Originally Posted by skidawgz
I have always wondered what IS so great about the 9G Kuros? Now seems to be the perfect time to ask. I mean I keep reading that the black levels are insanely low, but there must be more than just that? This is the first time I've read that the moving resolution was 900+ lines.
I have heard people tell me their 720p Pioneer looks "better" than the TVs today. I find that very very hard to believe. The Samsung E8000 looks absolutely amazing to me, and I've been a fan of the last few VTs. The Sharp Elite I am not a fan of at all, I tried to be unbiased but I just don't get it. I must assume that with a calibration the TV really blows you away, or those who have it just refuse to admit they overpaid for the return of the name "Elite".
I have no access to a Kuro to view a movie on it, everyone I know was scared of plasmas (or the price) back when they were available. Please clue me in on what else is unmatched with today's TVs.
Is it just simply TV prices, thickness, and energy consumption had to move down?
I've got a 5080HD KURO (720p) and it kills most sets on the market today. Deep blacks, good enough whites, high dynamic range, excellent processing results in little noise/artifacting, excellent motion handling.
There's a few sets as good or better...I had an XBR 929 here just a week ago, returned it after a few days because it simply could not compete with most content.