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7.5 out of 10

Pioneer KURO PDP-5020FD

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer KURO PDP-5020FD

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Overall 1
1.0

Severe Burn-In Problems With This Plasma!

geogherkins, avsforum.com
22 August 2013
  • 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 displays. I won't bore you with a list of minimal features. It has the essentials you need for use as a display.
  • Pros: Beautiful Image When New
  • Cons: Careful Prudent Use Results in Notorious Burn-In After Images
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Overall 10
10

Still Crazy-Good After All These Years !!

southleft, avsforum.com
21 August 2013
  • 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 underwear and said t'was all she could afford. I tell ya, lads, the wail of a banshee woulda been more welcome than the sight o' them orange knickers in the cold mornin' light.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pioneer set the bar High. Pioneer and everything else.

LuncHwagon, avsforum.com
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. There was Pioneer and then there was everything else. FIT AND FINISH Taking a look at the fit and finish, this TV is loaded with features in a gorgeous container.
  • Pros: great blacks and color
  • Cons: it gets warm. the market is FINALLY catching up. High Price?
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Overall 10
10

Almost, perfection. If you want perfection buy the Elite version.

turbo_irocz, Ebay
12 June 2011
  • Summary: I am a TV enthusiast and possibly what many call videophiles where i demand almost perfection from my displays. My current plasma was/is a Panasonic 800u with the THX mode. This was a great plasma but the legend of the Kuro is not hype. This thing just completely outclasses the Panasonic when it comes to black levels and overall contrast.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome plasma tv, especially for sports and movie buffs!

jmassey215, Ebay
9 May 2011
  • Summary: Without getting into all the technical details about this plasma (there is plenty available on Pioneer's website, CNET, etc...), I'm just going to say that in my opinion Pioneer's Kuro line is still the best plasma ever made. The picture is beautiful (especially in High Definition (HD) or when watching Blu-Ray). Standard definition (SD) is less than desired, but this applies to all manufacturers. You don't buy a Pioneer to watch through SD.
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Overall 10
10

Pioneer....The Undisputed King of Plasma HDTV!!!

Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: Here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.....according to my observations and general tests. I ordered this Pioneer plasma tv from Amazon on July 16th and promplty received it via CEVA trucking on July 18th. As soon as the delivery guys opened up the packaging and, to my immediate delight, I noticed that this plasma set comes with the stand pre-installed.
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Overall 10
10

Worth every penny

Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: I spent much time comparing the KURO's with other top of the line plasma TVs and the picture was always best on the KURO. It's even better in my living room! Was incredibly easy to set up. Amazon's White Glove service was awesome. The guys set it up in my living room, turned it on, checked picture quality, all fine. It arrived in only 4 days. This is top notch service and I recommend using White Glove.
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Overall 10
10

Another 5020FD review

Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: I purchased the 5020FD to replace my samsung 60 inch DLP. This TV is much better in everyway albeit smaller in size. You have to mount the speakers but that did not take long. The speaker quality by the way is great-- pioneer has been around since at least the 70's and they know how to make speakers. The picture is amazing-- needs some minor adjustments only. I have challenged the picture with my sony playstation 3, DVDs, and BluRays.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible!

Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: I just plugged it in an hour ago - amazing. I'm upgrading from a 3-year-old 720p NEC 50" plasma. What a difference. My source is Dish HD via HDMI, and PS3. I bought it without even seeing one in person, and I was not disappointed. I haven't tweaked it one bit, just went through the different picture modes.
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Overall 10
10

Excited and pleased

Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: I received my 5020 Pioneer plasma last week. My son, who is an audiophile, had been pushing me to take the plunge for some time. I visited him during the Christmas holidays and thoroughly enjoyed watching his 5020. I wrapped up my research including educating myself about plasma versus LCD and visiting showrooms to view the set. I became convinced that Pioneer's 5020 was the right one for me. I made one last visit to the showroom before making the purchase.
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