Originally Posted by Stu03
If you have made your mind up because of a few lame images then great - as long as your happy. Your desperation for all this to come true is there to see. You have convinced yourself "therefore it's true". I wish i had your crystal ball of hope dude.
Is it so hugely important to you that it beats the Kuro. Although in all reality it probably won't. Why not just buy the ZT or look forward to buying it without the desperation of it "winning" against a tv/display manufacturer that shut up shop many moons ago. If i didn't own a krp500 with it all round prowess i would be utterly delighted that a tv is coming out that sounds good. That was cheaper than the 60" Kuro back in the day there.
I will simply say that I allow for the possibility of the ZT being equal to the Kuro. Nothing more nothing less. Its really irrelevant whether it does or doesn't. I do feel pretty strongly that constantly coming up with claims of sabotage and conspiracy in order to further your point of view adds nothing to the discussion, and makes having an honest, realistic discourse near impossible. I consider myself to be a person who values logic and reason, and though I applaud and appreciate passionate and even heated debate, I think it should be based on logic and facts. If you have any kind of actual evidence supporting your claims of conspiracy and sabotage, I have already said, I will apologize, but you haven't.
I have no allegiance to any brand, Having had in the last 6 years a Hitachi Directors Series, a Panny G10 as well as a GT50, recently bought and returned a Sharp 80" Quattro, ordered and cancelled on an Elite 70" and recently purchased a Samsung 75ES9000 which has failed to live up to my expectations. No desperation on my part at all. I think our difference boils down to one of us allowing for the possibility that the ZT could be equal or better than the Kuro, and the other steadfastly refusing to accept that as a possible reality. The person who posted the review that has caused this debate between us has posted several times trying to explain any inconsistency between people's recollections of how their Kuro looks and the images he posted, going so far as to specifically point out that the Kuro in the photo's was under less favorable lighting, and making a clear point of stating that in person the Kuro looked great and that the ZT was comparable. I would ask why you feel so strongly that this is not possible ? I have zero vested interest in the outcome. The Sharp 80" was returned, I cancelled on the Elite 70", the 75ES9000 is going back, I do have a ZT on pre-order but if it fails to live up to my expectations, it will find its way back from whence it came. The tv is just a tv, and does not signify a single thing about me, our ability to have rational discussion says much more about us than any tv.