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Pioneer PDP-8XD Series Plasma TV (42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and build quality are generally positive. The sound and design are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the size and resolution.

image quality, design, sound, build quality, usability

value for money, tuner, resolution, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Pioneer PDP-8XD Series Plasma TV (42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 189 reviews)

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Pioneer Plasma PDP-LX 608G

 

When it comes to flat panels, we at Tech2 try and mop up every brand in the market for a review, sooner or later. In the case of Pioneer TVs, we've been following their trail, and unfortunately there has been no real footprint in India, until now....

The price is a whopping Rs. 4,49,000. The thing is , that this TV will kill other lesser priced ones, and all the issues I've mentioned in the performance section are strictly adhering to rigid test patterns, just because it costs so much. The verdict...

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Pioneer PDP-508XD

 

The Kuro's fantastic pictures are matched by its looks

Unprecendented black levels, Excellent colours, Impressive audio

Pioneer's PDP-508XD really is as uniquely good as it thinks it is, and were it not for its premium price, the competition might as well just pack up and go home. Project Kuro looks set to be a real success

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Pioneer KURO PDP-508XDA

 

The Pioneer KURO PDP-508XDA is the best plasma television we have ever reviewed. In every test we performed on the panel, it delivered flawless resul...

Flawless image quality across all modes, excellent speakers, integrated HDTV tuner, attractive design

High price tag

The Pioneer KURO PDP-508XDA is easily the best plasma television we have reviewed thus far. Even though it is a little more expensive than other 50in plasmas on the market, it is money well spent.

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Stuff magazine

 

Pioneer's extraordinary new Kuro range of plasmas is nothing short of a revolution in TV picture quality and this 42in model is one of its finest sons

The best 42in TV you can buy, full stop. Not cheap, but the quality is all up there on the screen

Editor's Choice!

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Pioneer KURO PDP-428XD 42in Plasma TV

 

Pioneer continues to show that its Kuro plasma screens are the new black.

The very worst thing that can be said about the 428XD is that its overall impact isn't quite as great as that of the 508XD. But we only say this because picture quality this good just looks better the bigger the screen you see it on; there's nothing...

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Pioneer PDP-428XD review

 

A high-quality TV with the sort of black levels that we last saw on CRT TVs. It's not perfect but it does move home cinema screens up to a new level where they can offer something the LCD-based competition can't

Black levels ; Picture quality ; Styling ; Menu system ; Build quality ; Sound ; Connectivity

Picture can look a little soft with certain settings engaged ; Price

Available online for around £1,600, you'll find cheaper screens which boast 1080p. New LED backlights on LCDs couple improve the situation in the near future but no screen can offer anywhere near the black level of this TV

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Pioneer PDP-508XD review

 

Televisions don't get much better than this. A winning combination of excellent picture quality, stylish design and user-friendly features, this 50-inch plasma should be at the top of any serious home cinema fan's shopping list. It's pricey, but it's...

Awesome black levels ; Blazing colours ; Smooth motion ; Heaps of picture tweaking options ; Classy design and build quality ; Great range of connections

Lack of 'Full HD' 1080p resolution ; Some reflections on screen

As it stands, this 50-inch screen is a fantastic performer that makes hi-def movies and games look utterly spectacular -- if you're in the market for a high-end screen and are serious about picture quality, this should be right at the top of your...

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Pioneer PDP-508XDA

 

The Pioneer PDP-508XDA is without a doubt one of the best televisions ever released, with excellent black levels and oodles of detail.

Prodigious black levels ; Eye-popping pictures ; Up-to-date features

Some minor flyscreen effects ; Tuner images a little soft ; You have to pay for one -- they don't give them out for free

If anyone still pines for the "superior pictures" of tube television after seeing one of these babies, then something is very wrong.

Editor's Choice!

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Pioneer PDP-508XDA Review - Plasma TVs

 

pioneer pdp-508xda review: The Pioneer PDP-508XDA is without a doubt one of the best televisions ever released, with excellent black levels and oodles of detail.

Prodigious black levels, Eye-popping pictures, Up-to-date features

Some minor flyscreen effects, Tuner images a little soft, You have to pay for one -- they don't give them out for free

The Pioneer PDP-508XDA is without a doubt one of the best plasma televisions ever released, with excellent black levels and oodles of detail.

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Pioneer PDP-428XDA

 

Pioneer has completely re-engineered the PDP-428XDA plasma to produce a high performance TV -- prepare to be blown away by the deep blacks, rich colours and natural looking picture.

Picture quality and black levels ; Styling and build quality ; Menu system ; Sound ; Connectivity

Picture can look a little soft with certain settings engaged ; Price

Available online for around AU$5,000, you may be able to find cheaper screens which boast 1080p. However, no screen can offer anywhere near the black level of this TV, though improvements in LCD backlighting could improve the situation in the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: No
Loudspeakers:No / Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Front AV Interface:No / Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Plasma
Type of Monitor:Plasma
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