I've settled on a 65" TV for a 12'x22' enclosed (4-season) porch. I'd almost decided on the LG B7A, but I don't think it's bright enough given that the porch has windows all around.
My next choice was the Sony XBR 900E and I was very close to buying from Best Buy for $1,500. However, I went into another BB store and they had an open-box Sony XBR65930E. It was on display next to the 900E and the 930E was clearly brighter. I also found this
which puts the 900E, 900F and 930E side-by-side in a really good comparison and concludes the 930E is the best choice.
So, I got the open-box 930E for $1,500 b/c the remote and some screws were missing. Given that I was ready to pay $1,500 for the 900E, I felt pretty good about my purchase. That's the good news. I got the TV home, got all 85 lbs. of it up on the wall mount and for 2 days it looked phenomenal. Then, it started to momentarily go black (sound stayed on) about every 30-60 seconds. It happened on all inputs (cable, antenna and wi-fi), so I knew it was the TV.
I called Best Buy and there are almost no more 930Es in their inventory. The guy found a brand-new one in Virginia that he said he can get, but the cost would be $1,750. So here's my question: is there a better $1,750 65" television than the Sony 930E for the room I described above?
My other option is to have Sony come and repair/replace the current TV, but that comes with a lot of other hassles.
Any opinions/insights are greatly appreciated! Thanks, in advance, Richard