys think. The new one will give them some useful apps, like the netflix streaming, that you can't get on the B models, and I'm convinced that the whole apps concept is the current/future so they will find a number of much more useful things over time that appear in the apps section.
Also the contrast ratio is as good or better than the older models per the specs and so we're not getting a PQ loss here as far as I can tell. Unfortunately, I cant find all 3 of them in a store here to eyeball them myself.
So, what do ya'll think? I am steering her in the right direction or is there some reason that the B7000 or B8000 would be a smarter move (be it for the price or the model).
p.s. trying to convince her that the 2 year service plan from Best Buy is a waste of money- if its gonna die it dies in 30-90 days, not at 18 months. The money is better spent on a professional calibration instead.