Originally Posted by bodosom
As "small" monitors the Kuros remain untouchable in terms for PQ+function. I'd have no trouble paying that for a well-maintained 101FD but at this point in time it might be a bit much unless you want the monitor benefits as well as the quite nice picture.
Can a 101 decode audio,. No
Can a 101 playback audio, No.
Can any Kuro play a 3D Blu Ray disc. No
Does the 101 have a tuner. No.
Does a used Kuro come with a warranty. No
The main thing that a 9G Kuro had going for it when it was new was the low Black level, however most pro's don't have meters that can reliably read that low. So that means you can't take full advantage of that low of a Light Level when calibrating. Plus the VT50 is not that far behind the 9G Kuro for low level light output.
As far as PQ goes and I am guessing you meant when using a HQ Blu Ray disc in a controlled lighting room. I doubt highly that your 9G Kuro will best my 65VT50 setup, and that includes my DIY calibration, not a so called pros calibration.
I have also done ISF calibrations on the 101 for local AVS members for free along with other Kuros. I have owned and sold two 8G (5010, 150) and one 9G Kuro (141).so yes I have a good understanding of what these TV/Monitors can do.
I got my 65VT50 last May from best buy and I paid about $2460 plus sales tax, of-course.
ss. .Edited by sillysally - 2/16/13 at 9:57am