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I bought the last of the Pioneer Elite televisions in 2009, I've been in heaven, especially after calibration by a licensed isf artist. Question is, I and all of my Pioneer Elite brethren are in the same boat, something off in the distance tantalizing us with the promise of something even better, maybe. There is more to a great television picture than just pixels, but its a start. I know I am not alone in wondering what is going to become of us all, those with what has been the pinnacle of viewing nirvana and now the promise of 4k tv. I have an extensive movie collection of dvd and a growing blu ray collection as well. I started out with a large vhs, and super vhs movie collection, graduated to Laser disc, had a few hundred of those, always staying on top of what was available at the time. I am retired, and not young enough to survive another collection replacement attempt. I am upgraded out, done, finished, I give up, I quit. I would love to jump into another game of, wow, aint this great, but right now my movie presentation at home is better than what I see at the movie theaters, rarely go anymore, saw the new star trek movie last week, into darkness, sound was horrible compared to my state of the art audio system.
I am starting this thread which I rarely do anymore, but it would simply get lost in some of these huge threads that go nowhere and I specifically wanted to hear from more people like me, upgraded to death, too many times, what's a mother to do.
Are the compulsive people here like me going to do it all over again, or has time run out on you as well?
Sporting events are nice in 1080P, but movies have always been grainy or less than pure and yet people still use them as the ultimate reference, and I don't know why. Film is not, nor ever has been a high quality source in my opinion, I would love to hear some collective thoughts from my fellow absurdists, that's what my wife thinks at least.
It looks like I will be sinking to the bottom of the home theater pool of happy campers, not really, but dam, my 60" pioneer can still produce stunning images and inky blacks that are sometimes plain spooky to watch, especially the end credits of movies while I wonder to myself, will I somehow be sucked into the black milky void that has been created on my television. I can totally recall the first time I was ever given a proper demonstration of the pioneer kuro sets back in 2006, my god I wanted one and didn't bat an eye when I was able to purchase a retail $7500 Elite set (Best Buy pricing) online for $4600 delivered,, oh lucky me. I was coming from a Sony LCOS set, second best in its day, but you gotta do what you've got to do.
So please, let me hear your thoughts on the new 4k tv concept?????
when you always do what you've alway done, you always get what you always got.