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Old 06-23-2011, 01:10 PM - Thread Starter
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I have an opportunity to pick up a Best Buy display 65vt25 with 2500 hours and under 300 power cycles, 4 yr BB warranty, free delivery for $2350 plus tax. I walked into the store to consider taking home the 70 in Sharp LED. Any advice? This is for a second living area.
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At that price, the TV is probably gone now.

Do you not have Google on your phone to check internet pricing when you go shopping?
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I have it on hold for the day. My concern is the brightness compared to the LCD. The room has moderate ambient light.
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very good deal if they VT25 has no IR, and the PQ on the VT25 will exceed that of the Sharp. I guess the question to ask yourself is do you think you'll really miss the extra five inches when it's set up in your space?

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The Sharp will have a very noticeably higher maximum light output in torch mode than the Panasonic. That being said unless you must have the brightest possible picture the Panasonic will be more than adequate in a moderately lit room.

Some people like having the brightest possible picture, others find it fatiguing and tone down settings to match ambient lighting conditions.

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I should add the viewing environment, etc:

-Located in a bedroom living/sitting area
-Existing Sanus VMPL3-B wall mount
-Viewing distance is approximately 10-15 feet depending on position
-There are large windows covered with wood blinds to the front/ seating left of the screen. There is also usually ambient light from ceiling recessed lights.
-Material viewed is probably 75% cable HD TV, 5% gaming, 20% movies and animation
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I don't really have much to contribute to this thread other than; so long as the VT25 has no issues such as IR/BR and you have a 100% refund-window.... go with the VT25.

Without getting into it... LCD's and LED LCD's have too many issues with regards to screen uniformity.

Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Old 06-23-2011, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a 30 day return on either. The only significant drawback to the vt25 that I see is the limited light output. Is the 65vt30 significantly brighter than the vt25?
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After 2500 hours the VT25 blacks have likely risen to ST30 levels. ST30 is the same price new and does not have floating blacks like the VT25 does. Not sure I would make that deal.
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After 2500 hours the VT25 blacks have likely risen to ST30 levels. ST30 is the same price new and does not have floating blacks like the VT25 does. Not sure I would make that deal.

Very good points.

I ended up going with the 64d7000. I love my 63's performance so I decided to take a chance with this years version.
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