Originally Posted by jope05
Sorry I "popped in"; I didn't realize the site was invitation only. I have and did look at all over the net re the 950 -- as you might know, there are not a lot of reviews of the 950 out right now. As far as getting a response, I appreciated it very much -- and said so; what I was hoping for was to see if anyone had some substantive insights ... many "highly regarded" displays turn out to have issues. A "new" model is not necessarily better than the old one. I don't know what you think was "obvious".
The very purpose of this forum is for like-minded people to get together and cooperatively share their experiences, good or bad. That's all I was asking. If for some unknown reason you took afront to it, then no response was necessary from you. You could have simply skipped right over my question. Instead, you took it upon yourself to deem yourself the judge of "important" questions vs. ones you deemed frivilous. Ridiculous.
First off, you read WAY too much into my first reply.
From my perspective you asked the following question. "My older model Pioneer plasma broke and the manufacturer has offered to replace it with a brand new current model, which happens to be widely praised in reviews just about anyplace you look. I haven't done any research so I'd like people here to tell me that it's a great deal."
You have to understand that what you have been offered is an AMAZING deal. A reputable member basically told you that. You replied that you needed more people to back this up.
Me saying "you can't be serious" in asking for more feedback wasn't intended to be rude in any way. Contrasting your offer to what typically happens to me in the same situation, well lets just say it took Pioneer over a year to repair my broken display. So yeah, it's like you won a couple grand in the lottery but aren't sure if you should turn in the ticket.
And the comment about "popped in"... Every day people join this forum in need of information, but they aren't willing to invest a little bit of time to discover that the information they need is already documented. It's valuable enough that others can spend a few minutes feeding them what they need, but not valuable enough to actually review what is already present. Yes that is a pet peeve to me. The people that do this are not "like-minded".
Anyways, my apologies for not ignoring your question like virtually everyone else did.