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I just picked up 1 151 this past weekend for $500 bucks. I passed on a 65VT60 at $1200. Not sure it was the right decision, but from what I can tell thus far is the set is pretty good. Right now it doesn't look as good as my Sharp Elite or my Sammy F8500. They are calibrated, which the seller of the 151 said was done. It may have been done, but it was set at performance mode and the ISF modes were not activated. That said I believe I can calibrate the set to better than the Sharp and Sammy.

I will apologize up front... but really don't have the time to go through a 1000+ pages to figure out how to get a good calibration with the set. So I am asking those that still have the 151....

1) How to put the 151 in ISF mode? Is Control Cal the only way the only way to do this?
2) How do I get to the service menu, to check the usage hours?
3) I read years ago on this set, that D-Nice and a service menu tweek that got the black to be just awesome. Is that shared anywhere?

Thanks guys!!!!
PM user makaveddie81. His Kuro Command program can do all 3 I believe.
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I just picked up 1 151 this past weekend for $500 bucks. I passed on a 65VT60 at $1200. Not sure it was the right decision, but from what I can tell thus far is the set is pretty good. Right now it doesn't look as good as my Sharp Elite or my Sammy F8500. They are calibrated, which the seller of the 151 said was done. It may have been done, but it was set at performance mode and the ISF modes were not activated. That said I believe I can calibrate the set to better than the Sharp and Sammy.

I will apologize up front... but really don't have the time to go through a 1000+ pages to figure out how to get a good calibration with the set. So I am asking those that still have the 151....

1) How to put the 151 in ISF mode? Is Control Cal the only way the only way to do this?
2) How do I get to the service menu, to check the usage hours?
3) I read years ago on this set, that D-Nice and a service menu tweek that got the black to be just awesome. Is that shared anywhere?

Thanks guys!!!!
That's a tough call. I guess it depends on what your budget was, but 500 bucks for a 60 inch Kuro is a nice deal (but so was the 65 inch VT for 1200).

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Cool KRP-500M Available Soon

Hey peeps, I'm gonna be selling a Pioneer KRP-500M in the next 6 weeks. Im in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.

Moving out of state and don't want the hassle of transporting this.

Anyone interested leave a message and when the time approaches will get with you for a viewing. Bring your favorite Blu-Ray, DVD or calibration disc, fine with me.

Never been calibrated, no burn in of any kind, no wayward pixels or cells i've noticed, always babied it and had lower contrast settings to maintain the phosphor, never been moved from my wall, no banners, extended 4x3 images, and never had one minute of issue with this set.

Thanks for your time!

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Hey peeps, I'm gonna be selling a Pioneer KRP-500M in the next 6 weeks. Im in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.

Moving out of state and don't want the hassle of transporting this.

Anyone interested leave a message and when the time approaches will get with you for a viewing. Bring your favorite Blu-Ray, DVD or calibration disc, fine with me.

Never been calibrated, no burn in of any kind, no wayward pixels or cells i've noticed, always babied it and had lower contrast settings to maintain the phosphor, never been moved from my wall, no banners, extended 4x3 images, and never had one minute of issue with this set.

Thanks for your time!

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Oops .. guess this should go in Classified section, my bad ...

Been a long time since I've been on this site. But thanks!

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How do the KRP and PRO models differ? What is consider that best of the 9G series?
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How do the KRP and PRO models differ? What is consider that best of the 9G series?
PRO101 and KRP500M are the best 9G panels
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How do the KRP and PRO models differ? What is consider that best of the 9G series?
KRP series has no tuner. My 600m is still going strong.
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101 and -500..
I believe those are 8G models.
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KRP series has no tuner. My 600m is still going strong.
AHHHH no QAM tuner.... Hopefully I can get it calibrate this weekend. Wanna compare it to the my F8500 and Sharp Elite. Currently the Sammy and Sharp look better, only because they have been calibrated and have color processors.
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101 and -500..
I believe those are 8G models.
Not True , the 101 and the KRP500M were the last of the 9Gs , rumor has it they used some 10G tech , having owned sereval 101s i can verify they are the best panel Pioneer ever made for the public , BTW 500M and 101 use the same panel
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PRO101 and KRP500M are the best 9G panels
What is it about the 500M that makes it better than the 600M?

The 600 is essentially a 151 with no tuner, right? Or was that the 141?
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What is it about the 500M that makes it better than the 600M?

The 600 is essentially a 151 with no tuner, right? Or was that the 141?
500M will go much darker/blacker than the 600m , also brighter ,so the contrast ratio is much better , that is the main difference .

Yes the 600M and the 151 and 141 6020 all share the same PDP (Main panel ) so PQ should be the same , the 101 and 500M do not share the same PDP with 5020 and 111
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That's a tough call. I guess it depends on what your budget was, but 500 bucks for a 60 inch Kuro is a nice deal (but so was the 65 inch VT for 1200).

PM me and I'll help you out.
makaveddie81,

Have you compared the 141 to 151 and if so was there significant increase in PQ with the 151?
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500M will go much darker/blacker than the 600m , also brighter ,so the contrast ratio is much better , that is the main difference .
Is that a result of the smaller display size? Larger sizes = lower contrast ratio? Were the later, larger Panasonic panels affected similarly if that's the case?

Excuse the noob questions, I've been in the CRT and awful LCD game too long.
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Hey peeps, I'm gonna be selling a Pioneer KRP-500M in the next 6 weeks. Im in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.

Moving out of state and don't want the hassle of transporting this.

Anyone interested leave a message and when the time approaches will get with you for a viewing. Bring your favorite Blu-Ray, DVD or calibration disc, fine with me.

Never been calibrated, no burn in of any kind, no wayward pixels or cells i've noticed, always babied it and had lower contrast settings to maintain the phosphor, never been moved from my wall, no banners, extended 4x3 images, and never had one minute of issue with this set.

Thanks for your time!

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Does it have the stand and speakers?

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makaveddie81,

Have you compared the 141 to 151 and if so was there significant increase in PQ with the 151?
Honestly I don't see any PQ differences between the two. Maybe a bit more DSE on the 151 but nothing major.

Calibration wise, the 141 controls offer more precise adjustments, while the 151's are more coarse. Again not a big deal, as you can get great results on both.

I actually prefer the 151 and 600M (both with side speakers) over the 141 because the fact that they can output sound makes them more versatile sets. Same with 500M over 101fd.

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Is that a result of the smaller display size? Larger sizes = lower contrast ratio? Were the later, larger Panasonic panels affected similarly if that's the case?

Excuse the noob questions, I've been in the CRT and awful LCD game too long.
In the case of the Pioneer ,at least, the biggest difference of going blacker is a result of better parts and manufacturing for the 101 and 500M , I would bet going brighter is a result of the smaller panel 50” vr 60” but we do not know what the 60 “ Pioneer 10G would have been capable of , in my opinion the panels did not need to go brighter , just needed lower black levels , Pioneer was getting lower every Generation to bad they stopped @ 9G
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In the case of the Pioneer ,at least, the biggest difference of going blacker is a result of better parts and manufacturing for the 101 and 500M , I would bet going brighter is a result of the smaller panel 50” vr 60” but we do not know what the 60 “ Pioneer 10G would have been capable of , in my opinion the panels did not need to go brighter , just needed lower black levels , Pioneer was getting lower every Generation to bad they stopped @ 9G
That is interesting. I really wonder why the 101 and 500M were given the better parts over other 9G panels. I guess they are more monitors than TVs and probably used more frequently in professional settings.
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Very happy with my 500M, despite it developing a case of red tint every now and then, requiring me to do a panel reset and adjust the voltages. It's amazing a panel from 2008 can produce such deep blacks. The build quality is incredible; it's like a piece of treasure.
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Question that I have yet found the answer to is what does the KRP stand for on the 500m & 600m?
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Question that I have yet found the answer to is what does the KRP stand for on the 500m & 600m?
I do not know for sure but I would guess Kuro Reference Panel = KRP
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I do not know for sure but I would guess Kuro Reference Panel = KRP
that is correct
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I do not know for sure but I would guess Kuro Reference Panel = KRP

Correct. KRP = Kuro Reference Panel (e.g. KRP 500-A

PDP = Plasma Display Panel. e.g. PDP-LX5090
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