Hi all. I am shopping for a 60" LED and need recommendations. This will go in a large, bright room. I initially had planned to get a Panasonic plasma, as I love my Panny, but realized I need LED for this room. My budget is between $1000 and $1500. I'd prefer to stay close to the middle of that range. I've done some research, but am not a TV connoisseur at all. I want Smart TV, WiFi built in for web browsing, and 3D. Basically, the latest features, as I won't buy another TV for several years. But a 2012 model would be fine for my use. I also would prefer a model that has built-in slide shows with easy to activate controls (one button press), in order to use the TV as a picture frame. Not a deal killer, but a preference. I also want something with a good upscaler, as my receiver does not have one at all. But i have to buy a Blu-Ray as well. So either the TV or the Blu-Ray need a good upscaler. Preferably the TV.
Right now, I'm leaning towards the ES6100 or ES6500 Saumsungs. Or one of the Sharps. I prefer the brightest picture I can get. Just my preference. And I think in the bright room it will go in, that will be a plus. I also need to consider the screen finish, as glare could be a big issue in that room. Large windows, French doors, and skylights above. Pulling all the curtains/blinds helps, but my wife will be watching this one more than I, and she'll never bother to try to darken the room.
Could I get some recc. on specific models. Doesn't have to be Samsung or Sharp. That's just the way I'm leaning right now, after spending a good bit of time looking at picture quality at various BB's.