Yep, Kuro to the Vizio. I had them side by side for quite awhile, calibrated the Kuro to the best of my abilities, looked pretty good, but, the glass was SO tinted that the entire grayscale, while accurate, did not compete at all with the Sony XBR HD CRT (ok, that one is obvious) that it replaced, or the Panasonic I also had at the time, plus the vertical viewing angle "dimming" was irritating to me. Not saying the Kuro was by any means a poor quality display, it just didn't live up to the hype. I found my eyes much preferred the more animated look of my CRT and VIzio plasma so, yes, I sold it.
What I was more interested in finding out, is, can you defeat the current limiting "eco power saving" modes on any of these Plasma's? I know that some Plasma's have an adjustment for a "power save" mode, but, it is not the same thing as what I am talking about. On my Vizio plasma, or HD CRT's, when an intense white scene appears, there is no compression or brightness limiting, whereas on the Kuro and other displays you can actively see it limit the brightness, as the compression effect takes a few miliseconds to actually fully compress the scene?
I find this SO irritating, I would rather have my POS Vizio, with CRT like, consistent white levels across every scene with mediocre black levels than, a TV with fantastic black levels and visual clamping of white levels as I see with all the newer Plasmas.
This sort of reminds of emissions controlling engines in the 80's, lots of great designs got choked and lost tons of torque/hp because of emissions standards. Frankly, I don't care if my plasma uses twice the power of an LCD, I want it to look like how plasmas used to look, consistent in types of scenes
Also, I don't mean to offend the Kuro purists, they are great plasma's, just not for me...CRT's and oddly this strange Vizio plasma are so far the only displays I don't have to sit and continually adjust to make look good with every type of content I put through them, which says a lot because I am extremely picky about my displays, that's a huge psychological relief for me, the Kuro took adjusting "on the fly" depending on what I was watching, which I hated (then again, it definitely isn't just the Kuro, that's why I posted this, it's all newer Plasmas).