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Usage: regular programming, netflix (streaming), blue ray, sports

Sitting distance: 15 feet directly and seating off center as well

mounting: wall mounted

Light: Room has south facing windows and is part of open floor plan

3d doesnt matter much..

looking at sammy e6500 or sammy e7000 or panny st50

open to LED/LCD if plamsa cant be put in bright room [yes curtains will be coming but not soon enough]
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One vote for ST50.
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65GT50 or 65VT50

You're going to want more than one excellent viewing option and the ST50 only offers one and that is after professional calibration. The reason I say you'll want more than one is because it's part of an open floor plan, you can't keep the lights out in the entire space, nor block the light from the other windows. Having several choice for night and day settings will make everyone very happy. My 60GT50 is in the den which is bright with northeast facing windows and opens onto a big long kitchen.

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BTW, I have owned both the GT50 & VT50. I returned the 55VT50 to get the 60GT50 back.

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65GT50 or 65VT50
You're going to want more than one excellent viewing option and the ST50 only offers one and that is after professional calibration. The reason I say you'll want more than one is because it's part of an open floor plan, you can't keep the lights out in the entire space, nor block the light from the other windows. Having several choice for night and day settings will make everyone very happy. My 60GT50 is in the den which is bright with northeast facing windows and opens onto a big long kitchen.

What do you mean by more than one viewing angle?

Also should note that I have a mount that will let me bring TV down to eye level and when i have people over will push it back up above fire place mantle. Not sure if that affects Tv choices
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I believe she was talking about more than one picture mode. One for day/bright room and one for night/dark room. Only the GT or VT gives you that option with the THX modes.

NHT speakers, Denon 4520, 65VT50
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65GT50 or 65VT50
You're going to want more than one excellent viewing option and the ST50 only offers one and that is after professional calibration. The reason I say you'll want more than one is because it's part of an open floor plan, you can't keep the lights out in the entire space, nor block the light from the other windows. Having several choice for night and day settings will make everyone very happy. My 60GT50 is in the den which is bright with northeast facing windows and opens onto a big long kitchen.

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Still mulling over the TV choices. As you have the panny, how true is it of the said IR issue on their sets, saw the cnet review yesterday about sammy e6500 having virtualy no IR issue, and of course a lot of other reviews that mention that sammy has buzzing issue. So now boils down to either IR issue or buzzing issue. Assuming IR issue can be cured...
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Lest not forget the DSE issue....I bought my first HDTV last January and it has DSE. Now, I am hearing the ST50 had DSE? Man, I hate DSE....once you see it, you'll never want a tv that has it.
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Lest not forget the DSE issue....I bought my first HDTV last January and it has DSE. Now, I am hearing the ST50 had DSE? Man, I hate DSE....once you see it, you'll never want a tv that has it.

I don't see it with the sky is falling threads surrounding this set its a wonder they are still selling out at the BB's in my city now its a 5 day wait for new shipments but they have plenty of LG's and Samsungs guess the average consummer notices a great picture when they see it.
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Guess one must pick poison...dse/IR issue with panny or buzzing with sammy or fake pictures with lcd's...

or just drop 2k on tv and think of it as a charity donation based on what issue may come up
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I am considering the same options and struggling with the same concerns.

I think as of right now I am leaning towards the GT50.
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