I'm leaning towards 55", but the wife actually is suggesting a larger screen.
Anyhow, to make a long story short, looking around at Sears I stumbled across this model: Seiki SE65JY25.
I realize that these low end models always start to creep in around Black Friday, and adding the fact that there zero reviews means this puppy isn't shipping yet, so the big retailers are probably starting to drop "breadcrumbs" for Search Engine Optimization. There are specs, and some retailers are listing some prices that rival what you'd pay for something like an Insignia 65" 120hz model . I am showing prices and specs come up on Amazon, and Tigerdirect, as well.
You may ask why i'd bother starting a thread? We'll i've been living with a Black Friday special 40" Apex that i've had in my bedroom since 2009, and have been ok with it.
My curiosity is piqued with this model, as it's huge, specs at 240hz (probably applied loosely here), i'm sure many here could live without 3d, and may not need smart features that you can provide through an external streaming box.
Here's a rundown of what i've found, if anyone stumbles across a real review or sees one in the real world, feel free to PM me.
Specifications & Dimensions
General Warranty:1 year parts and labor
Image Brightness:250 cd/m2
3500-5000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
176 degrees (H) x 176 degrees (V) viewing angle
6 ms response time
Screen Refresh Rate:240Hz
Tuner Type:ATSC/NTSC (digital/analog)
Included with Item:
3D Glasses Included:None
Accessories Included:Remote Control, Battery, User Manual, Quick Start Guide
Smart TV Control Type:Not a Smart TV
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Native Resolution:1920 x 1080
Audio Inputs, Total Number:1
Audio Outputs, Fixed, Number:1
Audio Outputs, Variable, Number:None
Composite Video Inputs, Number:1
Composite Video Outputs, Number:None
Digital Audio Input Type:None
Digital Audio Output Type:Coaxial
Number of HDMI Inputs:3
S-Video Inputs, Number:None
USB Inputs, Number:1
USB Port Type:Service
ENERGY STAR Compliant:No
Dimensions and Weight:
Depth with Stand:12 to 13-7/8 in.
Depth with Stand (in.):13.80
Depth without Stand:3 to 3-7/8 in.
Depth without Stand (in.):3.30
Height with Stand:30 or more in.
Height with Stand (in.):34.50
Height without Stand:30 or more in.
Height without Stand (in.):34.50
Item Weight (lbs.):99
Screen Size:60 or more in.
Screen Size (by diagonal measure):64.5
Width:50 or more in.
Display Menu Language - Display:English, French, Spanish
Product Type - General:LED-backlit LCD TV
Depth - General:13.8 in
Height - General:34.5 in
PC Interface - General:VGA (HD-15)
Width - General:58.7 in
Weight - General:76.9 lbs
Image Aspect Ratio - Display:16:9
Weight (Shipping) - Dimensions & Weight (Shipping):99 lbs
Stand Design - Stands & Mounts:Tabletop
Height (Shipping) - Dimensions & Weight (Shipping):45.9 in
Video Interface - General:Component, composite, HDMI
Width (Shipping) - Dimensions & Weight (Shipping):66.3 in
LCD Backlight Technology - Display:LED backlight - direct-lit LED
Connector Type - Connections:1 x composite video input ( RCA phono ) ¦ 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) ¦ 1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) ¦ 3 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) ¦ 1 x digital audio output (coaxial) ( RCA phono )
Depth (Shipping) - Dimensions & Weight (Shipping):9.8 in
Dimensions & Weight Details - Dimensions & Weight Details:Panel without stand - 58.7 in x 3.3 in x 34.5 in x 69.9 lbs ¦ Panel with stand - 58.7 in x 13.8 in x 34.5 in x 76.9 lbs
Dimensions - General:With stand
Supported Computer Resolutions - Video Features:1024 x 768 (XGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1360 x 768, 1920 x 1080
Diagonal Size (cm) - General:165 cm ( 163.8 cm viewable )
Diagonal Size - General:65" Class ( 64.5" viewable )
Input Video Formats - Video Features:480p, 720p, 480i, 576i, 576p, 1080/50i, 1080/50p
Edited by laxgeek - 10/27/13 at 1:26am