Having Pioneer source kit = pioneer plasma ??

nightsoil

Active Member
I have a Pioneer VSX-AX5Ai-S Amp and Pioneer DV-868AVi-S connected via the ilink (firewire). I am now looking to get a plasma circa £2000. Are there any compelling reasons to go with a Pioneer plasma (apart from a common remote etc)?

Also looking at the Hitachi 7200 plasma as an option..
 

stevedster

Active Member
general opinion on the forums is the panny and pio plasmas are probably the best available, i myself am soon to by a pio 436xde, another option is the panny pv500.
 

yellowpostit

Standard Member
nightsoil said:
I have a Pioneer VSX-AX5Ai-S Amp and Pioneer DV-868AVi-S connected via the ilink (firewire). I am now looking to get a plasma circa £2000. Are there any compelling reasons to go with a Pioneer plasma (apart from a common remote etc)?

Also looking at the Hitachi 7200 plasma as an option..

Picture quality on the Pio 6th Gens (436FDE, 436XDE, 506XDE etc) and Panny PV500 are generally considered the best as far as plasma TV's go on this forum. The PV500 allegedly has darker black levels, but is not as nice looking as the Pio (IMHO). Also, the Pio's have seperate media boxes, so wall mounting's a little easier. However, the best solution in terms of PQ, which can be at a comparable price so I understand, is to buy a plasma panel and a scaler.
 

nightsoil

Active Member
Cool. I'm feeding it from SKY+ and will be table top mounted so not fussed about media boxes at th moment. Probably go with the 436XDE and get a scaler at some point..
 

yellowpostit

Standard Member
nightsoil said:
Cool. I'm feeding it from SKY+ and will be table top mounted so not fussed about media boxes at th moment. Probably go with the 436XDE and get a scaler at some point..

Some say there's not much point in getting a scaler for the XDE's cos of the media box, but someone like Eitzel disagrees. I'm still a bit confused on that to be honest.
 

nightsoil

Active Member
OK, I can wait a while before looking at scalers.

Am I right in saying the FDE is the exact same panel as the XDE, just with a fewer options con connectivity and no digital tuner. If so I could go for that version.
 

yellowpostit

Standard Member
nightsoil said:
OK, I can wait a while before looking at scalers.

Am I right in saying the FDE is the exact same panel as the XDE, just with a fewer options con connectivity and no digital tuner. If so I could go for that version.

yep
 

nightsoil

Active Member
thanks chap..
 

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