Originally Posted by Justinf89
I just found this site and I have a few questions about my kuro. I bought my 150FD back in 07 and I remember thinking I would break it in before I calibrated it. Well here it is, almost 2014 and its still using "optimal". We very rarely watch anything except for hd from directv. We don't even have a surround setup yet.
Wow, I'm amazed that you bought a Kuro 150 to watch TV.
As I recall they were over $7k back then.
I don't have the money for expert calibration so I was just wondering if the reference settings on the first page are the ones I should use. I figure it would be better than "optimal" haha.
Someone has already suggested the "best" choice from the owner choices. That should be fine for the material that you watch.
I'd rather sell it than have to repair it.
It's a tricky time for plasma. Your Kuro may last longer than some currently available plasmas.
I was thinking about selling it since it is almost 7 years old. Hard to believe it's still one of the best.
Usually people sell displays because they want something bigger or better. I'm sticking with our 6010 Kuro until it dies.
Also, is it necessary to take the back off and clean out the dust?
Our Kuro was six years old this December, and it needed a board replaced at the end of October, but we still had two months of extended coverage left in are warranty. The set was very clean inside, and our house has a substantial dust problem. I don't think it would be worth the hassle to take the back off just because there might be a little dust. In any case, I didn't see any in ours. I've had a lot of computers and they all needed cleaning. I think the difference is that the air flow through a computer is much more powerful than the the airflow through the Kuro sets.