Originally Posted by richmondthefish
Yep, sounds like you should definitely keep the Kuro. Think of it this way, when you do finally decide to upgrade something more advanced will be out and will make the justification that much better.
Originally Posted by thomopolis
I was in the same boat last year. Still have my 500m from 10 yrs ago. Came very, very close to getting a 65" C8 last November when a local store manager offered it up for $2200 (slow afternoon). However last year money more than tight; every extra dollar spent was coming out of savings. So I went back to enjoying the Pioneer (which I still love).
Flash forward six months and my company was unexpectedly bought and now I get to treat myself to an A9G.
My only advice from this, and take it with a giant grain of salt, is wait until you know you will enjoy it without guilt. Nothing worse than second guessing a giant purchase, especially when the TV's keep getting better and cheaper.
I'm leaning toward repairing my 88FD at this point. It does
upscale to 4K, and the reason I moved up from the 09FD was in case I went for a 4K set at some point. I also wasn't ready to jump into 4K discs, since I'm not that big a movie buff. I prefer special interest and concert material.
Another factor is the Pioneer Elite UDP-LX500 is a clear "gateway drug" for me. If I buy one, it increases the likelihood I'll go for a 4K set also. I'm a bit of a completist in that way. I see the 88FD as a BD player that upscales rather than a true 4K player (I may be splitting hairs, but I have to
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