It seems that way and I have studied all of the threads here and was originally leaning toward the ZT60 but am in a relatively bright room and the F8500 may be the better bet. However, I really want the best set and all I care about is picture and although Panasonic has not come out with new professional models in a couple of years the reviews of the VX300u were really good. I know it's a lot more expensive than the others but would gladly pay more if it's the best picture. If only there was a place to see them all side by side.
If anyone has seen them all I would love some insight. I would just hate to buy a new consumer model and be disappointed that it didn't stack up to my current set. Thanks so much.