So I have the CFO's permission to buy a new set for the basement. I can accommodate up to a 65" screen in the current space and I'm sold on the Samsung sets. Can't go as high as the 65ES8000 which is what I'd really like. I'm seeing the 65ES6500 and the 60ES7500 around the same price point. Is it worth the better screen in a slightly smaller size to go with the 60" 7500 or should I go for the 65" 6500?
I have viewed 55" versions of both at Best Buy and both have a clear picture etc. However I never know if they mess with the settings to get people to buy the more expensive set. While the 7500 has better contrast I'm not sure I'd notice once I get it home. Any clear reason to get the 7500?
Will be using for mostly TV/ mostly sports (40%), gaming (40%) with a bit of movie watching (20% or less).
Viewing distance is 10'-12'.
Wont use 3D much if at all
Smart TV is not a factor either, have a XBox and PC hooked up, can get anything I want from those
I have a 5.1 system so sound is not a concern
The other option is to wait for the 2013 models to come out in a month or so and get one of them.