One reason to possibly change from the Pioneer Kuro is that the new Panasonic plasma televisions (ST50, GT50 and VT50 series) will have black levels as good as or better than the last (ninth) generation Kuro, and will have Freeview HD (and the GT50 and the VT50 will also have Freesat HD), whereas the Kuros have only Freeview. I do now notice that the Freeview HD channels on my Samsung in the parlour seem quite good and sharp, so I assume that they would also be good on the new Panasonic plasmas. I also notice that viewing the Freesat HD channels from my Humax on the Samsung gives sharper pictures than viewing those same Freesat HD channels on the Pioneers, so again I assume that the new Panasonics would also be sharper at showing the Freesat HD from the Humax than the Pioneers are.
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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.
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?
Sold my Pioneer for a number of reasons in the end, one being screen burn of which is a long story. I also never fully was 100 per cent happy with it - due to slight clicking noise, which Pioneers tended to do from my experience and others. And it would have meant wall mounting to go in my setup.
I liked the reviews by WHF and and AVForums, and also the comments made by Steve Withers of AVForums on his comparison of the Pioneer Lx 5090 against the GT50, of which he concluded that he would have been happy with either. I wanted better black levels than my Sony and wanted something to match my Pioneer, so the GT50 matched up very well. Had a demo in John Lewis and was impressed, got it home and was seriously impressed!
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.
Well, seven days since I declared that I'd be sticking with the Kuro, John Lewis offer up a GT50 for £950.
What is a bloke supposed to do with that kind of temptation?
I'll tell you what he does, he waits for his wife to go to another department (she got bored quite quickly), then he only goes a buys it.
Delivering Thursday, 5 year guarantee, £950. Lovely
Anyone want a Kuro?
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Congrats BBB What size? What do you plan to do with the pioneer?
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
50" Ben, Kuro will have to go as I need to recoup some money. I will miss it though.
Wow - nice one! I did see one in the clearance sale at my local John Lewis for that, also a Sharp 60 inch for £650 - I was tempted for a second TV. Did you get the 3D glasses too?
This was clearance gel, but not a mark on it, and 5 year guarantee included means I can't really go wrong.
I had been looking at getting a WD TV Live for around £80, and I probably won't need that now. Hopefully will get around £600 for the Kuro, so kind of a net spend of £270 for a virtually brand new tv with 5 year guarantee. I just had to buy it, and the wife isn't too miffed either as it's Panasonic (Japanese).
Would've been divorce if I'd bought a Samsung though
If I had the money, I'd be seriously inclined to offer you £600 for your Kuro, or alternatively £500 for your Kuro AND your wife!
No 3D glasses though (I don't think), but I don't have a 3D blu ray player, or Sky 3D anyway.
3D really doesn't bother me.
What are you trying to say about my wife?
That is a super price - especially being with John Lewis too. Got myself a DVD cabinet in next sale today for £60 - just set it up. I have loads of new room for Blu-rays now. Will you buy the 3D stuff or just stay 2D?
I imagine that you would be able to get rid (of the Kuro!) pretty quickly via the classified advertisements on AV Forums.
2D, but I might get some glasses if the BBC do some 3D broadcasting soon
It is immaculate, still some warranty left, so hopefully will go to a good home. I am going to miss it, really am. " />
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