I think we all agree the Pioneer 5070 is a fine set and at $3000 plus is a top value, as well. I went to a hi end store this morn and saw a range of Pioneer displays. I am interested in the new Pioneer pdp 507cmx, the 50 inch display. Pioneer also has a 60 inch set. ..5070 glass with some refinements of the Elite series, I am told. Did not see the new 507 monitor today. It should sell for $3100 plus but it already has the feet and HDMI input. So, that will save $300 over the Panny 50 inch commercial unit. In the end, the Pioneer will net a little more than the Panasonic. On HD dvd all these Pioneers I viewed had a similar look. 720p/1080i sets and 1080p sets look very much alike on all but the very highest source material. Then, there is a different on resolution but no big deal really. At 12-15 feet (my seating distance) this difference sort of fades away. I think today the real value in tvs lie between $3000-$3800. For all pracical purposes (and in the real world of OTA, Directv/Dish, and cable, these top value sets give up very little to much more expensive units. By the way, there are some very nice looking Samsung and Sony back projection sets....60-65 inches..$3000. that are very, very nice. I viewed them..back and forth..for one hour this morning as well. Forgive me for getting somewhat off the track. My point being..you can buy excellent sets today that will give you 95 percent of what the more expensive sets give you...at much less money. They should certainly appeal to 95 percent of the population.
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10/12/06 at 9:54am