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So, I'm looking at buying a new TV, and while browsing i came across what looks to be a solid deal on a 50" Pioneer Elite (101FD). I'm just wondering if the pioneer is a good buy at $1000 (brand new), and if there is any TV currently on the market that would have better PQ than this model, since it is getting a bit old now. I'm hearing good things about the Panasonic plasmas, and if they're better than the Kuro then I would gladly shell out the extra cash to buy that.
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I'm just wondering if the pioneer is a good buy at $1000 (brand new)

Yes. If 50" is large enough for you, then buy it. I would.
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If you can go a few hundred more you can probably find a used 111fd and get 9g blacks and pic quality. Are you saying the tv is new?
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Wow! If someone is selling a brand new 101 for a grand, I would not hesitate at all if it looks like a legit deal.
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Hmm, I was under the impression that the 111FD was the same TV with speakers, a stand, and some other features... is the PQ really that much better that I should look for one of those -- and a few hundred dollars more, where??? And yes, brand new in box.

Also, yes the deal is legit, this is from an authorized dealer
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Hmm, I was under the impression that the 111FD was the same TV with speakers, a stand, and some other features... is the PQ really that much better that I should look for one of those -- and a few hundred dollars more, where??? And yes, brand new in box.
Also, yes the deal is legit, this is from an authorized dealer

BEST TV EVER MADE.

Half the black level of the 111FD

BUY IT

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Hmm, I was under the impression that the 111FD was the same TV with speakers, a stand, and some other features... is the PQ really that much better that I should look for one of those -- and a few hundred dollars more, where??? And yes, brand new in box.
Also, yes the deal is legit, this is from an authorized dealer

Go for it or someone else will! The pro 101 and the krp 500m are the identical in performance and the two best displays pioneer released to the market.
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Right, its settled then, I'll try and pick this up tomorrow biggrin.gif. Thanks for the input guys
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Right, its settled then, I'll try and pick this up tomorrow biggrin.gif. Thanks for the input guys

Great choice! Post impressions once you get it set up and running.
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Ah, you're right. I was thinking the 101 was the 8g. I have the 111fd...maybe the best tv ever made for picture quality.
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Where are you buying the TV from? Are there more? I would love a 101 or 500m.

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yes, do tell where you are getting this TV, i am close to buying a used 950HD, but willing to shell out some extra bucks on this set.

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