I'm currently on the hunt for a new LCD-LED TV, mostly due to the supposedly longer life on the backlight, and more even lighting for the overall picture. After researching for a while, as well as negotiating with the girlfriend, we've settled on a 46" model, which will work good for our viewing space. Optimal would be 55" by the viewing distance we're using, but she doesn't like having to "move [her] eyes around to see the whole screen".
I'll be hooking up my little Asus R3700 Nettop running XBMC via HDMI to it for a media center, so I would prefer an set that does NOT have "smart" capabilities, as it would be entirely redundant. All media streamed will be from archived Blu-Ray discs on my NAS at home at 1080p, or will be other things like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc. We won't be watching any 3D movies, as neither of us are able to view them correctly. It may also be used to play PC games occasionally at 1080p.
I will also be hooking up my Wii up to it for some gaming via Component input. I might also eventually get a PS3 or XBOX360, so more ports to hook these up is good. I also have a SNES and N64 that have S-VIDEO plugs; I've looked and haven't been able to find mention of S-VIDEO inputs on any of the TVs I've looked at so far. Has this port gone the way of the dodo? If so, I can live with Composite.
We've been eying the Samsung UN46EH6000, but I'm a little dubious due to the severe lack of ports (2 HDMI, 1 Component, 1 Composite). I'd like to have at least 3 HDMI if at all possible. But at the price point and feature set for this model seems to be a good starting point. I'd love recommendations on other brands as well. My price range tops out at $1300.
Do NOT want "smart" TV features
Do NOT want 3D capability
Will be used for 1080p movies, streaming video, 480p/1080p gaming
At least 3 HDMI, can live with 2
At least 2 Component, can live with 1
Would prefer S-VIDEO in, can live without
Will NOT be wall mounted
Currently considering the Samsung UN46EH6000
Thank you for any recommendations!