So, anyone want to put it on the line and back these new vt50's ???
Gee Tony, you're asking a question - or for a Commitment - that no one can reasonably answer (give) yet.
Might expect pretty much the same people to "stand up for" the VT50 as were willing to do likewise for the VT30 - and you've already pointed out how well THAT worked out!
We have a 60" ST30 - our 4th 60" 2011 Pan plasma - that still has (just) over 60 days remaining on its return period, and right now it is 50/50 whether or not it will be HERE at the end of April.
The 2012 models SOUND enticing, but then so did the 2011 panels.
However, will NOT be an Early Adopter of ANY of the 2012 sets - from any manufacturer, and regardless of any "introductory" bundles or special bundles....
It is clear that Quality Control has taken a dive over the past several years, and I am not willing to be a "Beta Tester" trying to uncover the manufacturer's Current Year's Glitches....