I'm confused.. why would you not want to by the 1410 over the regular 6070 Pioneer or the 1540 Elite Remember, this was manufactured as a flagship elite monitor that originally cost over 15,000. I have a hard time believing some of these new, cheaper\\consumer line models that cost like 6k retail are going to be better than the 1410. Seems they are trying to pump these out to save money and cut corners to try to compete with some of the other cheaper plasmas that are out. The Elite Monitors have always been the top of the line, look at the new 50" monitor, that thing is like 8,000 retail.
That being said, my brother owns a 1410 that he's had for over a year, and I am looking to get a 60" plasma. I can get either the 1410 61" or the new 60" 1540 for basically the same price at this point. Speaking with Pioneer, they sort of re-iterated the higher end quality of the 1410 as more of a Pro monitor. Where the new 1540 basically had a bonuses of speakers and a built in tuner and a faster processing chip. Picture wise, he didn't state anything would be better on the 1540. Just seems the 1410 is better piece of equipment and a flagship model. Anyhow... what do you all think?