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I am looking for the best Plasma I can get. I really wanted the Pro 141-D, but can not find one anywhere near PA. I can still find a Pro 101FD and a 6020 FD. My seating area is about 10 feet from the tv. Forgetting price, which of these 2 models would you get or is there another one I should consider?


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I am looking for the best Plasma I can get. I really wanted the Pro 141-D, but can not find one anywhere near PA. I can still find a Pro 101FD and a 6020 FD. My seating area is about 10 feet from the tv. Forgetting price, which of these 2 models would you get or is there another one I should consider?


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With professional calibration, the 6020 will look almost as good as an Elite. The 6020 has an internal tuner, the 101 does not. So if you want to watch OTA HD you will need the tuner. Finally, screen size. A 60 inch screen has 44% more viewing space than the 50 inch 101. I sit about 10 feet from my 5020. The look is really good, but to really appreciate 1080p blu ray material and really see all it's glory, I would need to sit within 8 feet of a 50 inch screen. You can never go wrong with bigger when it comes to HD.
 

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101 has deeper blacks, no tuner, and is thinner than the 6020. It has ISF day/night and Pure modes which are superior and more accurate than the 6020's movie mode. Generally, the PQ is better on the Elite in every aspect. The 6020 can come close, but not quite. If you browse some of the Pioneer image threads you can tell the difference.


6020 is bigger. That's really the only benefit.


10 feet presents a debatable difference between the two. How big is your room?
 

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101 has deeper blacks, no tuner, and is thinner than the 6020. It has ISF day/night and Pure modes which are superior and more accurate than the 6020's movie mode. Generally, the PQ is better on the Elite in every aspect. The 6020 can come close, but not quite. If you browse some of the Pioneer image threads you can tell the difference.


6020 is bigger. That's really the only benefit.


10 feet presents a debatable difference between the two. How big is your room?

My room is 12 By 12
 

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Hi, I am new to this forum, could you guys tell me what is the different between kuro 500M and the 101FD? I feel so confusing about these to model, is the differences worth for the price?
 

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Hi, I am new to this forum, could you guys tell me what is the different between kuro 500M and the 101FD? I feel so confusing about these to model, is the differences worth for the price?

The differences between all the domestic 9G Kuros are summarized in the Comparison Thread.


Currently the biggest difference between a 500M and a 101FD is that there is still significant stock of the 101FD for sale from reputable dealers.

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The 9G Comparison thread .
 

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I am looking for the best Plasma I can get. I really wanted the Pro 141-D, but can not find one anywhere near PA. I can still find a Pro 101FD and a 6020 FD. My seating area is about 10 feet from the tv.

I'd get the 101FD and move two feet closer. Failing that I'd get the 6020 and an external video processor like the Duo or the VideoEq Pro.


Kuro monitors are enthusiast videophile panels. The non-Elite Kuro televisions are really nice televisions. The Elite televisions are in-between.
 

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Hi, I am new to this forum, could you guys tell me what is the different between kuro 500M and the 101FD? I feel so confusing about these to model, is the differences worth for the price?

No difference in PQ. Same size/form factor.

101 has 2 more HDMI inputs & isf modes, although they're unlockable on the 500m with a $100 patch.

No s-video input on the 500.

500m has audio inputs (RCA & stereo mini), internal amp and speaker terminals. 101 doesn't.

101 has two year warranty, 500 has one year.

101 has Elite badge, 500 has regular Pioneer badge.
 

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In terms of PQ alone, compared to a well-calibrated 6020, a well-calibrated 101FD (or 500M) will have:


Slightly better black levels in a dark room.

A better AR coating for bright-room viewing (and one that's less "dirty-screen" prone in my experience).

More accurate AV modes.

More flexibility in utilizing said AV modes (Pure, Movie, ISF Night/Day/Auto versus just Movie).

Higher peak brightness if needed.


However, I would not be thrilled with a 50" at 10'. I'd either move my seats closer or give preference to the 6020.
 
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