Summary: We purchaseed a 5080HD set in 2008. It was rather expensive but, we decided on that model vs. the Elite since the 768 pixels vs the 1080 were not, in any way, diminishing the picture. Most people can't tell the difference anyway.
Summary: After owning this television for several years it still provides the best picture quality available except for Pioneer's own 1080p models that replaced it. While not as aesthetically pleasing a design as the Elite series with its side mounted speakers opposed to a speaker bar across the bottom, this...
Summary: After reviewing the posts on Amazon for a variety of HDTVs, it confirmed the overwhelming number of choices to make (LCD v. Plasma, 720 v. 1080, etc.). Ultimately, I relied in part on the overwhelmingly positive reviews here of the Pioneer 5080HD.
Summary: I know others reporting here did alot of research before putting the money into this - as did I. Believe me, I've been comparing LCD's vs Plasmas etc, for well over a year and this is absolutely the hands-down best for the money if not the best for any money (the only better quality would be...
Summary: My son bought this TV months ago right before the upgraded 1080 hit BestBuy stores. He paid $3,400 for it. I just bought it at BestBuy this week for $2,199. I have never gone crazy over any electronic gadget until my son got this TV. I already have a Samsung DLP 42" TV I paid $3K for in 2004.
Summary: You get what you pay for. Regular 50" are abt two thousand, pioneers are abt three. Is it worth the price? In my opinion yes. Here are my $.02 - Minimalistic styling - Excellent black levels, puts any other TV(including CRTs, to shame) - per input picture settings - 4 HDMI imputs!!
Summary: I purchased this television after looking at several televisions online as well as in-store at a local best buy - by far this set had the best picture, the blackest blacks, great colors. I love the nice clean look of the set as well. The speakers provide very nice sounds.
Summary: My brother bought this TV back in late November 2007. It is easy to unpack and set up. Picture is excellent and the built it speakers which detach are very good. I have a 42" Pioneer Plasma of the previous generation to the Kuro which I like a lot (which is why I recommend he get a Pioneer).
Summary: I recently purchased the Pioneer 5080HD with Amazon. It arrived in perfect condition. And after hooking it up to Direct TV all I can say is "Wow". literally the HDTV just knocks your socks off. I can not imagine the picture being better.
Summary: Let me say I've gone and looked at LOTS of tvs, both in stores and at friends houses. This is the best HD image you can find. Why? Many reasons but chiefly color reproduction and its processing ability for creating smooth fluid images. It does hurt that it has the best blacks and available.