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I just ordered a Pioneer PDP-5030HD (non-Elite). I didn't realize there was an Elite 50" Plasma (the PRO-1000HD).


I can still cancel the non-Elite order and am looking for advice.


Does anyone have any opinions on this? Is the Elite markedly better? I believe the non-Elite comes with an outboard tuner/scaler where the Elite does not. Does anyone have any experience with it?


Also, are both panels of similar age (meaning did they come out at a similar time), or is one newer technology and does it matter?


Please help!


Thanks in advance.
 

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PDP-5030 HD comes with a Sharp stb which is not as good as the 1000HD's and 503cmx's 5002 video card at de-interlacing and scaling. all three use the same glass and deep cell technology. elite has the longest warranty and costs the most. no tuner on the 503cmx, its but video card can be swapped to get that feature, and it offers dvi-d connectivity.


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Get the cheaper Pioneer 503CMX with the 5002 video card for under $6000. It has the upgradeable card slot and improved scaling electronics than those retail models.
 
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