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Old 03-23-2007, 06:38 AM   #21
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good advice ill keep it in mind.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:24 PM   #22
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Hands down the FHD1 KILLS - everyone I know who's seen mine has said it blows every other TV away...and I got the Buy 1 get 1 deal
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:53 PM   #23
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Default By the way, have you read the Perfect Vision rave of Pioneer's upcoming plasmas?

This sounds amazing, and fits in with my upgrade plans.
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One of the biggest flat-panel stories was Pioneer’s demonstration of a ground-up redesign
>>for its plasma TVs that dramatically improves performance. I’m not talking about incremental improvements
>>here—in side-by-side comparisons with Pioneer’s current models as well as plasmas and LCDs from other manufacturers,
>>the differences were striking. And this from a company that already has a reputation
>>for producing some of the finest plasma TVs around (see “2006 Product of the Year Awards,” Issue 74).
>>A great picture involves several factors, including deep blacks, bright whites, wide contrast (the difference between black and white), vivid colors, and sharp detail. The new Pioneer plasma panels demonstrate remarkable
>>improvements in all these areas—for instance, blacks so deep and contrast so wide that Pioneer claims they can’t be measured accurately. I don’t know about that, but I can say the background
>>blacks and shadow detail in the demo footage I saw were extremely realistic.
>>And when the panels were idling with no picture, the screen was dead black, instead of the dark gray you often see.
>>The new panels also literally shine in terms of image brightness, which means watching TV in a day-lit room won’t be a problem. Combine this with the panels’ ability to render inky blacks, and you wind up with very wide contrast; in fact, a Pioneer rep claimed that the new panels pegged the contrast meter at 20,000:1, meaning
>>that the actual contrast ratio was greater than that. The higher the contrast ratio, the more the picture “pops,” producing
>>a greater sense of “looking through a window” realism.
>>Pioneer has yet to announce specific models, but TVs employing its new plasma design are expected to reach stores this summer. I can’t wait to get one into Grayscale Studio and put it through its...
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:37 PM   #24
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It seems everyone agrees Pioneer (current or next generation) is best picture. But I am also concerned about size. I believe Pioneer only has a 60 inch while Panasonic has 65 inch. Any Comments?
Also; when will Panasonic come out with next generation (USA)
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It seems everyone agrees Pioneer (current or next generation) is best picture. But I am also concerned about size. I believe Pioneer only has a 60 inch while Panasonic has 65 inch. Any Comments?
Also; when will Panasonic come out with next generation (USA)
I'm sure the next gen Pioneer line will include a 65" or 70" flagship. Based on the snipped from Perfect Vision, it is worth waiting for the rollout of the new models. I need a 50".
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:20 PM   #26
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When is the release date for the 8th gen Pioneer Plasma sets (the one shown at CES 2007 expo)???

Also, will it have HDMI 1.3 in it?
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:35 PM   #27
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I still have 3 Panny plasmas all going strong .Just in case anyone still sees this thread.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:43 PM   #28
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I still have 3 Panny plasmas all going strong .Just in case anyone still sees this thread.
Sweet! I still have my Panny VT25 and it's exactly 8 years old today. Won't be going anywhere until it gives out completely
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:25 PM   #29
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I still have 3 Panny plasmas all going strong .Just in case anyone still sees this thread.
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Sweet! I still have my Panny VT25 and it's exactly 8 years old today. Won't be going anywhere until it gives out completely
Likewise with my Panasonic 60PS34.
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:12 PM   #30
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Pioneer has no comparison but I had a Samsung 43" and it worked really good, no complaint about it. The resolution, brightness, everything was awesome.
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:57 PM   #31
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Pioneer has no comparison but I had a Samsung 43" and it worked really good, no complaint about it. The resolution, brightness, everything was awesome.
I think the last couple years of Panasonic VT/ZT my have outdone the Pioneer's plasma's in most area's... plus, the last year or two Panasonics will be easier to find on the used market and will be 3-4 years newer than the latest Pioneer you could find.

I would go with one of the Panny's, if someone wanted to purchase a plasma these days.
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I still have 3 Panny plasmas all going strong .Just in case anyone still sees this thread.
My Panasonic TC-P50ST30 which I got in May of 2011 is going strong as well! Love that TV.
I want to buy a new TV for another room of the house and my problem is I have no idea what to get. I think there was a forum back then called 'HI-DEF Junkie's' or something and it was really helpful back then.
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:06 AM   #33
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My Panasonic TC-P50ST30 which I got in May of 2011 is going strong as well! Love that TV.
I want to buy a new TV for another room of the house and my problem is I have no idea what to get. I think there was a forum back then called 'HI-DEF Junkie's' or something and it was really helpful back then.
If cost is no concern, there were a few new/newer OLED TV's recommended in another plasma thread here... they are the Sony A9G Master Series OLED, and the Panasonic HZ2000.

I was able to see the Panasonic a week or so ago, setup in a pretty decent viewing room and calibrated properly. It was playing Planet Earth, and as much as I am a die-hard plasma fanatic, I will be perfectly honest... it is absolutely unbelievable. The fine detail and clarity is provides is something I have never seen before... it's something my Panasonic VT25 can just barely begin to reproduce. It's like looking through a perfectly clean glass window... basically as close to real life as I've seen.

The brightness/contrast is superb, much more like in real life than my plasma can produce. I was seriously floored by it with any "reality" material played through it like Planet Earth or any BBC nature shows. It's also extremely impressive for movies with the added contrast/brightness, although I personally still am held back just a bit by it's presentation of films... I prefer the presentation plasma gives, and I will still give the nod to plasma as well for motion presentation.

The HZ2000 gives the best motion I've ever seen on any non-plasma tv, but it's still not quite there yet for me personally. I will be keeping a close eye on newer OLED models coming out in the next couple years, as the brightness, clarity and fine detail of the HZ2000 picture is mind blowing, and a clear improvement over my 10 yr old plasma. As for now, I will be still looking for a Panasonic VT50/VT60 if my VT25 dies on me at the moment... but damn, that HZ2000 makes a great case for itself and is so very tempting!
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