Originally Posted by DiscCollector
I was wondering if I could get opinions on what would be reasonable to pay for a brand new (zero hours) Pioneer Kuro KRP-600M 60" plasma?
Is it, for example, worth paying $4,000 for one?
Let me know what you think.
Certainly better than any other plasma at 60" - along with the 141.
Get the 600M i would if it was me.
So many things it does better than other plasma's of other manufacturers.
For a start it's a Pioneer Kuro, their panel quality and integrity is unrivalled. The components at the back are of a much higher quality than other plasma's.
The colour gamut is an overlay (perfect one at that) of the HD rec 709 colour space... It's so good out of the box compared to others it's difficult to describe. Pure mode is basically 2.2 gamma perfect, tint and colour saturation is out of this world out of the box. A few tweaks makes it even better. Why people say colour should never need to go over (not really) +5 saturation in the user controls... Because the luminances are basically perfect out of the box.
With ISF if and when you get it done obviously thing's get even better and closer to it maximum. Depending on who is calibrating it and with what and how. It gets much brighter, and all delta errors will be (well) under 1. Imperceptible to the human eye at any stimulus levels which would be over 3. You could comfortably grade with this for example.
Use Advance for film/movies definitely - if you use Smooth mode it adds to
o much which makes it look like fake video/soap opera effect - like the Panasonic plasmas all the time. But you wouldn't need to so stick with Advanced.
The KRP600 is just the superior all round display basically - like it's baby brothers.
People "forget" to mention key stuff with Panasonic's that "somehow" got past "reviews"... Stuff like the ridiculous false contouring - with fuzzy backgrounds and other "gradual" colour gradients if you know what i mean lol. And with things like beams of light (especially) during pans (and) other motion. The Panasonics still have issues with banding also basically. There is other "stuff" also that why the Kuro's are better but it may seem like i am bashing Panasonic. But I am not. The Panasonics are "perhaps" the best plasmas still available to buy new today. But a new Kuro is different class and still has the deepest plasma black levels by default.
But mainly and overall though - the Pioneer gives a crisper and sharper looking image - not to mention as clean as it gets since the most recent and expensive Panasonic pro monitors - but actually does a few things including green better than them and obviously MLL.
It doesn't get any better than the KRP, grab it if you can