I'm having a really hard time choosing between these two LED TV's, all of which are on sale this week for the Black Friday week of sales. I primarily watch HDTV cable programming, DVD/blu-ray, sports, and Netflix/Amazon Instant (all three are Smart TVs). I don't really game much, so that's not really a factor.
I would really appreciate any input from any owners of these sets have or anyone with an understandings of the differences between these makes/models. This decision basically boils down better known quality name brand with slightly lesser reviews, or a lesser known brand name with better reviews.Sony 46'' LED Internet TV KDL- 46EX645 - $700
Edge-lit 120hz, and Sony is one of the best known quality brands. The CNET review was pretty favorable, but they only gave it 3/5 stars though, and noted uniformity issues and only so-so shadow detail, which were also expressed in the AVSForum owners thread.Vizio M3D470KDE 47" 1080p 120Hz LED 3D - $750
Edge-lit 120hz, with passive 3D (not something I'm looking for, but a nice addition). More expensive, and, according to some, Vizio is one of the lower quality/cheap-made brands. However, CNET named this TV one of the best LEDs of 2012, giving it 4 out of 5 stars, and it has a lot of other great reviews out there on the internets. The AVSForum owners thread did complain about some spotlighting issues in dark settings. My main concern with this TV is longevity since I've read that Vizio's have had a tendency to have issues down the road.