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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 12:02 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
With the ridiculous price that I expect Pioneer...

With the ridiculous price that I expect Pioneer to impose, the owner is better off buying another Kuro (one with a realistic price and no defects).

I swear I laugh hysterically when I see 5020s...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-21-2014, 04:12 AM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I removed a stuck green pixel with a reset, FYI. ...

I removed a stuck green pixel with a reset, FYI.
That doesn't say it will cure his panel, but that's still possible.[/QUOTE]

A stuck aqua colored pixel that plagued my 101fd was removed when I...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Havent read the entire thread but looks like the...

Havent read the entire thread but looks like the lowest it will go is around .0014 which is not too bad. Nice find. Will def read the entire thread.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 10:11 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I have 2 LX5090 9G Kuro's. Not checked the hours...

I have 2 LX5090 9G Kuro's. Not checked the hours on them yet as I don't have the right cable at the moment (ordered to sort out red tint) but why is it bad for a Kuro to have accumulated over 12,000...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
So the F8500 is now able to maintain .002 black...

So the F8500 is now able to maintain .002 black level with cinema smooth enabled? Was this fix via a firmware update?

How low can the black level go with Zoyd's tweaks?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
These are very sad times for us videophiles. ...

These are very sad times for us videophiles. OLED is at a standstill and plasma is gone.

The Samsung PN51F8500 can be had for 999 on Amazon or Best Buy. Not a bad deal, but being a spoiled Kuro...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Yeah, 9G Kuros and VT/ZT are equal with regards...

Yeah, 9G Kuros and VT/ZT are equal with regards to black level. However, I would still go with a 9G Kuro over a VT/ZT for the following reasons (though I would prefer a 65 inch VT/ZT over a 50 inch...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 03:40 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
WOW... what was the thinness of that concept...

WOW... what was the thinness of that concept model?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
the voltages change internally while the values...

the voltages change internally while the values in the service menu remain the same
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Although I agree that the differences between the...

Although I agree that the differences between the two sets are exaggerated by some in here, as an owner of both Kuro (101fd, 151fd and 141fd) and a VT60, these are my observations:


101fd and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-01-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I would say the Kuro Pure mode is more accurate...

I would say the Kuro Pure mode is more accurate than the Viera's THX mode, especially in the gamma department.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Use the solid color slides in post 1 from the...

Use the solid color slides in post 1 from the below thread. Any burn in or stuck pixel(s) will stick out like a sore thumb.
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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-20-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Its better than Panasonic's most recent (and...

Its better than Panasonic's most recent (and discontinued) top of the line plasma televisions and absolutely crushes your current sets.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I watched Maleficent the other night on my 141fd...

I watched Maleficent the other night on my 141fd and the picture it produced was jaw dropping. I still prefer the Kuro over any other TV out there as well, I am just extremely hesitant with regards...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I also saw the service menu burn in/IR on my...

I also saw the service menu burn in/IR on my 101fd, which is why I now use commands and refuse to display the service menu on my 141fd. A type of torch mode seems to be activated when the service...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Wow. What's the black level of your 151? I've...

Wow. What's the black level of your 151? I've heard they can be tweaked to .0001. I would keep that TV until its dying day.

Yeah, I was browsing the Best Buy Black Friday ad and the entire TV...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-19-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Reducing RSTP to 1 does indeed lower black level....

Reducing RSTP to 1 does indeed lower black level. But if you want an additional reduction, try reducing S1, S3 and S4 by no more than 15 ticks. You could adjust these by as much as 30 ticks, which...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I've been burned so many times that I find it...

I've been burned so many times that I find it really hard to trust any Kuro seller. Some might play dumb and pretend they don't know what they have. If you see deal that's too good to be true,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I have done tons of testing using the service...

I have done tons of testing using the service manual workflow and internal patterns and concluded that the separation between S1, S3 and S4 (especially these last two) should not be modified and all...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Yes, you are at the 8229 hour mark. Sounds like...

Yes, you are at the 8229 hour mark. Sounds like your red tint is severe if you are still seeing it with voltages set below factory minimums. How far below the minimums did you go? I had to go down...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I believe it was around .003 before I tweaked it....

I believe it was around .003 before I tweaked it. After reducing RSTP, my black level went down to about .002. After reducing S1, S3 and S4, my i1D3 could not register black level, meaning it was...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-17-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Whatever you do, do NOT reset your 141fd. ...

Whatever you do, do NOT reset your 141fd.

The 60 inch Kuros are not as tweakable as their 50 inch brothers. On the 50 inch iterations, S1, S3 and S4 can be lowered to the minimum values noted...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-29-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I don't see a step to lower RSTP to 1, which IMO,...

I don't see a step to lower RSTP to 1, which IMO, should be done before lowering S1, S3 and S4. Once RSTP is lowered, then find the sweet spot for S1, S3 and S4.

To test for artifacts, its best...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-09-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By makaveddie81
I sent you a PM. Did you happen to purchase it...

I sent you a PM. Did you happen to purchase it in Santa Monica, CA?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   09-06-2014, 12:38 AM
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Posted By makaveddie81
Pm sent.

Pm sent.
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