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Yup, everyone is different. My viewing of choice is my 100" front projector over my VT60. No matter how good the picture on the VT60 is, to me the experience of watching something on a big screen outweighs black levels and contrast. It was the reason I was initially selling my VT60 since everything we now view at night is on the projector.

Does the VT60 have better pq, it sure does but watching something with great color accuracy, great motion, a clean sharp picture with a very cinematic feel on a 100" screen from 9.5" feet away is a whole other experience. Cost of the projector, $700.

Now thinking to spend $3-$4K on a 55" TV, the thought would never even cross my mind. I would probably even go with a 70" - 75" LED before doing that.

If I was wealthy, and needed a TV, I would most definitely by a 4K OLED 65" or larger to have in my home but those are a little out of my budget.
This is my dilemna. I absolutely adore my VT60 but I'm keenly aware that at 55" it's certainly not the experience our 82" provides upstairs. I'm not opposed to a projector but not sure if I could squeeze one into the space I use as my media/viewing room. In retrospect I feel like I should have made more of an effort to incorporate a FP. At a certain point a physical display just becomes too large for the room-- thus the 55". One of the most exciting things-- and often overlooked benefit-- of OLED is it's insanely thin profile. The 55" LG is 30lbs. I'm hoping that a pencil thin 70"+ 1080p flat OLED will be available in the near future that I can simply hang on my wall.

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One of the most exciting things-- and often overlooked benefit-- of OLED is it's insanely thin profile. The 55" LG is 30lbs. I'm hoping that a pencil thin 70"+ 1080p flat OLED will be available in the near future that I can simply hang on my wall.
Unless I figure out how to incorporate a projector into my living room, a 65-70" 1080P OLED will be my next purchase. I'll be mounting my 60VT60 on the wall this weekend which puts the display another 12" away from my current viewing distance of 11 ft and why I wish I would have bought the 65".

How long do think it will be until you can buy an OLED 65-70" display for under $3K...3 years?
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Unless I figure out how to incorporate a projector into my living room, a 65-70" 1080P OLED will be my next purchase. I'll be mounting my 60VT60 on the wall this weekend which puts the display another 12" away from my current viewing distance of 11 ft and why I wish I would have bought the 65".

How long do think it will be until you can buy an OLED 65-70" display for under $3K...3 years?
If they force the issue of 4k-- longer.

In a perfect world, they would sell a 70"+, flat, 1080p OLED monitor for a reasonable price. Hold the speakers and the wifi and the 'smart' apps and just give me a couple HDMI connections. You can even keep the stand-- I don't need it.

The truth is: the VT60 is a very well equipped display. I don't use a fraction of those features. Every once in a great while I'll use the included speakers (which are pretty nice, actually) and I do use the netlfix app if for no other reason then it's easier than having to power up my bluray player to do the same thing. The stand was used once to hold the TV for 5 min while I attached the mount to the back. Manufacturers feel the need to pile features into their top-tier displays when the truth is all I want is big monitor that doesn't weigh a half ton and is slim enough to saddle up to the wall.

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How long do think it will be until you can buy an OLED 65-70" display for under $3K...3 years?
How do you know they'll even be OLED in three years?
Don't simply give up on the projector idea, because in three years you just might have the ability to get one.
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How do you know they'll even be OLED in three years?
Don't simply give up on the projector idea, because in three years you just might have the ability to get one.
In the next 3 years, who knows what the next big thing will be? I did see that Best Buy has their 4K LED displays on sale, both Sony and Samsung 65" for under $3K.

I just bought a new house which is why I had to have the 60VT60 and will not be leaving anytime soon so the projector idea is out the window. Actually, its not so much the projector as it is the big screen. I told my wife I wanted a motorized screen that can drop down from the ceiling.

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If they force the issue of 4k-- longer.

In a perfect world, they would sell a 70"+, flat, 1080p OLED monitor for a reasonable price. Hold the speakers and the wifi and the 'smart' apps and just give me a couple HDMI connections. You can even keep the stand-- I don't need it.

The truth is: the VT60 is a very well equipped display. I don't use a fraction of those features. Every once in a great while I'll use the included speakers (which are pretty nice, actually) and I do use the netlfix app if for no other reason then it's easier than having to power up my bluray player to do the same thing. The stand was used once to hold the TV for 5 min while I attached the mount to the back. Manufacturers feel the need to pile features into their top-tier displays when the truth is all I want is big monitor that doesn't weigh a half ton and is slim enough to saddle up to the wall.
You are correct, I haven't even used the voice/face recognition or popup camera. I just need a great display and an Apple TV and blu-ray and I'm a happy guy.
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Any wall mount you guys can recommend for VT 60 inches? Thanks
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I would love to have a projector but my wife would never allow me to mount it on the living room ceiling.
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Any wall mount you guys can recommend for VT 60 inches? Thanks
I bought the Sanus VLT5 tilting wall mount from Amazon that I'll be installing Friday - Link to Sanus VLT5

If you don't want a tilting mount, here are some more options - 60VT60 Mounts
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I bought the Sanus VLT5 tilting wall mount from Amazon that I'll be installing Friday - Link to Sanus VLT5

If you don't want a tilting mount, here are some more options - 60VT60 Mounts
Hi thanks. Sanus is a little bit pricey. What about mounts from monoprice? Are they any good?
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I told my wife I wanted a motorized screen that can drop down from the ceiling.
Well, keep working on her. Chipping away a little at a time. And get your 'Honey Do's' done on time.
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Hi thanks. Sanus is a little bit pricey. What about mounts from monoprice? Are they any good?

Try searching for the Sanus model number on Amazon, I bought mine for half of what their website vendors are asking. The Sanus mount is a beast, very thick metal.

I've heard great things about monoprice mounts. I buy everything from monoprice but did not want to skimp on the mount.
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Try searching for the Sanus model number on Amazon, I bought mine for half of what their website vendors are asking. The Sanus mount is a beast, very thick metal.

I've heard great things about monoprice mounts. I buy everything from monoprice but did not want to skimp on the mount.
okay. do you think tilt is better than fixed?
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okay. do you think tilt is better than fixed?
Depends on how high the TV will be mounted and if you will need to tilt it.
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okay. do you think tilt is better than fixed?
Any word from Best Buy on your replacement panel?
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still peding.
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Not even the Kuros had pitch black letterbox bars on low APL content like Godzilla.

OLED *might*.
There's actually no might in this regard...it is at least one trump card the OLED has (even if motion resolution, longevity, and screendoor effect lag behind in comparison). Since they can switch off completely, there's no light bleed whatsoever. CR nirvana is finally here at last.

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still peding.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say it is not coming.
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okay. do you think tilt is better than fixed?
I went back and forth on whether to get a low profile or tilting mount but decided on the tilting mount in case in need to reduce glare since my display is next to some large bay windows. The middle of the plasma screen will be at 50" so I doubt I'll need the tilt but wanted to have the option.
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I am going to go out on a limb here and say it is not coming.
i am still hoping here
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I went back and forth on whether to get a low profile or tilting mount but decided on the tilting mount in case in need to reduce glare since my display is next to some large bay windows. The middle of the plasma screen will be at 50" so I doubt I'll need the tilt but wanted to have the option.
i see. i am also decided to go with tilting, the one i have in my living roon is sanus and fixed, and i really like it. but now i will try for my vt60 the tilt for my bedroom. this is what i bought. seems like it has a good reviews at amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-APTMM2...cheetah+mounts
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In a tight bind and I'm so unsure if i want to sell my 60"VT right now. I would be so sad to let it go. i bought it for 1200 brand new (open item best buy). and have a offer at 1600. but Idk what to do..
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i am still hoping here

i see. i am also decided to go with tilting, the one i have in my living roon is sanus and fixed, and i really like it. but now i will try for my vt60 the tilt for my bedroom. this is what i bought. seems like it has a good reviews at amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-APTMM2...cheetah+mounts
Looks like a good mount. Your 60VT60 is in your bedroom?
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Looks like a good mount. Your 60VT60 is in your bedroom?
I hope its good. Lol. I just ordered one. Yes my VT60 is in my bedroom. Im only using it just pure bluray movies only.

Ps: anyone of you guys here not using ur VT60 60" stand that you want to sell? Let me know. Thanks
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I hope its good. Lol. I just ordered one. Yes my VT60 is in my bedroom. Im only using it just pure bluray movies only.
Wow, you must have a big bedroom. Today, I bought my wife a 40" Panasonic LED for the bedroom so that she can watch "her reality shows" and netflix.
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Wow, you must have a big bedroom. Today, I bought my wife a 40" Panasonic LED for the bedroom so that she can watch "her reality shows" and netflix.
Lol.its not big. You know new york apartment. Only reason i put it on bedroom because my 5 yr old son always watch cartoons with logo 24/7. Lol. And i put my LG LED 55LM7600 at the living room. For his cartoons.
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Lol.its not big. You know new york apartment. Only reason i put it on bedroom because my 5 yr old son always watch cartoons with logo 24/7. Lol. And i put my LG LED 55LM7600 at the living room. For his cartoons.
Good move.
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Update

i decided to returned my purchased VT60 60" floor model from bestbuy. and also i have a friend who are moving to a new apartment and she has the VT60 60" that she wouldn't want to carry to her new apartment. it includes all accessories, 1 year old with her, and im not sure if it has some BI/IR on her set. im coming this monday to look and check for the TV. she didnt say how much she would sell it to me. How much do you guys think is the best offer or decent offer i can offer her? thanks a lot.
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i decided to returned my purchased VT60 60" floor model from bestbuy. and also i have a friend who are moving to a new apartment and she has the VT60 60" that she wouldn't want to carry to her new apartment. it includes all accessories, 1 year old with her, and im not sure if it has some BI/IR on her set. im coming this monday to look and check for the TV. she didnt say how much she would sell it to me. How much do you guys think is the best offer or decent offer i can offer her? thanks a lot.
You gotta love women..., the VT60 just doesn't work in the new place! Probably the wrong color. I'd pay a fair price if it doesn't have IR and tell her she can visit any time she misses it. Just bring the wine!
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You gotta love women..., the VT60 just doesn't work in the new place! Probably the wrong color. I'd pay a fair price if it doesn't have IR and tell her she can visit any time she misses it. Just bring the wine!
lol. so how much would be the fair price?
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