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Ok here's my situation. I plan on getting a new Panasonic Plasma this fall. I am replacing an old Sony 50" LCD rear projector. I sit about 10' away and have a HDMI 1.2 Yamaha receiver. My budget max is 3K. Should I get a 65VT50 and wait a year to upgrade my receiver or get a 60GT50 (sorry I don't like the ST) and a new receiver at the same time? Thinking about the new Onkyo 818.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by mnc View Post

Ok here's my situation. I plan on getting a new Panasonic Plasma this fall. I am replacing an old Sony 50" LCD rear projector. I sit about 10' away and have a HDMI 1.2 Yamaha receiver. My budget max is 3K. Should I get a 65VT50 and wait a year to upgrade my receiver or get a 60GT50 (sorry I don't like the ST) and a new receiver at the same time? Thinking about the new Onkyo 818.
Thanks!

I don't think there is a huge difference in Picture Quality between to too models, certainly the VT has finer picture adjustment options. For me the TV would be the primary consideration tho.
post #3 of 5
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I'm wondering what video controls the 818 will have. Will it be as good as the VT50?
post #4 of 5
I'd upgrade both.

BTW, I read a lot of posts where Onkyo's give people head aches. I'd stick with Yamaha since they seem "friendlier".
post #5 of 5
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I do want to upgrade both. I only wanted the 818 for the Audyssey XT32. Unless something bad shows up in Chad's review, I think I will go for the 65VT50 and hold off upgrading my receiver. That should give some time for more receivers around $1200 that have XT32. Definitely think going "all out" for the 65VT50 is the way I should go. I can't see regretting that one bit!
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