So happy you are back! It’s been a couple of years since I have posed to the forum but I am in the market for a new TV. My current Sony is a 2009 vintage KDL-52W4100. When we turn it on the picture is dark in some areas and has double and triple images. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to warm up and then it is OK. From what I have read this is an indication that the LCD display is going bad and is to expensive to replace. I am not very happy with the Sony going bad in 4 years of use of about 4 hours a day or less. I was very happy with the Sony performance until this started to happen. Here is my situation the Sony is wall mounted and is run through an Integra receiver is the hub of the system and I have BW speakers in 5.1 mode. Like most of the rest of us the TV display tends to a expensive computer monitor. Therefore I question the value of all the the add on’s I see like Smart TV as it seems that old problem of getting 5.1 sound to the receiver from the TV has not changed in the last four years. What I am looking for is a replacement TV that will deliver a good quality picture at a reasonable price. Most of our viewing is Cable HD TV and once in awhile a DVD. Things like 3D and smart or internet capability are not that important to me at this time. The wall space it between two built in book cases and is 63” wide. The prime viewing areas are 9’ to 10’ from the set. I was thinking of a 55” but have enough room for 60” and am now leaning towards that size. The room is a family room with a window and door wall on one side and has not presented any glare issues. Most of our viewing on this set is at night and the room is dimly lit when we watch TV. While the Sony is an LCD I am open to a Plasma as in the opinion of most still offer a better overall picture quality. But I sill wonder if they suffer from burn in issues? How about reliability or is 4 years out of any set par for the course these days? How about current brands it seems like Samsung has slipped a bit, but Consumer Reports likes them. Panasonic seems to be highly regarded but what about other brands. Since I live in S/E Michigan I have lots of retail outlets Costco, Best Buy, Paul's TV, and a few Mom and Pop places to consider. So what are the top 60” LCD and Plasma sets out there today that would work well in a 5.1 Home theater configuration. When you look at the on line consumer reviews it seems that folks either love or hate any product being reviewed.