"The best TV I have ever owned and ever seen."5.0 starson by JazzGuyy
Pros: Superb picture detail, incredible accuracy and the deep blacks and perfect whites all combine to produce as perfect a picture as current technology permits. Everything simply looks better on this set. I never need to go near a movie theater again.
Cons: It's really too expensive and I has several totally useless features in my opinion: the speakers (who would buy a set at this price and not have a good surround sound system?) and the light and color sensors which only mess with the picture quality.
Summary: I own the big brother of the Cnet-reviewed 111FD (the 151FD). I also have a Panasonic 800U, which is a very good set, but when you see the same material on both sets you will not know immediately why the Panasonic is only very good and the Pioneer is in a different league. Watching a movie on this set from Blu-Ray is beter than in a movie theater in all respects but sheer screen size because of the incredible color fidelity and contrast range. Watching a standard DVD on a decent player is almost as good. Cable HD looks better than I have ever seen it.
Being a real film buff, I can also say that this set does one thing I have never seen any other TV do. It makes classic black and white films look as spectacular as they can. The incredible blacks, the dark scene detail, and the range of grays and whites makes watching film noir a totally new experience. If your tastes in movies is not just limited to the latest color spectaculars, you have to see this set in action.
Essentially perfect color and black and white too. I'm in heaven.