$2000; can stretch higher if worth it. Willing to go lower if there is a quality TV I'm missing.
2. Seating distance
probably 10' or more, but location dictates my screen size so it isn't a major factor.
3. Size/placement limitations
-Will be wall mounted over a fireplace mantle bump-out.
-We are building our house and the mantle isn't up yet, but I have a feeling 60" will be the right size.
4. Uses and sources
-Netflix, HBO GO, MLB.tv.
-hardwired ethernet capable.
-HD Cable Box
5. Room lighting
-There will be large windows and a patio door on (1) side wall; pendant lights behind viewers.
-3D isn't huge, but a tie-breaker I guess.
-Picture quality is important to us.
Just started looking into televisions earlier this week after not getting a new one for about 8-9 years (Sony SXRD).
We went to Best Buy last night and looked at the Samsung UN60F7500 and UN60F8000.
We were also interested in the Sharp LC60LE757, but didn't really look at it as salesperson recommended the Samsungs over the Sharp (with Toshiba being not recommended at all).
I was impressed with the F8000 and found it online for about $800 less at "buysquad.com".
1) Is the Samsung the TV for me or am I missing a better value?
2) Any knowledge of buysquad?
3) Are the savings worth the stress of not being able to return the tv if damaged (buysquad) or would you get one through Amazon or a brick and mortar for peace of mind?...don't know how often most people need to send televisions back.