Originally Posted by jsohng
Thanks guys! I really appreciate the input.
at least now I have it down to just Pio 5020FD and the Elite Pro111FD. I am still not sure if I can justify a $700 difference with the same screen size. I mean I know that they have an extra year of warranty, but I may end up getting an extended warranty. It maybe $200 extra, but still less than the $700 so that takes away one of the sticking points of getting an Elite.
Hey man, I don't think* it's been mentioned (mebbe it has), but do you realize that from 10ft, you cannot distinguish at all the improvement of 1080p vs 720p with 50", even with 20/20 vision?
I say go bigger, even with some slight compromise of PQ. With some slight compromise in certain things like blacks, you will gain a lot in detail and immersion.
I would see if the 65" Pana's drop in price? Dunno. Put it this way, THX recommends a 90" screen from 10 ft. I played with different sizes for an entire week before deciding on immersion, and ended up with 42 degrees, which means 106" at 10ft. Now, not everyone is going to like this, not by a longshot, but I'm just trying to make a point.
IOW, I would easily take a 65" Panny 800/850 over a 50" Kuro, but of course the former still costs a lot more . . .