Regarding Pannys, they make a very good product. I love my 50 inch G10. Excellent viewing angles, blacks and relatively low power consumption. My experience with them points to them being more reliable than other brands like samsung and vizio.
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Well I just bought the Sharp Aquos 60 inch and love it. I got the 120hz instead of the 240 hz and have had no real issue yet. the guy at Best Buy tried to get me into the 240 hz since hockey is the one sport (he said) that might be affected by the slower hz. I have had it for a few days and been thrilled. The Geek squad guys said I should have the tv calibrated after 100 hours of viewing. They charge $150 for it, is that average?
You can also checkout AVSforums. If you just want basic calibration settings, you'll probably be able to find them on there (just search for a thread with your tv's model number)
PAY FOR TV SIZE, NOT REFRESH RATE As Matt Buchanan pointed out in a still-useful post on Gizmodo.com a year and a half ago, every television manufacturer has a sweet spot when it comes to price and size. Going to 50 inches from 42, Mr. Buchanan explains, may cost you $200, but going 54 inches from 50 could cost $400 more, so 50 inches is where you would get the most for your dollar. Every manufacturer has its own sweet spot, so it pays to look at the lineup and see where it is.
But one thing you do not have to spend much time looking up is a television’s refresh rate, measured in hertz. That tells you how many times per second the TV refreshes the image on its display. A 60 Hz television refreshes its image 60 times a second; a 120 Hz does it 120 times a second. Many — if not most — TVs now have a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and more expensive models are faster than that, refreshing the image 240 times per second. And while twice as fast is theoretically better, your eyes would be hard pressed to tell the difference. That is not a tradeoff, that is a ripoff.