Originally Posted by HaRd2BeAr
Get what your saying but they have a proper test environment, they are proper calibrators etc. The fact they say it was equal if not better and the reference set they have for comparison in the room is the kuro.
Irrelevant to me as i don't have that sort of money, but i thought you guys may find it interesting.
Originally Posted by GSDTrainer
Pioneer 101FD/500M black level = .0005
Panasonic TC-p65VT30 black level = .0034
Panasonic 65VX300 black level = .0052
Kevin Miller does state that its color is more accurate than the VT30 and it is easier to calibrate than the VT30 but thats about it. I havent heard of any pro calibrators in the US claiming its the next reference set.
OP there is something majorly screwy going on here. The vx300 is not even at 8G kuro levels, let alone 9G or 9.5/10G. The review glosses over black levels and doesn't even state which
kuro they tested against. It would seem like their conclusions are fair only if they were testing against an 8G kuro (which 9G and 9.5G's exceeded both on MLL and color accuracy). It seems odd to me that they kept referring to it as "kuro" rather than referring to the specific model number they were testing against at all even.
It sounds very fishy and like they have some kind of agenda. Like I said, it's believable that it would be able to match an 8G kuro as the VT30 is known to be roughly comparable to one. However, they come to the conclusion that the VX300 is a reference set/ as good as a kuro without ever actually posting their MLL measurements or specifying what kuro they're testing against. Overall, a reasonable review of the VX300 as a display itself as far as color accuracy and features go - but seems to gloss over where it still is lagging a bit with a seemingly doctored comparison to some unmentioned model kuro. Most people consider that if you're going to say something matches or exceeds a kuro, that you'd be comparing against either a 9G Elite or a 9.5/10G which were the last ones produced. Kind of like how you wouldn't compare a top of the line cpu of one brand with a mid-level cpu of another unless you clearly stated that in the review, specified model numbers, and mentioned that there were more powerful cpu's from the brand you were using a mid-level cpu to compare against.
Also note the line at the end where they ask people to buy a VX300 through one of their advertisers now that they've read the advertisement er... review. This is not to say the set is a bad one - if one has the money I'm sure it would be the best you can presently get. Just beware of review bias - esp. where the person or entity writing the review receives ad revenue should you choose to buy through a link at the end of said review.