Originally Posted by roncruiser
Bought the 65" ZT60 last night! Will be delivered on Monday. Now, need a heavy duty no nonsense wall mount.
Well, I noticed this thread too late to chime in when it could have helped you make a decision. But to set expectations, the ZT will be brighter than your DLP, although the screen will be more reflective. You won't have any problems from the southern windows, unless you're trying to watch TV from where the camera is positioned. Which, by the way, would not be a problem at night since the off angle viewing on the ZT is so freaking awesome. The east windows at mid day will give the viewers on the couch reflections. I can't speak to the f8500, since I've never had one in my house, but the ZT will compete well enough with the reflections when viewing bright material like sports. You'll notice them, but they shouldn't cause too much trouble. You will have trouble with dark material like movies at mid day. Although, I suspect the ZT would handle that a little better than the f8500 since it is supposed to hold its blacks better in high ambient light. My ZT holds its blacks very well during the day.
I would think any plasma TV would have a lot of trouble in your room in the morning, with sun streaming in through those east windows. But as another poster already mentioned, you can always close the blinds on the east windows. You'll still be getting plenty of light from the south windows, so it's not like you'ld be in a cave during the day.
I don't think you could have gone wrong with either TV. Stepping up from the DLP is going to be really fun for you. Enjoy!
My observations are based on my own fairly bright room. Below is a picture of my room. The window to the left is east. There is another east window you can't see directly to the left of the camera. Behind the camera is a big window to the north. The north window gives me reflections when sitting on the couch. The couch being where the camera is, although I was standing when I took the picture.
Oh BTW, you might check out monoprice.com for the wall mount.