Originally Posted by cric
I Just Purchased The Pio Pdp5080 Over Samsung Fpt5084 (same Price), Did I Make A Good Choice? Would There Have Been A Difference In Picture Quality In The Fpt5084 It Being A 1080p? The Blue Ray(ps3) Picture Quality Is Awesome With My Pioneer But The Satelite Tv Is Not As Impresive, But I Cant Blame The Tv For That.i Was Told The The Pioneer Is 720p That Upscales To A 1080p,is This As Good As The Samsung That Is Full 1080p?
Well let me say that I owned the Samsung FP-T5084 & liked it very much, but it appears that Samsung Quality Control is not the greatest from their Mexico plasma plant. When I received my Samsung 5084, the panel wasn't centered correctly. I lost 10 rows of pixels (vertically) because of sloppy QC. Then, a few days later I was lucky enough to get 3 stuck pixels!
I also noticed the panel being off-center on both BB & CC stores displays, not as bad as my 10 rows of hidden pixels! Anyway...I would have kept the Samsung, but once the price dropped on the Pioneer 5080, the choice was clear! IMHO, nothing can touch Pioneers black levels & color accuracy. The Sammy's are very bright & crisp, but even after tweaking the colors aren't as real as the Pioneer's.
Just my 2 cents worth. Samsung has made HUGE strides, but Pioneer is always a step (or two) ahead of the pack. 720P vs. 1080P I won't touch, but I can say you "will not" tell the difference when sitting 8"+ away from your set.
Omeletpants & Discopaul are Samsung fanboys & there is nothing wrong with that because I do like the 5084! Just that their QC is pretty shaky @ best! Sit back & enjoy your Pioneer. BTW...I had one intermittent stuck pixel on the 5080 & I ran JScreen Fix Deluxe today & to my amazement, the pixel is working just fine now!