My 4 year old 73" Mitsu DLP finally bit the dust. Lucky for me, I guess. I am looking at a 70" Sharp and it looks like the 632 is the best bang for the buck. Best Buy has it for 2 grand with free shipping and 36 months with no interest. Hard to beat that deal. I have Cox cable HD, a late model LG BluRay and Apple TV. Lots of Netflix movies. High quality HDMI cables, etc.
Here are my questions:
1 - Is there any performance improvement by stepping up to the 732 for an extra $300? I have no need for 3D. I understand that I need to avoid the 640.
2 - What setting, after calibration, is best for everyday use on cable feeds? Fox news, local CBS, etc? I noticed someone mentioned Game mode for that?
3 - Is it possible to easily set the unit to switch modes via a remote like the Harmony One or Pronto without having to drill into various menus each time?
4 - Is anyone very familiar with the 80' models? I am toying with that idea because of the room size but I will probably stick with the 70" due to the difference in price, unless I can find a close out or some hot rod deal.
5 - Finally, what type of life should I expect from the 632? My Mitsu lasted just over 4 years, which is right at a MONTH beyond the extended warranty period. And of course they won't do anything for me or even make me a deal. It ended up costing me roughly $1,000 a year for that TV, and it sure as heck wasn't worth it. Am I being to paranoid if I buy and extended warranty for the 632?
Lots of questions and I apologize for taking up the space, but the only way to get an accurate answer is by asking an expert, and the only real expert is the guy that owns one and lives with it every day.
Thanks in advance.....