Originally Posted by -Hitman-
I beg to disagree with the above, your displays must have been faulty to loose PQ with age.
I have a Euro KRP-600m and the PQ is just as good as when i got it many years ago, it still impresses me to this day, regardless of HD or SD sources.
I have 2 relatives both with the latest Panasonic VT50 displays and they are nowhere near the top notch, clean quality and black level i get from my 600m, i watch a lot of material at night with no lights on and the black just disappears into the frame, not possible with a Panasonic!
I wouldn't swap mine for 10 Panasonics!
I am not biasing my statement on opinion, I am biasing my statement on how both my 141 and 65VT50 ISF calibrations came out. Plus doing ISF calibrations on all my Kuro's, and yes my 141 did not calibrate as well over time. Because my 141 was one of the first produced it had a problem with blue, and that only became more of a problem over time. I guess the latter built kuros could have a reddish problem over time.
Check out my sig links, both of those ISF calibrations were done with about 500 hours on each panel. The 141 I calibrated using my I1pro and Calman, the 65VT50 was done with Calman and my I1 Pro 2.
imo the VT50 has a better low IRE's (10,20,30%) than the 141, what this means is you are going to see more detail in the low light output of a display, and yes if calibrated correctly the black on the VT50 should blend in to the bezel.
I am not saying to run out and buy a Panasonic, all I am saying if you consider what you can buy a new 2012 Panasonic Plasma for, you would be penny wise and pound foolish to buy a 8G Kuro used if the selling price was even 1/4 of what you can by a new Panny. Check out this link for what the panny can be had for.
Now that would be Silly.