they cut quite a few corners on the 5071 and it is out in the chicago land area. it is NOT 1080p. it retails for $4500. they include two remotes with it (a very simple one and a much more complex one) and both feel very very very cheap in my hands. they got rid of the "media box" that everything plugs into which made mounting your tv and fishing cables very very easy. now, everything plugs straight into the tv. speakers are not detachable and looks quite ugly in my opinion. picture quality is decent, but there are a lot better ones out there for less money. i dont think it has cable card feature either.
i can't recommend it. i'd HIGHLY recommend the new LG plasma's and Hitachi plasma's for the price, picture quality, and features.
just my first thoughts though.
Understand that the new 5070 50'' plasma is out or will be coming out soon (July?). Thought that I saw something at BestBuy outside of NYC (Secaucus) that claimed to be the 5071, but have not really seen anything online to confirm this. Anyone have any news on this. Checked the Pioneer site (seems to be down right now). Looks to be 1080p. About ready to buy the 5060, but would definitely wait a few weeks to get the 5070 - assuming that real differences are present. Thanks.