|Originally posted by Raleighwood
Please clarify, I'm sorry but I think I may be mistaking you--do you mean to say that the Perfect Vision thought that the SWX line of Hitachis was just as good as the Pioneer ELITEs??? That's pretty amazing. Please confirm?
Thanks in advance.
I don't think they went that far. I read both reviews and the reviewer stated that the Elite was one of two sets (he didn't mention the other, although I think he was referring to the Loewe Aconda) that he would consider the "King of the Hill".
The reviewer stated that the Elite was near perfect in the image tests and as a result had a very impressive image. He also stated that its capability with regular cable was "very good and better than most, if not all, of the competition." Which is what you would expect considering Pioneer's line doubler.
Conclusion... and I quote, "While the 520HD commands a high price, you do, in most respects get what you pay for. Looks, build quality, line doubler, resolution, blacks, grayscale tracking, and conveniences are all at the very top of what's available in a 7 inch tube RPTV... in addition, Pioneer's factory set up is probably as good as I've seen in a RPTV."
The Hitachi reviewed needed significant adjustments OTB but ended up being very nice according to the other review. Hitachi replied that they have improved the settings OTB after the review.
If I had the money, it would be spent on an Elite... if not, it would be on a Hitachi or non-elite Pioneer (if I watched mostly cable or satelite as the non-elite Pioneer has the same line doubler as the Elite).