Is it worth selling my kuro for something new?

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  1. Mr Miaowgi

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    Currently have a krp 500a with pioneer bracket and also pioneer pdp436xde (with mounted speakers) again with bracket.

    I'm about to move house and it got me thinking, what would my total kit be worth (hard to tell on eBay as none for sale). If it is still worth decent money, and I suspect it is given I keep reading nothing beats the picture of the krp range still today, then for the money I make would I be able to replace both tv's for something new?

    The reason I am asking is that the 43" pdp is too big for our new bedroom so I was thinking a smaller stand based telly may be more appropriate here.

    What are people views on this? What's it all worth, should I do it,and has technology really over on at allow is there something coming round the corner at I am better waiting for?

    Any advice gratefully received.
     
  2. bonzobanana

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    If you can get good money for your Kuro I would definitely sell. The electronics are ageing and more likely to fail. Technology has moved on and performance differences have either got close or surpassed the Kuro. Not only that the smart features of modern televisions are massively improved over Kuros. I would recommend checking out modern sets like Panasonic plasma sets in store and seeing what you think of the possible replacements. Even Panasonic are struggling to make a profit on televisions and may end up going downmarket to compete.
     
  3. aandpwoodley

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    Personally unless you want a bigger screen I would keep your Pioneer, I sold mine & changed to the 65VT50 as I wanted a bigger screen, however the Pioneers still produce a great picture.
     
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  4. Mr Miaowgi

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    thanks guys. I guess my query is what all the above would roughly be worth send whether I could get a good 47" to 50" set for my lounge and a decent 32" set for my bedroom. the latter doesn't have to be great though as only for when in bed. the kit seems to be worth around £1, 600 in total from what I can tell. does this seem about right and if so is what I need realistic? because I'm moving house I don't have spare money to throw at this.
     
  5. Piosonic

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    Keep the KRP500 if it´s big enough for you, the picture quality is unbeatable.
    Get rid if the 436 if you can. It´s probably worth almost nothing as people don´t wanna buy plasmas that old, not even Pioneers.
     
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    Would be interested in the krp if you decide to sell :smashin:
     
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    Some people have no interest in "smart" features, that is why monitor only versions are available.

    Also the Kuro is no where close to being beaten and it's components - although four years old are still far more reliable than today's efforts.
     
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    Hi,

    I will take the 436 off you if you decided to sell it :thumbsup: : )
     
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    Not sure I would agree with you there, they have been beaten in lots of area's & continue to beat in others
     
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    Why would you agree, i fail to see with what they have been beaten in.
     
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    Because you've not seen a calibrated VT then I guess
     
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    Here we go again.
    Round 76 Pio Vs Panny
     
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    No i don't need to. An ISF'd 500, then a calibrated lumi on top of that will do me fine
     
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    I'll get my coat, I'm sure it would do you but your missing the point, you clearly state the Pioneer is better but you've not even seen them both calibrated so can't really comment.

    It's not pioneer vs Panasonic, it's just your clearly stating they are better when you just haven't seen the VT calibrated.

    Anyway enjoy, ignorance is bliss
     
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    all we need now is a bit of tps thrown in:laugh:
     
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    And toss around a few lumagens :laugh:
     
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    So you are saying basically then that the VT must be calibrated to compete - speakes volumes right there.

    Nothing ignorant about it. Just that i won't downgrade. Regardless of what is fashionable - that and the fact that they are inherently faulty - oh yeah - that's me being ignorant again. :eek:
     
  18. aandpwoodley

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    No , just that I remember you saying yours had been calibrated so you can't fairly compare a calibrated screen against a non calibrated.
     
  19. stucarblne

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    No i was talking about seeing in a shop and comparing to Pure mode not ISF.

    This is moot.
     
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    Probably in dynamic lol, anyway each to their own, we are well off topic so will leave it there.
     
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    so whats the better tv then pmsl
     
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    Pioneer OLED of course!
     
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    Ok andy i will let you have the last word on this occasion. But i have seen these "kuro beaters" a few times now. Need i say anymore.
     
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    This thread gets more comical every day :rotfl:.
     
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    Guys please consider op before posting. Maybe answer the above?
     
  26. stucarblne

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    @bigwillie

    Keep your KRP - that is my advice.

    I have nothing to gain by saying you would be downgrading otherwise.

    All the other features like smart tv, (and 3D) can be added extras for your Pioneer nowadays.
     
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    Im not a pio fan boy but i would keep the pioneer if it still produces a great picture, you will lose money selling it and have to pay more to get something else, how far away are you in your beedroom.
     
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    That's exactly the advice I gave at the start of the thread.
     
  29. tinmanuk

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    been there, sold my pioneer for a panny and then very quickly sold the VT and replaced with another pioner 9 gen loosing a fair chunck of cash in the process.

    Even the wife said the panny was rubbish ( the first day it was turned on ) and thats probably the only comment she has ever made about 'me and my tv's'

    Keep the KRP mate is my advice based on owning both :)
     
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    Yes, get rid before your blacks turn red.
     

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