Originally Posted by johnnylighton
Who here has personally seen the ZT60? If you've seen it, what did you think? How much better is the ZT60 than the VT50? Did they use the best settings on the VT50 set to show its own capabilities?
Originally Posted by vinnie97
^A handful have, opinions vary but most say noticeably better than the VT50. However, settings verification was not permitted.
Originally Posted by yamvmax
I have. We couldn't see what the settings were. If your on the fence, and can wait a Lil longer, and can afford the extra $, I would wait. As good as the vt is, the zt looked spectacular.
Originally Posted by Glashub
I don't understand. The only posts you seem to make are to tout the ZT. The fact is no one will really know until they've been in owners hands a month or so. There could be issues with panel in real world use. Why would any one be a 1st beta mover?
Sorry, I'm confused.
saw the ZT, posted to that effect. It was against a VT50, which I doubt very much was set up perfectly, but let's pretend it was. The ZT was better. The color stuff won't matter for most .709 stuff, but let's pretend you'd notice the redder reds. Let's also agree the blacks will be a bit blacker.
That said, it's going to be ~$4500 at launch, which is something like $2000 more than you can get a VT50 for.
As I've already said, it's worth it for a videophile who is price indifferent.
It's not clear that it's objectively worth it for anyone else. I'm not sure it's $1000 more worth it than a VT60.
I'd point out that a picture-quality seeker who might upgrade again in 3-4 years who pockets the $2000 now will effectively get their replacement set for close to free and own a VT50 which is a pretty terrific TV.
That's my fairly expert opinion. It's not some random dude who is guessing. I've seen the new one; I own the old one.