Summary: After reading all the stellar reviews in top video/audio magazines covering this Pioneer plasma television and it's big brother, the Elite, I was not sure the differances between it and it's rivals would be that noticable and worth all the hype.
Summary: After considerable time and effort over the last few months researching what "type" of HDTV to get, plasma won over LCD. With this choice behind me, the KURO pretty much dominated the competition. I spent countless hours looking at screens in stores.
Summary: After the contrast went out for the second time on our rear projection 53 inch, it was time to "bite the bullet." After looking at LCD's and plasmas, I decided on the plasma, since I primarily watch sports and the hesitation with the LCD wouldn't work.
Summary: The Pioneer PDP-5010 1080P plasma HDTV is awesome. The picture is crystal clear. I read all of the reviews for plasma televisions and Pioneer was rated the best. The reviews are absolutely true. The deep black colors are amazing. Since the blacks are so deep, all of the other colors stand out.
Summary: I dont think it does justice to this or other Plasma / LCD TVs to compare Pioneer Kuro with them. They are in two different leagues. No one cam come even close to this except Pioneer Kuro Elite..which loses out on price.
Summary: The Pioneer plasma TV engine is the best in the industry. But they stopped making TVs (they license the technology) over a year ago. Prices actually went up as the last units were sold. I was looking for the last model year 5020, and when I searched Amazon this 5010 came up mixed in with 5020s.
Summary: As other reviewers have already stated with plenty of supporting information, the picture quality of this set is fantastic, even if you're watching an SD broadcast, and the sound from the detachable speaker bar is good enough to let you forgo, or at least put off, investing in a surround-sound...
Summary: Had to throw my two cents in - I have owned this TV for over a year, and even now in stores I see NOTHING that bests it as far as picture quality, and most don't even come close, especially with black levels. I watch mostly movies, SD is good, HD is great, and Blu-Ray is absolutely amazing!
Summary: I went back and forth for at least a year, plasma or LCD. Unless you have a particularly bright room plasma takes the prize. I've had this pioneer about 3 months. My buddy bought a 50" Sony LCD about the same time. We've watched football on both TVs.
Summary: The Pioneer Kuro is a step above the rest of the best. It provides the COLOR, clarity, sharpness, that brings the screen to life. I've looked and shopped for quite some time before deciding on the Pioneer Kuro. It has been well worth the wait.