Originally Posted by Tachy
I am looking to upgrade my system some time in the upcoming months. I currently have a Pioneer Elite Pro610HD 58" Rear projectioni HDTV, and I still really like it, but due to lack of HDMI connectivity and lack of 720p and 1080p resolution as well as difficulty seeing some dark scenes when it is sunny out, am hoping to upgrade to a flat screen, probably LED, but open to suggestion regarding LCD/Plasma.
I live in a highrise condo facing west, with living room, viewing room side being all windows/glass sliding doors, still somwhat briight during daytime hours even with blinds closed.
I can put storm shutters down (electric) at present when light out to get totally dark room for viewing, but often do not really want to do that.
Just upgraded my Denon receiver to something with HDMI with hopes to get TV. (4520CI)
Budget is $3000-5000 although if you told me there was a much better TV for $6000, if it made that much difference, might make my budget slightly flexible.
Seating distance is currently about 10 feet, but could be variable from about 6 to 20 feet if needed.
Uses and sources. TV, both cable and streaming moves, amazon, perhaps netflix. Music/Pandora, Spotify. Currently DVD, but probably will upgrade to blu ray in next year. Sports, mainly football. TV source is local cable company, through Tivo premiere xl4 DVR
Room lighting is incandescnet/flourescent bulbs at night 75%, and daytime, less than 25%, but western sunlight strong from side of all glass windows for entire wall. Do have above mentioned storm shutters which can make room totally black, and may also be upgrading blinds to new window treatments in next year so who knows at present.
I am planning on sitting the TV on a stand ,perhaps a Salamander Synergy Quad 20
Currently looking at the Sony XBRHX950 and Samsung ES8000, although also considering Panasonic Plasma (all about 65 inch diagonal), but open to suggestion.
When I bought my Pioneer Rear projection, the larger screens had somewhat dimmer pictures. I am assuming that with newer technologies, the larger size screens do not have lesser picture quality or disadvantages (on the higher end tv's)?? (other than higher cost?)
Thank you in advance for your advice/suggestions.