Thoughts on Pioneer Elite and General Plasma Shopping

Discussion in 'Displays' started by David.M.Porter, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. David.M.Porter

    David.M.Porter Auditioning

    Jan 24, 2006
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    I'm definitely the new guy on the block when it comes to home theater equipment, but I've been doing my research and am planning on purchasing/ordering a 50" Pioneer Elite plamsa display (PRO-1130HD).

    I would like to get some opinions/input specifically on the Elite plasma line, and also some general things to look for when shopping for a high-end unit.

    Opinions on which models/brands/etc are welcome, but I'd definitely prefer more generic information that will help me ensure I'm asking the right questions/looking for the right things to make a good decision for myself.

    Thanks in advance (for helping a newbie),
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

    Mar 16, 2000
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    Calgary, Alberta
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    Michael Chen

    Elite's big claim to fame is the ISF C3 mode. Custom Calibration Configuration.

    If you don't take advantage of this ... then the overall performance is similar to the normal Pioneer units. The normal Pioneer units simply need service menu access to change the grayscale while the Elite is out in the open.

    You can't do anything with the C3 yourself ... your professional ISF calbrator can access this part of the set.

    Panasonic Plasma units have slightly better black levels than the Pioneers.


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