Find a brick-and-mortar shop and view the screens yourself. Then buy the best you can find, after rereading the reviews of the top-3 you selected.
I've been to video only, best buy and costco and I've look up everything that's between $1000-1600 and every review I find is always saying something negative about the quality of the picture and now I'm stressing out. Found a Samsung $1600 mu8000 that looked good in store but reviews online say don't pay more than 1200 and it doesnt have thay great of color etc etc.
I want a Samsung but at this point there is no consensus on a tv that a lot of people like and think have a great picture