Pioneer PDPSX5080D (50" KURO Plasma TV - HD-Ready-Freeview-Inc spks & stand-£999.95 @ Richer Sounds(With at home warranty) - HotUKDeals
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The most impressive 50" plasma TV of all time? We think the Pioneer PDPSX5080 may well have a claim to that title. Without resorting to (projector) TVs costing many thousands of pounds, the PDPSX5080 offers a level of engineering excellence and picture quality like no other.

Pioneer's aim was to develop a plasma TV that set new standards in picture quality and, with the PSPSX5080, they've certainly succeeded. Years of research and development has culminated in a raft of technologies collectively known as Kuro. In Japanese Kuro means black and the relevance of this can be seen immediately. Quite simply, the PDPSX5080 produces deeper blacks than any other flat screen TV on the market. If the amazing contrast ratio of 16, 000:1 doesn't speak for itself, then the images will do. Pictures are so intense that the sense of realism and depth of image reaches a new dimension. In terms of colour reproduction, depth, contrast and many other factors the PDPSX5080 is simply unrivalled.

Of course, being a Pioneer, the PDP-SX5080 is pretty impressive in other respects, too. The integrated speakers may not match up to a separate home cinema system, but they do offer excellent clarity and dynamic range for TV speakers. The horizontal positioning also makes for a smoother, less bulky appearance - and what an appearance! The sleek, glossy frame of the PDP-SX5080 has been much imitated but never bettered. Combined with clean, classically proportioned lines, the PDPSX5080 is certain to age gracefully and look just as good in many years time as it does today.

As though unrivalled picture quality, decent sound and stunning good looks weren't enough, the PDPSX5080 also offers a built-in digital, Freeview, tuner and ample connection sockets. No fewer than 3 HDMI sockets are available, with a trio of SCART sockets to match. Then, of course, there's also a component, S-Video, and PC input. Combine this with the optical digital and RCA audio outputs, and it's clear that the PDP-SX5080 wants for nothing.

Short of building a cinema in your house, the Pioneer PDPSX5080 is the closest thing to "being" there. Prepare to be impressed!

To get the best from your plasma, we strongly suggest you professionally install your new purchase. All stores can recommend a local installer who should be able to help. Apart from the fact that our margins are minuscule, and we therefore can't afford to offer an at home service, sales assistants are neither trained, qualified nor insured to do installations. Having said that, we are happy to give advice in-store or over the phone where possible. For more info please contact your local store.
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#1
First post for ages.. can anybody help me by posting a pic? ta
seems like a fantastic deal, been looking for the right plasma for a few weeks now and all review sites / feedback forums say the Pioneer are the best plasma's, but very expensive, well this one is pretty much in there with everybody else pricewise, but guess it is an oldish model?
reviewing it i see that it is not 100hz, which concerns me a bit, any advice on whether this is a good deal?

See that this is out of stock online - so you are going to have to contact local Richer shops for stock - website states you may have to mention online price to get the same deal in the shop.

Also you can get their 5 year guarantee for just 10% of purchase price i.e £100.
#2
This is about the best TV deal I have seen on here. This TV is over £600 less than it was 4-5 months ago - and it's a belter.
This would be the TV I would buy today.......

Hot-as-you-like!

EDIT: The model number seems unusual - maybe I'm missing something(don't think so though). I'm not sure the 100hz thing actually applies to plasma's in the traditional sense so certainly not something to worry about.

I've had a few though(drinks - not plasmas) :)

See the last post on this page:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-televisions/795258-any-reasons-not-buy-pioneer-pdpsx5080d.html
#3
http://www.pioneer.eu/images/products/plasmatv/pioneer/kuro_pdp_lx508d_front_1_medium.jpg

Includes free Pioneer stand and speakers worth £300.
#4
Well the RicherSounds listing says resolution "1365 x 768" so definitely a RATHER OLDER generation 50" Pioneer unlike a current model such as the PDPLX5090 RS are selling for £1759.95 which is a true 1080p panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Neither available to order online per the website.
#5
If you want a lot of TV for your money thn this is the one for you. Unfortunately too large for my lounge. Good deal though so heat added. :-)
#6
mk-donald
Well the RicherSounds listing says resolution "1365 x 768" so definitely a RATHER OLDER generation 50" Pioneer unlike a current model such as the PDPLX5090 RS are selling for £1759.95 which is a true 1080p panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Neither available to order online per the website.


It's a Series 8G where as the latest are Series 9G. To be honest this will still blow away any other TV besides the latest 9G Pioneers even though it's1385x768. Red Hot if you can find one!
#7
Pioneer said at the same show that the link below is demoed that there 720p was better than there 1080p - the market demands 1080p though.

This shows their concept plasma as of 1 year ago - literally amazing! So far ahead of the competition it's embarrassing.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/hands-on-with-pioneers-extreme-contrast-concept-plasma/
#8
Excellent price for a superb tv, the Pioneers have been producing the best Plasma's for a few years now.
#9
One of the best 50"s you can buy, amazing picture. i saw this at the pioneer 8G convention last year, it blew me away. very good price
#10
Fozzza
If you want a lot of TV for your money thn this is the one for you. Unfortunately too large for my lounge. Good deal though so heat added. :-)


42" @ £549 - Pretty, pretty, pretty good:thumbsup:

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=LG-42PG60STARSTAR

Brief review:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/LG-42PG6000/Conclusion/
#11
Unbelievable deal - scorching hot!

This is the direct link - OP may want to edit.
#12
According to RS website "LAST FEW TO CLEAR" means : Some may be ex-display or ex-repair at this price (ex-display stock carries a 12 month warranty, ex-repair goods have a 3 month guarantee), so check what you getting before you buy.
#13
A fifty inch Kuro for less than a grand? Absolutely incredible! :thumbsup:

Of course it's not the latest model but a Kuro beats any newer model by Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, and the like.
And "HD ready" is not a problem* for the majority of folks' requirements.

Personally, I could do with a new telly some time soon - but I doubt I'll get this as it's still a long way out of my price range. But heat and rep added as I think this is a great deal.

Does it come with a full five year warranty?


*in fact, it's better than "full HD" for a lot of people.


Edit - I see Merlin posted about the warranty while I was typing. Yes, it was about seven minutes ago, but I'm slow at typing. Curse my cumbersome digits.
#14
Anyone know if this TV has the latest HDMI (1.3) as I want to use it with my laptop which has an HDMI out and will also output the audio with the video via theHDMI.

Also I mainly watch SD tv ,dvds, and have HD and Bluray content on my laptop along with a Bluray drive so will this TV be suitable for these veiwing habits?

Thanks,

Tony

Out of stock in the Glasgow store BTW
#15
any idea about the speakers and stand that come with it? thanks...
#16
twe
any idea about the speakers and stand that come with it? thanks...


What about them ?

I believe its an undermounted speaker and the standard pioneer pedestal which it sits on, quite a decent speaker for the money.

As far as this television goes... nothing even comes close for the money. It is the best 50" television up to the Pioneer 9G series ( PDPLX5090 ) which is almost £700 more.

Voted hot.
#17
Just talked to the Edinburgh branch there and the guy was really helpful however they only have six of these in the company four of which are repaired models and two are ex-display.

So if anyone is prepared to buy on that basis give Edinburgh a call cause the guy siad he would be able to get one for me (I'm in Glasgow).

0131 226 3544

Tony.
#18
mmmmm, I'm reluctant to buy a TV from RS now I've read their terms and conditions!

[LEFT]TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Liability
Plasma/LCD Screens: Please note that today’s production techniques cannot guarantee an absolutely perfect Plasma/LCD screen display and buyers should be aware of the possibility of imperfections in the form of a few isolated constantly lit or unlit pixels (or stuck pixels). As a result of this, there is a commonly accepted tolerance level by which Plasma/LCD screens may display such imperfections without being classified as faulty. As such, we can only take back displays as faulty for refund/repair if the number of affected pixels exceeds the manufacturer’s guidelines, subject to the Terms and Conditions. Please check with the relevant manufacturer as to their tolerance level.[/LEFT]
#19
ah right just side mounted speakers... Hmmm 6 in the company? Doesn't sound too promising....
#20
retropolis
mmmmm, I'm reluctant to buy a TV from RS now I've read their terms and conditions!

[LEFT]TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Liability
Plasma/LCD Screens: Please note that today’s production techniques cannot guarantee an absolutely perfect Plasma/LCD screen display and buyers should be aware of the possibility of imperfections in the form of a few isolated constantly lit or unlit pixels (or stuck pixels). As a result of this, there is a commonly accepted tolerance level by which Plasma/LCD screens may display such imperfections without being classified as faulty. As such, we can only take back displays as faulty for refund/repair if the number of affected pixels exceeds the manufacturer’s guidelines, subject to the Terms and Conditions. Please check with the relevant manufacturer as to their tolerance level.[/LEFT]


I've never heard of a plasma with a stuck/dead pixel.

You'll find the majority of tv retailers will have this type of statement regards flat panels.
#21
Hi all, been keeping an eye on any panny offers like selfridges and john lewis 46" or 50 but got excited when saw the post of a Pioneer! Phoned Maidstone Store who have none in stock btw and was told these are ALL ex displays from the shops and thats why speakers and stands are included. Any thoughts frm anyone on here as to whether this is still ok being not brand new as such?
#22
I've a 42" Kuro and the speakers and sound reproduction are very good, though if you've been use to a surround sound system it obviously won't compete!
banned#23
mk-donald
Well the RicherSounds listing says resolution "1365 x 768" so definitely a RATHER OLDER generation 50" Pioneer unlike a current model such as the PDPLX5090 RS are selling for £1759.95 which is a true 1080p panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution.


At 50" screen size you need to be closer than about 6 foot from the screen to possibly be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p with 20/20 vision....

There is a 5080 on display at the London City branch (Houndsditch)
#24
moob
I've never heard of a plasma with a stuck/dead pixel.

You'll find the majority of tv retailers will have this type of statement regards flat panels.


Neither have I. This statement is really aimed at LCD buyers.

Though this tv is only 720p it will be a fantastic picture. 1080p doesn't really become noticeable until you get to screens of 46-50' and above so this will be fine. Anyone who has ever viewed a Kuro before will know this is a superb set. My Panasonic plasma is 10,000-1 contrast and the Blacks are amazing but this set is even better. Also it will beat ANY 1080p set for watching Freeview, Sky, DVD's and SD viewing.

Its a no brainer folks! :-D
#25
Is the contrast only 16000:1? Does this have any effect on the quality? I notice a lot of LCDs have 33000:1 and more expensive ones can go up to 80000:1.

And also this piece of news about EU wanting to ban plasma TVs? Any thoughts?

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/environment/eu-to-ban-plasma-televisions-in-battle-against-climate-change-14136817.html

http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/2477/
#26
In big screen Plasma TV world this TV is the daddy!!!
#27
Ignore contrast ratios, hlchoo. It used to be a pretty useful indicator but different firms use different methods of calculating it these days. You'll be hard pushed to find a better contrast ratio than the Kuro has. What it boils down to is does the picture look good, with a wide range of colurs - especially blacks and very dark shades. This is where Pioneer excel, so you have absolutely no worries there ;-)

As for the EU wanting to ban plasmas - personally I take that with a pinch of salt. It's something I've seen bandied about but if it does actually materialise (unlikely in my opinion) it'd take years before it became law and even then there'd likely be some grace period of a couple of years for people switching over.
banned#28
Only 16,000? Most LCDs are ~1000:1 contrast levels, or quote a dynamic contrast (cheating by adjusting the backlights so not a true contrast measure)

KURO 9G is 80,000+ true contrast with Black being ~ 0.0036 Lumens (5 times darker blacks then the Kuro 8G) Thats something like 30 times better than the best Sony LCD can offer to put it in perspective...
#29
hlchoo
Is the contrast only 16000:1? Does this have any effect on the quality? I notice a lot of LCDs have 33000:1 and more expensive ones can go up to 80000:1.


Forget the figures - watch the panel and compare yourself. Most of these figures are meaningless marketing tools.



Yeah, here's my thoughts on this supposed 'ban' :lol:
#30
I have phoned liverpool street and reserved one.. They are ex display... the guy says its been on display for about 8 month - which seems a lot... Also dont Pioneer give 5 years on all Kuro plasma.. someone correct me if Iam wrong..

Also 8 months being no all day cant be good.
banned#31
dwtk
I have phoned liverpool street and reserved one.. They are ex display... the guy says its been on display for about 8 month - which seems a lot... Also dont Pioneer give 5 years on all Kuro plasma.. someone correct me if Iam wrong..

Also 8 months being no all day cant be good.


Plasmas are quoted at 60,000-100,000 hours halflife

8 months on 8 hours a day is < 1,500 hours....Not a concern.

Default warranty is one year I believe - so prob worth forking out the £100 Richer Sounds ask for another 4 years. They dont make a profit on the warranty.

And also in my opinion it is worth forking out for the proper Pioneer bracket if you intend to wall mount (I own a 5090 and a 6090). It is much better than the generic ones.
#32
Excellent post heres some heat just rang richer sounds in leeds all sold out except a display models thats been on display for 6 month,he mentioned a few places that still had stock i remember him saying plymouth still had a few in,shame i missed out thats an amazing price for a great tv,ive been contemplating buy a plasma or lcd for the past 2 years lol,this would have been the buy for me,congrats to the few that buy the rest,you got yourselfs a monster tv for a steal,plus £100 for 5 year warranty too!
#33
http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/extra/62/413/warranty/5y_dealers.html

doesnt look like richersounds qualifies for the free 5 year
#34
red hot deal

I love my 5080XD the picture is amazing from my PS3 and HD-DVD

V+ is generally good too.
:thumbsup:
#35
What the hell just reserved the one in leeds.
banned#36
At £999 they will all be ex display imo. Not an issue if mint externally.
#37
Stunning post. Very hot. Thanks
#38
This was included in a previous post regarding Richer Sounds clearance.
#39
Could someone tell me if this statement is true, that being that if the room in which you want to place the TV is subject to a lot of day light you are better off with a LCD?
#40
dwtk
http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/extra/62/413/warranty/5y_dealers.html

doesnt look like richersounds qualifies for the free 5 year


I had a quick scan of the RS extended warranty and am sure it is a Domestic and General insurance policy.

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