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The Pioneer 436 and 506 XDE Thread...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by RobbieTT, Jun 13, 2005.

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    So no inside info on the new Pioneers then? With a due date of September I would have thought something would have leaked out? If nothing more, just to try and slow down all those Panasonic sales.
     
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    Just spoken to pio and have been told the new models will be available Oct/Nov and will include Crystal Black technology which will improve contrast ratio especially black depth (sounds similar to Sony's X-Black) They also said that the screen will be new and that it will be thinner and better looking than the current model.

    They also mentioned that the media receiver will include two HDMI sockets.

    On a side note, he said that the new A range of amps will be available at that time too.

    Very helpful!!
     
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    We need multi component inputs. Both Xbox 360 and Sky HD will be component devices.
     
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    If you had Sky HD and a multi-input HDMI plasma why would you use component? If you did, how long before the HDCP trap opens?

    I'm looking forward to having a DVD player in one HDMI and Sky HD in the other - leaving at least 1 component input free for Xbox.

    Multi component is less of an issue. There are many amps out there with component switching, but very few with HDMI.
     
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    I hope the new sets rival the Panasonic range for picture quality, take native refreash rate, allow 1:1 pixel mapping and have decent blacks this time, because I would love a 50" Pioneer just for the design, I think they look awesome.
    If they get the above right then I don't really care what connections they have.
     
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    Hello all

    Pioneer seem to be getting better at controlling info flow these days - even the .co.jp site is giving nothing away :)

    gizlaroc - I'm told by a few folk who have seen pre production 06XDE to expect Pioneer to head the PlasmaTV market once the new TV's launch.

    I doubt we'll get 1:1 via HDMI - its more likely to stick to Video Resolutions.

    Mr eddy - there are loads of multiple YUV switching solutions including as RobbieTT says a huge range of affordable AV Receivers and the likes of JS Technology 2:1 for around £50.00.

    Best regards

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    I would have thought the Pioneer may have released some info in order to ease the flow of people buying their competitors plasmas. Surely with loads of potential customers rushing out to buy the PV500, you'd want to sell your plasma rather than wait until most people have another one and are unlikely to buy again 3 months later?
    Unless of course there is a big enough market out there, or they're expecting Panasonic to try and trump them shortly after announcing something.
     
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    xenole

    I'm sure if the PV500 had been 'revolutionary' Pioneer may have played it differently - as it is the 05XDE stands up well to the PV500 and with the Free Flights offer the 05XDE is selling very well.

    Best regards

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    PS I don't believe Panasonic have any 'surprises' waiting in the wings!
     
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    Joe: I just called their UK office and the guy was more than happy to blab the info.
     
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    Hello bix

    Wait until the head of UK sales finds out - its probably a sackable offence :)

    Best regards

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    www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release153.html

    July 21, 2005, Tokyo, Japan - Pioneer Corporation announced today that it will introduce three new "PureVision" high-definition plasma TV models equipped with a new proprietary technology "P.U.R.E.*1 Black Panel." The new panel can reproduce blacker blacks and the details of dark images thanks to its new "Crystal Emissive Layer." The Pioneer 50-inch PDP-506HD (separate type), the 43-inch PDP-436HD (separate type), and the 43-inch PDP-436SX (one-body type) will be shipping in between early September and early October 2005 in Japan at a suggested retail price of 748,000 yen, 598,000 yen, and 568,000 yen (including tax) respectively.

    Pioneer released the world's first high-definition plasma TVs equipped with XGA screens at the end of 1997. Since then, the company has been offering advanced, innovative products employing the world's first technologies such as "Deep-encased Cell Structure" and "Direct Color Filter," and leading markets both in Japan and overseas.

    The Pioneer new "PureVision" high-definition plasma TV models come equipped with a wealth of new proprietary image-processing technologies included in the "P.U.R.E. Drive II" as well as the prominent panel technologies that the company has cultivated over the years. This new high picture-quality drive circuit fully realizes the high performances of the new P.U.R.E. Black Panel to deliver brilliant images with high-density, smooth color reproduction to viewers.

    Main Features

    (1) The new, innovative plasma panel "P.U.R.E. Black Panel" reproduces blacker blacks thanks to Pioneer's newly developed "Crystal Emissive Layer"

    The "Crystal Emissive Layer" is a state-of-the-art technology that realizes the high performance and potential of plasma panels. It enhances the image expression and power-saving performances of Pioneer's new plasma TVs in three important ways:
    The luminance in a dark area is reduced to about one fourth that of the previous models. Thanks to it, the contrast ratio in a dark area is increased. The 50-inch PDP-506HD achieves a 4000:1 contrast ratio in a dark area (the highest in the industry*2). Blacker blacks make images more vivid, giving them a sense of reality and depth. Blacker blacks and details of dark areas often found in movie scenes are well reproduced, so users can enjoy the excitement and true-to-life reproduction of motion pictures.
    The luminance efficiency is increased by 22 percent over that of the previous models. High luminance with low power consumption is further enhanced.
    The discharge rate is increased three-fold, realizing a low power, one-sided drive circuitry. The reduction in the number of parts and the saving in power contribute to environmental conservation.
    (2) The "Direct Color Filter" reduces external light reflections, resulting in sharper images.

    Adopting the Direct Color Filter, which is directly affixed to the plasma panel, has eliminated a glass for the front filter. This world's first proprietary technology significantly has reduced the deterioration of focus quality caused by multiple reflections previously generated between the front filter glass and the plasma panel. Moreover, as reducing the ambient light reflection rate and heightening color reproducibility, the Direct Color Filter technology allows viewers to enjoy images that are sharper, crispier and more vivid even in bright environments.
    The elimination of a glass for the front filter enables Pioneer to offer the lightest models in both 50-inch and 43-inch classes*4. Lighter weight, moreover, leads to a saving of natural resources and reduction in CO2 emissions, thereby greatly contributing to environmental conservation.
    (3) The new, full-digital high-picture quality circuit "P.U.R.E. Drive II" maximizes the performance of the new plasma panel.

    P.U.R.E. Drive II includes:
    Flex Clear Drive technology achieves high density, smooth color gradation expression by automatically analyzing the characteristics of the image and adjusting the distribution of color gradations to optimize picture quality.
    Active Dynamic Range Expander (Active DRE) reproduces a crisp, contrastive picture quality. It increases the contrast ratio of the image by automatically detecting its characteristics and keeping optimal control of its dynamic range, peak brightness, and gradations in its dark area. The Active DRE makes possible delicate expressions that vividly accentuate the shades of people's face expression or the daylight filtering through tree leaves.
    Color Management that ensures brilliant color reproduction is further enhanced.
    Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), MPEG Noise Reduction (MPEG-NR), and other technologies that ensure reproduction of clear, noiseless images, are further improved.
    (4) The lowest annual power consumption*3 and lightest weight*4 in the industry

    The P.U.R.E. Black Panel, highly efficient luminance technology, and other various power-saving technologies allow the new PureVision plasma TVs to consume the lowest power in the industry. Also, the new models realize the lightest weight in the industry:
    [Annual power consumption]
    PDP-436SX --- 289kWh/yr (a reduction of about 25% from the previous models)
    PDP-436HD --- 298kWh/yr (a reduction of about 30% from the previous models)
    PDP-506HD --- 398kWh/yr (a reduction of about 20% from the previous models)
    [Total weight]
    PDP-436SX: 31.8kg, PDP-436HD: 33.9kg*, PDP-506HD: 40.2kg*
    (*Including those for the display unit, media receiver, speakers, and mounting kit)
    The new panel has achieved the luminance life*5 of over 60 thousand hours.
    (5) "P.U.R.E. Sound" system achieves high quality sound reproduction befitting the era of digital broadcasting.

    The new plasma TVs have employed the slim speakers equipped with newly developed units based on the high quality sound technology that Pioneer has cultivated over the years. This ensures both high fidelity sound reproduction for movies and music, and easy-to-listen sound reproduction appropriate for television viewing. The users can fully enjoy high quality digital broadcast sound with a sense of presence without any stress.

    (6) "Clean & Fewer Elements" design makes the frame around the screen as thin as possible.

    The Clean & Fewer Elements design concept has reduced the number of elements from the frame area around the screen as much as possible. Its simple design is a perfect match for a comfortable, high-quality living space.

    (7) Additional functions that pursue "ease of use" and the "spirit of non-compromise" for the era of digital broadcasting.

    A 4-tuner configuration supports terrestrial, BS, and 110° CS digital broadcasts as well as terrestrial analog broadcasts.
    A new expanded Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is suitable for large screen plasma TVs. TV Programs for the user's favorite eight digital broadcast channels are displayed on the entire PDP screen in high resolution. The EPG function for analog broadcasts supports the G-Guide*6 technology.
    Two remote controls-new "direct remote control" and "simple remote control"-are attached for convenience of use (for the PDP-506HD and PDP-436HD only).
    An HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal allows direct digital connection of video and audio signals from DVDs and other sources using a single cable to offer viewers full-digital images and sound without signal deterioration (for the PDP-506HD and PDP-436HD only).
    Advanced PureCinema achieves the realism of the original film-based programs by sequentially converting images composed of 24 frames per second shown in cinemas.
    Multi-Screen makes full use of the large screen to display images in 50/50 split screen or P-in-P (for the PDP-506HD and PDP-436HD only).
    SRS WOW *7 features three surround modes to deliver true-to-life reproduction of sound.
    Home Gallery displays high-quality photo images stored in digital camera memory cards.

    Notes:
    *1 "P.U.R.E" is abbreviation of "Plasma Ultimate Reference Exclusive"
    *2 Among the Japanese domestic home-use TVs according to Pioneer survey, as of July 21, 2005.
    *3 Among 50-inch and 42/43-inch plasma TVs based on the JEITA standards, as of July 21, 2005. Measured in the standard mode as reference
    *4 Among 50-inch and 43-inch plasma TVs, as of July 21, 2005.
    *5 The luminance lifetime of a panel is the time elapsed until the brightness deteriorates to half its original level.
    *6 The Electronic Program Guide (EPG) uses the G-GUIDE technology developed by
    Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. G-CODE and G-GUIDE are trademarks of
    Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc..
    *7 WOW is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc


    ‹‹ Main Specifications ››

    mPDP-506HDn
    Total power consumption in use/standby: 358W/0.5W
    Annual power consumption: 398kWh/year
    Total weight: 40.2kg/system
    Display Unit Screen size 50 inches
    Effective screen size 1098 (W) x 621 (H) mm
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Number of pixels 1280(H) x 768(V)
    Front surround SRS/FOCUS/TruBass*
    Audio output 13W + 13W (8 ohms)
    Dimensions 1224 (W) x 717 (H) x 92 (D) mm
    Weight 31.8 kg
    Power supply AC100V 50/60 Hz
    Media Receiver Built-in tuners VHF/UHF, Terrestrial Digital, BS Digital, CS Digital, CATV (C13ch-C38ch)
    Antenna input Terrestrial Digital: 1, VHF/UHF/CATV: 1, BS/CS: 1
    Video input 1 D4 Video, S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 2 S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 3 HDMI, D4 Video, Audio
    Video input 4 S2 Video, Video, Audio (common for Front panel and PC sound)
    PC input 1 (Mini D-sub 15)
    Digital broadcast output 1 (S-Video, Video, Audio)
    Headphone output 1
    Audio output 1
    Sub Woofer output 1
    Digital audio output (optical) 1
    Video control terminal 1
    i.LINK (TS) terminal 2
    LAN (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) Terminal 1
    Modem terminal 1
    SR+ terminal (In/Output) 1 each
    Memory card slot (PC card) 1
    Dimensions 420(W) x 90(H) x 299(D) mm
    Weight 4.4 kg
    Accessories Main remote control unit, simple remote control unit, system cable (3m), Owners' manual, etc.
    Speakers System type Bass-reflex 2-way speaker system
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Maximum input 13W
    Dimension 76.5 (W) x 717 (H) x 92 (D)mm
    Weight 1.7kg/unit
    Accessories Mounting kit, speaker cable, etc.
    mPDP-436HDn
    Total power consumption in use/standby 308W/0.5W
    Annual power consumption 298kWh/year
    Total weight 33.9kg/system
    Display Unit Screen size 43 inches
    Effective screen size 952 (W) x 536 (H) mm
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Number of pixels 1024(H) x 768(V)
    Front surround SRS/FOCUS/TruBass*
    Audio output 13W + 13W (8 ohms)
    Dimensions 1076 (W) x 632 (H) x 92 (D) mm
    Weight 25.8 kg
    Power supply AC100V 50/60 Hz
    Media Receiver The same as that for PDP-506HD
    Speakers System type Bass-reflex 2-way speaker system
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Maximum input 13W
    Dimension 76.5 (W) x 632 (H) x 92 (D)mm
    Weight 1.5kg/unit
    Accessories Mounting kit, speaker cable, etc.
    mPDP-436SXn
    Total power consumption in use/standby 293W/0.3W
    Annual power consumption 289kWh/year
    Screen size 43 inches
    Effective screen size 952.3 (W) x 536.1 (H) mm
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Number of pixels 1024 (H) x 768 (V)
    Dimensions 1076 (W) x 696 (H) x 116 (D) mm
    Weight 31.8 kg
    Power supply AC100V 50/60 Hz
    Built-in tuners VHF/UHF, Terrestrial Digital, BS Digital, CS Digital, CATV (C13ch-C38ch)
    Front surround SRS/FOCUS/TruBass*
    Built-in audio output 13W + 13W (8 ohms)
    Built-in speakers Closed-box type, 2-way speaker system
    Antenna input Terrestrial Digital: 1, VHF/UHF/CATV: 1, BS/CS: 1
    Video input 1 D4 Video, S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 2 S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 3 D4 Video, Audio
    Video input 4 S2 Video, Video, Audio (common for Front panel and PC sound)
    PC input 1 (Mini D-sub 15)
    Digital broadcast output 1 (S-Video, Video, Audio)
    Headphone output 1
    Audio output 1
    Sub Woofer output 1
    Digital audio output (optical) 1
    Video control terminal 1
    i.LINK (TS) terminal 2
    LAN (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) Terminal 1
    Modem terminal 1
    SR+ terminal (Output) 1
    Memory card slot (PC card) 1
    Accessories Remote control unit, Owners' manual, etc.
    * SRS, FOCUS and TruBass are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.

    Rafael Laudo- :)
     
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    www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release153.html

    July 21, 2005, Tokyo, Japan - Pioneer Corporation announced today that it will introduce three new "PureVision" high-definition plasma TV models equipped with a new proprietary technology "P.U.R.E.*1 Black Panel." The new panel can reproduce blacker blacks and the details of dark images thanks to its new "Crystal Emissive Layer." The Pioneer 50-inch PDP-506HD (separate type), the 43-inch PDP-436HD (separate type), and the 43-inch PDP-436SX (one-body type) will be shipping in between early September and early October 2005 in Japan at a suggested retail price of 748,000 yen, 598,000 yen, and 568,000 yen (including tax) respectively.

    Pioneer released the world's first high-definition plasma TVs equipped with XGA screens at the end of 1997. Since then, the company has been offering advanced, innovative products employing the world's first technologies such as "Deep-encased Cell Structure" and "Direct Color Filter," and leading markets both in Japan and overseas.

    The Pioneer new "PureVision" high-definition plasma TV models come equipped with a wealth of new proprietary image-processing technologies included in the "P.U.R.E. Drive II" as well as the prominent panel technologies that the company has cultivated over the years. This new high picture-quality drive circuit fully realizes the high performances of the new P.U.R.E. Black Panel to deliver brilliant images with high-density, smooth color reproduction to viewers.

    Main Features

    (1) The new, innovative plasma panel "P.U.R.E. Black Panel" reproduces blacker blacks thanks to Pioneer's newly developed "Crystal Emissive Layer"

    The "Crystal Emissive Layer" is a state-of-the-art technology that realizes the high performance and potential of plasma panels. It enhances the image expression and power-saving performances of Pioneer's new plasma TVs in three important ways:
    The luminance in a dark area is reduced to about one fourth that of the previous models. Thanks to it, the contrast ratio in a dark area is increased. The 50-inch PDP-506HD achieves a 4000:1 contrast ratio in a dark area (the highest in the industry*2). Blacker blacks make images more vivid, giving them a sense of reality and depth. Blacker blacks and details of dark areas often found in movie scenes are well reproduced, so users can enjoy the excitement and true-to-life reproduction of motion pictures.
    The luminance efficiency is increased by 22 percent over that of the previous models. High luminance with low power consumption is further enhanced.
    The discharge rate is increased three-fold, realizing a low power, one-sided drive circuitry. The reduction in the number of parts and the saving in power contribute to environmental conservation.
    (2) The "Direct Color Filter" reduces external light reflections, resulting in sharper images.

    Adopting the Direct Color Filter, which is directly affixed to the plasma panel, has eliminated a glass for the front filter. This world's first proprietary technology significantly has reduced the deterioration of focus quality caused by multiple reflections previously generated between the front filter glass and the plasma panel. Moreover, as reducing the ambient light reflection rate and heightening color reproducibility, the Direct Color Filter technology allows viewers to enjoy images that are sharper, crispier and more vivid even in bright environments.
    The elimination of a glass for the front filter enables Pioneer to offer the lightest models in both 50-inch and 43-inch classes*4. Lighter weight, moreover, leads to a saving of natural resources and reduction in CO2 emissions, thereby greatly contributing to environmental conservation.
    (3) The new, full-digital high-picture quality circuit "P.U.R.E. Drive II" maximizes the performance of the new plasma panel.

    P.U.R.E. Drive II includes:
    Flex Clear Drive technology achieves high density, smooth color gradation expression by automatically analyzing the characteristics of the image and adjusting the distribution of color gradations to optimize picture quality.
    Active Dynamic Range Expander (Active DRE) reproduces a crisp, contrastive picture quality. It increases the contrast ratio of the image by automatically detecting its characteristics and keeping optimal control of its dynamic range, peak brightness, and gradations in its dark area. The Active DRE makes possible delicate expressions that vividly accentuate the shades of people's face expression or the daylight filtering through tree leaves.
    Color Management that ensures brilliant color reproduction is further enhanced.
    Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), MPEG Noise Reduction (MPEG-NR), and other technologies that ensure reproduction of clear, noiseless images, are further improved.
    (4) The lowest annual power consumption*3 and lightest weight*4 in the industry

    The P.U.R.E. Black Panel, highly efficient luminance technology, and other various power-saving technologies allow the new PureVision plasma TVs to consume the lowest power in the industry. Also, the new models realize the lightest weight in the industry:
    [Annual power consumption]
    PDP-436SX --- 289kWh/yr (a reduction of about 25% from the previous models)
    PDP-436HD --- 298kWh/yr (a reduction of about 30% from the previous models)
    PDP-506HD --- 398kWh/yr (a reduction of about 20% from the previous models)
    [Total weight]
    PDP-436SX: 31.8kg, PDP-436HD: 33.9kg*, PDP-506HD: 40.2kg*
    (*Including those for the display unit, media receiver, speakers, and mounting kit)
    The new panel has achieved the luminance life*5 of over 60 thousand hours.
    (5) "P.U.R.E. Sound" system achieves high quality sound reproduction befitting the era of digital broadcasting.

    The new plasma TVs have employed the slim speakers equipped with newly developed units based on the high quality sound technology that Pioneer has cultivated over the years. This ensures both high fidelity sound reproduction for movies and music, and easy-to-listen sound reproduction appropriate for television viewing. The users can fully enjoy high quality digital broadcast sound with a sense of presence without any stress.

    (6) "Clean & Fewer Elements" design makes the frame around the screen as thin as possible.

    The Clean & Fewer Elements design concept has reduced the number of elements from the frame area around the screen as much as possible. Its simple design is a perfect match for a comfortable, high-quality living space.

    (7) Additional functions that pursue "ease of use" and the "spirit of non-compromise" for the era of digital broadcasting.

    A 4-tuner configuration supports terrestrial, BS, and 110° CS digital broadcasts as well as terrestrial analog broadcasts.
    A new expanded Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is suitable for large screen plasma TVs. TV Programs for the user's favorite eight digital broadcast channels are displayed on the entire PDP screen in high resolution. The EPG function for analog broadcasts supports the G-Guide*6 technology.
    Two remote controls-new "direct remote control" and "simple remote control"-are attached for convenience of use (for the PDP-506HD and PDP-436HD only).
    An HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal allows direct digital connection of video and audio signals from DVDs and other sources using a single cable to offer viewers full-digital images and sound without signal deterioration (for the PDP-506HD and PDP-436HD only).
    Advanced PureCinema achieves the realism of the original film-based programs by sequentially converting images composed of 24 frames per second shown in cinemas.
    Multi-Screen makes full use of the large screen to display images in 50/50 split screen or P-in-P (for the PDP-506HD and PDP-436HD only).
    SRS WOW *7 features three surround modes to deliver true-to-life reproduction of sound.
    Home Gallery displays high-quality photo images stored in digital camera memory cards.

    Notes:
    *1 "P.U.R.E" is abbreviation of "Plasma Ultimate Reference Exclusive"
    *2 Among the Japanese domestic home-use TVs according to Pioneer survey, as of July 21, 2005.
    *3 Among 50-inch and 42/43-inch plasma TVs based on the JEITA standards, as of July 21, 2005. Measured in the standard mode as reference
    *4 Among 50-inch and 43-inch plasma TVs, as of July 21, 2005.
    *5 The luminance lifetime of a panel is the time elapsed until the brightness deteriorates to half its original level.
    *6 The Electronic Program Guide (EPG) uses the G-GUIDE technology developed by
    Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. G-CODE and G-GUIDE are trademarks of
    Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc..
    *7 WOW is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc


    ‹‹ Main Specifications ››

    mPDP-506HDn
    Total power consumption in use/standby: 358W/0.5W
    Annual power consumption: 398kWh/year
    Total weight: 40.2kg/system
    Display Unit Screen size 50 inches
    Effective screen size 1098 (W) x 621 (H) mm
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Number of pixels 1280(H) x 768(V)
    Front surround SRS/FOCUS/TruBass*
    Audio output 13W + 13W (8 ohms)
    Dimensions 1224 (W) x 717 (H) x 92 (D) mm
    Weight 31.8 kg
    Power supply AC100V 50/60 Hz
    Media Receiver Built-in tuners VHF/UHF, Terrestrial Digital, BS Digital, CS Digital, CATV (C13ch-C38ch)
    Antenna input Terrestrial Digital: 1, VHF/UHF/CATV: 1, BS/CS: 1
    Video input 1 D4 Video, S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 2 S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 3 HDMI, D4 Video, Audio
    Video input 4 S2 Video, Video, Audio (common for Front panel and PC sound)
    PC input 1 (Mini D-sub 15)
    Digital broadcast output 1 (S-Video, Video, Audio)
    Headphone output 1
    Audio output 1
    Sub Woofer output 1
    Digital audio output (optical) 1
    Video control terminal 1
    i.LINK (TS) terminal 2
    LAN (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) Terminal 1
    Modem terminal 1
    SR+ terminal (In/Output) 1 each
    Memory card slot (PC card) 1
    Dimensions 420(W) x 90(H) x 299(D) mm
    Weight 4.4 kg
    Accessories Main remote control unit, simple remote control unit, system cable (3m), Owners' manual, etc.
    Speakers System type Bass-reflex 2-way speaker system
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Maximum input 13W
    Dimension 76.5 (W) x 717 (H) x 92 (D)mm
    Weight 1.7kg/unit
    Accessories Mounting kit, speaker cable, etc.
    mPDP-436HDn
    Total power consumption in use/standby 308W/0.5W
    Annual power consumption 298kWh/year
    Total weight 33.9kg/system
    Display Unit Screen size 43 inches
    Effective screen size 952 (W) x 536 (H) mm
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Number of pixels 1024(H) x 768(V)
    Front surround SRS/FOCUS/TruBass*
    Audio output 13W + 13W (8 ohms)
    Dimensions 1076 (W) x 632 (H) x 92 (D) mm
    Weight 25.8 kg
    Power supply AC100V 50/60 Hz
    Media Receiver The same as that for PDP-506HD
    Speakers System type Bass-reflex 2-way speaker system
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Maximum input 13W
    Dimension 76.5 (W) x 632 (H) x 92 (D)mm
    Weight 1.5kg/unit
    Accessories Mounting kit, speaker cable, etc.
    mPDP-436SXn
    Total power consumption in use/standby 293W/0.3W
    Annual power consumption 289kWh/year
    Screen size 43 inches
    Effective screen size 952.3 (W) x 536.1 (H) mm
    Aspect ratio 16:9
    Number of pixels 1024 (H) x 768 (V)
    Dimensions 1076 (W) x 696 (H) x 116 (D) mm
    Weight 31.8 kg
    Power supply AC100V 50/60 Hz
    Built-in tuners VHF/UHF, Terrestrial Digital, BS Digital, CS Digital, CATV (C13ch-C38ch)
    Front surround SRS/FOCUS/TruBass*
    Built-in audio output 13W + 13W (8 ohms)
    Built-in speakers Closed-box type, 2-way speaker system
    Antenna input Terrestrial Digital: 1, VHF/UHF/CATV: 1, BS/CS: 1
    Video input 1 D4 Video, S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 2 S2 Video, Video, Audio
    Video input 3 D4 Video, Audio
    Video input 4 S2 Video, Video, Audio (common for Front panel and PC sound)
    PC input 1 (Mini D-sub 15)
    Digital broadcast output 1 (S-Video, Video, Audio)
    Headphone output 1
    Audio output 1
    Sub Woofer output 1
    Digital audio output (optical) 1
    Video control terminal 1
    i.LINK (TS) terminal 2
    LAN (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) Terminal 1
    Modem terminal 1
    SR+ terminal (Output) 1
    Memory card slot (PC card) 1
    Accessories Remote control unit, Owners' manual, etc.
    * SRS, FOCUS and TruBass are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
     
  14. alwyn

    alwyn
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    Price given for 50 inch of 748,000yen =£3800 plus of course vat but with usual discounting,we should see prices for the 50 well under £4000.
    Buy forgetting price for a moment is there any real major improvement on the 505 model,or is it once again just marketing spin to get us to buy new?
     
  15. mancub

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    I just had a reply back from Pioneer as to whether the media box on the 506XDE will be compatible with the Freeview switch over to High Definition in 2010

    Even they do not know if the signals will work with the media box

    I am gutted that after spending over £3000 that my Plasma Media Box may be obsolete

    Anyone in a similar situation????
    :confused:
     

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