Originally Posted by musiclover408
I have been browsing this forum for awhile now. I thought I was all set on purchasing the 6020 but after hearing all the complaints lately I am really wondering if I should plunk down that kind of cash only to be disappointed. Before considering the 6020, I was really leaning towards one of the newer 58 inch Panasonic Plasmas. For $1000 more than the Panny, I really want to make sure the Kuro is worth it. Has anyone on here had both or done a really good comparison. I know that Pioneer Kuros produce the blackest blacks...but I am not a fan of blur so that to me is more important.
Again, I am not trying to bash the Kuros in any way. As I explained, I was just about to pull the trigger on one. But now I am getting nervous and want to make sure I here some more facts before the big purchase. I do appreciate everyone/anyone's input here. I would love to hear why I should choose a Kuro or why I should not. And if not, what is the 2nd best choice in the 58-60 inch range?
Happy to oblige...
I have owned both sets (well the 50" 800u and here are is what I have observed.
-decent blacks ( you can see the bars when watching a movie)
-accurate colors (I think that they look washed out)
-very clean looking
-0 input lag for games
-thx mode to me looked very washed out and lacked any sort of punch
-I had terrible buzzing from the rear of mine
-3 screen effect...once you see it you will never stop looking for it. Off angle viewing displays 3 layers of the image displayed
-all other picture modes are terrible and have a lot of noise
-48hz looked good at first but the flicker is so bad it'll give you a migrane
-very deep blacks
-better 24p support (72hz in advanced vs. 48hz panasonic)
-a lot better picture modes to choose from. I know they are not nearly as good as movie mode, but if you want a bluer picture, they still look pretty good
-absolutely no noise that I have seen
-color saturation may be more than most like (I prefer the pop of the colors)
-slightly inaccurate colors...I thought they looked more realistic than the 800u
-lacks a huge amount of user controls
from what I have read, both of them have some complications with calibration but they both can and will benefit from a professional calibration.
I hope this will help you guys out, because I know going through all of that was pretty hectic. In the end the 5020 was the right choice for me, I needed the better blacks and vibrant colors. I am planning on getting my set calibrated soon and I have never been as satisfied with a purchase as I am with the 5020.
On the topic of blur, I am assuming that my vision either doesn't allow me to see it, or just certain people are more sensitive to it. I have never noticed any blurring on any mode ( off standar smooth advanced).