Feeling a little overwhelmed and could use some advice on models to consider in purchasing a larger TV:
Budget: under ~$2,200
Main viewing distance: 14ft. From some seats it's less but this is the distance (at perpendicular) from the couch, where we typically sit, to the screen. Max angle we might watch from is ~30º to center of screen and from a closer distance.
Sizing and placement: This will be in our family room where we spend most of our time, so I don't want the screen to be too overwhelming, so size up to ~75" (diagonal). It will be mounted on the wall, slightly above eye level when seated.
Primary uses: We watch a fair amount of live sports, plus cable TV shows, and a little Netflix programming and movies. No Blu-ray (and don't see us getting one). No gaming.
Room lighting: Moderately well lit room although most of it is artificial light. Lights are on a dimmer so we can turn the lighting down when watching a movie but, frankly, we generally don't.
Our current TV is a 50" plasma. I'm indifferent between emissive vs transmissive technologies. This will be hooked up to our AV receiver and speakers so I'm not focused on built-in speakers and I don't care about voice-controls or other bells/whistles.
Suggestions, please! AVS members have always given me great advice in the past. Am hoping to tap into some of that expertise on this project, too. Thanks!