Hello Everyone. Who would have thought it would be this difficult to find a decent TV in 2013?! I have had two 42" LG Plasmas over the last 10 years and been satisfied with both of them, but I figured it's time to get onboard with this new LED technology and buy a nice new 46-50" TV. Well upon doing a lot of research and a lot of looking and actually buying two and being totally unhappy, I am realizing that the technology of these TV's is nowhere NEAR the technology of a Plasma of even 5 years ago. The first set I ended up with was the 50" 50ES5000 from Samsung, and while this set has a stunning picture and excellent blacks, I realized going with the 60hz refresh was a bad idea, as it blurred quite badly, plus the TV suffered from some dark corners that really bothered me, so I returned the set and decided to go with another LG since I've had such good luck with them.. I now have a 47" LG LM5800 3D which has turned out to be 100 times worse than the Samsung! It has unacceptable backlight bleed, poor picture, minimal settings, and although they advertise 120hz, turns out its really only 60hz!!
Which brings me to today. I am going to return the LG and try again. I am now leaning towards the Samsung 46" ES6000 which is the 120hz model above my first TV, mostly because I have learned my lesson on backlight bleed on the edge lit models, and the ES6000 is full array back lighting. The question I have is, no one really seems to advertise whether they are full array or not, including Samsung and this makes no sense because to me this technology is FAR superior to edge lit, they should let it be known! But do any of you have any other suggestions?
I live in Canada, so I only have assess to stores like future shop, Costco and best buy. I am open to your opinions! Oh, And I'd like to stay within that $800 or less range if possible.