I am in the market for a TV between 37-43". I am mostly looking for big brands so Samsung, Sony and Panasonic are my top pick. The absolutely top price I can pay is $2000, but of course cheaper the better. :). I have no preference on LED or plasma, but at my size range choices of plasmc is limited (only panasonic). To me, 3D is something that it is nice to have, but not absolutely essential. I would like full HD and a TV that plays as many computer video encode format as possible.
After some research, it seems that Samsung is cheaper than the other two when comparing the equivalent model. Samsung LED 5 series is cheaper than Sony EX520 or Panasonic U series, Samsung LED 6 series is cheaper than Sony EX720 or Panasonic ST
Samsung 5000 is currently selling at dicksmith at only $999, but I know that is only 50Hz.
Samsung 6000 is currently selling at farmers at $1399. which is 100Hz and fit most of my basic requirement
Samsung 6600 is sold at $1999, but you got a 5" tablet because of samsung's promotion and 6600 had all the bells and whistle that I dream of.
Will 50Hz really hurt my enjoyment when watching TV? I watch sports occasionally and currently I don't have a gaming console. Does it worth an extra $400 to get from 50Hz to 100 Hz?
What is the Samsung 5" tablet like? Are they any good? Normally I wouldn't pay an extra $600 for the bells and whistles going from 6000 to 6600. But if the tablet is good then maybe I will go for the 6600?
So in short, what should I get?
Thanks very much.