I had my mind set on a new Panasonic 65" Vierra but after learning Panasonic is getting out of the Plasma business I am not so sure. Would anyone dare to recommend a tv in the 60-65" range for a purchase price of under $1,500? I care most about movies so black levels, contrast and color are very important. I don't care about sound as I have Onkyo/Axiom for that. I also don't care about smart tv technology or 3D. Walmart has a black Friday sale on a 70" Vizio for under $1,000 but that unit isn't reviewed all that well and is a little bigger than I really want.

Any recommendations are appreciated.