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As far as I know they're not getting harder to find. I spent 2 years trying to decide whether to buy the 60" Pioneer Elite or the 65" Panny. When the 850 series was released, I bought the 65".
I've never regretted it. I have a very critical eye and if there was a big difference in PQ, I would have dropped down 5". Both sets have their advantages and disadvantages; however, with ambient lighting, I give the nod to the Panny. It doesn't seems like a big difference but the size difference is noticeable. I think the screen size is 17% larger with the 65".
Again, in my opinion, once the screen size and PQ of the two sets are weighed -- the balance favors the Panny.
If you drop from 70" to 60", the size difference will be very noticeable. Obviously, the difference will be less noticeable if you go with the 65".