Nice sized tax refund coming, thinking about getting a new TV in the 60-65" range. Want something a bit higher end, but no idea what to get. I have two Samsung flat screens - I seem to really like the pictures on those. But they are smaller sets, only 32". I have no tv in my living room and have a pretty big wall space reserved for a tv there. The room has two big (almost floor to ceiling) windows in it, so it gets fairly bright during the day.
So, do I go plasma, LED, LCD? I'd love a plasma because I like to watch sports and fast moving action flicks. But I've heard plasma's - at least older ones - do better in dark rooms. I know that whole "burn in" thing is pretty much a thing of the past now, too, because of newer plasma technology.
My budget is in the $2500-3000 range.
Also, what is the deal with HDMI cables? I have Verizon FIOS and the set top boxes that I have now come with HDMI cables. Do I need to buy "new" ones to maximize the picture? They seem pretty pricey so if I could avoid buying new ones that would be good, but if the Verizon stock ones are crap, of course I don't want to cheap out. Thanks for any advice/input.