Not sure why we're calling him/her big boss junior. Surely it's small boss?
I think Little Boss (or LB) sounds catchier, but it's really none of my business!
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Furniture and Accessories: BLOK Classix 3000 Oak AV Cabinet; Atacama Nexus 6 (atabite metal filled); 3D3 A1112
Never thought of that!
But what will happen when the boss grows up!
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I'm sold. Want one!!!
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Sevenoaks haven't started selling the 2013 range yet.
will need to see this going and see how much better it is than a well calibrated 5090 for the near £4k asking.
I am expecting big things but it needs to be to Big to get that much ££££ out of me over what I already see everyday.
The areas I can / would want to see improvements in exisitng set - in complete honesty is only really
- reducing the dither for a clearer more detailed picture? I think this is the main one for me how much this area has been improved
- Better movement when drawing dark over extreme white - I see some motion issues in this regard currently (depending drive mode selected)
- bigger - thats a given
- better energy consumption (looks pretty much the same but is bigger so that fair cop)
Where can one get a demo
Meridian G61R, HD621, Bryston 9BSST
Optimised Audio PC - J River / JPlay / Custom Full Linear Power Supply
Panasonic 65VT65, Marantz UD7007, HIFi Racks Podium Reference
Monitor Audio GX100, GXC150, GXFX, BK XLS400 (set with hard knee house curve)
JCAT USB and Sata, Graham Slee Spatia (SC) Graham Slee Lautus Digital / Analogue IC x 9
I'm itching to join the discussion about the correct designation for BB (the next generation), but with some effort I'll confine myself to the ZT65 / VT65 issue. As the owner of 8th and 9th generation Kuros, I'm entirely comfortable that Panasonic plasmas are better than the my Kuro LX5090, although we first heard this said two years ago, with Panasonic's VT30 plasmas. The last of the Kuros was released almost five years ago, after all. However, to be colloquial, my Kuros ain't going no place, and certainly not on eBay. Last year I dearly wanted to get a Panasonic 65ST50, but I couldn't in the end get the money together. I'm likely to get enough money from one or maybe two sources this year to buy another TV. My present largest TV is the Samsung PS64D8000 in the parlour, with (in declining sizes) the LG60PZ950T in the kitchen, the Pioneer LX5090 in the second bedroom and the Pioneer 428XD in my bedroom. Yes, the new 60ZT65 sounds fantastic from Stephen Withers' review on AVForums, but in all honesty, I would have been quite happy with a 65ST50 from last year! Even if I were to win the lottery I wouldn't get a 60ZT65, because it's the wrong size for me - I can't go back to a 60" TV in the parlour after having had the 64" Samsung for over a year. So I'll be getting the only 65" plasma set in Panasonic's 2013 range, the 65VT65, which is two degrees better (the VT65 is better than last year's VT50, which was better than last year's ST50) than the TV which I wanted last year, and I'm sure that I'll be very, very happy with the 65VT65. This is to happen by Christmas, by which time I hope that prices will have fallen.
Upon getting the 65VT65 all my existing televisions will move down one room each, so one benefit is that the Pioneer LX5090 will end up in my bedroom, yippee! (the Pioneer 428XD will go to the box bedroom, the only main room currently without a TV). I'm looking forward to having a full 50" HD television in my bedroom 8 feet from my pillow. Just because Panasonic plasmas from 2011's VT30 onwards have surpassed the last of the Pioneer Kuros doesn't mean that the Kuros are suddenly bad televisions. I intend to keep mine for as long as they keep working. I can't speak for anyone else's Pioneer Kuros, but mine are not, repeat not, going on eBay.
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Just because Panasonic plasmas from 2011's VT30 onwards have surpassed the last of the Pioneer Kuros doesn't mean that the Kuros are suddenly bad televisions. I intend to keep mine for as long as they keep working. I can't speak for anyone else's Pioneer Kuros, but mine are not, repeat not, going on eBay.
Echo that! If it does leave the house it will be going to a friend of mine who has for years said "if you ever get rid of that TV, I want first refusal!". Not quite keeping it in the family, but next best thing.
Is your Kuro Calibrated are your current Pannys Calibrated?
To say categorically one is better than the other I would expect the answer to be yes - because if its no then you havent made a fair judgement on either set
It makes a bloody big difference to the image - and if 2 sets are equally calibrated to similar standards then and only then can you see if is better than the other and by how much.
If you fancy popping round to calibrate my VT65, you'll get a good sense of how the two compare.
You'd be doing a service to the videophile community. (Any benefits from my end would be entirely incidental.)
Where in the world do you live?
I would do it to see the VT65 going if its not too far away
North East Midlands. Admittance is only granted with a colorimeter and Calman in hand!
I'm sure Strapped will be more than happy to pay for your train tickets.
Only if you can do 3D calibration, too! I'll even throw in some beers, to be consumed after my TV has ruler flat greyscale and delta errors below three.*
* I honestly wouldn't ask someone to calibrate my TV for free. Even I'm not that cheeky!
I have never done a 3D calibration before, but it cant be that hard - sure I could work it out / look it up.
I would probs drive as well - depending on things - to get a flat greyscale with DE below 3 - well thats a given - all my delta errors are below 1 - my averagre is 0.6
Colour DE are all below 3 as well - more challenging is getting a flat gamma curve but that should be nearly possible on the VT is amazingly flat on the ZT thats tested in that review - mine is close to that though
Have a look
Those results are very nice indeed!
I recall you posting charts on other threads, which is why I flippantly suggested you should pop round. It sounds like you want to do it, though!
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