Originally Posted by popthis
In the opinion of those who've been able to view the 8g and 9g in person, do you think the 9g is worth spending $1500 to $2000 more?
To be honest, the 8G blacks are already fine for me (I haven't seen the 9G yet)
but I am actually more interested in the other improvements over the 8G. I
already own(ed) a Pro-150FD, the best plasma currently available by Pioneer,
so I know already how great the 8G's are. The colours are already amazingly
rich and accurate, but there's always room for improvement elsewhere. I am
seriously concerned about the motion options as that's where the TV could
use improvement. It seemed at least 2 of the modes (smooth/advanced) seemed
to have flaws (often I turned it 'off' instead). Also, the performance is okay
in a bright room, but it's definitely a little lacking under certain circumstances.
Better filtering and such could make things better (honestly, making the
screen brighter won't make as much a difference, IMHO). Also, many of us
are concerned about the buzzing of the 8G's which, hopefully, has been
reduced or even eliminated.
To be perfectly honest, I'm a bit disappointed that the bezel has hardly
changed (even though I love the 8G bezel) and the non-elite stands are,
well, crap in my opinion. They should have at least given them something
similar to the elite stands which are much better. Either that or allow some
sort of retractable solution, like shorter legs or something (to reduce height).
We need more info, for sure, but I can tell you as a (soon to be former) 8g
owner, I'd find it a bit difficult to be jealous of the folks who are buying a
9G. The 8G's are plenty fine and, outside of the better blacks, I'm just not
getting the 'vastly improved' feeling I got last year when I picked up the 8G.
I looked at the press release and the features, and they're very similar to
the exact features I have on my (soon to be sold with condo) Pro-150FD.