Summary: I decided to switch to a plasma, when the new top-of-the-line Philips LCD I bought was a real disappointment in terms of its black levels, i.e. the perennial backlight issues! So I returned the Philips (although I really liked it, especially the Ambilight) and set out to find the best plasma I could get within my budget (just over a £1,000).
Summary: Whenever you read about this TV people will always bang on about the black levels. This is because flat screen TVs find deep black hard to produce .There is so much more to this TV than black levels . This is my first flat panel tv, simply because I have never seen a TV that can produce an image as good as a CRT tube TV, so i could never bring myself to spend over a grand for a TV that wasn't as good as the TV I already had.
Summary: Well however you feel about the price this is without doubt the best for black level you will find. Wow the picture good, fabulous colours and black that you can almost feel. Set this up with a good sound system and you will enjoy every minute. Looks great on or off the piano black frame is very smart and modern in a retro kind of way. Be warned though this finish is very soft and will scratch even if you just use the wrong type of cloth to wipe it.
Excerpt: The Pioneer 4280XD is quite simply the best 42" TV on the market. Pictures on Standard Definition are breathtaking and blow away my Sony 36" CRT which in itself is pretty good. The only real problem is waiting for BBC/ITV to get on with launching Freesat,then I can see it in all it's glory.
Summary: questo televisore è senza dubbio il migliore che abbia mai visto. Ovviamente parlo di televisori alla portata di tutti, insomma quelli da appartamento perchè ho visto anche quelli da 89 pollici che però credo siano piu indicati per luoghi pubblici come ristoranti o discopub. Insomma non appena installata la tv, cosa abbastanza semplice, ci troveremo davanti a qualcosa di fantastico.