Summary: Best-in-class black levels and excellent all-around performance places the Pioneer PDP-5020FD near the top of the picture quality heap, but it will cost you.
Pros: Produces the deepest shade of black of any big-screen display we've tested; accurate color decoding; dejudder processing option; 72Hz mode for 1080p/24 sources works well; superb antireflective screen; streams photo, music, and video files over home network; fine connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input.
Pioneer PDP-6020FD - 60" Plasma High Definition Television - HDTV
19 October 2010
Excerpt: This is a product review of the Pioneer KURO PDP-6020FD 1080p plasma flat panel high definition television (HDTV). Pioneer also has a 50” version of this HDTV, model PDP-5020FD, so I presume comments made here will also apply to the PDP-5020FD.
Excerpt: When Pioneer released its first KURO plasma sets last year, its eighth generation of plasmas overall, they met with nearly universal praise. Critics acclaimed the KURO series for the new standards it set with the depth of its blacks. Fittingly, the word “kuro” means deep, dark, and penetrating in Japanese.