First, I want to first thank all of the contributors to this forum; it is a great resource for the uninitiated novice (like me).
I am looking for an HDTV for our informal living room--where everybody seems to gather (probably because it is closest to the kitchen and it has a thunderous 5.1 setup).
My mean viewing distance is ~152 inches.
After reviewing a few SMPTE/THX display-to-distance calculators, I am now looking at 80-90+-inch LED/LCD 1080p sets.
I would like the following features (in order of preference):
- Full array w/ local dimming (although a well-executed edge-lit set might suffice)
- Tolerant of indirect sunlight
- Passive 3D (although a well-executed active 3D set might suffice)
I have considered the new 4K sets, however the notional charts I have reviewed seem to indicate I would get limited benefit from the increased resolution capability at this size (80-90 inch) to distance (~152 inch) setup--irrespective of the early-adopter cost premium and scarce 4K viewing content.
The sets I am considering (in order of cursory preference):
- Sharp LC-80LE857 80-inch (although I understand the 2012 844 model has full array backlighting)
Note: I was close to pulling the trigger on a Samsung UN75F8000 75-Inch until I plugged-in my viewing distance into the before mentioned calculator(s); where a 75-inch would be even further from the optimal recommended screen size (~113.6 inches).
I am open to any and all suggestions.
I have no doubt that the Samsung 75F8000 would have better 2D picture quality than the above mentioned target sets; however, I think the added immersion benefit from the ginormous 90-inch could be the deciding factor The Visio M801d-A3 also seems to be a fair compromise/cost option.
Any advice or thoughts?
Edited by The Pup - 10/14/13 at 4:57pm