I thought I had found the Samsung UN55KS8000 at Best Buy for $1199, on sale, and that would be a wrap, but closer look showed it was the MU8000, which doesn't sound like a "bad" tv, but I'd have to drive an hour each way, pay $1199, plus tax, which puts it at $1300, and it's rated a little lower than the Vizio P55-C1, and I can get that from B&H for $999, plus 175 shipping, and never leave the house. The KS8000 is rated a little better than the Vizio, but can't find if for under $1500....yet. But my color wheel is getting noisier every day. Soon I won't have a tv.
There is a marketplace seller selling the Vizio for $932, free shipping, but that makes me nervous, as far as the warranty. Not sure what to do now.
A great deal on the KS8000 would end this, but if I can find the Vizio for about a grand, shipped, that might be the way I'll go. Onlyu thing that concerns me about the Vizio, is this part of the review on RTINGS:
Above average for watching TV shows in a bright room. Picture quality is great when viewed from in front. Not the best TV at dealing with reflections on the screen, and doesn't get as bright as some others to combat glare. Upscaling of low quality content is average.
And it gets a 7.2 for tv shows, which is my primary use. It would be in a pretty bright room, with reflection issues
am I reading way too much into this, especially given the fact that I'm coming from a 2004 DLP? To be fair....we have said that when it goes, we'd easily get something that was better, but at the same time, if the color wheel wasn't making noise, we wouldn't be shopping for a tv right now.