We are looking to upgrade from our current Samsung DLP HLP5685W to a larger LED. We are looking at the Vizio 70" M701D-A3R and also the Samsung 65" UN65H6400AFXZA.
$2000 but the less the better.
Approx. 15' from the wall to the center of the couch. We will also be able to see the TV from the open dining and kitchen area behind the living. It's an open floorplan.
The room is pretty large but is a mess with all the kids toys and huge entertainment center. We will look to get rid of all that and try to have as clean an area/install as possible. I know something is needed for the components but I will likely look for a decent table / cabinet to sit under the tv and fish the cables behind the wall.
USES AND SOURCES
35% Sports via Direct TV
20% Movies via Direct TV (HBO, etc)
20% Flipping through channels via Direct TV
15% Movies, shows via Netflix and Amazon Instant
10% Gaming with PS3/Blu Ray Movies
- Direct TV Genie, Samsung Blu-Ray Player, PS3. Have not decided on on sound. It will likely be a home theater in a box type...something budget friendly. We have a dedicated home theater in basement so this is primarily for everyday viewing..late night flipping and watching sports a lot of the time.
: The room has a lot of light. There are two windows on the side of the room about 12' apart and the other side is the foyer / frint door..that is about 15-20' from the viewing area.
OTHER: I know the Vizio M701D-A3R 70" is about $1899 at several places. Direct TV is giving us a $200 gift card for BJ's (similar to Sam's Club and Costco) but if BJ's doesn't have it we may just swap the card with someone who uses Costco and get it there.
Area that TV will go...please disregard the messy area...my 3 year old loves toys.
The only other question I had was what to do with my 8 yr old DLP. We got it about 8 years ago from Tiger Direct or another online retailer for about $2500. Circuit City (who?) had it for $3200 and would not price match. It has been GREAT. We have replaced the bulb a couple times (3-4) and actually just put a new one in about a month ago. Recently it has started acting up a little....maybe 2-3 times a week it flickers and gets a solid line across the bottom or will shut itself off and put a little "triangle" in the display on the pedestal. Not sure if it is a color wheel or something else...definitely above my pay grade. Works great 85% of the time and has served us well, but definitely time to upgrade. What is a reasonable expectation on trying to sell this 56" DLP? Not expecting much but hopefully don't have to just give it away either.
Thanks in advance! Any advice is welcomed and greatly appreciated.....