Back in February 2012 I ordered the 735 from NYC. I live in Houston. Apparently they use a local shipping company. It was taking 3 weeks to get my tv. It was in a warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee for a week. When I called the shipper to see when it would be delivered, I found out they dropped it off the skid and broke it!!!!!!!! Not just mine, but 4 others!!! I couldn't get another one because no one had them. I was told to wait until the end of March, beginning of April for the 847. Now that I'm ready to buy, I was going to get the 847 but I saw that the 735 is available again, and the 735 is more expensive than the 847. I read that the 735 has a better picture because it's backlit and the 847 is side lit. Which one would you recommend and why? Thanks!