I am in the market for a 60-65" display for my living room. With so many models from Samsung, Sharp, LG and others in this size I am hoping for some recommendations of what displays to check out. I currently am running a Sony 60r550a display that has issues and replaced a Sony 60ex720 which until it broke had some clouding but otherwise was great for my needs. The Sony 60ex720 replaced a dying Sharp 88un and was amazing how much better the video processing was compared to what Sharp offered. As to the Sony 60r550a I have tried two 60r550a displays and the first one had noticeable DSE with a lot of video processing issues, the second one has worse DSE but the video processing issues are minor though not as good as my previous 60ex720. I would be OK with the 60r550a except for the DSE issue which ruins sports/action, and since I have had two of these with this issue and others are reporting it, I think it's time for a change.
Size: 60-65" , I feel this size is just right and tried a 70" sharp once and it was too large.
Budget: Trying to stay under $2200
Viewing area: Living Room that gets some daylight from windows and also some of the room lights and various decorations. I usually look for displays that can handle daylight/glare/reflections well which usually means a led/lcd semi matte display but open to recommendations of other types.
Sources: Dish 722hd, Sony Blu-ray, Xbox360, internet apps especially Amazon video.
Viewing material: Regular tv shows, Blu-ray movies, xbox 360 video games, Internet streaming. Dramas, sitcoms, movies, action, and sports.
PQ and Video Processing: I'm not a videophile but want a display that looks good with a defect free uniform screen. Watching sports and action want a display that handles motion well without SOE. By uniform and defect free I mean when viewing normally I don't see clouds, dse, flashlighting, or other issues. I know some people run every test in the book to find out how well their screen looks but for me if it looks good during viewing that's good enough for me.
Input lag: I video game so want a display that can keep up with that.
3d: Not really used but I am not against it, as for passive/active I would take passive over active if everything else about the displays was the same in performance/features.
Smart TV: I would want this for some video streaming apps and internet connectivity but don't need built in cameras and all that stuff. Wifi is not needed since I have wired Ethernet to hookup.
Viewing angles: Want a display that does well around the room.
Look forward to your recommendations.