As Requested some Batman Pics.
Please bear in mind my room has a lot of ambient light - its middle of the day and its bright sunshine shinning into the living room - I have curtains closed but you can still see some reflection of the curtains in some of the pics
Also I dont always get a clean pause on the blu ray sometimes its a bit blurred because the shot is moving
Also to point out |I have the sharpness completely off on the Plasma - still sharp image because of greascale calibration
Ah cheers, is that the Pioneer 55 Blu-ray player?
Main AV Setup: Panasonic 50VT65 TV, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1, Optimum AV300 AV Stand, QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable & Chord Silver Plus HDMI Cables. Gadgets: iPad 4 & iPhone 4S.
Yeah its the LX55 - I have messed about with it a lot - the best settign in a calibrated screen I think is PDP.
I was using it on custom with detail +1 which I would suggest on a non calibrated screen.
I am actually thinking of chaning it for a Marantz UD7007. I want a reference quality player and I think the Pioneer is very good but my system warrants a bit more. Veyr hard finding info on the Maranzt I am hoping to get a home demo to test up against the Pioneer
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 have some photos of my 5090 but the these pictures are on freeview:
Yep, I felt the same when I was using my 71 on the 5090, I didn't think I was getting the best from the screen on Blu-ray, but I have to say on my GT50 my Pioneer looks awesome! It is brighter and Blu-ray does look better, I wouldn't change my Blu-ray player now.
To me, the KRP vs. ZT65 (or even 5090/6090 vs. VT65/ZT65) debate is only relevant if you're a Pioneer owner. While the Pioneers remain absolutely fantastic TVs, there's little sense in buying a second hand Pioneer that will very soon run out of warranty.
I can only think of three reasons for Kuro owners to replace their TVs right now:
1) They want a bigger screen
2) They really want 3D (smart features are available on a £50 BDP, after all)
3) Their TV breaks
Predominantly point 1 in my case. Time will tell whether WHF and HDTVtest agree with AVForum's conclusion that the ZT65 is an improvement on the Kuro for picture quality (likewise those who attend the upcoming demo's), but if it only matches the Kuro but with a 20% increase in screen size then I'm happy.
If I'd had the money to buy a 65" Kuro at the time then it might be a different equation now, but I didn't, so I couldn't; though ironically a 65" screen wouldn't fit in my current living room set-up anyway, so guess it all works out in the end.
Lounge: Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B (calibrated), Pioneer SC-LX75, Denon DPB-2012, Sky-HD1TB, PS4, Xbox 360, Apple-TV, Atacama Equinox AV stand, Monitor Audio Silver RX8, RXC, RX-FX, RXW-12. Kitchen: Pioneer XC-HM81, Monitor Audio Bronze BX2. Bedroom: Samsung UE37D6510, Samsung BD-C5900, Sky-HD, Pioneer N-50, Rotel RC-03 (pre-amp), Rotel RB-9708X (power-amp), Mordaunt-Short MS914
Non calibratred Kuro image looks flat - just like all tv's really - getting that greyscale in give the image real pop and that creates depth.
They didnt make a 65"" - i think 60" is the perfect size - I wish I had bought the 60" as well
That would be why I would but the ZT
Sounds like you had your Pioneer set up very wrong to me Gel - the 71 has various video options - from memory Pioneer or Professional was best.
However the LX55 I think has better pic than the 71, a more refined sound, the 71 has a more bassy sound but not as clean.
Yep. My mistake, the old kuro was 60" (not 65").
It is set up fine to be honest, I have seen it on about seven TVs now, and I used two other Blu-ray players on the Pioneer. It was not bad on amything, it was really good, just the GT50 is better.
Pics of TV on the Calibtated Kuro off Virgin Tivo which is not the best for pic. 1080i no upscaling Meridian doesnt upscale
Look at the pop the image has got - thats with the contrast on 33 (+3), brightness 0 and sharpness -15 or off - still to see any pics of the new Pannys plasmas that anything like this.... can you upload some Gel?
I took the pictures from a side of central seating psoiton and just zoomed in with the camera so not an optimal positon
What would you like me to upload photos of?
Have you seen my YouTube videos:
anything that shows the GTT50 to be better than the LX5090 - that shows it to be better than the pics I have posted
That video is not working? if they are the same videos as vefore the blacks were crushed - I said that at the time If I remember
I got much better ones than that! Don't know why my YouTube is not working, I will link it on my laptop later or tomorrow, can you tell me if it works then, cheers.
Can you see this one? If not what device have you got? Can you use a different one?
Okay this one has been linked on my laptop:
Does it work?
I think these two should work:
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