I'm interested in buying a new 50" to 55" TV for my Home Theater Room. I'm fine with plasma and LED. I like black levels on plasma more obviously, but I probably will be doing some gaming on this as well with static images. I'd rather not have to babysit a TV during a break-in period (I've owned two Panasonic plasmas in the past).
Uniformity is a big deal to me, as I'm usually pretty OCD/anal about lighter/darker spots (this has led me to return TV's in the past), so I'd like a TV that has particularly good uniformity. The TV doesn't have to be 3D, as I don't really care about it. Also, it doesn't have to be a Smart TV, as I'll be hooking a WD TV Live box to it.
My budget is $800 on the nose, plus a little more with tax obviously. Is there a good, tried and true TV in my price range?