Pioneer PDP-5060HD Plasma Review

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Pioneer PDP-5060HD Plasma Flat Panel Review
Cnet found this excellent Pioneer set to be a bit on the pricey side, but if the feature set and quality are what you’re looking for, this could be the ticket.

Features include true HD resolution at 1280 x 768, digital tuner, CableCard, TV Guide EPG, PIP (picture in picture), color temp settings, and setting saves for each input.

The good: Able to reproduce deep blacks; solid feature package; sleek, glossy-black finish; excellent connectivity, including two inputs for HDMI and three for component video.

The bad: Less than perfect color decoding with red push; minor visible low-level noise in dark material; limited to four concurrent inputs, including front panel.

The bottom line: The Pioneer PDP-5060HD offers excellent picture quality, great style, and superior features–its only real downside is that it’s priced more than the competition.

Design: 8
Features: 8
Performance: 8

While the Pioneer PDP-5060HD has slightly more stable blacks than does our reference 50-inch panel, the Panasonic TH-50PHD8UK, the Panasonic has better color decoding, gamma, and grayscale tracking. It is a tough choice between the two, but we give the picture-quality nod to Panasonic.

Pioneer PDP-5060HD Reviews

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