Thanks and here's my requirements based upon the recommendations in the first post of this thread..
Tight.. Trying to stay under $1500, hopefully $1000 and am not opposed to "Used Like New" from Amazon Warehouse Deals or similar.
2. Seating distance
13 feet but I am also looking at reconfiguring that to make it 10 feet which will also help with the rear surrounds in my 7.1 set up.
3. Size/placement limitations
This will be wall mounted above a fire place at about 4 feet AFF to the bottom of the set.
4. Uses and sources
HTPC mainly with an older Samsung 2500 BD-P for Blu-rays although I mostly rip them to my server now and playback via Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. I don't really care about 3D all that much and because I have an HTPC I don't need an awfully smart TV, just one that can be calibrated. My HTPC also uses an HDHR Prime tuner for CableTV content. Because I only have two sources and 7 HDMI inputs on my AVR, the number of inputs is really not an issue either.
5. Room lighting
Typical Family Room I guess with wood slat blinds on the windows that do a pretty good job cutting out external light. The room has dimmable light fixtures that are typically off for movie viewing but on for basic TV viewing. My current set has a glossy screen that helps with black levels for sure.
Edited by Sammy2 - 10/16/13 at 2:23pm