In the market between now and at least this fall for 79+" new TV. Won't consider 70" or 65" (already have 64" and 65" plasmas in the house). Not excited about 75". Would be fine with 90", or even 120", but don't plan to spend 5-figures so that rules out the options now or upcoming that are over 90". Getting 4K would be a nice bonus but not essential. If I did, it would only be worth a dime if it either came or could be upgraded to HDMI 2.0, HVEC, etc. Otherwise a 4K panel is useless. FALD would be awesome, but I won't go smaller to accommodate it or pay $20+K for an 80-something inch set, so looking unlikely now that the new Vizio 80" turns out to be a re-badge of last year's non-FALD set. Coming from mostly plasma so used to good PQ so already trying to reset my expectations lower. Hate, hate, hate edge enhancements/soap opera effect, etc.
So here's what I think I should be looking at now. Help me flesh out options I am missing or key facts I should know:
-- Sharp 90" 1080P edge-lit 2013 tech
-- Sharp 80" 1080P edge-lit, 2013 or 2014 tech
-- Sharp 80" Q+ 4K lite, 2014 tech. Ruling out as I would be paying a premium for a marketing-gimmick that down coverts to 1080P anyway and early professional and user reviews all say the panel isn't great
-- Vizio M series 80", 2013 tech. Pros/cons versus the comparable Sharp? I have a smaller 2012 Vizio in a secondary room which is the worst TV I have ever bought. Terrible picture, even worse remote.
-- LG 4K 84" 2013 tech. Can be had while supplies last for about 1/3rd of original price bringing it in line with some of the options above. Decent reviews of picture and sound. pre-HDMI 2/HVEC but tons of quotes from LG reps that an upgrade of the board is coming as an option within a couple months. Also lots of complaints about audio lip sync issues when playing 3D. But true 4K at the same price range as the comparable sized Q+ faux 4K.
-- LG 4K 79" 2014 tech. HDMI 2/HVEC, etc. WebOS. About a grand more than getting last year's 84". The new 84" would be outside my price range.
-- Not sure there's anything in the Sony or Samsung line that will really apply? 75" is not an option.
Just as my last Vizio TV was terrible, I also have a mid-line 60" LG from 2012 that is surprisingly great. Also, watching passive 3D on that LG is SO MUCH BETTER than on the active 3D 64" Panasonic plasma. So as 3D goes, I am a major convert to passive so that's a plus about the LG's.
What am I missing?