Thanks for the explanation. I also don't care what the frame looks like either. I care more about a descent picture, and size. I've pretty much convinced myself that I don't need to spend over $2000 for a TV since I am watching my 32" and 47" Vizio and the pictures are very satisfactory. I would rather just get a 60"-65" and I really also don't care about 3d.
But back to the topic at hand. I have been eyeing that TC-P60ST30 at Costco and am also going into the store since they carry different items from Costco.com.