Time to replace my aging 57" CRT RPTV (Hitachi 57S500).
I have been looking at the Sharps for a couple of months.
The first in my research was the 70LE640. Looked OK, but then I figured "Why not take a look at the 80LE632?"
I really wanted to like the 80" but while watching one, I noticed that the in focus plane was stunning, but the out of focus plane was so grainy as to be distracting to me. My wife said she didn't like it either.
I am not a fan of 3D, so I hadn't yet considered the 745.
I started looking at 65" plasmas instead. The picture was quite good but I was concerned about the reflective screen. While I can have total light control for movies and such, I prefer some lights on for more casual viewing and knew that my overhead lighting, even when dimmed would be a problem. Also, the amount of heat given off would have been a concern in summer as the basement room does not have AC.
So, I started looking at the 745. While I don't care about 3D (and actually don't like it in the theater) I noticed that the PQ of the 745 was noticeably better than the 640.
After much auditioning, I will purchase a 70LE745 tonight from a local AV store.
I will report back after it has been in use for a bit.
Thanks for all the input,