Hi everyone, and sorry for the late reply!
(helluva name there! Lol), it was, "It was Free Shipping."
, "Ya, normally I wouldn't have purchased that quick, but was literally
less than 2 minutes left in the bidding, and I figured I was safe and secure cause it was a 65", for $255 (not the $260 I'd accidentally said), and would really like to have the Panasonic and the Sony (https://www.crutchfield.com/p_15860X...-60XBR950.html
) side by side to compare. The only thing I don't like about the Sony is that it just looks like a so outdated tv because of how big it is, but even to this day, I think it's a pretty good looking picture, in my opinion (I remember when this used to look small in comparison to all the others when I first got it, not the screen, but just the size and thickness of it. Lol)."
, "I must say that the Sony does have, in my opinion, a very good stereo in it, as it's pretty loud and clear, that's for sure. I think that'd be a 'no doubt comment' if we're talking in regards to the newer tvs as there's not much room to put a good stereo setup inside them. The only downfalls I see with buying separately is the timing of the picture and the sound not being on par, with one lagging, either the picture or the audio lagging about a second behind, like found in the comments of this Denon Receiver (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...SIN=B002AKKFPS
), which could possibly be because it's older too? But in general, I think that not including audio in the tvs would be burdensome to most, which again, is just my opinion.
In regards to the 800 watts statement (I wonder if 800 watts is max power consumption only if displaying a full white image), I really don't know, I just know that it sounds like a lot, a whole lot, a more than 3 times that of the current tv I have, the Sony)."
, "I believe there's a one-year warrant, and definitely seems like an astronomical amount of power!
I would've definitely got the surround system, and made them feel like they were in a theater, but in all honesty, the Sony has such a great stereo in it, in my opinion, and was just thinking it'd be about the same. Wall mounting's definitely the plan.
For content, we'd just use their Xbox or PlayStation.
Here's the link for the Panasonic, that I'd had less than 2 minutes decide, with the inability to find the set with a quick search being how the 'O' was a '0', http://www.ebay.com/itm/252711372789...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I tried to look at your profile picture, the Vizio, I tried to enlarge it but it opened up smaller. What model is it, and was it easy to install?
In regards to your Mitsubishi, I had the same type you had, the 65" though (https://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-Di.../dp/B003I57ZLG
), and after the bulb going out 2 times, then the white dots all over, I'd assumed it was going to be more to fix it than worth, so just got rid of it being how we'd also had the Sony, and only one of them would get attention because they (my boys) always play together. Was the CMD part you bought from ShopJimmy for $130 easy to install, and did yours also have the white dots problem? These are always available locally, and are not bad at all, heck, I liked it more than the Sony as it was able to connect to Wifi and pull Pandora and things like that.
And the pausing, and burning into the tv sounds like a problem as they often pause their games, and sometime so long that the system turns off by itself, so that's a big negative right there, and in conjunction with the power consumption, I think buying it is a bad move."
, "Indeed, it is a very heavy tv, and wall mounting's the goal. The image burn's definitely a concern because the often pause, and not only the pausing, but like you said about the health meters and so forth staying there and then giving off a ghost image, stuck there forever.
The comment of may need an air conditioner in the room because of the heat it puts out is another very big concern, and definitely problematic as I'm trying to make simpler, more enjoyable, and this definitely doesn't seem like it'd be the case."
All in all, to sum it up, I thank everyone for their comments as because of them I've canceled the order. The heat output and electric usage is a big problem, the burning of a ghost image is another big problem, but all in all, the most concerning thing to me was that I'd wanted to put it on the wall, and because this thing is so heavy, I was concerned about the possibility of it falling off the way, and not just falling off, but falling off while my boys were playing it! That's to me was the #1 reason, but all of the aforementioned factors were taken into account as well!
Again, thank you all very much for your comments, and if anyone knows of a good 65" tv that's common to have issues, that can go on the wall, that's often sold because it has an easy fix solution that usual owners aren't aware of, please do let me know as I really don't want to pay $1,500 for a tv that only gets a couple hours usage every other weekend!