Last week, I purchased a Panasonic 55ST50 from BB w/ two "free" pairs of glasses, for $1700 (really, roughly the same price as buying the set and glasses on Amazon and saving on tax).
I had originally targeted a 55ST30, but it appeared all stock/deals had dried up.
Out of nowhere, during a visit to my local Costco, I saw the last remaining 60ST30 for $900.
After some research, I see that the 60 has some potential/lingering (maybe unavoidable?) issues/manufacturing defects. Pink edging, green blobs, fluctuating brightness, etc. I also understand, from looking around these forums and some reviews (even if I'm not advanced enough to notice myself) that the ST50 has better PQ.
Seeing as though the 60ST30 was the last one left, I brought it home. Now I'm faced with a decision. Do I take back the ST50 and roll with the ST30? 5 inches bigger, much cheaper, but a potential pain in the ass full of problems? Or do I stick with the ST50, the new features, better glasses, better PQ?
Looking for some expert opinions here. What would you do? Thanks.