Looking at getting a 50-52" Plasma or LCD in my living room. Some pictures of were it will go.http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...Picture002.jpghttp://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...Picture001.jpghttp://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...Picture003.jpg
1. 36" width opening above my fireplace for a SDTV tube TV. Depth about
2. Day Light - A lot of sunlight - but most tv watched at night. Kids do watch tv on it during the day but not a ton. Windows are north behind the tv and large windows on east wall as pictured.
1. Hiring a carpenter to close off area and mount future tv.
2. Day light - ?
Question is if I get a Plasma will I be kicking myself.
TV viewing will be 60% Direct HDTV & SDTV, 25% DVD, 15% Gaming. Most of my viewing is sports & primetime tv. Kids watch movies during day and SDTV kid shows. Viewing from back is 12-13 ft away from tv and from sides about 7 ft.
Will sunlight ruin a screen? Dumb question but I got to ask. The room is quite dark at night, very little lighting used. Debating between a plasma or lcd. Probably will get 1080p, if lcd may get 120hz instead of 60. Colors and black levels are important to me. Also important to me is that the image won't blur if I'm watching a football game as the players sprint down the field or action movies fast. I also like action movies and am concerned with motion.
Looking at Samsung, Toshiba or Panasonic but not opposed to different brands if they have great picture quality.
Willing to pay $3000 but would like to be under it if I could since I will be adding HD-DVR and of course the mount. With Plasma can definately do, not with lcd if 1080p.
Any help, thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.