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I currently own a P58V10. I'm keeping it, but am thinking of picking up a 65VT60 to replace an older Epson 1080UB (I'm moving and won't be setting up a front projector in the new place).

I have a light-controlled room in the basement.

Is the VT60 and F8500s a significant improvement in black levels, contrast and reference color accuracy?

If so, I'll go for it (seeing as it also gets me 3D too, which I care less about but will take it). If it's only a marginal improvement over my V10 I may just put my V10 downstairs and do without in the other room for now.
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Significant improvement in blacks contrast ratio and color accuracy in the vt60 l. 2012 was a big year for Panasinic major redesign and they have improved further in 2013.

The 8500 is an excellent set also with an advantage in.very bright rooms .

IMO it's a worthy upgrade either way

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The VT10 is not anyway near the VT60 or F8500 wink.gif
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It is not only in very bright rooms that f8500 performs better or equals the vt60.... vt60 only wins in cave-like enviroments.

Seems like VT60 has more problems with retention and burn-in than F8500, and vt60 also has problems with the ventilators. Both got the famous plasma-buzz.
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Same ole same ole:( the VT60 is fine in moderately lit rooms. As far as IR goes that varies from set to set. To the OP you can't go wrong with either set despite what others say.

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Sammy F8500? You mean Samsung F8500 right?biggrin.gif
The F8500 has a wide array of ports, including four HDMI ports, component and composite inputs via adaptors, a digital optical audio output, three USB ports, an Ethernet port and two TV tuners, one for terrestrial aerials and the other for Freesat. There's also a Common Interface slot for adding subscription TV channels as well as Samsung's own Evolution Kit, which will let you add next year's Smart TV system to your current set.
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Ok great. So I would guess either would also be an even bigger improvement over my Epson 1080UB front projector for pq.

Is the f8500 or vt60 able to directly play h264 mkv files smoothly over Ethernet from my NAS? Right now I use a networked media tank(popcorn hour box) but wondering if the TVs can play these directly now?
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I owned the VT60 for several months and just sold it for a few reasons. But mainly because the screen reflections were irritating. I purchased the 51-in F8500 to replace it and there is a very unique feature to this one. When you turn it on the reflections quite literally disappear! The technology absorbs the reflected light.

I wish I could help you on the NAS question. I should think the Sammy could play just about any source. If you get it you will probably immediately turn off the dejudder feature to avoid the Soap Opera Effect which is evident as soon as you turn it on.

But I really liked the Panny's picture, too. I think this Sammy is better in my environment as I have 5-ft tall x 3-ft wide windows on every wall and reflections are rampant in any TV that I've tried -- including the Toshiba 52-in LED/LCD that I now need to sell.

You did not ask for advice but I bought both the Panny (in December last year) and the Sammy (3 weeks ago) by finding the cheapest price on the Web and then sending the link to my local Best Buy sales manager (you can find their contact info at the corporate website). Best Buy matched the pricing with no questions asked and then delivered for free. That savings offset the Sales Tax. That gives me an easy option for returning it if needed. I saved several hundred dollars that way.

I can tell you the Sammy includes an Ethernet Port. And H.264 is listed as one of the compatible formats.
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