Does anybody have measurements of multiple primary (and secondary) color saturation levels on a Pioneer KRP-500?
The chart I attached to this post as an example (->see below) is from a calibrated Panasonic 65VT60 (measured by me a few days ago for a client).
The reason I am interested is that I didn't have time for this hobby and thus I failed to pick up a 50GT60 to replace my old 42G30 (which was always too small and I never liked the 30 series but I have never planned to keep it for this long, I just picked it up for cheap one day) and now somebody nearby has a KRP-500a for sale at a reasonable price (he just bought a Samsung OLED).
I have been calibrating many Panasonic, Samsung and LG HDTVs since 2012, so I am very familiar with them all (my personal favorite in terms of overall quality / price is the 50GT60) but I joined this field a few years after Pioneer had decided to shut down, so I am not that familiar with the Kuros. I did measure a few 8G Kuros and I did saw some 9G Kuros with my naked eyes but never a KRP-500. Thus, I am aware that 8G Kuros are definitely worse than these 50 and 60 series Panaosnic PDPs but that 9G is a whole different level. But I don't know where KRP really stands in terms of color reproduction and dithering quality, or just how motion handling feels on them (when compared to Panasonic's Focused Field Drive which I know is pretty cool, definitely better than 8G Kuros if you ask me).
Of course, I do plan to make a quick review for myself before buying a used unit but it's a little hard to negotiate about that ("Hy, I saw you a have KRP500 for sale. Can I bring my spectrophotometer and take some measurements before I buy it?" -> ~~~ "WHAT??? What's that? I don't know, I don't think that's necessary... Why can't you just come over and take a quick look like normal people would...? I assure you it's not broken and it's a legendary TV. It doesn't need repair and it's the best plasma that is." LOL), so I want to gather as much information online as possible before I "push the issue".
"DIY certified hobby-calibrator" (based on ChadB's "warning signs" list
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