Recieved my 5071 this morning and it was a breeze to setup. Here are a few bits on my experience thus far....
My parents own a 5060 so I have had some time with that set. A friend also owns the Panasonic 5U and another the 8UK, so my experience is based on those along with what I've seen at stores (BB, Magnolia Hi-Fi etc.) The 5071 comes with the 2 remotes (One full, the other a 'simplified remote'), no wall mount like the 5061, just a base stand, and all of the other stuff you would expect. The set is gorgeous, similar to the 5060 (Which my parents have) but no silver stand and less silver on the side/rear of the set. The inputs on the back are niceley laid out and plenty of room to plug in everying w/o clutter. The set seems very thin (no idea on a comparison on this one) and the noise is non existant. After running a burn in DVD for 5 hours, there was minimal heat from the unit as well.
I also purchased an OPPO 970 DVD Player and set the settings on the TV to User and fired things up. The image was breathtaking on both 780p & 1080i. Personally I prefer the pioneer image to panasonic/fujitsu as I feel its a little more 'real'/'lifelike'. Blacks are richer then the 5060, comparable to the elite IMO, not enough experience to compare them to the panny levels yet. Colors are vivid, no 'clayface' or anything like that. Even w/o any calibration (Only lowered the brightness & contrast) the set is brilliant. Watched a bit of Star Wars Ep 3, also Wedding Crashers, and some other random bits of things.
HDTV looked great, but only one channel was feeding me 'true' HD at the time. Daytime TV kind of sucks in the HD department. Looking forward to some sports & primetime TV tonight.
Running the Burn-In DVD found on this site, works like a charm, no dead pixels, colors are bright and solid. Will be doing a full Avia calibration tonight/tomorrow and try to share some experiences and pictures.
Very happy, amazing set, pioneer quality through and through. Anyone thinking about buying one should pull the trigger. Its worth it.