I have had both in my store and have had both calibrated. The Elites are better. The non-Elites are not acceptable to me. Still for the money they are better than many others for the same money.
The specs are the same. However I believe certain critical parts are better. I've lost tract if the lenses are better. I believe the insides are blacker and I think the screen is better too. Still both appreciate an external processor. The one inside either just doesn't cut it.
Mark, Where are you getting your information concerning the new elites ? I am not aware of any official statements. It's almost June. The current 20 series only started shipping in quantity a few months ago. Sony's lag time from announcement to production if often 6 or more months. If you know something no one else does please share. Peter
The 20 series has been around for quite some time now. The 520's have been and still are in short supply. I was told by people in sales who work for Pioneer that new models are coming this fall. Maybe they do not know. I do not know what new features the next model series will have or whether the picture will be improved. I suspect the deinterlacer will be improved. I really do not know much here. Maybe I will learn more at CEDIA in late Sept.
Would I wait. Not me. With an external scaler the set is real good the way it is. Good enough for me and I am very very picky.
Originally posted by Kishore Is there any new update? I am supposed to get 520 delivered to me by next week but placed it on hold based on the info I have read here.
I'm also wondering the same thing. It turns out that my buyers club DOES carry the entire Pioneer line (Sure, call it U.S. Pioneer so it's alphabetically under U ), and I'd sure like to get the latest. However, nothing that I've seen indicates anything earlier than this fall, other than a message from someone here (I forget who) saying 1 or 2 more weeks! I can't confirm it however anywhere else.
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