Good evening my HD compatriotsI
It's been a long time since I've hit the forum with a post, but I have a problem I'd love some input on if you have time. I want to buy as much TV as I can to cram into the 44" width of my entertainment center in our living room. My wife and I agreed that we'd always keep the TV behind closed doors for aesthetics and also for the little ones until I have room for a dedicated HT. So far as I can tell, that limits me to a 46 or 47" LCD/LED. BTW, I currently have an older 42" 720P entry level plasma that has served very well. In fact, I'm concerned that my lust for a larger HD unit will actually cost me a bunch of $$ and not even look as my old Panny. Nevertheless, I'm still looking.
Based on CNET's reviews I was headed to the VIZIO M3D470KD. It's a 47" edge-lit LED with decent black levels etc. etc. HOWEVER, looking again today, I find that this very well reviewed unit is no longer for sale (on Amazon, at least) and due to be replaced by a new M series model for 2013 that DOES NOT have the edge lit technology that seems to have garnered all the high praise for this series last year. See link:
So... now I'm back to square one.
I don't care a bit about smart this or that or 240hz this or that per se, but am looking for the best picture quality (black levels mainly) I can get in a 46" or 47" without breaking the bank. I loathe the idea of spending upwards of a grand on an LED when there are so many great plasmas out there, but again, I have to get it into that entertainment center.
I wouldn't be so pressed to do this, but dammit, LOTR on blu-ray sounds so much bigger coming out of my Swans Divas, Denon and Hsu gear than it looks on my lowly little 42"!
And to forestall any naysayers, 47" vs 42" is a HUGE diff in my humble opinion.
I've rambled on long enough. Anyone have suggestions? At this point, I guess I'm likely headed to the LG lm7600 series.