So, I just bought the 75 Vizio M Series at Costco. I will be hooking it up in the next day or two. I will give feedback on my thoughts going from the 58" plasma. I see what cadett says about issues amplifying at 75", but to me I think size will rule as long as the picture is ok. I'm not a videophile either, but sometimes things jump out to me that i don't like. For example, i bought the super cheap 55" tcl at costco for $350 to put on my screened in porch, but watching basketball on that tv the faces just turned into blobs as they ran. On the other hand, I have a 3 year old 55" vizio e series that i find just fine. Anyway, thanks for all the feedback.
I have been on the fence about buying a new tv for a couple of years. Been hoping for OLED to come down enough, but at least in the 77" size that still seems several years away. CNET led me to the vizio M series. A trip to Best Buy when it was at $1900 had me thinking, then thinking about the Sony 900e for $2500. But the M at $1499, and from Costco where returns are easy if i hate it, convinced me.
Mr. Kludge, I appreciate the feedback. I understood MOST of it - ha! I have a sinking feeling i will be dropping about $4-500 on a new basic receiver soon . . . but I may try the denon 1613 in the meantime as it sounds more capable, if not better sounding, than my Marantz.