I'm on the fence regarding a 55VT60 and time is seemingly running out. I currently have a 500M Kuro, but it has started to show signs of the red tint issue. I was considering trying the factory reset trick, but I figured I should at least consider grabbing one of the new Panasonics while I still can.
The only two things holding me back are maximum light output and DSE. I watch content in a almost-pitch black room with bias lighting most of the time. My Kuro is calibrated to ~34ftl and I find that to be just right, but I've seen a number of calibration reports where the VT60 comes up at about 25-30. My calibrator confirmed this by saying that the last few he calibrated came up at about 28.
DSE, while not a huge deal, is of some slight concern to me. I had a VT25 back in the day and it had very noticeable DSE, and while it wasn't a deal-breaker it was slightly annoying. The Kuro of course has little to no DSE.
Are these two things worth worrying about? Will I notice the difference between 34 and 28 ftl? Do all VT60s have DSE?
Speaking of the VT25, I can only assume that the whole brightness fluctuation bug has been eliminated in newer models, correct? As in when you go from a bright scene to a dark one the entire screen suddenly brightens about a half second later?