Sony KDL 46X2000 vs Pioneer PDP507XD


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*I posted this in the plasma forum, but thought i would add it here as well in case anyone was in the same boat as me and and went for the LCD in the end*


With Sky HD being fitted next week, I have been out looking for a new HD TV - I currently have a Panasonic 42pe50 which is being moved into the bedroom. After many hours reading the threads on this forum, and multiple magazine purchases later, I had set my sights on the new Pioneer 507 and after a demo was all set to go for it. Sky HD is superb as was SD, and I think it will be a great all rounder for Sky HD, SD and my X-Box 360.

I then popped into another shop on the way home and came across the Sony X series LCD - I had read about this and after seeing a demo of the 46 and 52 screens was very impressed. HD is stunning as was a the demo of the film 'The Wild' - it really looked fantastic, but as expected I felt SD was not as good as the Pioneer. Sky sports HD looked very good displaying rugby and football, with very little motion blur.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to demo these sets side by side so am driving between the two shops - with two viewings on each set now, I am still unable to decide between them! The HD quality on both I felt was fantastic, but the Pioneer better for SD. I have not been able to demo an Xbox on either set.

Has anyone managed to demo these sets side by side? I am tempted by the Sony for it's 1080 resolution, but hopefully someone on here may have managed to demo these sets side by side and 'really' compare their abilities before making a decision.

Thanks in advance for any advice!



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