Where Might That Be? etc. etc.

Comparing various TV's outside of a "big box" environment is a thing of the past. There are no more locally owned electronic appliance stores that sell stereo and TV's, and there haven't been for quite a while. Some department store chains carry HDTV, including Sears, but the selection and prices leave a lot to be desired. The same lighting and setup issues also exist at Costco and Sams Club.

Since we're not a high-tech type, a lot of the info on AV forums are not particularly helpful. Since we've never, until now, been interested in "home theater" large screen TV's, we have little experience with these sets. In fact, the only large screen we ever watched was a huge rear projection setup a friend had more than 10 years ago. ( It was dim and fuzzy. )

The "grail", for us, would be a 50 - 55 inch HDTV without 3D, or WiFi ( which can be added later ), has a fairly wide viewing angle, and would perform well in a room with windows. From what we've been able to uncover so far, this is an imaginary beast. We'll continue researching, and perhaps can find a happy medium, somewhere.

Thanks for your feedback.