I have not seen the Pioneer. I did see it's little brother (55" I think) at Walmart and it didn't look so good. The conditions were bad though and who know how they hooked it up. The 64" Pioneer is a long drive away to a Costco that has it in stock. I stopped by Tweeter and saw the Mitsu 65" 413 and was impressed! The Mitsu is more money. I'll be viewing SD until I get a HD DirecTivo. Any thoughts on which one would be a better set?