I ended up with a 400 dollar sammy lcd for the exercise room instead of the ut50, consider your case a close call:) I have a 50ST30 in the BR and think it's fine. I almost got a 55VT30 but it was an $800 difference and didn't think it was worth it at the time. After spending time house sitting a 65VT30, well that got me thinking about what I did but it's a done deal and I can live with it. I can make the VT look great and can't get the ST looking nearly that good, sigh. I put it higher up the wall and the mount retracts, so I can pull it away from the wall about 20" and that "makes it bigger". Anyway just thought I'd share my experience.