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Old 03-28-2012, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm going to buy one or the other through a forum vendor. It's unlikely that I will be able to see either before my purchase so I'm wondering which way the AVS fanatics would go between these two.

I sit about 8 1/2 feet away from the screen of my 54g10, which a friend is going to get a great deal on.

My guess is that there will little if any difference between the image quality of the two sets, hence the 60 inch model might be a better choice but then what do I know? Just maybe the 55 inch VT will have a slight advantage...

So which side of the fence should I fall on?

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My opinion and this goes for last year as well, either get the ST or the VT.
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For me ALWAYS go for the larger screen.
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If your tv isn't broke I would wait until next year.
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If your tv isn't broke I would wait until next year.

And I already did "wait until next year".
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I believe that it has been stated that the image quality of the GT is closer to the ST and that the VT "is another beast all together." (Forgive me D-Nice if I got the quote wrong).

I vote for bigger. What I would do though is wait until they are all out and see what happens before handing over my $$$. Money saved can always be spent on something else - like a professional calibration or a trip or another toy or....

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I believe that it has been stated that the image quality of the GT is closer to the ST and that the VT "is another beast all together." (Forgive me D-Nice if I got the quote wrong).

I vote for bigger. What I would do though is wait until they are all out and see what happens before handing over my $$$. Money saved can always be spent on something else - like a professional calibration or a trip or another toy or....

I do recall reading that " ...another beast" comment by D-Nice, who's expertise is seemingly beyond reproach by lesser mortals.

This tends to lean me towards the VT series as price is not so much of an issue but I have no need to super-size with the 65 inch VT.
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If you really have to choose, go with the bigger screen.
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If you really have to choose, go with the bigger screen.

Thanks. It's sounding like size matters more than GT vs VT.

I noticed in another post that there isn't any apparent difference in the ST30 vs the GT30 image quality and this is probably true this year as well. So that's another variable to toss on the heap.
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Yup my personal choice would be go with the largest ST50 you can get then save the money for other components you may want to upgrade.
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I do recall reading that " ...another beast" comment by D-Nice, who's expertise is seemingly beyond reproach by lesser mortals.

This tends to lean me towards the VT series as price is not so much of an issue but I have no need to super-size with the 65 inch VT.

You say that now........
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You say that now........

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I have never met a person that wished they bought a smaller set.
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You say that now........

Ah... my "enabler" shows up late to the party and whispers into my ear ...

Seriously, I'm good with my current 54 inch for viewing and hope not to get into a screen size escalation match with myself. But then a 60 incher would be a nice step up from my barely adequate 54....
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Ah... my "enabler" shows up late to the party and whispers into my ear ...

Seriously, I'm good with my current 54 inch for viewing and hope not to get into a screen size escalation match with myself. But then a 60 incher would be a nice step up from my barely adequate 54....

Somehow "barely adequate" at some point finds a way to slip into grossly inadequate, which leads to severe buyers remorse and ultimately fear of a new purchase; in which case fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and as we all know, hate leads to suffering..........
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Somehow "barely adequate" at some point finds a way to slip into grossly inadequate, which leads to severe buyers remorse and ultimately fear of a new purchase; in which case fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and as we all know, hate leads to suffering..........

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Any more thoughts on these now that they both have been out for awhile? I don't have room for a 65 inch model so do I get the better picture and design with the VT or do I get the bigger size and get the GT? The price is comparable for both so any advice is appreciated.
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