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post #31 of 4963
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Originally Posted by SoSo View Post

Forum Sponsor Monitor Outlet sells both of them. I think they price them between the Elite and the XX20s.

This information is not correct, these are way more than the Elite. They actually got these in stock before they shut down the plants.
post #32 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

This information is not correct, these are way more than the Elite. They actually got these in stock before they shut down the plants.

Do they have ISFccc?
post #33 of 4963
It's really too bad that these are still priced almost as much as a 101/141, even though they offer less features. If they were at 5020/6020 pricing I would definitely consider one.
post #34 of 4963
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post

It's really too bad that these are still priced almost as much as a 101/141, even though they offer less features. If they were at 5020/6020 pricing I would definitely consider one.

Are you sure about that? I was quoted about the same as the 151, and if it has the ISFccc, it would be a viable option IMO. Have you seen these pics of the KRP-500A poster by user "M5ster". I believe they are a bit above the 5020/6020 IMO. I have never seen anything like before in my life. His pictures start on this page about half way down, and he keeps posting up until now, with more rediculous images. They are stunning:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...20011&page=109
post #35 of 4963
I can't understand why these have not been as publized as the 141FD's. They look to be similar.

Chris
post #36 of 4963
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Originally Posted by ndisgii View Post

Are you sure about that? I was quoted about the same as the 151, and if it has the ISFccc, it would be a viable option IMO. Have you seen these pics of the KRP-500A poster by user "M5ster". I believe they are a bit above the 5020/6020 IMO. I have never seen anything like before in my life. His pictures start on this page about half way down, and he keeps posting up until now, with more rediculous images. They are stunning:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...20011&page=109

He's in Germany and has a European KRP-M.. For whatever reason, Pioneer wanted to change the firmware on the NA KRP-M Models and even keep the same Model numbers..

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Originally Posted by creemail View Post

I can't understand why these have not been as publized as the 141FD's. They look to be similar.

Chris

very little supply and in light of the recent news, the Resellers that have these don't have incentives to drop pricing.. In NA, these Models are intended for the custom install market...
post #37 of 4963
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very little supply and in light of the recent news, the Resellers that have these don't have incentives to drop pricing.. In NA, these Models are intended for the custom install market...

What custom installer market

- Rich
post #38 of 4963
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Originally Posted by RichB View Post

What custom installer market

- Rich

post #39 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

He's in Germany and has a European KRP-M.. For whatever reason, Pioneer wanted to change the firmware on the NA KRP-M Models and even keep the same Model numbers..



very little supply and in light of the recent news, the Resellers that have these don't have incentives to drop pricing.. In NA, these Models are intended for the custom install market...

Has it been confirmed one way or another if the North American versions have ISFccc yet? This is a make or break for me, and I am ready to buy now.
post #40 of 4963
Thread Starter 
If confirmed means being told directly by my Pioneer Rep in Display Engineering, then yes.

If confirmed means having someone with access to a North American KRP-M's and trying ControlCAL to see if a ISFccc Interface can be accessed or even there, then no...
post #41 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

If confirmed means being told directly by my Pioneer Rep in Display Engineering, then yes.

If confirmed means having someone with access to a North American KRP-M's and trying ControlCAL to see if a ISFccc Interface can be accessed or even there, then no...

Darnit...I was hoping for the later
post #42 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

In NA, these Models are intended for the custom install market...

Seems like the 101/141 would be just as good for that purpose. Why would you go with a display with fewer features for a custom install?

If Pioneer made 5020/6020 monitor equivalent (that sold for 5020/6020 pricing) I'd seriously consider one.
post #43 of 4963
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post

Seems like the 101/141 would be just as good for that purpose. Why would you go with a display with fewer features for a custom install?

My thoughts exactly... and no idea (honestly, I never even asked) why that decision was made. I don't think it matters anymore with Pioneer's recent change in direction...
post #44 of 4963
I'm considering the 600M too since I can get it for just a bit more than the 6020. Has anyone done any side-by-side comparisons with the 6020 (or 151)? The fact that it has the "Pure" mode suggests its guts are closer to the 151 than the 6020. Any calibration settings available for this model?
post #45 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Roberto View Post

I'm considering the 600M too since I can get it for just a bit more than the 6020. Has anyone done any side-by-side comparisons with the 6020 (or 151)? The fact that it has the "Pure" mode suggests its guts are closer to the 151 than the 6020. Any calibration settings available for this model?


Has it been confirmed that this has ISF modes?

- Rich
post #46 of 4963
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Originally Posted by RichB View Post

Has it been confirmed that this has ISF modes?

- Rich

I found this KRP-600M page on the Pioneer Australia website:

http://www.pioneer.com.au/Products/H...s/KRP600M.aspx

That page mentions calibration "of important picture quality parameters such as colour temperature, colour saturation and gamma" and refers to ISF Day/Night/Auto settings.

So it looks to me like it offers the same calibration options as the Elites. Plus, you get a thinner panel. If you don't need a speaker or built-in tuner, then this looks like a pretty nice alternative. I'm just trying to figure out whether there are any downsides...
post #47 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Roberto View Post

I found this KRP-600M page on the Pioneer Australia website:

http://www.pioneer.com.au/Products/H...s/KRP600M.aspx

That page mentions calibration "of important picture quality parameters such as colour temperature, colour saturation and gamma" and refers to ISF Day/Night/Auto settings.

So it looks to me like it offers the same calibration options as the Elites. Plus, you get a thinner panel. If you don't need a speaker or built-in tuner, then this looks like a pretty nice alternative. I'm just trying to figure out whether there are any downsides...

The KRP-M's for North America are different than the KRP-M's outside of North America (though they are similar). The Standard AV Selections similar to the NA Elite TV's but Pioneer has stated there is no ISFccc Interface on the NA KRP-M's..

You should buy one..
post #48 of 4963
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RichB View Post

Has it been confirmed that this has ISF modes?

- Rich

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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

If confirmed means being told directly by my Pioneer Rep in Display Engineering, then yes.

If confirmed means having someone with access to a North American KRP-M's and trying ControlCAL to see if a ISFccc Interface can be accessed or even there, then no...



Who's going to be first? Get that cash out...
post #49 of 4963
Turbe, do you know if Pioneer is offering a KRP-600A model in the US (or is this just a european model). I've been offered a deal on a 600A here in the US but am trying to figure out if they mispoke and meant 600M or if there is indeed a 600A model as well, and if so, what the difference would be?
post #50 of 4963
Thread Starter 
I don't think Pioneer has the KRP-A's (with media box) here in NA, the only other 9G model here besides the Elite, Elite Signatures and Non-Elites are the KRP-M's (NA Version).

I suppose someone could Import those. If it is a KRP-A, verify warranty status here in the US.
post #51 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

I don't think Pioneer has the KRP-A's (with media box) here in NA, the only other 9G model here besides the Elite, Elite Signatures and Non-Elites are the KRP-M's (NA Version).

I suppose someone could Import those. If it is a KRP-A, verify warranty status here in the US.

Thanks for the quick reply...actually i was told that it was without the media box & speakers - so maybe he really did mean a KRP-M.
post #52 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

You should buy one..

OK, I just did

I guess I'll find out for sure about the whole ISF calibration issue soon. Given that it's intended for the custom installer market, you would think there would be at least *some* ability to calibrate it.

Looking at the manual, I see support for color temps and gamma -- and a "Pro Adjust" menu with additional color settings. It also has the "Pure" mode that Elite users seem to love.

With all that in mind, I figured it could only be a step up from the 6020, so I decided to take a chance on it. Wish me luck!
post #53 of 4963
Thread Starter 
no no, don't get me wrong, they can be calibrated with the Standard AV Selections (there is Pure)....

There are benefits to the ISFccc Interface but don't get the wrong impression, you can properly calibrate those Displays.

I'm sure you will be very happy..


Maybe my Rep is wrong (or Pioneer has shipped some European KRP-M's in).... great to know you pulled the trigger...
post #54 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Roberto View Post

OK, I just did

I guess I'll find out for sure about the whole ISF calibration issue soon. Given that it's intended for the custom installer market, you would think there would be at least *some* ability to calibrate it.

Looking at the manual, I see support for color temps and gamma -- and a "Pro Adjust" menu with additional color settings. It also has the "Pure" mode that Elite users seem to love.

With all that in mind, I figured it could only be a step up from the 6020, so I decided to take a chance on it. Wish me luck!

Great! Let us know what you think of it.

- Rich
post #55 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

He's in Germany and has a European KRP-M.. For whatever reason, Pioneer wanted to change the firmware on the NA KRP-M Models and even keep the same Model numbers..



very little supply and in light of the recent news, the Resellers that have these don't have incentives to drop pricing.. In NA, these Models are intended for the custom install market...

If thats the case then why did they release the 141?

Chris
post #56 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

no no, don't get me wrong, they can be calibrated with the Standard AV Selections (there is Pure)....

There are benefits to the ISFccc Interface but don't get the wrong impression, you can properly calibrate those Displays.

I'm sure you will be very happy..


Maybe my Rep is wrong (or Pioneer has shipped some European KRP-M's in).... great to know you pulled the trigger...

I'll just be happy if it arrives in one piece. I previously ordered a 6020 and it arrived with a completely shattered screen. But maybe that was fate's way of telling me to get the 600M

So once I get it, how do it tell if it supports the ISFccc Interface? Do I have to load something like ControlCal on my laptop and hook it up through the RS232 port?
post #57 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Roberto View Post

OK, I just did

I guess I'll find out for sure about the whole ISF calibration issue soon. Given that it's intended for the custom installer market, you would think there would be at least *some* ability to calibrate it.

Looking at the manual, I see support for color temps and gamma -- and a "Pro Adjust" menu with additional color settings. It also has the "Pure" mode that Elite users seem to love.

With all that in mind, I figured it could only be a step up from the 6020, so I decided to take a chance on it. Wish me luck!

Good job Now that these are out I think we will get more feedback that is positive.
post #58 of 4963
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Originally Posted by ROMAN O View Post

Good job Now that these are out I think we will get more feedback that is positive.

Does this have the anti-reflective coating in the Elite or is it like the 5020?

- Rich
post #59 of 4963
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Roberto View Post

So once I get it, how do it tell if it supports the ISFccc Interface? Do I have to load something like ControlCal on my laptop and hook it up through the RS232 port?

I guess we could test the 9G ISFccc Elite Monitor Display Profile (used for the European KRP-M's too).

Maybe some other things..
post #60 of 4963
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

I guess we could test the 9G ISFccc Elite Monitor Display Profile (used for the European KRP-M's too).

Maybe some other things..

Yes please.

- Rich
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