Originally Posted by Mathesar
Supposedly the 2011 Panasonics will have some Kuro tech in them but im not sure exactly which models this applies to.
That's bull**** and you know it. lol <--dont' take that personal..I had too!!
I highly doubt this year we'll see any Kuro tech. I believe they snatched up the tech to keep it out of others hands. But anyway that's a topic in itself.
Mathesar, I've really enjoyed your FW900 thread. I've actually owned now 3 of them. Nothing beats the FW900 for pure raw gaming performance. Other than that, I would say any Sony CRT hdtv with a super fine pitch comes close. Then the Kuro follows with everything else a distant... and I mean DISTANCE aways.
I had the 58VT25 and returned it due to floating blacks. I then picked up a 63C8000, which I thought was a slightly better overall plasma but it buzzed too loud. It was very audible. Shame.
I believe I've dang near given up on current flat panel tech. Yeah it'd be nice to see a true Panny Kuro but I don't think it's gonna happen for awhile. Besides.. if I'm not happy with the 5020fd then why should I bother?
I'm really discouraged that my first 34XBR960N died on me and I gave it away like a fool. Now I have the non-N model with anti-reflect coating and the phosphor trailing is extreme. It's just burned up. I nearly got it for free so thought I would take a chance.
So now back to the drawing board. I will probably take a look at this 34XBR910 close by for sale, with the guy claiming original owner and perfect condition. My heart is still in these CRTs.
I do have one last question for you. I've searched and searched in the FW900 thread for someone's calibrated settings with no luck. I'm using one this very second and would like to know what settings your using. If I can dial in satisfactory settings then I would *consider* using this full time. PC duty, blu-ray duty, and gaming duty. This monitor is incredible but I'm no guru at calibration and tend to freak out with Avia discs. I dunno why. But you would be doing me a tremendous favor by either posting your complete settings for your FW900 or linking me somewhere I can copy and paste. I know all monitors are different but it's worth a shot. I copied someone's settings with the 34XBR960 and 5020fd (D-nice) and they both look unreal. I just can't find settings posted for the FW900. Maybe nobody posted calibrated settings but I'd still like to know what folks generally use.