Originally Posted by PioManiac
I have a Pio PDP-5070 and it looks the best (IMHO)
even my Sony buddies hate to admit the PQ is amazing.
No noise at all, my viewing distance is about 6-7 feet
No ghosting or motion blur issues either.
No glare or reflection issues even in a bright Sun-Lit
South facing room with an 8' wide 7' high patio door.
My native resolution is 1365x768 as are all current Plasmas over 42"
The 50" and 60" Pio's are currently outselling the smaller units 3:1
according to one of the forum sponsors here.
Since when is 4:3 a "resolution"? I thought it was an aspect ratio?
rectangular pixels @ 16:9 ?
Again not a problem with 7 out of 10 current Pioneer Models
(only 3 42" models with 1024x768)
So you can drop an LCD from a greater height than a plasma?
Great info to have for all of us who intend to drop them ...
That's like saying buying a cubic zirconia is better than a diamond because you would loose less money if you threw them both off a bridge.
Yup, the only way LCD>Plasma is if you compare a top of the line LCD
to a Third-Tier Turd bargain 1040X768 suedo plasma.
Image retention or Burn-In risk after a proper break-in period at reduced settings is almost non-exsistant on higher end Plasma's.
4 hours of GOW or COD dont leave even a trace on my Plasma.
Are you trying to debate opinion here or factual information ... It is obvious to anyone that sees your screen name what your opinion will be before you type a single line of text (then the fact that you call others "Sony buddies" is even further indication) . We don't need buyer justification opinions that are brand specific . This thread does not need to turn into a heated debate because of it either , so there was no reason for you to attack my post especially when my information is truthful and yours is based upon your opinion of a particular model/brand . So if you wish to be in a debate , which it sounds to me like you do by your confrontational attitude , please allow me to school you a little .
Noise : anybody making claims that a Plasma is not noisy at all up at the screen is fibbing , DLP is noisy as well which is just something that goes hand in hand with the technology . This was not meant to imply that the noise is visible from proper viewing distance and I did not say that it was .
Glare : if you have no glare in your particular environment then good for you but the nature of glass did not suddenly change just for your Pioneer plasma (which probably does have an anti-glare layer in there to help but does not totally prevent it for all situations) .
Last time I checked 1024x768 was a 4:3 resolution , you just took what I said out of context to try and make your opinion more substantiated than mine and make me look foolish in the process (be careful who you try to debate with at AVS , never assume you know more than anyone else) . The fact still remains that regardless of Pioneer the majority of the HD Plasma market has been 1024x768 which does result in rectangular pixels because of the 16:9 resize (look it up) . Yes the Plasma market is shifting and trying to hold onto market share by offering increased resolutions .
I never said anything about dropping either type of display but my money would be on the LCD having a better shot than the Plasma
(again you are twisting things to suit your Plasma bias) but it is a fact that Plasmas are more fragile than LCD's , ask anybody in the industry and allow them to set you straight .
Burn-In/IR is still very real for many Plasma owners so do not try to discount it just because you do not have a problem with it on your Pioneer , new posts pop up all the time regarding this issue and I know a few people that have had it happen after proper burn-in and proper calibration .
Your Pioneer infatuation/bias becomes more evident with every line you type and that is fine for you , nothing wrong with some brand loyalty , but this thread was not about Pioneer now was it , or did I miss something
** Oh and just so you do not think that I am a Pioneer hater , the best Plasma that I have seen and the only one that truly impressed me was a Pioneer **
Now please keep the thread on track and resist any urges to turn it into a flame war , there is no need and it will only be shut down because of it !