I'm still happy with mine, although the VT50 is tempting....
Has anyone sold their Kuro yet? And why? Are you happy with your new purchase?
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I have still got my 5090. A VT50 with 5 year guarantee is tempting, as is the GT50...but I just can't go through with it. My combo of 5090 with LX71 blu ray player cannot be beaten for picture. I still get excited about watching a new movie on it. Not sure I would get that with anything else!!
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I have been tempted by either the GT50 or VT50, but from what I have seen, they are only fractionally better (if at all) than my LX508D picturewise, and so no improvement on your KRP 500A.
Internet connectivity is obviously the main plus point, and 3D, but I'm not bothered by 3D, and I'm not too worried about the internet through my tv either.
The main reason I'll be sticking with the Kuro though is my wife.
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No, still got more than 2 years on the warranty, so it'll be hanging around for a while yet, hopefully by that time the technologies will have settled down a bit.
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Sold my LX5090 a while back and bought a PJ and 92" screen
JVC DLA-X30•Grandview Cyber Series (92")•LG 50PX990•Oppo BDP-93•Humax Foxsat HDR•Humax HDR-Fox T2•Vu+ Solo²•Roku 3•Sonos Connect•Onkyo TX-NR818•Mackie HR824 MK2•BK Monoliith DF•Drobo 5N
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That's something at the back of my mind. What's your experience with a PJ?
I don't think the techologies will ever settle down completely. There will always be some new technology on the horizon.
I too will ideally wait until the warranty period expires & see what's in the market then.
Yeah I'm thinking more about the "smart" features and all the internet portal stuff, rather than screen tech, I doubt OLED will be affordable in two years and I have doubts surrounding the blue lifespan.
Over here in Saudi I've moved my front room around and I'm now sat over 5m from my 50 inch Kuro, sort of loses it's impact a bit. Seen a Sharp Aquos LC-70LE735M (2D only) set in the shops, mighty impressive with the footie it was showing, no signs of motion handling issues.
Tempted to relegate the Kuro to another room and get this 70 inch monster, can't find any decent reviews anywhere though. Doesn't look like we'll be getting the Panasonic 65VT50 or 65ST50 anytime soon here either, these guys are still flogging the VT30.
Anyone got any experience of these Sharp monsters and would care to share?
WHF, ever reviewed one?
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Agreed. All the current "smart" stuff is pedestrian IMO. This will change once Google TV & Apple iTV come into the ring.
I'm still happy with my hard sought KRP500, still got warranty left, so in no hurry to get rid of it, and the picture's pretty awesome!
Thinking about a new 40" for the dining room, when the finances recover, maybe even 3D.
Anyway, I fear I will have to wait a while before my financial controller agrees with replacing the Kuro..
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i love my pioneer lx 508 but due to a fault that has ocurred with this pink glow on the screen , might be bye to the screen,so given the choice i will go with vt50.just thinking if pioneer contined making screen how good they would be now.its great to know even though 4 years have past they are still comparing the new tv of today up against the pioneers for picture quality.long live the kuro. :)
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At present, even if I were suddenly to come into a LOT of money, I have no plans to sell my LX5090, currently in the kitchen. My favourite sister-in-law however is growing tired of her 60" LX6090, and may give it to me once the new Samsung 64ES8000 LED television becomes available at John Lewis. Then, she may give me her LX6090! Yet, I won't actually use it, partly because I notice that my Samsung TV seems sharper than my 50" Pioneer, so I assume that the 60" Pioneer will be similar. I'll sell the 60" Pioneer and use the money towards a Panasonic TX-P65ST50, which will go into the parlour and my present Samsung will go from the parlour to the kitchen. The LX5090 will go into my second bedroom (it's too big for my own bedroom), I'll still keep it because its black level, which is still very competitive among all televisions.
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I won't be changing until mine doesn't work anymore still got 3+ years on guarantee nothing that Panasonic has done has my interest. What does have my interest 21:9 , Sharp Elite (not even hit europe) , LG OLED / ULTRA DEF , Apples foray into TV's. Nothing that's been established or hit the right price point yet, so while the Kuro works i'm quite happy biding time and happy that's is as good as anything around at the moment. As for 3D i have decided that i don't mind it at the Cinema as a bit of a change now and then but on the home front i'm in no rush and TBH not bothered about it.
I'm not totally convinced that Panasonic will be able to sustain making TV's and i see the join up with Sony as part of that particular decline..... if they get their act together then maybe they will but i think LG + Samsung are the leaders now and it will be interesting to see how Apple do. As Apple will be using Sharp i don't foresee a european equivolent of the Elite which i find a bit disappointing but you never know maybe they will.
I've held a belief for a good few years now that if your TV doesn't last 7 years you brought the wrong one either that or your loaded.
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