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post #271 of 284
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Originally Posted by karlmalone1 View Post

that's heresy, not if you know anything about cars.

I know plenty about cars, I'm just not impressed by their design choices. They don't stand out nor have designs that will sought after years down the road.

Plus, I'd rather have something that is fun to drive and has a distinctive feel to it. In that price range, I'd be much more happy with something like a Mitsubishi EVO MR Touring that has a impressive race pedigree on tarmac and off.

And if I was buying a car in that price range for meer speed and enjoyment, I'd be looking at a Caterham Superlight R400.
post #272 of 284
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Originally Posted by vaxick View Post

I know plenty about cars, I'm just not impressed by their design choices. They don't stand out nor have designs that will sought after years down the road.

Plus, I'd rather have something that is fun to drive and has a distinctive feel to it. In that price range, I'd be much more happy with something like a Mitsubishi EVO MR Touring that has a impressive race pedigree on tarmac and off.

And if I was buying a car in that price range for meer speed and enjoyment, I'd be looking at a Caterham Superlight R400.

ROFL you don't think the 3 series, specifically the M3 is fun to drive?

subtle never driven an M3 post
post #273 of 284
Get back on topic guys...
post #274 of 284
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Originally Posted by curiousdude View Post

C63 is more fun. It's a beast.

I have driven both on the track and the C63 is a heavy slouch. Sorry.

M3 wins everytime hands down.
post #275 of 284
As for this thread,

I just picked up a 151 FD for $1600 so I will not go for the VT50 just yet.

111 FD in the bedroom and now 151FD in the living room. Set for now
post #276 of 284
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Get back on topic guys...

Thanks Mike
post #277 of 284
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Originally Posted by Bardia View Post

As for this thread,

I just picked up a 151 FD for $1600 so I will not go for the VT50 just yet.

111 FD in the bedroom and now 151FD in the living room. Set for now

i could never go back to a 50" screen , even my bedroom is too small for a 50"
post #278 of 284
I hear ya on that for sure........It is amazing how things change
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post #280 of 284
All this talk of black levels and not one mention of the standard set by the Loewe 38" widescreen tube. Now that was BLACK. I once slept through the night with it on. Well, I did wake up about 2 am and noticed a hum, and realized it was on.

220 lb beast. Sold it for a Kuro. At the time that Loewe TV was the reference for Pioneer and made me switch to flat screen. Unfortunately you know when th Kuro is on in a lights out room.

Getting VT 50 delivered in the next hour or so I will see if it meets the darkroom test.

Great thing is that there are great displays out there for the video aficionados.

Can you believe it? Waking in the middle of the night and realizing your display is on by a hum? Still makes me laugh!
post #281 of 284
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Originally Posted by tonyzale View Post

All this talk of black levels and not one mention of the standard set by the Loewe 38" widescreen tube. Now that was BLACK. I once slept through the night with it on. Well, I did wake up about 2 am and noticed a hum, and realized it was on.
220 lb beast. Sold it for a Kuro. At the time that Loewe TV was the reference for Pioneer and made me switch to flat screen. Unfortunately you know when th Kuro is on in a lights out room.
Getting VT 50 delivered in the next hour or so I will see if it meets the darkroom test.
Great thing is that there are great displays out there for the video aficionados.
Can you believe it? Waking in the middle of the night and realizing your display is on by a hum? Still makes me laugh!

Well I think you already know the answer to your question as the VT50 is not as dark as your Kuro.
post #282 of 284
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Originally Posted by tonyzale View Post

All this talk of black levels and not one mention of the standard set by the Loewe 38" widescreen tube. Now that was BLACK. I once slept through the night with it on. Well, I did wake up about 2 am and noticed a hum, and realized it was on.
220 lb beast. Sold it for a Kuro. At the time that Loewe TV was the reference for Pioneer and made me switch to flat screen. Unfortunately you know when th Kuro is on in a lights out room.
Getting VT 50 delivered in the next hour or so I will see if it meets the darkroom test.
Great thing is that there are great displays out there for the video aficionados.
Can you believe it? Waking in the middle of the night and realizing your display is on by a hum? Still makes me laugh!

I have a Sony 34 inch XBR960 Tube and it can do an infinite black, but with the brightness (i.e. black level) properly calibrated I could still see the screen lit up a little in pitch black room. If fed a pure black signal and I turned the brightness down eventually it would be 100% black and essentially "off". My point is I don't think infinite black is required to achieve optimal performance. I would think anything below 0.001fL would be indistinguishable in all but the darkest rooms in the darkest scenes. And less than 0.0005fL indistinguishable even in the darkest rooms.
post #283 of 284
Besides the VIERA Touch Pad Controller, 96Hz Playback of 24p, ISFccc feature, what is the difference between the VT50 and the GT50 models? Does only the VT50 has the one-sheet of glass and does it produce deeper blacks? Can someone send a link comparing the two on their black levels?
post #284 of 284
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Originally Posted by esquire415 View Post

Besides the VIERA Touch Pad Controller, 96Hz Playback of 24p, ISFccc feature, what is the difference between the VT50 and the GT50 models? Does only the VT50 has the one-sheet of glass and does it produce deeper blacks? Can someone send a link comparing the two on their black levels?

There's a link in the last few pages


Edit: in the last few pages of the owners thread.

Sorry
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