Excerpt: Tired of getting beaten up by LCD's marketing machine, Pioneer said, "Fine, here. . ." and released to the world the ultraexpensive but gorgeous PRO-FHD1 plasma. Sure, it's 8 grand, but it's 1080p and offers impressive performance across the board.
Excerpt: Flash forward into the microdisplay age. Pioneer has abandoned the big screen RPTV in all its digital forms and relies solely on the plasma flat panel in the display market. This might indeed be a good basket to have all your eggs in for the mass market- everybody wants a flat panel to hang on the wall. But even at its best, plasma's performance hasn't yet earned the kind of admiration from hardcore enthusiasts that Pioneer Elite's RPTVs once enjoyed.