Hello AVS members. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am feeling a little overwhelmed and not quite sure what to pull the trigger on. Here's some info I hope helps.
1. $500 give or take some
2. 14' (feet) possibly slightly less
3. No major limitation on size. As for placement, the tv will only be able to go into one corner more than likely.
4. Most used for Netflix, BluRay, Apple TV/Small movie file play back (.mp4), some PS4 gaming & possibly some sports.
5. Decently well sunlit, but no direct sunlight into the main large windows, or directly on TV.
I've gone to Target (and plan on going to Best Buy tonight) and have stood about 14' away, and a 40"-42" seems to be really on the outside size of barely being acceptable for my wife and I at such a distance. 48"-50" while to me is still small (I've owned a 60" before), they are large enough that we would be happy with it.
Ideally I'd like a 55"-60" and 3D, but I realize for the price range that something has to give.
If I have to pick what is most/more important 1. Price 2. Screen Size. 2A.Picture Quality. 3. 3D 4. Reliability (is a refurb or second hand a good idea? I've read hard no when concerning plasmas.) 5. Smart features/Everything else.
Some TVs I've been looking at, and seem to be roughly within my price range.
Sharp Aquos 48" LC-48LE551U
LG 65" 65LB5200
LG 60" 60LB5200
LG 60" 60PB5600
LG 60" 60PB6650
LG 50" LGLB5900
Vizio M series 49", 50", 55" & 60"
Vizio D & E series but so far I'm not as excited from what I've seen in store
Samsung 48" UN48H6350
LG 55" LB5900
As well as a few others, but as you can see with the list above, I am feeling overwhelmed and I keep second guessing myself.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Am I over thinking things? Are there things I am not taking into consideration like refresh rate, or something else entirely? Is there going to be a big difference overall with picture quality between these TVs anyway? Are other factors going to be more important?