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Pioneer PDP 7XD Series TV (42", 50", 60")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the color and tuner. The sound and design also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and black level, and there are some mixed comments about the usability.

image quality, design, sound, tuner, color

value for money, resolution, black level, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Pioneer PDP 7XD Series TV (42", 50", 60") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 176 reviews)

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Pioneer PDP-427 XD


Combined tuner for analog TV and DVB-T; The screen is easily calibrated; Fluid HDTV-reproduction in 1080/24p format; Speedy channel changing

The screen does not offer full HD resolution; Gray side bars on 4:3 signals; Clear sound but weak bass; Reflective casing edges

The Pioneer PDP-427 XD won us over with its natural, almost CRT-quality picture, and is highly recommended for home-theater use. Current Blu-ray discs in 24p format are displayed completely judder-free, but it's the set's low resolution (1024 x 768...

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Pioneer PDP-607XD


We'd say that Pioneer's TVs look better as they get bigger

Fantastic pictures, No motion flaws

Very expensive, Non-HD material not handled fantastically well

Pioneer's uncanny knack with showing motion is also retained by this new plasma giant. The countless space ships during the opening sequence all zip by with remarkable smoothness and not a trace of plasma's old motion noise problems, and unlike with...

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Pioneer PDP-507XD


It's not cheap but is worth every penny in quality and deliverables

Stunning all round performance

Not particularly cheap

Standard-definition pictures survive the journey to this TV's 50in screen very well too for the most part, and the optional speakers, if you get them, are very good, leaving us with really nothing in the negative column


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Pioneer PDP-427XDA


Integrated HD Tuner, Wide range of ports, Good High Definition performance

Mediocre Standard Definition performance, Poor PC performance, Price

While the PDP-427XDA performs well in High Definition, the issues with SD and PC signals are a factor especially considering the price point.

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Stuff magazine


Pioneer's lobbed a crucial inch off its signature 43in plasmas on this seventh gen model – but can it still stand out from the crowd?

A fine TV that offers a rich, warm picture but comes up just a tiny bit short against rival sets from Sony and Philips


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Pioneer PDP-607XD 60in Plasma TV


Pioneer steps up to 60in, but how does this new monster compare to its well regarded smaller screens?

A round-up of all the breaking news and hands-on previews of the latest tech from IFA 2011 in Berlin.

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Pioneer PDP-427XD review


Pioneer's PDP 427XDE is the class-leading plasma. Stunning image quality independent of source material is supported by a timeless design, future-proof specification and state-of-the-art technology -- eat your heart out LCD

Elegant design ; Complete connectivity ; Excellent remote ; Advanced technology and features ; Superb all-round performance

1080p sources perform better on higher resolution screens

Nonetheless, this screen's outstanding all-round ability (including excellent sound performance) means Pioneer retains its title as the class-leading plasma in our reviews

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Pioneer PDP-427XDA


The Pioneer PDP-427XDA scores with a stylish design, a built-in HD tuner and impressive picture quality, particularly if the set's been professionally calibrated.

Classy design ; Striking picture quality ; Built-in HD tuner ; Designed to accommodate professional-grade calibration

Tuning options may overwhelm the timid ; No memory card slots ; High-end of the price scale

The integrated speakers provide a more theatrical sound when switched to its SRS TruBass setting. There is also a FOCUS audio setting that directs dialog from the centre channel. While adequate, the audio performance from its slim speaker array cannot...

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Hollywood-tuned Pioneer plasma


The first consumer-grade plasma TV offering professional video calibration, this Pioneer not only offers Hollywood-tuned hues but also future-proofed 1080p connectivity.

Sharp, high-definition reproduction ; rich vibrant colors ; classy all-black design ; professional video-calibration option ; 1080p-ready ; dual HDMI

Soft TV broadcast performance ; bass-shy audio ; non-swivel stand ; pricey

From afar, it's almost impossible to distinguish the seamlessly integrated bottom speakers, save for its high perforated grille which runs across the entire length of the set. The easy-access A/V jacks and TV controls are also well-concealed from...

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Pioneer PDP-507XG


Its latest generation-seven plasma TV sets a new milestone with integrated professional video calibration capability to deliver Hollywood-tuned hues.

Product Specifications

Pioneer is a world leader in the consumer electronics industry and digital entertainment products. The confidence to innovate. The skill to harness the limitless possibilities of cutting-edge technology. The commitment to enhance the lives of its customers throughout the world. These are the qualities that have put Pioneer at the forefront of new product development.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Pioneer PDP


Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):106cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready
Display Format:720p
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Plasma Panel Technology:Pioneer 7th Generation
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:DVB-T
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP) / Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Split screen
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes