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Pioneer Elite 50 inch Elite Plasma HDTV - PRO111FD Reviews

Vlad Theimpaler

Pioneer Kuro Elite 9G PDP, Model# PRO-111FD: 50 Inches of KURO PQ NIRVANA

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Pros: Best-in-class black level; lots of advanced picture settings and adjustments (including calibration port); decent speaker quality

Cons: Pre-dates 3D, Wi-fi, Internet access/streaming, and smart functions; has a dated thick bezel; is a power guzzler

When I joined AVS Forums in 2006, I had just purchased a Panasonic TH-42PX60U through a friend who works there. While it was a nice set, I read all the AVS discussions regarding the Pioneer Kuro PDPs, and I was dejected that Pioneer's superior product was out of my financial reach. Several years later, in 2009, came Pioneer's decision to exit the plasma TV business, followed by a steep discount (up to 50% off) for unsold units at various retailers. I immediately decided to purchase one of their last 50" plasma units, the Kuro Elite, Model PRO-111FD. Believe me, I have never parted with $2500 so easily in my life And since I brought it home, I have been in Kuro heaven ever since. ...
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