"Best TV I have ever seen as of today."5.0 starson by longwu
Pros: Great, vivid, accurate pictures, the best black level showed the difference on the fireworks when watching the Beijing Olympic Games. I feel my eyes are more comfortable than watching any other TVs for a long time at a close distance.
Cons: Speakers are not the best although it's quite good.
Summary: I have purchased this TV more than a month now, and still love the fact I made a right choice to choose the best TV available on the market. Even though the price is much higher than Panasonic, I think I paid it for what I waited for. CNet has a great score for the new Panasonic, I disagree with the editor. I watched the TVs side by side at Best Buy, Pioneer clearly showed the best detail. Watching an TV anchor with a black suite, Pioneer showed the collar and light gray stripes, while Panasonic only shows the suite was black and cannot tell the collar shape from the rest of the suite nor the light gray stripes. Another difference is the face color. Pioneer showed the most natural face color than any other TVs at Best Buy. The third point is about the screen reflection on ambient light. Flash a lighter in front of the screen, you will see Pioneer has one singer reflection of your light while Panasonic reflects 3 reflections (two mores because of the way it's made). This mean Panasonic will have more reflection lights when you watch TV during daylight or more ambient lights. I used to be a Panasonic fan, but now I have to switch to Pioneer. Go to the store and compare yourself.