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
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.
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. 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?
Almost, perfection. If you want perfection buy the Elite version.
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.
Awesome plasma tv, especially for sports and movie buffs!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.