Originally Posted by dreaux
You say the X900A blows away the Panasonic ZT60? That's saying something because the ZT60 was supposed to have about the best picture out there. You have a nice compliment of sets.
My fiancée and I both agree that the X900A does have a better picture than the ZT60 does and I believe it is all because of the scaling that the set does with 1080p content. The ZT60 does have a fantastic picture and many have said when you get to the +500 hours on it that it looks even better...we ended up around 200 hours or so and the ZT did have a great picture. But when you have something like the X900a up scaling like it does, it gives the 1080p source a bit more detail and clarity. Of course when watching 4k content, nothing can compete with the image on the X900A. The media player has 10 movies and about 25 or so short clips ranging from 15 min short films to 3-5 min clips of various content. Some of this content like some of the underwater reef stuff is just mind boggling amazing. We sat in shock on the clarity of everything.
For those that say 4k is only worth it if you are sitting within 3-4 feet are full of "boom boom". We are sitting about 7.5' away and it is clear as day the difference between 4k content on the up scaled content. I know there is some negativity about this set and 4k in general, but one of them should not be about the ability for people to tell the difference at a normal viewing distance. Yes, the lack of 4k content is a major issue, but I would argue that the set's ability to up scale existing content is very compelling for those that want the best image quality now.
The Panasonic ZT60 is one of the highest rated sets for IQ and it is a great screen. We loved it the entire time we had it, but IR issues is why we let it go. But putting it through it's paces and playing Blu Ray, Xbox, PS3, Computer, Cable overall when you take things that the Panasonic did good and not too good and you compare it to the X900A, the X900A overall had the best all around image quality when using it with a large amount of varying content. Now, had the ZT60 not had IR issues I would of kept it, no doubt. The 4k was something I wanted, but I could wait on but I wanted something as good as my 55" XBR929 but larger and the best I could do without going 4k was the ZT60 and it was pretty damn amazing. But the IR issues had us both way too concerned so our choice was to bring down the 929 and just wait a year or two or give the X900A a shot...glad we did!