Originally Posted by gene9p
now more than ever..I cannot recommend buying this tv at any price, especially OB's. I was dead against this tv from day one and now with it's discontinuance, never fixed issues, and build date problems, be patient . The new shootout is on 5/10 and 5/11 and it will not have all that it would had it been in the fall, but will surely have some solid tv's and Sony's LED 4K set. I stand my ground that the Elite is an excellent LCD/LED tv, but not the best tv "ever". Let BB sell these leftovers to someone else or put them on their e-bay store. You Can do better for less money and with more reliability than the Elite Edsel.
The 4K sets will be really nice if you plan to sit 3 feet away from the screen. And there being no 4K content for the forseeable future is kind of a drawback. OLED is still more or less dead in the water because of production process difficulties. Some really nice plasmas are out this year but for some of us like me, plasma is not an option.
That leaves the inferior edge lit tech. I'm reading Sony's new 900 series can come close to the Elite but the 55" is almost $5,000. I imagine the 65" will be at least 7,000. That means you will pay more for the equivalent PQ in a smaller screen size but have 4K capabilities with no 4K content. Not a good option.
As mentioned before, I have a relatively minor problem with my 70 Elite IR sensor going bad. I'm still trying to get it fixed but Elite is pushing hard for me to just get my money back because of no techs in the area. If I get forced to go that route, I will likely just get a low end cheap Walmart TV because all signs point to everything coming out this year being complete junk unless you are willing to pay more than the Elite just to get kind of close in PQ. My old Samsung 5271F CCFL tv had much better PQ than most of the crap getting released today. Too bad I got rid of it after getting the Elite.