I don't like to come off like I'm beating my chest over my Kuro...it's just a television. I was in a very narrow time in my life where I could "justify" spending $3,100+ on a tv (prolly very nearly got the best "shipped" deal on a NEW 6020 that ever existed, lol) and simply made the leap. Thankfully it is very likely the best $3K I've spent in my HT.
Anyway, I'm sure there are many like me who consistently "re-appreciate" it just about every time they stop by a friend or family members place and watch tv.
Even now that I've "educated" more than a few as to the benefits of PDP's and they've become owners of fine displays, I still find myself plopping down at home and noticing some of that Kuro magic that put it where it was...and in many ways, still is today.
Someone mentioned "depth" and I think that's a fantastic characterization of what's going on. Perhaps it's just a combination of the stupid-deep blacks, excellent contrast, and great color that just combine to create that added "dimension" of picture quality?
I don't know for sure, but I DO know that I only get a whiff of it now when looking at the very best plasmas- and admittedly- a COUPLE LEDS, although I still think the glass vs plastic screen gives a better "effect" in a properly illuminated room...that could just be me, though.
Regarding the video processing: personally, if I could pick an aspect of it I'm not
terribly impressed with it would be the VP- but as we're well aware, you cannot make a silk purse from a sows ear, so it's hard to say how bad the crap is that we want to look "good", most times, lol.
I do know it looks startling good with blu ray and most HDTV content which is 95% of my viewing, so I'll survive I guess.
Ok, my Kuro sweat-session is over.
Great, great (dare we say "all time") tv and the fact that it's still even remotely considered a benchmark 3+ years after its production is absurd...and orgasmic of course for us owners.