Originally Posted by softchewy
No technical advantages... all the same specs aside from the speakers.
They are larger on the 65 inch (100mm on 65" and 80mm on 55").. but hopefully you'll be using a surround sound setup
I really think it depends on the viewing distance you will be at to decide which size is best for you.
Originally Posted by brianhowes
Mine sat in the box all night. I don't think I could have the will-power to connect everything and NOT plug it in and turn it on!
I'm considering taking the 55" back and getting the 65". Are there any technical advangates to it? more imputs? anything I should know?
fyi.. I have the 65VT50 and the 60GT50 right next to each other in the same room right now.
The VT is going back today - mostly for cost/size reasons.. $800+ difference dropping down to 60GT50.
65TV50 = $2425+tax, 60GT50 = $1699 + tax from BB
The 60" is big enough for my room size (approx 21' x 13.5') and viewing distance (approx 14').
I am also putting it on the wall with a mount that can extend about 18" off the wall if I want to bring the viewing distance a little closer.
Honestly, I have tested and adjusted both TVs (just finished the prep slides on the GT) and the image quality is not noticeably different.
I can't see paying the upcharge for for the minimally better filter and 96hz 24p (which is fairly useless since 60hz looks better - no flicker)..
Maybe if you are going for a real calibration and even then, there will not be any significant difference in PQ.
You may want to think about the GT if price is a consideration.
As far as aesthetics, I actually prefer the thinner silver trim of the GT50.
The bezel on the VT50 is less reflective (one sheet of glass design) than the GT50 (which has a fairly reflective bezel - Panny prob should have made it flat black instead of glossy).