Originally Posted by mwasie
Judge Judy, is that you?
As far as Kuro Killer, I'll take D-nice's view that he won't replace his Kuros with the Sharp Elite unless they stop operating.
Being a previous Kuro 151 owner, I would not call the Elite a "Kuro Killer", because, the Kuro is a damn fine set by all standards- tops, A+++.
However, since the Kuro line is no more (sadly), and after having demod / explored my new Elite 70 thoroughly today, I can firmly say it is a "Kuro replacement" and definitely on par with Pioneer's standards of excellence.
The blacks are simply astounding, as is the color / depth. I'm finding myslef not missing my Kuro 60 at all, really, and not exaggerating in the least. I have gone through all of the top available 65" displays (both LCD and plasma) since March and have returned them all, as they did not stack up even close to my Kuro's picture and performance. The Elite has been pure viewing pleasure so far, and I'm looking forward to a proper calibration at some point, but there is very little info available on doing this at present.
As for price to value, well, let's say Pioneer did produce a 70" Elite plasma- You know that baby would probably sell for $10k. Look at the price of Panasonic's 85".