Originally Posted by johnnyb05
hi everyone iam new here. does anyone actually have one of these KRP models? and if so whats your opinion of them vs the other models. like the 6020 and the 151. do you think they just as good? from what i read about them iam ready to take the krp plunge, but i havent seen a KRP in a store. i have checked out the other models
I haven't heard of anyone with hands-on experience w/ a North American KRP. However, there's no reason to doubt that these panels will live up to the sparkling Kuro standard.
Speaking for myself, the two biggest reasons I went with the KRP vs. xx20 or Elite are: (1) price, (2) the inclusion of the Pure mode (not available on the xx20's).
Most people agree that in terms of display quality, the KRP's should fall between the xx20's and the Elites. However, the pricing of the KRP's doesn't follow that pattern, which made me very happy
You'll need to confirm that for yourself.
You'll probably never see a KRP in a store since it was designed for the custom installer market. I suspect the dealers that have access to them are simply drop shipping them from the distributors to end users. And the dealers I've talked to say they don't stay in stock very long.
Potential disqualifying issues for some buyers: (1) no built-in speakers (though there IS wiring to attach speakers directly to the display) and (2) no built-in tuner. Neither was an issue for me because I have an external 7.1 speaker setup and use a set top box for television viewing. That -- and the price -- made the 600M a no-brainer for me.
The only other issue that may concern a small percentage of users who are also considering the Elite is the lack of ISF calibration. Again, not something I'm overly concerned about.
BTW, congrats Rich on the purchase!!!