I saw the 65" VT-30 at my local BB Friday, had just arrived. It was very impressive, like the one sheet of glass design, thinner bezel and damn good blacks. It was stuck in torch mode for display (vivid mode), I found remote and switched it to THX, big improvement. LOL, the damn thing automatically switches back to torch after about 10 minutes. Colors looked very accurate in THX, but a calibration would likely help quite a bit with gamma and I think light output.
The D7000 and D8000 Sammies were nearby, I liked the panny alot better. Hate the silver bezel on the D8000 and the awful silver crows feet on the D7000, plus blacks not as deep. But none of them quite match my KRP in 2D pq, but that VT30 seems to be getting damn close. The 3D seems much improved from last year, the glasses are alot better, they had Tron showing in 3D and it looked really good. My brother is getting ready to get one from VE, preburned in and calibrated.
Panasonic DMP 900UB
Pioneer Elite VSX-23TXH