Would make that guy hook one up and satisfy me,the customer.
Anyone have an opinion on the pioneer pdp-5080hd 720p plasma vs. the panny 50pz700u 1080p? i went to bestbuy yesterday pretty much set on the 1080p and the sales guy pointed me in the direction of the pioneer to consider, which is actually even cheaper. He told me even with a blu-ray player the pioneer will outperform and look better than the 1080p? is this true? unfortunately, they didn't have the pioneer hooked up to any kind of blu ray or hd dvd player, just the hd programming....i've been hung up on the 1080p....i won't be viewing the tv from closer than 5 ft. i would say but usually from 8-12 ft. if not farther away than that.
one other side note: the panny 50pz700u has a 5000:1 contrast ratio, but i can't seem to find pioneer's contrast ratio. what is the best contrast ratio available, as i have heard this is important in picture detail??