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Good: Does what you'd expect a good tv to do displays excellent Image performance/quality
Bad: Slow to change channel, no preview in epg
Comment: Don't know what Ian is suggesting when he says "tune in BBC HD if you're lucky" absolutely no problem doing that or any free to air channels HD or SD so long as you connect your dish feed to the media box also what does Ian mean by "multiple boxes" only one media box to connect, perhaps he means additional speakers or home cinema sound system ?
Good: The vibrance of the picture
Bad: Pioneer have stopped making the best !!
Comment: The flexability of the settings, although very thorough do take quite some researching with some trials to get the them just right, but they're once achieved the pleasure is all yours. I've owned this tv for over a year now and I never get bored or disapointed. I have recently got a satelite dish and I am now enjoying the HD broadcasts from several stations as well as many extra stations. The HD quality from the satelite is exceptional. There is only one draw back, I can now see all the imperfections of the actors makeup complete with the cover-up for their spots and blemishes.
If you can still find one of these sets, do yourself a favour and buy one. I compared the supposed next best.....Panasonic and the Pioneer just walked all over it. It was a no-contest and therefore a no brainer to buy this brilliant set. I can't fault it in any way with the exception of not having Freesat built-in to complement the Free to air satelite tuner.
Well done Pioneer and I'm just relieved to have bought one before production stopped.
Good: The natural color of television, and the performance of darkness
Bad: Dust getting on the whole black surface requires frequent cleaning
Comment: To be honest, nothing I could say about the bad side in performance. After I have seen SONY X4500 in my friend's house, I found that KRP-500A is way above the quality of TVs currently on market. The reason I say it is far better is because that X4500 does make my eyes feel sore after moving a movie. The thing I do not like LCD is because is the color is so much artificial, especially comparing to the plasma.
Comparing to the others Plasma, I recogn that only this KRP500A can perform a perfect darkness.I think might be true darkness of it allowing images to be shown more outstanding.
In movie mode, there are "black dots" in the image. This makes the whole playback fill with film-like characteristic.
Yea, I agree to the other user's feedback, it does what the box says. Well, but its much more imagination is required to actually know what does that mean. Why is this sound like an advertisment, because it does what the advertisement says as well.
Oh finally, What I don't like about this? Too small, my family said. Haha
Good: good picture quality with high contrast ratio to display perfect dark scenes.
Bad: Too expensive for what it has to offer. Subject to "burn in" when viewing still images or pausing the video.
Comment: Pioneer and Panasonic makes great plasma TV. However, loses to the LCD TV for the "burn in" problem. When "burn in" happens most of time it goes away, but sometimes it doesn't, leaving a image in the TV screen. I recommend you to check out http://www.squidoo.com/best-hdtv for information on the best price for the best TV to get this year.
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