Originally Posted by D-Nice
Now, prices for Pioneer's 8th gen plasmas....
Don't look for their panels to be priced anywhere near what you will be able to purchase a Panasonic. Samsung, Vizo, Phillips, etc. plasma this summer. Pioneer clearly wants these new panel's price to equal the PQ they will have. If you want to get a feel on how much these panels will cost, think about the Sony XBR LCDs compared to their Samsung and Sharp counterparts.
Much higher in price but the PQ says it all (well to some)..
This price analogy regarding the impending Pios, (Pio vs other plasmas relative to XBR Bravias vs.the Sharps etc.) is logical.
However, I think the overall scale will be lower than what some here are anticipating. I believe the crazy days of plasma sticker shock are fading fast.
This is all wishful thinking on my part (no insider info here). I base this on the way current prices are falling (across the board for all types of displays). Unless there is a new super size display, or a major visual (by all) increase in picture quality, that pleases the likes of even a wojtek- the prices will continue to deflate.
The 1080 P moniker is losing its premium price muscle.