Originally Posted by xortam
Think what you want but you're wrong.
Buy what you want, I couldn't care less. I've been enjoying my Kuro for almost five months now (long before NA KRP monitors showed up). New displays come out all the time. Does that mean current owners suddenly made the wrong choice when they did? I waited many years to buy my HDTV (they haven't been good enough until recently). I considered waiting for the 10G but decided to jump in with the PRO-141FD. Good thing I didn't waste my time waiting any more. Would I buy a Signature monitor today versus a KRP monitor? Maybe yes, maybe no. I'm done trying to help the uninitiated understand what the product differences are, caveat emptor. The KRP fans don't need to fret.
I have purchased, bought, and sold over 45 Pioneer TV's in the last 12 months as a dealer and fan with having had my turn at comparing each panel discussed in these forums, (without pro calibration). Truth be told there is a reason I personally own a 5020, a 500m, and now a 600m and it is not because I am cheap or looking for inferior product... it is because I had a real opportunity to compare and realize the difference if noted between the panels provided is minimal at best once you go past the 5020/6020 being compared to the other panels (500/600/141/151/111/101), most would agree the value of the panels across the spectrum is well worth the investment in them.
Sometimes it is important to consider the "best" value when deciding what to go with, and no matter what if I were to "need" another Pioneer in my home I would purchase nothing but the KRP. That is saying that without knowing what D-Nice will accomplish when he pro calibrates them all on Tuesday!!!
Remember, the KRP is the last panel to the dance from Pioneer with 9G for North America, they are still not even listed on the Pioneer website (only monitors are 101/141). Truth be told again wouldn't you agree that even Pioneer feels they are as close to one in the same that Pioneer did not list them independent of the Signature Panels on their own website, or was this a price issue for them also?
Now, when you put together the pricing structure of a 500/600 with the speakers and stand and the hdmi tuner your pricing structure would actually take you to a hair higher then the elite (111/151), again basic arithmetic tells me all of the panels have plus/minus but when compared honestly they are one in the same when it comes to the picture being displayed... and isn't this the reason we purchase such a TV anyway? with the elite who would really use the speaker and stand?... Maybe this is why Pioneer made a Monitor for us all!!!
Makes you think doesn't it?