Originally Posted by DARQMAGE
Kuros are undoubtedly the best HD panels in the world but lt's be honest; the KRP-500M is a little darker than the 5010FD, not "leaps and bounds" as some would have you believe.
That your opinion on a poorly setup 500M. There is a significant difference in black levels between a 5010FD and 500M. Hell there is a significant difference in black levels between any 9G Kuro and the 5010FD.
The glass on the KRP is matte as opposed to the glossier counterpart but the color suffers.
You have a matted AR coating on your 500M? If thats the case, you don't really have a 500M because the glass is not matte.
The 5010FD beats the KRP in color vibrance/richness, especially in the dynamic mode which I prefer for certain types of films (Speed Racer, Pixar).
You mean the 500M is more accurate compared to your 5010FD in dynamic mode.
The 5010FD does NOT clip WTW like the KRP.
Niether does the 500M. To clarify your statement, the 500M has a constrained some of the higher end of WTW on some BD players. Easily correctable per your BD player. Also, this WTW constraint is only in Pure and the ISFccc modes (at least those are the only modes I've found that to happen).
The 5010FD is also a bit brighter.
Ha!!! The 500M is brighter than the 5010 in Standard, User and ISFccc modes.
I have both panels; I had them running simultaneously with the same Blu-Ray discs (in the same machine, the 51FD of which i have two) and the same 1080i cable broadcasts. One in bedroom; the other in living room. In almost every case, the 5010FD produced a better picture. I don't care about 6500K, comparitive ANSI ratios and all that other techspeak jabberwocky. I see what I see and that's that.
Perhaps you need to get your eyes checked because unless you have a magical 5010FD, it is not superior in any shape, form or fashion when compared to any 9G Kuro.