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Well, guys, I just wanted to give an update. I will make it brief.
I ended up getting a 65VT60 delivered tonight as it was going to be that display or the F8500 for 2013. I am determined to upgrade this year no matter what.
Once it got dark, I fed the same Blu-ray video feed from an Oppo 103 to the 64F8500 and 65VT60. Yep, I had a mini shootout with both sets side by side seeing the exact same video.
I triple checked the brightness and contrast settings on both displays. I also checked ALL of the other video settings.
I am being as objective as I can as I have no brand loyalty; just looking for the best set for my viewing needs (or wants I should say).
There is absolutely no question the VT60 is for me. The blacks are notably deeper and rock stable on all content - like a vice grip. I was re-playing the same Star Trek scenes I mentioned earlier and a significant difference in my opinion.
I still think the F8500 is a great display and in no way am I trying to knock it. I am just giving you my honest, open opinion (again, dark room impressions although the VT60 still gets pretty bright - but nowhere like the F8500). As a result, I am not going to comment any longer on the VT60 in this thread as I respect this thread as an "F8500". I will still check in time to time as I will still have a general curiosity about the F8500, but the VT60 is without question the display for me.