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?
my third KURO is terrific - they're all terrific !!
Anthony L. Mueller, Amazon
3 April 2009
Summary: background - My first HDTV in 2006: 40" Sony Bravia LCD (good with faults), my parents bought a Panasonic plasma 3 months later (I knew THEN that plasma was MUCH better PQ) ... my second HDTV purchase was the NEWEST Pioneer, KURO 4280 (a finer, more satisfying PQ than the Panasonic) in the summer of 2007. January 2008 I sold the Sony LCD and replaced that with a KURO 5080, a larger version of my fabulous 42". My Kuro 4280 became my parents second plasma in FEB '08 ...
Summary: I've had the 5020 for about a month now and find it has many great features, and some shortcomings. The picture is superior, even off the over-the-air antenna signal I use. The tuner is OK, as it doesn't pull a signal any stronger than my previous $45 DTV converter. Pioneer deleted the cable card slot which also removed the over-the-air TV Guide feature that was in last year's 5010 model. Access to setup features takes way too many presses of buttons.
Summary: This purchase was to replace my aging Mitisubishi 60 inch projection, was still showing just fine but decided to upgrade. I initially was torn on my new purchase between the 50 inch Sony W4100 and the Samsung 650. I also considered a Panasonic plasma as I have a 42 in my bedroom and absolutely love it. Was sold on the Sony and had been watching the price on Amazon until the Best Buy guy pointed the Pioneer out to me one day.
Summary: Excellent picture and sound quality. I'm still learning on how to make adjustments. The automatic 'OPTIMUM' setting sems to work fine under most conditions. Used the 'SPORT' setting with a slight color and tint adjustment and the NCAA tourney games looked fantastic. You can only adjust color from 'red' to 'green'. Seems like there should be more, but I'm really new to this stuff. Couldn't get the HDMI inputs to work at first (using a Pioneer BD player).
Summary: The Pioneer is every bit as good as the reviews. The quality of the product and the delivery from Amazon was without any problems. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is because the firmware updating method seems to have problems and checking online that is common for many people.
Summary: Finally took the plunge and got rid of the gigantic 50" rear projection Mitsubishi - which was a wonderful non-HD television, frankly - and moved to thin and plasma. Wow, what a savings of space! In a small house there is a huge difference between an "old style" television and a newer, thin appliance. And oh what a difference high definition makes! It is like moving from an old VGA monitor to a modern computer display.
Summary: We purchased this plasma as a replacement to our Pioneer PDP5070HD. Although the picture is better than other plasma manufacturers that we looked at we are concerned that it is not has good as our last Pioneer. The picture seems to maintain a much darker viewing appearance almost as if you would need to adjust the brightness and/or contrast. Making these adjustments does little to the viewing experience.
Summary: According to a report on CNET - Pioneer will stop production by Mar 2010. "Pioneer has confirmed that it's exiting the TV business. The Japanese manufacturer announced that it will stop producing TVs by March 2010, and instead focus on its existing car electronics and home audio-video lines.