Vrock wrote:My 50A3000 can be had for $1500 if you look. Of course, it's a projection TV, and it comes with its own tradeoffs. What are you going to use the TV for?
I'm not sure I need something that large. This is going to go in a one bedroom apartment. Right now I have a 32" tube TV and that's actually rather large for my livingroom. I think I sit about 5-6 feet away from the screen, maybe a little more. I haven't measured in a while so I'm guessing.
I primarily use my TV for watching recordings (both SD and HD) from my SageTV system via my HD media extender. That and watching converted DVD's the same way. Full 720x480 anamorphic H.264 Main Profile video. That and a few HD videos I have along with HD podcasts. When I get an HDTV I will be hooking my HD extender via HDMI and hopefully watching more HD stuff as prices on players and media come down. Hauppauge is also coming out with a component HD capture device that should allow me to really switch over to HD by allowing me to record full HD from cable STB's.