"Stellar Picture"4.5 starson by ACLeftGuard76
Pros: Best contrast ever, 4 HDMI inputs all v.1.3
Cons: No X.V Color support, and no 120hz side scanning
Summary: Let me first start by saying, WOW! What a GORGEOUS picture. As picture quality goes, there truely is no better anywhere. Best contrast on any plasma or LCD (no brainer there) that has been seen to date. And of course, Pioneer always brags about the amount of gradation in color in their picture, well it is absolutely apparent in this set. Pioneer offers a new Optimum video setting on these TVs which is an ever changing adjustment in the picture so that every image is a beautiful as the next. Very similar to the way the Advanced Iris settings work in the Sony SXRD projection systems. My ONLY concerns are as follows: There is no X.V. Color support. As major BluRay advocates like Sony and Mitsubishi have demonstrated, X.V. Color Gamut technology is going to be the future of BluRay and for Pioneer not to include that capability in any of their new sets or their new BluRay Disc Players is more than disappointing to myself. And in a time where almost all major TV manufacturers are introducing the 120hz side scanning for smoother motion, Pioneer has introduced the 60hz side scanning...? Well, before they had 72hz (also called 3:3 pulldown, which they still have). I havent yet seen anything with this feature, but Sony and Panasonic sure are high on it. All in all, Pioneer, even with their disappointments this year, continue to lead the pack as far as quality of picture go. If you are looking for a picture that is head and shoulders above the rest, welcome to Pioneer.