Originally Posted by cmay91472
Currently have the 65HX950 and a 65VT30 and returned a 65VT50.... depends on how you watch TV and amount you are willing to spend. The 65HX950 is twice the cost of the 65VT50. If you plan on watching TV during the day or in a well lit room, the 65VT50 is probably not right for you. If you only watch in a dark room, then the 65VT50 might be an option if you don't mind plasma. I personally prefer my 65HX950, but at twice the cost it is a big investment. You should do some research on the LED vs Plasma debate to help decide which technology better suits your viewing habits.
I don't know where this notion of the VT50, or even the GT and ST50 for that matter, don't handle brighter rooms well came from. That's just not true. Multiple users on here have commented on how well those exact FP's are handling the well lit rooms and some have even posted photos. People need to stop automatically saying "It's a plasma, it can't handle bright rooms, buy an eye-searing LCD."
That being said, both are extremely solid FP's. You can't go wrong either way. But if I'm choosing, I'd book the VT50. Done and done.