I have reviewed a number of posts in the forum and am thrilled by the comprehensive help that the forum veterans have provided new members. I am hoping I can get a similar response.
I am looking to buy a large (58" likely) plasma for use in my home (replacing an older Sony Vega 60" RP LCD). I have been looking around and from what I have seen I am gravitating towards to 2010 TCP58VT25. I love the picture and how well it stands up in well lit rooms. I was almost ready to buy and then I came across two potential hurdles;
1. Originally, I was not interested in the 3D aspect of the TV but now that I have seen it I am quite impressed. I may watch some 3D TV after all. However, I realize that this TV is not capable of upconverting from 2d to 3d. I can't decide if this is an issue or not. I know some others do but I don't like the 2d pictures as well on those sets (Sony, Samsung). Does anyone have a point of view on how good or how useful this upconversion is? Do you use it?
2. There seems to be a lot of talk about the black levels over time on this TV. I get the point but I am not sure how much of an issue this could be. Would I even notice? If someone could put this in perspective that would be appreciated.
Finally, given the above I am debating if I buy this TV now (as there is a good deal currently as they clear out the 2010s) or wait for the 2011 version. I have heard the black issue is resolved/improved in the 2011 and that it MAY come with an upconvert feature (does anyone know if this is the case).
Lots of questions I know but if anyone can help me with this I would GREATLY appreciate it.