I want to thank you Scott for the great article
Hi..new member feeling a little out of my league here...
Was up late last night reading all of Scott's article and the postings (saying this as I yawn now) oh ooops, not because of the written material but just lack of sleep from lots of late-night reading!
I must admit I am more confused than ever after reading all of it, so many specs and interpretations of what they mean, I just don't know what to believe. As a single parent I still want to make a decent tv investment but do try to be careful with my funds. (I hope I am not sharing too much as I am unfamiliar with the forum etiquette)
I am stuck between a few sets and was hoping for further insight from you or others 'in the know' here. I thank you in advance for any input given.
I am looking for 3D and smart and do understand the basics of plasma versus LED and active versus passive 3D. I prefer plasma picture but will have light in the living room (TV will be about 45 degree angle to large window) but I lean towards passive because of possible headaches from active and cost of glasses (my son breaks a lot of stuff!) I have come across about 5 models (all 2012 models I believe) that are either open box clearance, last year model clearance in a store, and one is from a person selling privately who is an ex-electronics employee (who bought 5 open boxes before quitting his job hoping to make a few bucks) and his TVs come with a remainder of year warranty from when he bought. Following are the sets and pricing I have found after much searching.
Also I will buy from the store with my Mastercard which will double manufacturers warranty.
1. Sony 55hx 850 - $1699 ( retail open box)
2. Samsung 55 ES 7150 -$1300 (private sale comes in box with glasses, qwerty key-board and about 6 months warranty)
3. Panasonic 50 GT5-$1300 (retail clearance and they were willing to throw in 2 pair of 3D glasses at no extra charge))
4. Panasonic 55 ET5 -$1299 (retail clearance)
5. LG LM 6700-$998 ( retail clearance
Oh and I just saw this morning a Sony HX 751 (includes glasses) for $ 1299 at a store ...hummm
I'm eager to hear any feedback and am grateful for forums such as these.
Thank-you all again for putting up with the newbie from Canada...Good day eh?!