Originally Posted by Ken Ross
Adam, I think you're thoughts reflect the overwhelming majority of Elite owners' opinions coming from plasma. I never would have considered LED/LCD prior to the Elite since I was a hard core plasma lover. However the Elite really redefined LED/LCDs and removed the obstacles that prevented many videophiles from using this tech as their main viewing display.
Leon, thanks for your post, but I probably should clarify what I said in my original post since I may not have been clear. I said that the overwhelming majority of Elite owners who had previously (or currently) owned Kuros, preferred the picture of the Elite to that of the Kuro. This takes nothing away from the Kuro, but based upon posts in this thread, that seems to be the opinion.
Didn't you own the 929 prior to the Elite? If so, it would appear you not only considered LED, but purchased one.
I agree that the Elite redefined the technology and is by far the best large (70") flat panel option on the market and am confident that will continue to be, since the 75" Samsung and LG that are to be released, from a technological standpoint are basically what these companies have out already, just in larger sizes (i.e. not worth the cost of admission with subpar blacks, non-local dimming and mura.)
A lot of manufacturers have caught on though and are realizing that PQ doesn't sell TV's, reputation, design and raw brightness so. With my Elite, people would come over and ask me "why is your tv so dark?", because my TV has good contrast! I would then have to go into an entire explanation as to what makes up good PQ from an objective POV.