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Old 28-06-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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Pioneer Plasma Thread

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I hope owners can shar their info, prices and wisdom, so others looking for this brand can learn, and decide for themselves if this panel is worth the price premium.

I include some pics and links which I will add more as I get more details:


The first few are BR discs shots at 1080p 24fps, the last is a XA2 shot







I paid <4.8k as a display demo unit (4 days old) from the PC Show
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Old 28-06-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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8 gen Pioneer

For those waiting for the new model which is released in US and to be released in UK:

Check this out:

http://blog.homecinemachoice.com/page/homecinemachoice?entry=pioneer_pdp_508xd_web_exclusive

"the set carries three HDMI inputs, all compatible with the ‘CEC’ industry standard for cross-kit interoperability, and all capable of handling 1080p in its 50Hz, 60Hz and 24fps incarnations."
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Old 28-06-2007, 07:47 AM   #3
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specs for the 5080 (US model)

accepts 1080p 24 and 60 fps
4 HDMI

http://www.abtelectronics.com/images...80HD_specs.pdf
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Old 28-06-2007, 09:48 AM   #4
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pete: good stuff, does the pioneer in sg honor the warranty if we buy this set from UK?. The website quoted ~2700 pounds, which i think will be very much cheaper than SG. Thanks.



For those waiting for the new model which is released in US and to be released in UK:

Check this out:

http://blog.homecinemachoice.com/page/homecinemachoice?entry=pioneer_pdp_508xd_web_exclusive

"the set carries three HDMI inputs, all compatible with the ‘CEC’ industry standard for cross-kit interoperability, and all capable of handling 1080p in its 50Hz, 60Hz and 24fps incarnations."
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Old 28-06-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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Bro when you have figured that you actually want to do it and figure out if you want to do this expense, then lets talk after



pete: good stuff, does the pioneer in sg honor the warranty if we buy this set from UK?. The website quoted ~2700 pounds, which i think will be very much cheaper than SG. Thanks.
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pete: good stuff, does the pioneer in sg honor the warranty if we buy this set from UK?. The website quoted ~2700 pounds, which i think will be very much cheaper than SG. Thanks.
dun think it's a problem, it's the $$$ problem

they will want you to pay a 3-5 years kind of premium warranty, which may end up more expensive than buying from them locally aiya, there is no free lunch, you want something from them, you must PAY for it.....dun forget, this is SG.....

petetherock, you really got a great deal menz.....

Did they talk about the major improvement for the 8th generation plasma? besides having those not so critical video input support, would the 8th generation really a solid and burnt mark free panel?

I believe your 507 is still quite prone to burnt mark.....

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Old 28-06-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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Panels are much cheaper in US, Oz and other places, but shipping a 30-40kg fragile item with a large piece of glass... well go figure.(eg a Pioneer 507 in Sydney with a HD TV tuner is going for S$4.8k or less plus 5 yrs warranty)


Panels are not value for money. CRTs are. Those brands in NTUC, Giant etc are good for modest budget. If you are serious about your plasmas, then decide on a brand for its image quality, and whether it has the features to meet your requirements.
Like an old Chivas Regal ad, 'if you need to know the price, watch the scenery'
No offence, but Pioneers are not VFM. And flying or shipping a panel is no mean time and no point speculating.

Sorry bro, just doing a reality check.
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Bro this forum might help your decision process:


http://www.avforums.com/forums/forum...aysprune=&f=82


pete: good stuff, does the pioneer in sg honor the warranty if we buy this set from UK?. The website quoted ~2700 pounds, which i think will be very much cheaper than SG. Thanks.
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Bro wuga, another UK thread by 8gen owners, they may be able to tell you more on the warranty or a place which is willing to ship over :
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showt...544315&page=13
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Reviews:

507:

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/pla..._PDP-507XD.htm

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-...?reviewid=7010

508:

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/pla..._pdp-508xd.htm

http://blog.homecinemachoice.com/pag..._web_exclusive
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WA! i just bought a 427 7th generation plasma..
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Way to go bro,

How much and where
There is an owner thread here with settings, tips and run-in etc:

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http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...?topic=45450.0


WA! i just bought a 427 7th generation plasma..
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Way to go bro,

How much and where
There is an owner thread here with settings, tips and run-in etc:

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http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/in...?topic=45450.0
Oh 3199 at liang court audio house and the pioneer guys who came over my hse to set up really dman professional. nt rude at all.handle stuffs with care. thanks for giving me the link!
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Some settings for SD TV

PICTURE
USER
CONTRAST 30
BRIGHTNESS +1
COLOUR -10(COLOUR SPACE 2)
TINT 0
SHARPNESS -4(I PREFER +2)

PRO ADJUST >COLOUR DETAIL > COLOUR TEMP
MANUAL
R DR +2
G DR 0
B DR -2
R CUT 0
G CUT +1
B CUT 0

COLOUR DETAIL

R -3
Y -2
G 0
C -4
B 0
M +2

GAMMA 2

EVERYTHING ELSE NR/DRE/CTI/ETC OFF
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Old 16-07-2007, 12:22 PM   #15
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In love with my pioneer plasma for 2 + years, I have a Samsung 37 and a pioneer 43 plasma/lcd at home, pioneer plasma is built for quality compared to my cheap skate samsung however the price is rocket high compared to others.


check my thread up!

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1670237

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