Originally Posted by mextarzan
The pioneer has severe burn-in problems. it doesn't come with a pixel shift option or a screen wipe option. I visit retail stores all the time and i always see burn-in on the pioneer. I have never seen burn-in on a Hitachi. most retail stores have a loop in their video signal and eventually ends up burning-in on the pioneer
Just because you've seen some seriously abused Pioneers in retail stores doesn't mean they have severe burn-in problems, because they have no such problem. I have yet to see a Pioneer in any store that has evidence of any burn-in, and i look at these things a lot. Any plasma can get burned-in in the harsh loveless environment of the retail stores, but it's how they perform in the home is what really counts. How many Pioneers in people's homes have you seen that have severe burn-in?
I have the Hitachi 55HDT79 and i am in love with it. i did lots of comparison before purchasing it. i still found Hitachi to be sharper. compare the sharpness of text on the screen between pioneer and Hitachi. when text comes up it is clearly noticeable that Hitachi is sharper.
Funny, although i really like Hitachis, and seriously considered buying one, i still haven't seen one that displays an image as good as a Pioneer. They're nice and fancy and all, but they're not quite up there with the Pioneer. But then again this is in stores where the TVs may or may not be adjusted to their full potential. Bottom line is that you can't go by what you see or do not see in the stores because it doesn't reflect what you see in people's homes.