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Keep in mind there is a huge ownership base here of Panny Panels and they control about 40% of the PDP market and weigh the feedback realizing this.
As you budget is at about $3K that removes other quality 50" panels.
To be honest I've been viewing these for the past few months and I've yet to see a single 60U that has equaled a 500U Panny and the Samsung "S" series have improved much this year - the Samsung has been one of the top panels in the store at both CC and BB iin PDP and especially it's LCD's are best of class with it's partnered Sony panels (LCD costs more though usually).
I actually also dislike the cosmetic look of the silvery plastic Panny 60U, to me it looks rather cheap and as stated I haven't seen one that has been best of class in the stores I've viewed and others have reported the same thing and I know some folks won't like me saying that but I'm one of many reporting this on the 60U especially having owned a 500U myself. I believe the Samsung can be found for your budget but most important buy what pleases you and if you find a Panny 60U that is properly calibrated and matching your expectations then buy it. :)
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