Best LCD For under 3000?
I am looking to buy a new TV for my parents as a christmas gift, but I have no idea what to look for in terms of specs and have never followed the TV trends. So I came here in search of some guidance in choosing the right TV set. So far I have narrowed my choices down to LCD, which was complicating enough. I have read a couple of things about contrast ratios and 1080p, but it's all so confusing, as there are so many things to know in such little time. Kind of in panic here, any help would be appreciated. As of now I am not a fan boy of any brand in particular, but all that could change by the end of the year hopefully.
So basically, my budget is $3000 CAD after taxes, so roughly 2500ish before taxes. What LCD is the best choice for my budget? Also can anyone help me better understand what specs to look out for in order to make a decision on which TV beats which "on paper." As for the size of the screen, I was thinking around 46"-52", but I doubt I can afford any of the worth while 52"s.