You're locking yourself down over a 120Hz standard. I understand but Is this standard that important? About the only time I've found need for this standard was if I was trying to follow a hockey puck or a tennis ball but other than that, I don't find need for the 120Hz standard.
As to referbs, I've had excellent luck but I've read of others having terrible luck. But on the other hand, I've read of folks having terrible luck with brand new as today, in my opinion, buying anything with a cord attached is more a crapshoot than a sure thing. My attitude, little things, I'll buy online but if it's a big thing like a television, I "HAVE" to buy local because if there's a return issue, I want the store front to be local. And by local, we're in the mountains so local is twenty miles away.
As to the WAF,
, usually if you whine enough, you should be able to get an extra hundred bucks out of the deal as wives hate to listen to it just as much as guys do.
"Oh my, I really do want that more expensive TV as it has all the features I want and I'll hate this unit, all over a hundred bucks......mope, mope around the house, mope."
Hey, if the gals can do it, I say more power to guys using the same manipulation technique. And to those who cry foul. I say fooey on you. If the money is there, the bills have been paid, the 401(k) and savings bank has been fed, go for it.
Five years ago we paid $2,800.00 for a forty-six inch television. Today's smart forty-seven inch televisions, out the Costco door,
with five years worth of warranty is about $600.00. The only flaw in the deal, it's 60Hz as opposed to 120Hz. Most 120Hz TV's are a hundred bucks more. If you have one local, check Costco and Best Buy to see who has the best deal going so that way if there is a problem, they're close by for exchange purposes. What price, peace of mind?
My above is not intended to change your mind or morals on anything. The intent of my above is to share a different perspective. I hope the above helps with your decision making process.