Originally Posted by Aetherhole
I got mine today! I'm running the Break-In right now! I did some initial set-up and calibrations with DVE-HD (Blu-ray) and popped in a few disks before I started the break-in DVD.
Beautiful set, to say the least. I think people who are going to be getting this set will be thoroughly pleased.
Now as a little background on me and how this all came about... I got an 52XBR5 about 7 months ago which was replacing a Sony 60A2000 SXRD set. I was generally very pleased with the XBR5, but as the time went on, a couple things really haunted me badly. One was motion lag, motion detail resolve and another was black levels. On top of the motion lag, I would get a little bit of red color lag that was only noticeable on very rare occasions. No matter what I did, I could not get the set to where I truly loved it. If I got the punch I was looking for from the set, the overall black level was sacrificed. If I got the black level I could settle for, the picture was a lot dimmer than I liked. After much deliberation, I finally decided to jump into the Plasma section of this forum. It really did not take long before I got into looking continuously at the 8th gen Pioneer threads and really piqued my interest. After a short little time, they announced the 9th gen and with the darker black levels, thinner panel, better contrast, colors, etc. I knew I needed to get one. Well, here I am, after a short period of waiting, I finally got the 151 into my home.
My brother and I assembled the stand, placed the panel on the stand and set it on my entertainment center all within about 30 minutes and I fired it up just to make sure nothing was drastically wrong with it, then I had to pack up my XBR5 and haul that to my brothers and help him set up. After a long time over at his place getting his system up, I came home and finally got time to adjust the set a bit and then run a few scenes before I initialized the Break-In sequences.
I will be watching normal content (movies and TV shows) periodically, but I will generally be running the Break-In sequence.
I am VERY excited! My brief experience thus far has already given me worlds more satisfaction than ANY other display unit I've used since I started this hobby.
Probably tomorrow, I will be posting pictures of my set. My camera is in my room where my wife is sleeping and I don't want to wake her up just to get it. Look for some pictures and screen shots from me tomorrow!