Originally Posted by airscapes
You would have been thrilled with any of them and it is going to look fantastic.
I'm sure I would have, and I'm sure it will.
Mostly I'm really looking forward to the true side-by-side (as you can see from the pictures) ability to compare a calibrated 65VT50 against a calibrated XBR960. Actually I really do hope I can preserve my own current PRO setup on the 960 as a third comparison, but I suspect there are some global settings that are going to have to be changed from the calibration which will result in a change to my own PRO appearance, even if I could steal VIVID for the new calibrated setup so as to preserve my PRO.
Anyway, I can only imagine that a calibrated 960 will look at least as good if not better than my own work, which didn't use meters and software but only setup discs and images (and a colored filter to look through).
I wasn't aware of this "swivel" idea gadget.
But in the same product family I've already bought four 270-degree fixed right-angle adapters (and two of them can be clipped together to provide a full 180-degree U-turn for the cable from the HDMI connector on the edge of the VT50). Bought these (on someone's recommendation... yours?? forget) along with my original assorted length "flat HDMI cables", which I subsequently re-ordered again in "round".
I'm not as concerned about making that happen as the general concern about just how far back toward the wall/mirror I will be able to push the whole TV on its mount because the HDMI cable has to go somewhere (unless there's a cable guide UNDER the edge of the set which I can use to cheat).
Looking forward to the next phase, once the construction is complete and the TV is mounted, to see what the final cosmetics turn out to be and what I need to do to compensate if necessary.
Someday I'll be able to actually watch something on it!