Originally Posted by Dahlsim Cnet
btw found excellent color decoding on the XX20
The color accuracy issue was primary colors not being aligned to HD Rec.709 which may even by be "functions as designed" as far as Pioneer is concerned. They may have intended to be a bit more saturated in color using Colorspace 1.
The fact that Optimum also oversaturates color a bit might also indicate something about Pioneers intention. Many people simply prefer a bit more color it appears:
I think it's likely true that Pioneer designed slight color saturation into its 9G line. Many watch TV in rather brightly lit rooms, me too. I noticed that when I applied D-Nice's recommended settings to my 6020, the color, which he recommended be set at -4, was not quite saturated enough for me, so I increased it to the Pioneer default, -2, which looked better. I also increased the contrast from D-Nice's recommended 38 to the Pioneer default setting of 40. In all other respects, though, D-Nice's recommended settings improved my 6020's PQ.
Originally Posted by Patrick.
So hard to find a good and honest review these days, they always seem to have a hidden agenda. One thing that makes me a bit angry is how some magazines tend to rate pretty much anything as very good or better.
It seems to me that these days virtually all plasmas, indeed, all HDTVs, are very good or better. We AVSers tend to obsess over weaknesses which the great mass of consumers don't even notice or think are trivial, not that that's a bad thing.