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Sony LCD vs Pioneer Plasma
Pioneer PDP4270XD (left) vs. Sony KDL40W2000
Many of our readers have asked us about the difference between the two display technology at the forefront of the flat panel race. So, I thought we'd do another shootout between our current sub-£1500 1080p LCD king, the Sony KDL40W2000 and a closely priced Plasma contender, the Pioneer PDP4270XD.
I am going to use Vincent's shootout methodology as it covers important areas that buyers should look out for before taking the plunge, so here goes...
We sourced the HDTVs from our favourite online retailers with no prior contact with manufacturers to ensure impartiality.
We then calibrated each HDTV according to D65 imaging standards until we were satisfied that it was performing at its fullest potential. It is very important that HDTV are stripped off their dynamic settings as they are designed to appeal to your visual instinct and not image accuracy. We later compared the HDTVs with test patterns and a wide range of viewing materials, ranking them across 16 different subcategories that we thought would affect your daily enjoyment of the TV.
A scoring system will be used in a linear fashion to help you decide on the best display. The best performing TV for a subcategory will get 2 points, and the other 1 point. Some categories can be drawn and allocated equal points, subject to our review.
With that out of the way, let's move on to the categories.
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|Bruno says:||03/20/2007 - 04:09|
|Colin Tang says:||03/20/2007 - 08:30|
I personally wasn't bothered by the Pioneer 4270XD `gird effect at 8 feet but it may affect other users with a more discerning eye. Good point.
|BOBBY says:||04/03/2007 - 12:49|
|Colin Tang says:||04/04/2007 - 05:46|
|Jeff Hooper says:||04/07/2007 - 13:57|
|Colin Tang says:||04/10/2007 - 16:45|