I'm new to this forum, and basically I'm looking to get a nice TV setup for my living room, since currently I have nothing there. (I'm a first-time TV buyer, aside from the Samsung T260HD Monitor/HDTV that I use for computer gaming and TV in my bedroom.
For the TV, I'm interested in getting a Plasma. I've mainly been looking at Samsungs, since I already have two of their monitors (I use a Samsung 226BW as my secondary monitor). In particular, I really love their red ToC style.
Anyway, the main Plasma I've had my eye on is the Samsung PN50B650 (hxxp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001W6NU9E/ref=s9_simp_gw_s4_p23_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0Z51RDXZBXR9KCA7QE2B&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846
), which is available for $1,140 on Amazon with zero interest for 24 months. (Note that I need to buy from a place like Newegg, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. that offers zero interest for some number of months.) Is there anything else that you guys would suggest in that price range? Also, I sit about 8-9 feet from where the TV will go, so do you think 50" will be enough?
Depending on the ideal size, I might be able vary my price range a bit.
Also, I have a PS3, and I'm guessing that gaming and watching movies won't be much fun without some decent speakers. If possible, I'd also like to get an affordable speaker setup (most likely a home theater in a box?). I've seen things like the Samsung HT-BD1250T/1252T/1255T for around $450 (the included Blu-ray player is nice, although I suppose I could just use my PS3, so a setup without one could be a cheaper option for me... Would other players have significantly more features?), but I haven't looked much further than that. What kinds of things would you guys suggest?
Thanks in advance!