Tomorrow they are picking up my 55VT50 because I miss the 60GT50 (had the GT50 first). IMO, the VT50 is not worth the price difference when size is equal. If you haven't had a 60" you may not miss the 5" but the awesome (literally) images of the GT on a 60" screen brought even more to the experience than the VT could. This year's VT is just a tad better than it's siblings. It is darker but it doesn't seem brighter or even as bright to me. I have a bright room and brightness is important to me. I believe the VT needs to be calibrated to get the best shadow detail, I don't feel that way about the GT. The VT does a slightly better job at filtering reflections and calibrated settings in Custom are better than THX Cinema too. I've may have said more than this in my posts on both the VT & GT threads when others have asked the same question.