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post #23581 of 30259
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Originally Posted by hhaller View Post

Just a sidenote:

CNet has reviewed the Sony HX909 LED, the latest in a long line of alleged "Kuro-killers". It came up just a tad bit short on black levels, though it is apparently better in that area than the VT25. Seems to have some nagging issues like color drift though, which is disappointing given it's price tag.

There are maybe two LED heavyweights left to review this year, the Toshiba CELL and LG 9500, but so far it looks like the Pioneer will remain champ until at least 2011.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...?tag=mncol;lst

oops! $3500 for not even a 60 inch tv!
post #23582 of 30259
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Originally Posted by hhaller View Post

Just a sidenote:

CNet has reviewed the Sony HX909 LED, the latest in a long line of alleged "Kuro-killers". It came up just a tad bit short on black levels, though it is apparently better in that area than the VT25. Seems to have some nagging issues like color drift though, which is disappointing given it's price tag.

There are maybe two LED heavyweights left to review this year, the Toshiba CELL and LG 9500, but so far it looks like the Pioneer will remain champ until at least 2011.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...?tag=mncol;lst

Their reference is Pioneer 111Fd. I think other Kuros, for example, Kuro KRP 500M is even darker.
post #23583 of 30259
Quote:
Originally Posted by hhaller View Post

Just a sidenote:

CNet has reviewed the Sony HX909 LED, the latest in a long line of alleged "Kuro-killers". It came up just a tad bit short on black levels, though it is apparently better in that area than the VT25. Seems to have some nagging issues like color drift though, which is disappointing given it's price tag.

There are maybe two LED heavyweights left to review this year, the Toshiba CELL and LG 9500, but so far it looks like the Pioneer will remain champ until at least 2011.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...?tag=mncol;lst

Frankly, I find this sad. Sure, as a Pro151 owner, it's great to see my set is still considered Reference after 2 years but as an enthusiast, it's disappointing to see companies shift from quality to gimmicks. The focus for these manufacturers is not PQ but 3D and aesthetics. At this rate, I wouldn't be shocked if the Kuro remained on/near top next year also.
post #23584 of 30259
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Originally Posted by RobertR1 View Post

Frankly, I find this sad. Sure, as a Pro151 owner, it's great to see my set is still considered Reference after 2 years but as an enthusiast, it's disappointing to see companies shift from quality to gimmicks. The focus for these manufacturers is not PQ but 3D and aesthetics. At this rate, I wouldn't be shocked if the Kuro remained on/near top next year also.

Given recent comments from D-Nice, that seems likely.

Shame about the 909 though...it is a pretty sweet looking set.
post #23585 of 30259
Hey Guys

what about these Klipsch 5.1 Home Theatre Speaker System (HD Theater 500)
post #23586 of 30259
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Originally Posted by James W. Johnson View Post

I was joking, you are in the wrong thread, try HERE.

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Originally Posted by Royal35 View Post

Hey Guys

what about these Klipsch 5.1 Home Theatre Speaker System (HD Theater 500)

The reason you should be asking in a speaker forum is that you will be more likely to hear from owners of the speakers that you are interested in buying.

You can check here too:

Home Theater In A Box
post #23587 of 30259
You are very right .
But there are many different breeds in other threads and i was trying to get suggestions from elite owners only.

Thanks & Regards
post #23588 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Royal35 View Post

You are very right .
But there are many different breeds in other threads and i was trying to get suggestions from elite owners only.

Thanks & Regards

I'm sure there must be Klipsch threads where owners can give you a lot more insight and advice. There's no inherent synergy between your speaker setup and your display, so Elite owners can't add anything especially unique or applicable to your speaker research.

(Breeds?)
post #23589 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Royal35 View Post

Hey Guys

what about these Klipsch 5.1 Home Theatre Speaker System (HD Theater 500)

http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/product...stem-overview/

I've had these for 3 1/2 years and I like them a lot.
post #23590 of 30259
Thanks for the feedback Thomas.

Just an hour ago i pulled the trigger on Klipch 500 HD theatre speaker system and pioneer 1020 reciever with Harmony one 00034.
I will take next week off and set up my full gear.

Diff. "Breed" means whoever have full HT gear but don't have Elite Displays, which i think the main thing in the HT set up.
post #23591 of 30259
A question on the firmware update. The firmware itself is free, but the USB it's on costs, is that right?
post #23592 of 30259
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Originally Posted by prepress View Post

A question on the firmware update. The firmware itself is free, but the USB it's on costs, is that right?

Not sure what you mean, but you download the update to your own USB thumbdrive.
post #23593 of 30259
On firmware, when I rec'd my 151 that warranty-replaced my dead 150, I downloaded and tried it on 2 different USB sticks, no luck on either. Called tech support and a few weeks later a Pio USB arrived, firmware update accomplished.
post #23594 of 30259
hey, what's the best way to package this tv up? i'm about to make a move from Berkeley,CA to Seattle, WA but I am afraid the TV may get damaged in the move. A few of my coworkers want to buy it from me but I can't see myself parting with it. Its a 111fd by way. I was considering selling it and just buying a new TV when I got up there but didn't see any tvs that impressed me when I went to best buy today.
post #23595 of 30259
The best way, is to put it back in it's original shipping box. The next best way would be to try and duplicate it's original box. You could always try someplace like Best Buy and see if they have any boxes for 50" displays/TV's from other brands that they are throwing out, and if they would be adaptable to fit the Pioneer.
post #23596 of 30259
thanks man. for the reply. i'll check with a pal at best buy to see if he can secure some sort of box for me. i tossed out the original packaging after i moved to my current place. also glad i jumped back onto these forums. almost tricked myself into buying a 3D tv.
post #23597 of 30259
Yeah you may have to cut and fit some Styrofoam and maybe even some soft foam rubber, to cradle and secure the TV inside the box so it can't move around any, if the box is for another brand. But that's a lot better than just trying to wrap the TV up in something like a heavy blanket.

You can buy a really cheap 1"-2" thick soft convoluted foam rubber mattress topper from a place like Wal-Mart for about $15 if you need to get some foam rubber. That's what I've used for boxing up a few DVD players and receivers that I've shipped out over the years because I sold them to someone.
post #23598 of 30259
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Originally Posted by progprog View Post

Not sure what you mean, but you download the update to your own USB thumbdrive.

I ordered it from Pioneer, and the confirmation e-mail suggests a charge of $43.65, no shipping or sales tax. I wasn't asked for any credit card info, so maybe the e-mail's a bookkeeping thing.
post #23599 of 30259
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Originally Posted by jmmesch View Post

On firmware, when I rec'd my 151 that warranty-replaced my dead 150, I downloaded and tried it on 2 different USB sticks, no luck on either. Called tech support and a few weeks later a Pio USB arrived, firmware update accomplished.

Hey jmmesch,
Did you receive your replacement 151 recently? I would have thought Pioneer does not have any left for warranty replacement.
post #23600 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Pingis View Post

thanks man. for the reply. i'll check with a pal at best buy to see if he can secure some sort of box for me. i tossed out the original packaging after i moved to my current place. also glad i jumped back onto these forums. almost tricked myself into buying a 3D tv.

Prime example why you should always keep the factory box especially if you would of ever needed any warranty work . Good luck with your move and new home though
post #23601 of 30259
Hi everyone.

I've been offered a 500M and have a few questions.

It's basically identical with the 500A (screen/(picture wise) except for the connections right? Also, is the DVI-D input good for hooking up with an HDMI source, can you adjust the picture setting like with the HDMI-inputs or is it a "pure" PC-input?

Also, is it possible to hook up the Media Receiver from the 500A with a System Cable o HDMI converter. I guess it wont be able to control it but to at least use the extra inputs (stupid question I know)?
post #23602 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Tompa View Post

I've been offered a 500M and have a few questions.
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It's basically identical with the 500A (screen/(picture wise) except for the connections right?

Not at all.
post #23603 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Tompa View Post

Hi everyone.

I've been offered a 500M and have a few questions.

It's basically identical with the 500A (screen/(picture wise) except for the connections right? Also, is the DVI-D input good for hooking up with an HDMI source, can you adjust the picture setting like with the HDMI-inputs or is it a "pure" PC-input?

Also, is it possible to hook up the Media Receiver from the 500A with a System Cable o HDMI converter. I guess it wont be able to control it but to at least use the extra inputs (stupid question I know)?

You can get a good summary of their differences on the 9G Comparison Thread. I don't think you'll find many users here that have used an A-series Kuro, since it's not sold in N. America.

I don't think the A-series have DVI inputs. According to the chart, they do have four HDMI inputs and one D-Sub input.
post #23604 of 30259
Sorry guys...I've been away from this forum for awhile. There is a new update for the 9g's Pioneer Kuro's? If so how do you obtain it and what are the advantages of having this update done on the firmware?
post #23605 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Tacklebary View Post

Sorry guys...I've been away from this forum for awhile. There is a new update for the 9g's Pioneer Kuro's? If so how do you obtain it and what are the advantages of having this update done on the firmware?

You can download it from the support area of Pioneer's website, or you can order it from them. It fixes some bugs with the internal tuners and the Home Media Gallery.
post #23606 of 30259
The update is the April/May 2009 update so it is not so new.

But it is here if you have a 111 or a 151.
post #23607 of 30259
One of my clients offered to trade me a brand new panasonic TC-P54VT25 for my 111fd today. Just seeking some advice or opinions before I give him an answer. Thanks.
post #23608 of 30259
If it was me, I'd decline the offer.
post #23609 of 30259
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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

If it was me, I'd decline the offer.

Me too.
post #23610 of 30259
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Originally Posted by progprog View Post

Me too.

Me three
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