Looking for some expert opinions on a few things I heard from my local BB sales guy...
The first thing which I found interesting was that he owned a Pioneer Elite (some 720p model) and we were discussing the advantages I'd get with the Elite vs the latest gen Panasonics or even the Kuro line from Pioneer. He said he wasn't sure about Kuro, but that the Elites had an extra bit in the video processor, and that this made a HUGE difference in the way SD programming looked on these displays. Is this true in any way?
Also, in regards to the Kuros, there was absolutely none on display, and he said you couldn't even buy the Kuro line right now, because Pioneer pulled them all from stores while they sorted out this outsourcing business they were getting into, yet plenty of Elites were on display in the Magnolia room. I found this interesting because on the BB website, there are plenty of Kuros to be found.
I'm trying to save a little money, but I'm having a hard time not buying the best, so I'm really torn between getting the Panny 800u or some Pioneer Elite or Kuro (maybe the 5010). I was reading the 85u thread and it seemed one issue that kept popping up was the fringing? (or is it phosphor lag?) when playing say Gears of War. I asked 3 guys at BB about this issue with plasmas, and they were all clueless, had never heard of such a thing ever on any plasma.
Can anyone clear up any of these issues for me? Thanks for all the great advice on this board.