Originally Posted by gpercy
OK, I just found out about the KRP-500Ms yesterday! Well come on... somebody's got to arrive late to this party... right?
I currently have a Runco SP-50 DHD which I purchased 3 or 4 years ago. Wanted to upgrade to a monitor with native 1920x1080 resolution and 1080p for Blu-ray playback. First started to look at the Runco XP-OPAL50 DHD (but who really wants to spend that amount of money if they don't have to?) I'd always heard great things about the Kuro Elite series, so immediately looked into those waters too... only to find out about Pioneer's decision yada, yada, yada...
I studied the FAQ but still have a couple of questions if someone could be so kind to provide some feedback.
I'm looking to stay with 50 inch screen size. Don't watch cable or satellite. Basically a film guy with the sources being a Pioneer Blu-ray player and Apple iTV. Have a separate 5.1 audio system so looking for straight monitor.
That brings my focus to the PRO-101FD and KRP-500M.
101: 2 years warranty
500: 1 year warranty
101: 4 HDMIs
500: 2 HDMIs
500: ControlCAL ISFccc patch
So based on what I've read thus far the 101 would provide an additional year of warranty, and whatever the extra value might be of the panel having been hand selected with hours of factory break-in.
Does the ControlCAL ISFccc patch provide the same parameters as the 101s built-in ISFccc -- so that a professional calibrator can achieve the same quality results when I have the monitor calibrated?
Is there an aesthetic difference between the 101 and 500? In other words, are they built with the same finish, bezel, stand etc.?
And anything else I should consider between these two models that I've missed?
Thanks for sticking with me if you're still reading this post. And I apologize if this specific inquiry has already been addressed somewhere in the depths of this discussion.