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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Pioneer PDP 7XD Series TV (42", 50", 60"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the color and tuner are on the whole positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the black level and reliability.

image quality, design, sound, tuner, color

price, resolution, reliability, black level

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Pioneer PDP 7XD Series TV (42", 50", 60") from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the color and design. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, price, sound, design, color

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer 50" HD Ready Plasma screenPioneer PDP-427XD - 42" HD Ready Plasma TV - With Freeview - Stand Not IncludedPioneer PDP-427XD - 42" HD Ready Plasma TV - With Freeview - Stand Not Included

Mar, 2015

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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...

Oct, 2006

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Pioneer PDP-607XD review


Pioneer breaks its plasma size barrier to a glorious effect

p>Fantastic pictures No motion flaws</p

p>Very expensive Non-HD material not handled fantastically well</p

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Pioneer PDP-507XD review


Pioneer pulls off another masterpiece

p>Stunning all round performance</p

p>Not particularly cheap</p

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Pioneer PDP-427XD review


A high-quality plasma TV that's easy on the eye

p>Excellent picture quality Stylish looks</p

p>Price a little on the high side</p

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Dave Jansen (

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.

Dec, 2006

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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

Jul, 2007


Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

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.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

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

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Pam Carroll (

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...

Dec, 2006

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Pioneer PDP-427XDA


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

Sep, 2008

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