Originally Posted by Plasma Guy
Our friends here on this thread ... what is the standard you are using to measure the black levels? Is it realistic? Another thread here on AVS Forum stated that the Kuros crushed the blacks. I must admit my only experience is with the PZ80U. Did Pioneer really know how to do blacks, or is there a urban legend about Kuros? I do not doubt some plasma TVs will lose black level over time, but is it universally true that all Plasma will turn gray!?!
I am not aware of any standard to measure black levels although I am sure that the pros on here know a few ways to do it.
I have always heard that Kuros was the best and they did look good. But they were insanely expensive compared to the picture that was given and the price being charged. My panny (and yours ) are much better values.
But I would not worry about Kuros because they are no longer made.
And I have heard rumors about Panny's turning gray. That may have happened 10 years ago when plasmas were still new but I think it is just a rumor. Our panny's have a ridiculous life of like...40,000 hours before there is a loss of pic quality. So in 20 years it will need to be replaced. I'll probably have another tv in 2,3 years (3D? ! ) so I won't worry about it.