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Old 03-19-2017, 06:02 PM   #1981
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I've had a Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-151FD since around 2009-10 and it's been great. I think one of the reasons as to why I haven't had any problems with it is I've had it hooked up to a SurgeX surge protector which are industrial grade and there are no mov's in them to fail.

I wonder how many plasma's or flatscreen's in general suffer electrical problems due to not having a surge protector or being hooked up to a faulty surge protector that uses mov's like the one's sold at Best Buy, Staples, Walmart?
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Old 01-13-2020, 02:41 PM   #1982
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Is there any value in a dead panel?
I have a pro-101fd that died about 4 years ago that I have hung on to. I thought that one day I might have tried to bring it back to life but at this point, it's not really worth it to me as a secondary TV. I am clearing out some things from the home and this is one of the things that may end up on the front lawn to be taken out with the trash. If I can get $100+ for it though I could put that towards a new tv.
It's got the red blinking light of death. 2-blinks repeated when I power it on.
Any thoughts regarding this would be appreciated.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:56 PM   #1983
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My 2008 PRO-101FD is still working fine. If you want to repair it you might be able to find the spare parts on Pioneers website or contact a Pioneer authorized dealer to have the flat panel repaired.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:19 PM   #1984
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Originally Posted by HDTV1080P View Post
Pioneer owners who have not upgraded to 4K Ultra HD projectors or OLED flat panels yet, might want to purchase a OPPO UDP-203 first. Watching native 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays downscaled to 1080P has a better picture quality on the Pioneer plasma in terms of black levels when compared to watching the same movie in true 4K Ultra HD quality on a low cost 4K Ultra HD flat panel screen that has poor black levels. The HEVC codec with its high bit rates peaking above 100Mbps for some movie scenes, appears to produce a 5-10% better picture quality on the 1080P Pioneer plasmas when compared to standard 1080P Blu-ray discs that have lower video bit rates.
I bought an Oppo UDP-203 on e year ago, and Dolby Vision UHDs look fantastic, but HDR10 discs have weird purple artifacting (purple fringing).
I thought it was going to die last year, as the PQ seemed off (weak black levels), but after doing a factory reset, it was all well again. An absolutely amazing piece of equipment.
I think I will buy an LG C9 65inch this year though, as I simply want a bigger screen.
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