Hi all, I'm really considering picking up a 600M to replace my current Samsung 67" LED DLP. I like the DLP, but was hoping for something with more "pop". I've read the 9G Kuro is the best there is. I went to a Magnolia (BB) last night and wasn't tremendously blown away by the 9G 60" I saw. It looked a little muted. Of course the source was terrible for audition - some BR concert with no color or light whatsoever.
Next to the Samsung LED UN55B8000, the Kuro looked a little lifeless, and it was strange but I don't even think the blacks were that black. They were a good deal brighter than the bezel, and even a touch green. I suspect a lot of this was probably improper break in or just bad settings, but I fiddled with the menus and couldn't get it to look really black.
I asked the guy to put in a Pixar movie to really show it off and he gave me Ratatouie. Unfotunately I could do nothing but watch previews because there was no remote and we couldn't start the movie
What I saw looked incredibly sharp and effortless. Much sharper than my DLP I think.
I know the 600M doesn't have the ICC profiles, which I understand can add "pop", but I saw that we can add them with a software utility and a laptop using C-Cal or some such product?
So the real question is, can I really get a similar "pop" and brightness to the LCD guys? I tried to compare max brightness ratings but it probably doesn't tell the whole story (I read the Kuro will do 51 fL max without crush and the Samsung does 78 or something). The room its going in is mostly dark during viewing, but we like to watch TV or movies at night with a single 60W bulb on in the room, so there is SOME light. During the afternoon there are three windows that have good blinds right across from the TV wall, so there would be some reflected light there too.
To be honest, the reason I haven't jumped on the LED LCD already is because of its problems (flashlighting, black corners, uneven) and max 55" size. My wife says that's not big enough
so the Kuro 60" is at the top of my list. I'm just not sure plasma is what I'm looking for.
One other thing, can the Kuro do any kind of "soap opera effect" like the LCD guys? I assume no, but it'd be nice to know.