Conclusion: The Pioneer PDP-5070HD is a fine display. It's deinterlacing and scaling abilities (aside from a few quirks) are above par. The picture is vibrant and clear and blacks (and black detail) are exceptional. The only real strike against this unit is the price. 1080p displays are getting more and more common and, as this happens, the 720p sets are dropping like stones.
Pros: Great picture, Removable bottom mounted speaker, Good signal processing, Plenty of neat extras (freeze frame, USB input)
Conclusion: There really is not a lot of negative things to say about the PDP-5070HD. While the MRSP of around $4000 seems rather high, you should be able to find it for under $3000 at most retailers. If 1080P is something that’s important to you, then you might want to opt for the Elite (model ) instead, just be ready to spend more money of course.
Pros: Good picture color and accuracy; plenty of inputs; ATSC tuner gets great reception
Cons: Boring TV stand; you better like the color black