I'd agree with that.
I tried a Panny UT50 and it wasn't for me as the majority of my use is ESPN/CNN and video games. So while it did definitely looked better than the Panny ET5 LED I have now--especially for movies on Bluray--it wasn't worth the IR annoyances. Or especially the buzz (which I just seem especially sensitive too).
But if the main use if movies, then IR isn't of much concern and the PQ can't be beat. So I'd definitely give that a shot and hope you don't get a buzzer (or aren't sensitive to it).