Originally Posted by JWhip
For my money, a properly calibrated commercial Panny beats a Pioneer without a doubt. Just my opinion though. I have not seen a better plasma picture.
I am sure some people would prefer the Panasonic. It really is preference.
But I can only go by what my eyes see. And I totally prefer out of the box the Pio over any Panasonic set I've seen... consumer professional whatever.
As far as a professional calibration goes, to avoid fanboyism, I've only relied on the magazines and online articles on two sets.
C-Net, which I can safely say are bonefide Panasonic fanboys (and have been in the past) have given the color accuracy crown to Pioneer. That says alot to me. And out of the box, I've had very little complaints.
It is a tad bit green, and greens do pop a bit much, taking the attention away from others but I believe alot of plasmas and flat panels in general do this. No display is perfect.
But when you take into account, asthetics/processing/color accuracy/black levels/connections/convenience I think Pioneer ranks up there with the best... well worth the premium price regardless of what anyone says of Panasonic.