I currently have a Pioneer Elite 60 inch 1080i that was purchased in 2007. At the time it was top of the line (or close to) and I have never been happier with a TV.
I'd like to move that TV to another room and replace the Elite. Whatever I purchase I would like to be an upgrade in terms of picture quality (because I absolutely love the quality on the Elite). I'd like to get a 65-70 inch tv and it seems like just about every tv in that size range is a smart-TV with 3d capability.
One concern I have is that a few of my friends (and the salesperson at BestBuy) have warned me to stay away from an LED because it looks too artificial due to the high sharpness.
I'm a bit lost because I remember about 6 years ago I based my decision on contrast ratio, resolution, refresh rate, etc., but now many sites are stating these numbers are mostly useless.
Any kind of guidance as far as brand, LED vs. Plasma, the usefulness of specifications, etc., would be much appreciated. Many of you have been a great help to me over the years -- I wish I could return the favor but unfortunately I never seem to keep up with new technology.
I was just going to buy another Pioneer but saw that they're no longer making TVs! I feel old.