The pulldown technology in the Phillips is sub-par, and if you watch the screen, you'll notice how choppy the image is.
I'm no expert, but seeing both of their 42/43'' screens, I'd pick the Pioneer hands-down...
... if money wasn't an issue.
I am very close in purchasing a 50 inch plasma at Costco. I was wondering which is better in picture quality and performance? The Pioneer 50 inch plasma Model: PDP-5004C or the Phillips 50 inch Ambilight Model: 50pf9996/37
The price difference is around $1100 for the Pioneer.
Thanks for any advice!