I am looking for a budget friendly 1080p TV with great picture quality. I have no need for 3D (not interested) or Internet connectivity (that will be provided by a Google powered media player).
I was considering the Samsung UN40EH5000 when I came across TCL's F3300 line. It is very similar to the Samsung in specs and uses Direct LED rather being edge lit, and the TCL LE43FHDF3300TA 43" version costs more that $150 less than the Samsung. The only problem is, I have never seen the TCL in person.
Can anyone out the vouch for the picture quality of the 2012 line? They seem to be sold almost exclusively online (Amazon, Best Buy, Tiger Direct). Can anyone speak to the quality of other TCL models? I've heard it rumored that they use Samsung panels.