Summary: Features— There are many glowing reviews about the most important feature the infamous KURO deep black. But this display is over 5 years from its initial release date (and no longer available except used) and you can bet it doesn't hold a candle to the myriad of features available on current...
Pros: Beautiful Image When New
Cons: Careful Prudent Use Results in Notorious Burn-In After Images
Summary: Ah, would ye be castin' your minds back now to the dark days of recession ... way back to May of 2009. The spring thaw never came, gas and grocery prices kept risin', homeless men sat on street corners with cardboard signs that said "Will Wurk 4 Beer" and, worst of all, me girlfriend bought orange...
Pros: Excellent image quality, Natural color, Performance undiminished after 4 years of use, Excellent room heater
Cons: Excellent room heater, Makes electric meter spin faster, Expensive - sold several body parts to afford purchase.
Pioneer set the bar High. Pioneer and everything else.
20 August 2013
Summary: I cant tell you the horrible feeling I had in my gut when Pioneer announced they would no longer be making TVs. At the time, Pioneer was getting rave reviews. Even those folks choosing other TVs, were deciding on price alone. For YEARS, Pioneer TVs were setting the bar high.
Pros: great blacks and color
Cons: it gets warm. the market is FINALLY catching up. High Price?
Summary: "Just received this TV recently and all I can say is OMG, where you have been my whole life? I realize anyone who is reading these reviews already are fully aware of the KURO reputation. It truly does not disappoint!! I have been keeping my eye on this one for a while now.
Summary: i bought this direct from pioneer because that's the best price you can find. my first comment applies to the plasma vs. lcd.... if you have young toddlers or cats and/or dogs, you HAVE to go plasma.
Summary: Update March 2013: This TV still runs great. The picture quality has not diminished as far as we can tell. Recently ran an HDTV/Blu-ray setup disc (HD Essentials) and no adjustments were required when we checked each test graph and grid.
Summary: I have now owned this plasma tv for about a year and it is still amazing to look at it. I have other LCD's in the house and they do not even come close to the quality of this TV. It is a shame that Pioneer is exiting this space, more of a shame that quality no longer matters to enough people to pay...
Summary: Replaced my 3 year old Sony XBR1 40" LCD with a Pioneer KURO 5020FD in February 2009. The Sony was a great set & my 1st HDTV, but as it was 720P and I wanted a full 1080P Panel, I decided hit the reviews.
Summary: Still the best TV ever created the 9th gen Pioneer Kuro's still have not been topped even today. Don't settle for inferior LCD tech or a step down with Panasonic plasma's. Get the real deal...the King..Pioneer Kuro.
Summary: Words can't do justice as to how great this TV is... We have now had this TV since March 2009. We were able to purchase the TV at a great deal from Best Buy for 2000.00. The picture is amazing right out of the box. I have been using the optimum setting with the light sensor on for blu ray viewing.