OK guys, I need some help.
I'm looking to upgrade my perfectly good Toshiba 46SV670U (FALD, 120/240hz & amazing blacks) to a 60". I've decided since I am going to want to upgrade in a few years to a 4K I don't want to break the bank on this one.
Budget: $1400 MAX would prefer less. Less $$ the sooner I can acquire. Been researching for about 2 weeks, and am starting to get antsy. Viewing distance is 8-12ft, fyi. I prefer to get at a B&M just in case, but will order online if it saves me enough cash or allows me to upgrade.
I've been looking at the following:
60LE650U - seems to get a lot of good review on various sites, owners thread is full of happy people.
60EQ10U - has Quattron and 240hz native. Gut is telling me this might be where I end up. Not many here with it though, which gives me pause.
60SQ15U - Hard not to step up another $100 for better cosmetics and a few more features. Also not many here with this one.
Abe's I know has some shady practices but they do have some good prices on the the two better Sharps right now - maybe I can get lucky and BB will price match - I know that is a YMMV kind of thing though.
Samsung 6350 - seems to be the default choice that I probably can't go wrong with. I tend to go off the beaten path though for some reason. I like an underdog lol.
VIZIO M602-B3 I like that is still has FALD - technology I am familiar with, although Edge lit seems to have become the defacto way to engineer panels these days.
Panny 60AS530 - only Panny I can get local in a 60". was considering the 680 but really want the size. The 530 seems to get good reviews, but don't see many here with it.
I have all but dismissed the LG's as I don't think I want an IPS panel, as I do like to turn out all the lights to watch movies, and I think the blacks would bother me (talk me in or out of it). I do like the way they look though and reviews are favorable for normal TV especially sports, which this set will see quite a lot of.
I wish Toshiba still brought their good stuff over here, but I digress. Regza/Cinema Series is dead, and it seems that the other "enthusiast" sub brands are dead as well.