The ones offered in Asia right now are the PDP-LX508G and 608G, for 50" and 60" respectively. I searched around a bit more and apparently, you are right. They are all 8th-gen plasma sets, while the Elite are 9th-gen?
I have written to Pioneer Middle East to find out when the 9th gen plasmas are expected in this region.
Can anyone elaborate on the main differences between 8th and 9th gen? My interest lies mainly in the 60" Elite screen.
My use for the plasma will be BD movies, PS3 games and SD cable content since we do not get HD broadcast here. PQ is and always will be my primary criteria. Can I get some advice whether I should wait for the 9th gen launch or is the 8th gen plasma just as good?
I can purchase the 8th gen 60" for around US$ 7,000 and the 50" for US$ 4,000 at the moment.