Originally Posted by tpollagi
I would go GT. The filter on the VT is darker and the set just isn't as bright. Yes the black level is also a tad better but this is one case where I think the gain in brightness from the gt's filter is better than the gain in black level from the VT's.
The GT has more than enough tweakable settings to frighten most users and satisfy most people that spend more time re-adjusting than viewing. I used to be one of the perpetual adjusters. Since I got the GT, that has stopped. The PQ is so good it doesn't need to be readjusted continuously.
I don't think there is much of a decision. A great set with a larger screen that you will see every day or a great set with a few extra tweaks that you may only use once
Thanks, tpollagi: Your input is appreciated.
Originally Posted by Recstar24
I concur. I have the 55gt50 but did consider the 55vt50 and ultimately liked the impressions of a brighter display. My viewing environment and content is far from reference and the vt50 would have been overkill. At current sale prices with the 60gt50 = 55vt50 it's a no brainer to me go with the bigger size.
The 60GT50 is the one which will end up in my shopping cart. I am now sure of it. I love my present 60GT30, even though, from what I have heard, it does not compare too favorably with the GT50. Can't wait to fire up the GT50 so that I can find out just how much it beats the pants off the GT30. Thanks a bunch.
Originally Posted by cybolt
I started by telling the salesman at Magnolia that I was interested in the ST, the GT and the VT. They were out of STs (discontinued?) and all three recommended the GT over the VT. I'm not a tweak so I didnt really understand exactly why but what it boiled down to was that all of them preferred the Pro panel from the ST /GT over the Ultra panel of the VTs.
I live in SoCal so 60 miles to check something out is normal out here.
It is good to hear the account of someone who has seen the two units side by side at Magnolia and received this kind of recommendation from their salesmen. Not that salesmen can always be relied on, but in this, there seems to be a convincing consensus of opinion, FWIW, I wouldn't mind driving the 60 miles each way to Magnolia if I intended to purchase the unit from Bestbuy/Magnolia. It is just that I'm currently seeing the prices I like online, so I shall probably end up buying from an authorized online retailer, and that is why I am inclined to saving myself the trip to Magnolia. I appreciate the experience you have shared.. Thanks.