I recently remodeled my basement and am looking for a new TV. I haven't shopped for one in 5 years since I bought a Bravia, so I could use some help as I know that the technology has changed so much. I'm very much a noob at this point. If anyone has any articles that they wouldn't mind posting a link to that can get me up to speed, I'm certainly interested in learning more. I just don't have the time to delve into full blown research on this like I used to when I had more time for this hobby.
Price: I'm looking at be in the $1200 or less range preferably.
Size: Likely 46"
Use: I plan on using it for a bunch of things, but probably mostly Sports TV, then movies, then games
Features: I'd like a web enabled TV that can allow me access to some streaming movie companies, none of which I have accounts with at this time. Youtube, Pandora, Skype, Facebook, all pluses. I have no idea if I can break into 3D at this price point. The Samsung Smart hub propaganda looks pretty cool, again, no idea whether $1200 gets me into that.
The TV will have a few very bright LED ceiling lights in front of it, which might be on dimmer, so brightness is kinda important.
Thanks to all who can offer some suggestions!