Originally Posted by docmhale
I need help in choosing a tv. This is going in the family room that has windows on the east and south sides of the 4 sides so it is fairly bright in the daytime. Main use of the tv will be for tv and some Blu-Ray movies in the afternoon and evening and I don't need 3D or gaming. Somewhat energy efficient would be nice and I don't have a limiting factor on size. My budget for this is $1K. So what says the Collective! Thanks for the help.
I like the LM7600 from L.G., and its an edge lit local dimming LED/LCD, only thing I'm not a fan of in that FP is the glossy screen. Performance wise it's pretty solid, in the 47" size it sits right at the top of your budget but again it's a worth while consideration.
The LE640U from Sharp is another worthy option. My only problem with what I've seen from the Sharp's from 2012 is the inability to handle motion too terribly well. I've seen the LE640U in action with several sporting events from hockey and football to basketball and horse racing and the FP didn't handle the temporal resolution too well.
The EH6000 series from Samsung is definitely a great value, no frills TV. You don't get a ton of input options which may or may not be a big deal for some. However it is a direct backlit LED/LCD and typically you'll get better uniformity from the backlight on those over the edge lits.
Lastly the EX645 from Sony deserves a look. I personally think there are better options out there but still it's a decent performing FP. I like the fact that it comes with a swivel base, quirky or not. I just felt like from what I've seen on the Sony whites tend to be too cool and blacks too washed and gray.
The LG I mentioned would be a 47" for your budget, the Sharp a 52", the Samsung a 55", and the Sony a 50"
If 47" will suffice I think the LM7600 is the best performer of this bunch. I tried to go from most viable option to last ditch here.
Anyway, best of luck and cheers!