Originally Posted by eljr
I need something about 46 inches...
I know nothing about TV's. Do I want an LC, Plasma, something else.
I don't need the best but don't want an old technology.
I'd like to say around $500 but could go up to $1,200 or so.
I only need one HDMI input which will run from my Oppo 105.
HELP< I am cluless
From a technology perspective, plasma is gone at this point. There are really only two prevalent technologies, OLED and LED-LCD. OLED is going to be far outside of your price point so LED-LCD is the way to go.
46" TVs are not all that common these days. 43", 49" and 50" are more common.
The Vizio E-series is your most economical choice. A good value, basic 1080p TV.
The 2015 Vizio M-series is a step up from there, adds more zones of local dimming(better blacks) and 4K resolution. I would take the 50" over the 49" unless you need wide viewing angles as the 50" has a VA panel.
The Sony 50W800C is a different option from the Vizio M-series. Here you will get a 120Hz panel in a 1080p set. You also get Android TV built-in.
The best choice in a smaller size is probably the Samsung 48JS8500 but that comes at a substantial price premium.
Take a look at those to start and if you want more info let us know.
Originally Posted by 1KWIK72
Been out of the loop for a while, my 10year old Mitsubishi 65413 65" rear projection TV just died. It is setup in my basement as a dedicated theater room with tiered seating. Because it is an old rear projection unit it is huge and the screen is about 4' from the wall behind it currently. The room is long and narrow 12x21 with seating distances about 8.5' and 17' currently (2 rows tiered) viewing angle is pretty much straight ahead in any seat. I could wall mount a new unit and gain about 3.5' of distance or position a stand between the current entertainment center towers and set the new unit about where the screen currently is. Looking for at least a 65" but would consider a 70 or larger if I end up wall mounting it. I plan to update my old receiver also as my current Yamaha RX-V1400 does not do HDMI switching as well as add a bluray player. The new receiver I am looking at Yamaha RX-A2050 which claims 4k up-conversion I just haven't seen or played with any of the newer stuff to know how it works in real life. I have been living with 1080i on the old set so that can be taken into account.
1. Budget: would like to keep it under $2500 if possible
2. Seating Distance: 8.5' and 17' tiered seating, direct viewing
3. Viewing: Movies, Network TV via OTA antenna, Sports (football, college basketball and Drag Racing) very light gaming on Wii
4. Feed - DirecTV, OTA local network stations, Netflix
5. Room: Basement with immediate room window covered and ceiling lights on dimmer, very little ambient light
My best recommendation for a 65" set in that price range would be the Samsung 65JU7100. A good, but not exceptional, all around performer in UHD.
A slightly bigger choice would be the UHD Vizio M70-C3.
My favorite 75" set in that price range would probably be the 1080p Sony 75W850C.
Hopefully, that will get you started.
As a side note, my RX-A2050 receiver showed up last week. You probably don't want your reciever to upscale to 4K/UHD. You are better off letting the TV do that