Originally Posted by tommye1078
As much as I want a elite it's getting harder and harder to deny the vt30 with the price it's at. For the 70 inch elite to make sence to me it needs to be much closer to 4000.00 - 4500.00. I"m not sure when we will see that price, if ever...
So, yes, the VT is now a steal. As for the Elite reaching $4500 at 70", you are basically talking about $1200 or so the best deal anyone has probably negotiated. Admittedly that will take a price cut from Sharp.
What I kind of wonder, though, is whether 2012 won't bring a variant of the announced-then-canceled 935 model. I still am firmly convinced Sharp is leaving tens of millions on the table with the current framework and if someone at Sharp concludes the same thing as I have, there'll be such a model in 2012, it'll retail around $4000-4500, and it'll have around 90-95% of what the Elite does (and probably will exceed it in some small ways, for example it won't have a 1980s Elite looking in its bezel and will probably have a more robust internet feature).