Originally Posted by IMRIZZO
This is an excellent set, many happy owners here, and many with no complaints, but like everything else nothings perfect and some have had problems.
I had been a Sony fanboy all my life, if it was a TV, it had to be a Sony XBR. Since the early Trinitron CRT to the Grand Wega (R60XBR1) bought in 2005 (when I fell in love with the Qualia at a SonyStyle store), Sony just was at the tip of the spear on TV PQ. Then they made the decision to go LCD only... I was disappointed. Then I realized my Grand Wega was plagued with PQ problems and I even had to replace my optical block for over a thousand dollars...
Anyways, to cut the story short, for a few years I had been looking for the TV that would replace my Grand Wega. It needed to be a Sony and it had to be at least as big as my current set or larger (60" or more). It also had to have great PQ and be less expensive than my Grand Wega...
Kept going back to SonyStyle waiting for a 60" full array local dimming LED that would cost less than $4k... In the meanwhile, Panasonic releases the VT50. Being the fanboy that I am, I resisted. However, being also an objective engineer, I had to look at the figures as well as real life content PQ. Needless to say that I bought the 65VT50.
Now, we all know there is no perfect set. However, when compared side by side, most expert reviews clearly gave the VT50 the edge over all other sets. Not only that, but the second best is actually the Panasonic ST50 (or the GT50). After that, 3rd place and beyond are debatable between the Sharp Elite, the Sony HX929, and the Samsung PN-E8000 (all with their own problems).
If you put that next to the additional $2,000 you have to pay for a 65" HX929 over a 65VT50, I can't imagine why anyone would be even considering Sony...
So, I guess that is my question. IMRIZZO
, what am I missing?Edited by SpiffX - 6/26/12 at 8:44am