Hi everyone, I'm new here and new the the world of home theater sytems. My fiance and I are remodeling a house that my parents are letting us rent out and her parents are wanting to get us a nice TV and my parents I think are going to get us the surround sound for Christmas. I've tried doing as much research as I can on a good LED TV and about the best information I've gotten out of it is that Samsung, Sony, and LG are about the 3 best options. We're looking for a 55" and not much more than $1,500 if any. I've got Apple TV so I'd rather not waste the money on a smart TV and have that money put more on the quality of the picture if that's possible at all. I tried researching about how all the "local dimming" and backlighting and all that works but it's just too overwhelming. I was just hoping maybe you guys could help me out on my first home theater purchase to get me started. If you need any more specifics about what I'm looking for just let me know and thanks in advance for any help!