Originally Posted by Noah
Just what is your point of view and what is it based on?
Have you owned Kuros and compared them to these other brands?
I have no problems accepting other opinions, but opinions based on hearsay that contradict prevailing expert viewpoints carry little weight with me.
I have not owned a kuro though I have seen them side-by-side with Sammies and Pannies.
Prevailing expert opinion? Well, accepting that statement, expert viewpoints aren't necessarily the final say. Numerous expert measurements show kuro weaknesses. Among them that are critical for me are poor processing, reduced off axis brightness, and average detail reproduction.
Look, I have never said the kuros are bad. In fact they were my 2nd favorite. I and others have posted reviews showing Sammies having unsurpassed if not superior color accuracy as well as the best processing of the major brands including Pioneer.
Like everyone you are certainly entitled to make decisions based on your criteria. Mine is different from yours. I always encourage prospective buyers to observe TV's of interest and not let others tell them what their own eyes can tell them.
You clearly have difficulty accepting differing points of view. I know you saw the numerous postings from experts that praise Samsung plasmas in other threads we were both a part of. If these are hearsay, I could just as easily claim your assertions are hearsay.
I have to wonder at this point if you aren't experiencing buyers remorse. This need to counter recommendations that aren't kuro certainly makes me wonder if you aren't secretly lusting for a 58" 8000 series Sammy. Thou truly dost protest too much!