Okay all, I bought a new 60" Plasma but not a Panasonic. Ended up going with Samsung PN60E7000FFXZA. Both the PN60E7000FFXZA and the Pan GT 60" were side by side in Magnolia.
My wife and could not really tell a difference in video quality. Since we could not make a decision based on video we went with cost first. Both TV's cost exactly the same so that did not help much.
We ended up picking the Samsung for three reasons, one the look on the frame looked better to us, two the Samsung came free with a 22" LED 1080p TV and three, Samsung came free with two pairs of
3D glasses. Nice thing about the free TV, we were also in the market for a new TV for our RV bedroom. The free glasses really means nothing to since we will not be watching 3D. Almost went with the VT 55" but the cheap plastic metal looking frame does not look good to us.
Thank you for your help guys,