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post #5221 of 5267
I finally picked up my brand new 141 today & mounted on the wall were my 6020 once was. This was Jeff Meier's response about my break-in question "I do not recommend the break-in procedure. I only see negative things or nothing from this process. It will engage the protection circuitry in the product for an extended period and 150 hours out of 30,000+ life is nothing for this product as far as wear is concerned." So I will just enjoy until the way it is until it can meet its full potential once calibrated by Jeff. Thank you to everyone who offered their assistance with my questions. I will be sure to report back with my experience with Jeff's services & calibration reports as well.
post #5222 of 5267
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Originally Posted by jano18 View Post

so i will just enjoy until the way it is until it can meet its full potential once calibrated by jeff.



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i will be sure to report back with my experience with jeff's services & calibration reports as well.

post #5223 of 5267
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Originally Posted by Jano18 View Post

I finally picked up my brand new 141 today & mounted on the wall were my 6020 once was. This was Jeff Meier's response about my break-in question "I do not recommend the break-in procedure. I only see negative things or nothing from this process. It will engage the protection circuitry in the product for an extended period and 150 hours out of 30,000+ life is nothing for this product as far as wear is concerned." So I will just enjoy until the way it is until it can meet its full potential once calibrated by Jeff. Thank you to everyone who offered their assistance with my questions. I will be sure to report back with my experience with Jeff's services & calibration reports as well.

Put it in Pure mode and use silly sally's settings. That will get you very close, mostly the WB.


bob
post #5224 of 5267
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Originally Posted by deacon1503 View Post

Proud new owner of a pro-141fd! Picked it up tonight and can't wait to have her calibrated!

Coming from a 1998 Toshiba rear projection, and not even owning a blu-ray yet, im in for a real treat!

Im thinking about the new pioneer htz-bd91hw blu-ray HTIB to accompany the 141, anyone have any reviews on this system yet?

Thanks in advance!

Update: I finally got my new (to me) pride-and-joy 141FD up and mounted with a Sanus LF228 and it looks great! I got the $79 Sony Bdp-s185 blu-ray for now but is capable of 24 fps output. I have an older Elite vsx-14 with a JBL sc305 as a makeshift "soundbar" and works pretty well. I have a Logitech Revue controlling everything including my uverse. This particular 141 is definitely a buzzer. Rarely is it louder than my audio but I do hear it when the black side bars appear with some commercials. I have an Oct '08 build and am using SillySally's settings. Any recommendations for calibrators in the SE Michigan area?

When watching my Uverse my input displays 1080p/24bit. When I watch blu-ray, it changes to 1080p/36bit. Is it now running at 72hz? Im still confused on the whole bit vs. Hz vs. Fps thing.
post #5225 of 5267
I've begun a hunt for a 141 here in SoCal. Where is everyone finding their 141s, and can you guys let me know what you're paying for them new?? PM me if you don't feel like posting here.

TIA!
post #5226 of 5267
To find a brand new in a box 141, is more pure outright luck than anything else. There is no secret stash of NIB 141's hidden somewhere in a long lost warehouse, and no secret list of dealers that have stockpile of NIB 141's left to sell. If you want a new one, you're probably going to ask around and need to call all the Pioneer dealers that you can find a phone number for. And even then, you very likely may not find one, unless you're really lucky.
post #5227 of 5267
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Originally Posted by Johnla View Post

To find a brand new in a box 141, is more pure outright luck than anything else. There is no secret stash of NIB 141's hidden somewhere in a long lost warehouse, and no secret list of dealers that have stockpile of NIB 141's left to sell. If you want a new one, you're probably going to ask around and need to call all the Pioneer dealers that you can find a phone number for. And even then, you very likely may not find one, unless you're really lucky.

I'm definitely aware of that. But two posters here have come across new ones within the last month, and I'm just curious where they got them and how much they paid for them. Personally I'd take a low-hour used one as well, but you can never have too much information.
post #5228 of 5267
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Originally Posted by dcpmark View Post


I'm definitely aware of that. But two posters here have come across new ones within the last month, and I'm just curious where they got them and how much they paid for them. Personally I'd take a low-hour used one as well, but you can never have too much information.

If I was interested in a product someone recently acquired, I'd send them a PM and ask them where and how much.
post #5229 of 5267
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Originally Posted by GqMagic View Post

If I was interested in a product someone recently acquired, I'd send them a PM and ask them where and how much.

Well, I was trying to accomplish two things: write one post rather than send two PMs, and let 141 owners in my area know that I'm interested if they are thinking of going to new TV like the 70" Elite.....
post #5230 of 5267
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Originally Posted by deacon1503 View Post


Update: I finally got my new (to me) pride-and-joy 141FD up and mounted with a Sanus LF228 and it looks great! Still working on a blu-ray so just a basic Sony dvp-sr500h for now. I have an older Elite vsx-14 with a JBL sc305 as a makeshift "soundbar" and works pretty well. I have a Logitech Revue controlling everything including my uverse. This particular 141 is definitely a buzzer. Rarely is it louder than my audio but I do hear it when the black side bars appear with some commercials. I have an Oct '08 build and am using SillySally's settings. Any recommendations for calibrators in the SE Michigan area?

I live in the Metro Detroit area and I am having Jeff Meier from Accucal come out in March on his tour. Contact him via email on his website and set up an appointment. Tell him that Jan Simonsen told you about him, he has been very helpful and he has nothing but rave reviews.
post #5231 of 5267
hello there

just picked up my 55vt50 and looks fantastic but want to load some of the settings that experts gently been providing here, where can i set a custom preset?? cant seem to find it anywhere

sorry about this dumb question but i am really a noob on this
post #5232 of 5267
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Originally Posted by CometManTriumph View Post

hello there

just picked up my 55vt50 and looks fantastic but want to load some of the settings that experts gently been providing here, where can i set a custom preset?? cant seem to find it anywhere

sorry about this dumb question but i am really a noob on this
I think you would have better luck in the owner's thread for the Panasonic VT50 series. This it a thread for those who own the Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma 60" monitor.
post #5233 of 5267
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I think you would have better luck in the owner's thread for the Panasonic VT50 series. This it a thread for those who own the Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma 60" monitor.

He posted the same question in the VT50 thread, however I guess he has a euro model that he failed to say.
Probably found this thread because he click on my link for the 141 ISF settings.

ss
post #5234 of 5267
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

He posted the same question in the VT50 thread, however I guess he has a euro model that he failed to say.
Probably found this thread because he click on my link for the 141 ISF settings.
ss

that is correct, so sorry
post #5235 of 5267
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I think you would have better luck in the owner's thread for the Panasonic VT50 series. This it a thread for those who own the Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma 60" monitor.

He posted the same question in the VT50 thread, however I guess he has a euro model that he failed to say.
Probably found this thread because he click on my link for the 141 ISF settings.

ss
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post #5236 of 5267
Haven't been here for a while. My 141 is still running strong. Purchased January 2009 from Roman, Clarity Audio Video. On the average, it's on about 40 hours a week. I look at the 80" and 90" sets now available, and the Sharp 70" Elite, and wonder if it's time for an upgrade. Then I turn on the Pio' and think there is no upgrade from this set on the market yet.
post #5237 of 5267
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Originally Posted by elphillips View Post

Haven't been here for a while. My 141 is still running strong. Purchased January 2009 from Roman, Clarity Audio Video. On the average, it's on about 40 hours a week. I look at the 80" and 90" sets now available, and the Sharp 70" Elite, and wonder if it's time for an upgrade. Then I turn on the Pio' and think there is no upgrade from this set on the market yet.



Amen, Brother !!!!


bob
post #5238 of 5267
Another satisfied owner reporting in.

It will be 4 years (October 15th) and it still puts a smile on my face when I turn it on. I agree and am surprised, that there isn't anything on the market that surpass it's picture quality. Four years is like an entirety in the electronics business. I'm just now getting around to putting a HT system together.

-- Bill --
post #5239 of 5267
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Originally Posted by rx-8 View Post

Another satisfied owner reporting in.
It will be 4 years (October 15th) and it still puts a smile on my face when I turn it on. I agree and am surprised, that there isn't anything on the market that surpass it's picture quality. Four years is like an entirety in the electronics business. I'm just now getting around to putting a HT system together.
-- Bill --

Yep. I bought mine in October of 2008 and still love this TV (monitor technically) 4 years later. I still can't believe I've had it for 4 years. And the funny thing is, I've finally gotten around to scheduling a calibration date with Jeff Meier. Better late than never, right? smile.gif
post #5240 of 5267
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

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Originally Posted by rx-8 View Post

Another satisfied owner reporting in.
It will be 4 years (October 15th) and it still puts a smile on my face when I turn it on. I agree and am surprised, that there isn't anything on the market that surpass it's picture quality. Four years is like an entirety in the electronics business. I'm just now getting around to putting a HT system together.
-- Bill --

Yep. I bought mine in October of 2008 and still love this TV (monitor technically) 4 years later. I still can't believe I've had it for 4 years. And the funny thing is, I've finally gotten around to scheduling a calibration date with Jeff Meier. Better late than never, right? smile.gif

At least you can tell Jeff that the monitor is nicely broken in and it's ready to be calibrated. biggrin.gif
post #5241 of 5267
Anyone here using a Darbee Darblet with their 141? Just hooked one up and it works as advertised. http://darbeevision.com/ .

You might want to check out the Darbee thread here. The thread was started six months ago and now has 160 pages. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet

It's like giving my 141 a new lease on life.
Edited by elphillips - 11/15/12 at 2:16pm
post #5242 of 5267
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Originally Posted by elphillips View Post

Anyone here using a Darbee Darblet with their 141? Just hooked one up and it works as advertised. http://darbeevision.com/ .
You might want to check out the Darbee thread here. The thread was started six months ago and now has 160 pages. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet
It's like giving my 141 a new lease on life.

Yes, I'm using a Darblett in HD mode at 50%. It does make a slight improvement as long as the source is clean. If the source material is SD or grainy best to keep it off.
post #5243 of 5267
Two months ago, Home Theater magazine mentioned a seminar held at a high end A/V store in New York to compare several of the 2013/2014 top end TV sets on the market. Guess what the use for a reference set. The 141. The HT editor said even though the Kuro line has been unavailable for the last three years it is still the bench mark against which other sets are compared. Still enjoying mine.
post #5244 of 5267
Wow....how cool is that?

How well did it in fact compare to the newer set?

Thanks!

John
post #5245 of 5267
Uh oh...

I just ordered a new TV for my HT room with the intent of moving my 141 downstairs to my bedroom. I went looking for the stand that I thought came with, but eventually realized that the stand was an option I never purchased.

In looking through this thread, I found mention of a KRP-TS01 stand which seems to be the appropriate one for this model. Unfortunately, as you know, Pioneer no longer makes TVs let alone stands for discontinued product lines.

Does anyone have a suggestion of where I can source one of these, or where I might find one on the secondary market? Thanks in advance.
post #5246 of 5267
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked View Post

Uh oh...

I just ordered a new TV for my HT room with the intent of moving my 141 downstairs to my bedroom. I went looking for the stand that I thought came with, but eventually realized that the stand was an option I never purchased.

In looking through this thread, I found mention of a KRP-TS01 stand which seems to be the appropriate one for this model. Unfortunately, as you know, Pioneer no longer makes TVs let alone stands for discontinued product lines.

Does anyone have a suggestion of where I can source one of these, or where I might find one on the secondary market? Thanks in advance.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-KRP-TS01-60-Plasma-TV-Stand-for-all-2009-models-Euro-USA-Aus-/400636977452?pt=UK_Home_Garden_LivingRoom_TV_Furniture&hash=item5d47d3212c
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Originally Posted by Playdrv4me View Post

PDK-1015 will also work. It's the one I'm using on mine...

Thanks. It looks like the 1015 is a little more reasonable. That KRP-TS01 on eBay is in the UK, and with shipping, is over £250!
post #5249 of 5267
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked View Post


Thanks. It looks like the 1015 is a little more reasonable. That KRP-TS01 on eBay is in the UK, and with shipping, is over £250!

Yep, I looked at that one, too when I bought my 1015. The 1015 was on sale from someone local on Ebay for 75 bucks plus shipping brand new in the box so I decided on that.

The 1015 has a curved front as opposed to completely straight, and the black finish is more "matte" as opposed to the very reflective acrylic bezel of the 141, but any average person would never know this stand didn't go with the 141. Works for me.
post #5250 of 5267
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked View Post


Thanks. It looks like the 1015 is a little more reasonable. That KRP-TS01 on eBay is in the UK, and with shipping, is over £250!

The 1015 that is on eBay....the seller wants almost $100 to ship it.
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