Originally Posted by Mohamed1983
Now that more information on the VT50 is available, is there still a definitive answer as to whether it's worth waiting for? I've never owned a top-of-the-range model before, will there really be that much a difference for someone like me if I just get the VT30? I mean in terms of picture quality.
While yours is certainly a reasonable question, I think it cannot be answered with any precision because: 1) trying to determine a future model's picture quality compared with the previous model based on printed features is not really possible and 2) only you can determine whether "someone like me" can tell the difference between the two sets.
If you are worried you'll miss out on something, my advice is to wait until the VT50's first hit the showrooms and have a look yourself. At that time, there will probably still be a few VT30's still out there (in fact, there's at least one or two people on this thread who'd gladly sell you theirs) so I have no doubt you'll still be able to get the display you want.
(PS: As a new poster, please don't be overly discouraged by some of the flaws of the VT30 elucidated in this thread--keep in mind, this place is also populated by those with keen eyes/finicky tastes
and there are plenty of satisfied users out there who haven't experienced/perceived those reported issues. Doesn't make anyone's point of view any less valid--just pointing out that perceptions differ amongst reasonable people. As always, YMMV.)