Pio is going to have better black levels but the 850 is going to have significantly more picture/color adjustment settings. If you are looking to do a lot of tweaking to the picture on your plasma the 850 will have a lot more to offer.
For only that much diff in price pioneer is a no-brainer... If it was more like 1K +, then maybe it would be a tougher decision. (not for me, id still get the pioneer), but im a little biased, go do a side by side comparison. I think youd be amazed at the diff in picture.
It's like this, I've owned three Pannys over the last 4 years and been very happy with all but the last one. Now here's the problem, I just upgraded to the 6020, and can never go back to anything less.
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