Originally Posted by sanhacker
Not wanting to rain on the parade, but I can't help but asking the following:
Why not wait until the 10G plasmas come out with Panasonic Glass ???
Won't they exhibit "0 ECC" ???
If they are not up to snuff, couldn't we buy a 9G at closeout prices ???
Yes, I know the next version will always be better. But in this case, it seems we may be feeding a fire that will be snuffed out within a year. Thoughts?
I'll give you five good reasons.
1) It's a long 14-16+ months until you can even think about buying a 10G Pio/ECC Kuro
2) 9G Pio's are 0.001 ftL, that's very close to ECC, some people won't notice the .001 difference, for others the difference, even if slightly noticable will be so subtle, it's not worth the wait without a TV for a year and a half.
3) With the change over to Panny glass, no one really knows how that is going to affect the Pioneer brand, now arguably the next sets could well be as good if not better than Pio's current offering, but there is definitely a perception of uncertainty as to what the change in manufacturing will mean in terms of the dilution of Pioneer's brand.
4) Like #3, this is your last year to buy Pio manufactured high grade glass. Part of the reason for the change over is because it's cheaper to do it Panny's way. This is your last chance to get in on the Pioneer manufactured glass which is a different process than Panny uses, and if I understand correctly is of higher quality than other manufacturers. (Caveat, no one really knows how much technology sharing there will be regarding the glass and Pio could always help Panny with their glass production but no one really knows yet.)
5) You could die before the ECC comes out, and you'd regret all those days you lived without a 9G as your life flashed before your eyes.
Plus, if you're lucky enough to make it the next 12-16 months
after the ECC, it will be hype about the next thing, whether it's 10-lumen, 2160p/QuadHD, wireless network integration, or other advances. There's always something else! but you'll only live the next 12-16 months of your life once!