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. A trip to my local Best Buy proved that, indeed the price is worth it. The picture quality and the black levels of this plasma are amazing.
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. The Panasonic and Samsung plasmas are good but not anywhere near as good as this KURO. This is unfortunate, because there is a considerable price premium to be paid for the KURO. It IS worth it!
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. A friend of mine said that the Pioneer Kuro was the way to go and after all the reviews of the different plasmas, I decided to spend the extra bucks and order the Kuro. It was well worth it.
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. This costs more than other plasmas, but it is worth it. The set includes more HDMI and Component inputs than you will probably ever use. Also has a PC input which is great.
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: 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 system.
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! Can't comment on the detachable speakers as I never used them, but I've heard their sound is better than average.
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. There is really no comparison for clarilty of picture, depth of black and smoothness of motion. The plasma is like looking through a window. Drawbacks? Price, maybe and it does give off quite a bit of heat.
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.
Summary: After shopping and reviewing flat panel T.V.'S for over a year,all roads kept leading back to Pioneer. After finally biting the bullet and taking the plunge, I chose the KURO 5010. Well the moment of truth arrived when I recieved the T.V. and and got it hooked up to an HD signal. WOW! My wife and I couldn't believe our eyes. The picture is absolutely the very best I have ever seen. The in store picture just doesn't compare.