Hello helpful forum members! I'm in the market for a new TV and would appreciate some advice.
I'm budgeting about $3000, though I would be very happy to spend less, but can also spend more to get what I want. So, I'm a little flexible.
2. Seating distance
8-10', most seating will be quite central, but it's open concept with the kitchen off to the side. It would be nice if wifey could have a nice view of the TV as she is cooking without nasty gamma shift.
3. Size/placement limitations
I was thinking 65" as it would be a very nice fit, though I would also consider anything 60-70". Will be mounted above a (fake, no real heat) fireplace, so the bottom of the TV will be about 5' from the floor.
4. Uses and sources
Streaming and cable TV, gaming (PS4, possibly a Steam box soon, input lag will be a factor for me), Blu-ray and DVDs currently via a PS3, but may upgrade if it makes sense to do so. I also watch NHL hockey semi regularly.
5. Room lighting
In a well lit room with lots of windows, however no direct sunlight . I do have good light control via blinds for more serious viewing.
6. Other considerations
I'm leanign towards a 4k set, but 1080p isn't completely off the table.
I'm colour blind (almost 1 in 10 males are), while contrary to popular belief that does not mean I can't appreciate vibrant colours, it does mean shadow detail is quite important to me. I would enjoy the 3D, but it's not the most important feature, I'd take good 3D as a bonus. Streaming options would be nice, but I can see myself building a htpc, or steam box if the TV isn't sufficiently good at it.
I originally had my eye on the Vizio P series, though it looks like I will not be able to get those here in Canada. I've also been eying up the Sony 65X850B, but the shadow detail on these units sounds slightly disappointing.
I'm not in a huge rush, though I would purchase the TV this week if it's the right fit.
Thank you ahead of time to any who are generous enough to reply. Please let me know if any other information would be helpful.