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Pioneer PDP-5080XD Review

by Andrew Fee
10 October 2007
TLC Broadcast

Pioneer PDP-5080XD

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Pioneer's 8th Generation screens, and some pretty bold claims from the manufacturer themselves:

"The impact of what you see on KURO is unlike anything you have possibly seen before."

Can these displays possibly live up to the hype?

Full Specifications

Physical Measurements

Screen Size (Diagonal) 50 inches
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Dimensions (in mm) 1224 x 717 x 115
Weight 34.5 kg


Native Resolution 1365 x 768
Contrast Ratio 16,000:1


HD Ready yes
Colour System PAL/ SECAM/ NTSC 3.58/ 4.43/ PAL 60
Teletext yes
Teletext Memory 2100 pages
Special Features Signal Processing Drive 2HD, Ultra Black Panel, Direct Colour Filter 3, i-CLEAR Drive, Dynamic HD Converter

TV Tuner

Analogue PAL/SECAM B/G, D/K, I, L, L’
Digital DVB-T (Freeview)
Stereo Reception NICAM/ A2


HDMI 3 HDMI 1.3 (rear)
VGA 1 (HD-15 + audio in; rear)
Component 1 (YPbPr 3 x RCA connectors for video & L-R 2 x RCA connectors for audio; rear)
SCART 3 (21-pin; rear)
S-Video 1 (4-pin; side)
Composite (including audio input) 1 (1 x RCA video & 2 x RCA audio; side)
Analogue Audio Output 1 (L-R 2 x RCA connectors; rear)
Digital Audio Output 1 (Optical; rear)
Headphone Output 1 (3.5mm stereo minijack; side)
Common Interface Slot 1 (rear)
Serial RS232 1 (rear)


Speakers 0 (available as optional extra)
Audio Output Power 17 W + 17 W (6Ω)
Sound Effect SRS Surround, SRS Focus, TruBass

Power Consumption

Voltage 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Operation 363 W
Standby 0.4 W

Included Accessories: Remote control, AA batteries x 2, ferrite core, cable tie, power cable, speed clamps x 3, bead bands x 3, warranty card, operating instruction x 2, cleaning cloth


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