I'm trying to decide between a Panny 65ST30 or a 65ST50. I know the ST50 has some substantial improvements including a better anti-glare filter, however, the ST30 still seems like a great TV.
The TV will be mounted in a living room next to a glass sliding door that has vertical blinds. The door faces East so in the morning it's a pretty sunny room. There are some other windows, both with blinds, not block out blinds though. I currently have a Sony rear projection 55" that is about 7 years old now and has dimmed somewhat but it's still fairly watchable even at the sunniest times as long as the blinds are closed although it does have a matte screen.
So my question is, will the ST30's anti-glare/reflective coating be sufficient for my environment? I know it's not as good as the ST50s but we're talking about roughly a $1K difference in price. Are we talking about the ST50s being a bit less reflective and maintaining slightly better image quality in a bright room or is there a huge gap between the ST50 and ST30? I'm struggling to justify that much extra money. My wife is concerned saying that we'll kick ourselves if we buy the ST30 and all we can see in it is the reflection of the windows. I'm not terribly hung up on a slightly better actual image quality produced by the ST50, my Samsung PN63B550 in my home theater room looks awesome to me and I'm fairly sure the ST30 will be superior, which is fine for what we'd spend.
Given the above, is the ST50 worth the extra dosh?