I'm looking to get my first flat panel TV, big upgrade from my eight year old CRT. 1. Budget
Around US/CAD $1,000-$1,2002. Seating distance
Approx 8-9 feet3. Size/placement limitations
I'm looking to get 46-47 incher
, but can go even 55 inch
if price/requirements falls within budget.4. Uses and sources
Will be used mainly to watch 720p/1080p movies (blu-ray and encoded files), playing PS3/X360/PS2 games, and watching occasional SD cable programing and DVD movies. I would prefer a TV with a minimum of 3 HDMI ports and 1 component port. 1080p/24 compatibility is good to have as well. Low Input lag would be nice to have (gaming mode?) but if it's not a lag fest it should do.
It will be around 70% HD and 30% SD.5. Room lighting
No direct sunlight but fairly bright, even with curtains.
I don't really care about Internet connectivity or built-in WIFI.
Passive 3D might be nice but isn't required as well. I'm mainly looking for is good picture quality, reliability, and a decent sound quality from built-in speakers as I don't have any sound system, at least not for this year.