Good afternoon gentlemen,
Looks like this will be the fourth (and hopefully final) thread I've subscribed to.
Was subscribed to the Sony XBR5 and Sony A3000 threads. Was planning on getting the new 70" Sony, but when that was canceled back in November, I also subscribed to the 73833 thread. I liked the Sony A3000, but 60" is a bit too small for my needs.
Finally decided 2 weeks ago to get the 73833 and bought it from BB with a delivery scheduled for Feb. 7th.
Well, when I saw yesterday that CC had the Toshiba 65" on clearance for $1399, I had to look into it. Spent last night reading most of this thread and decided I could do without some of the 73833's bells and whistles (PIP, 120hz, etc.) and the extra screen size for a savings of $2500.
Canceled the 73833 today and bought the Tosh from CC (with a 10% off coupon) for pickup tomorrow.
I figure that since this set will mostly be for standard TV watching (we have a HD 126" screen in the HT that we use for movie watching and major sporting events), I could do without some of the extras and the smaller screen size.
Looking forward to providing my feedback.
One question if anyone cares to answer:
1. We have a minivan that I can use to pick up the set tomorrow. The seats all fold down and based on the measurements I've seen, it'll fit right in the back. I would have to lay it down on it's back (or front) for the 3 mile drive home. Anyone see a problem with that?