Happy Holidays y'all!
recently got a new pretty beastly PC for gaming and would like to compliment it w/ a new HDTV. it would be used for a bit of everything. tv, movies, but especially gaming. have a Sony 55A3000 that i still love. just got a new bulb and need to clean the mirror inside, but it still has a great pic quality. games and such look great on it but the wife kinda wants it in the bedroom lol. we haven't looked much at new tvs but noticed that prices have come down a lot, and back when i got the Sony (2007-08) it had a better pic than most LCD or plasmas, but maybe not anymore. from what little looking i've done i saw a couple that had clearer picture quality than my Sony. wrote the models down but lost 'em heh. i think one was a Panasonic Viera and one maybe a Sony Bravia. so was hoping we could get some advice from you knowledgeable folks. i researched for weeks for the new PC and it was very frustrating and i don't have much time right now to research so any advice welcome!
i don't know much about the pros & cons of LED LCD or plasma. i remember there were things like screen door effect, burn in ect but never knew much about them. TV would need to be about 55". could go bigger but would have to restructure the entire room so it would have to be a really great tv. budget...well cheaper's better but i'd go pretty high for a great tv. was hoping to keep it around $1000-1500, but might go upwards of $3000 if we're talkin phenomenal. the PC would be hooked up to it so i don't think i'd need fancy wifi stuff. 3D i'm not sure about. i still am not sure it's here to stay. i still occasionally get headaches from 3d movies at the theater, and i don't much like the loss of color and clarity w/ the 3d i've seen, even at the theaters. i thought projectionists were sopposed to keep the brightness up but sometimes do not. . the idea of 3d gaming used to really appeal to me but the little i've done (Batman Arkham, Enslaved) didn't blow me away. sure the depth was nice but not at the cost of color vibrancy and sharpness. oh and the TV would be in a room w/ variable light conditions. mostly dark but sometimes lights in evenings, open widow blinds ect. so matte might be nice.
that's about all the details i can think of. any advice appreciated! thanks much folks and Happy Holidays!