Suggested Price: $4,999.00
For maximum performance, Pioneer's key technologies in optical glass and video processing are packed into this 50” (Diagonal) flat-panel plasma. The result is a brighter, clearer, more beautiful picture than ever before, with increased black levels and more accurate colors. Plus, its advanced connectivity and convenience features make it a breeze to operate.
The key benefits of the PDP-5060HD are arranged in three categories:
A BRIGHT, CLEAR, BEAUTIFUL PICTURE
Every time you turn it on, the PDP-5060HD will make you say “WOW.” Whether it's your favorite DVD movie, a concert in high-definition, or the 5:00 news, this plasma is going to continually surprise you with its incredible picture. It's that good.
Here's why its picture quality stands apart from the rest:
Blacker blacks, with sharper detail in dark scenes
We want you to see ALL the details in a movie, even in the darkest scenes. So, we inserted a Crystal Emissive Layer between the plasma glass and the individual light cells. This is a big advance in plasma technology, allowing each cell to be charged and discharged three times faster than before, for greater light emission. So, blacks are blacker, yet the lighter areas on the screen still maintain their true brightness values and don't turn muddy or gray.
Also improving detail is our Advanced Continuous Emission (ACE) IV technology, which “smoothes out” the visual steps between levels of color. With this enhancement, the panel can instantly identify the type of content shown on screen (fast vs. slow motion scenes, dark vs. light scenes, etc.) and dynamically adjust the grayscale to create optimum detail.
Brilliant, lifelike colors
Reducing reflected light is critical to producing accurate color values. In the PDP-5060HD we have eliminated one layer of internal glass by instead using a First-Surface Pure Color Filter. This optical-grade filter is actually bonded directly to the plasma glass, eliminating refracted light. This results in sharper, more accurate color images even in a brightly lit room.
Brighter images, accurate colors
Another way that the PDP-5060HD creates brighter, truer colors is its Deep Encased Cell Structure, which isolates each plasma cell in its own four-walled housing. This allows the plasma to use more phosphor in each cell without allowing light — and color — to escape into neighboring cells. It's more efficient, but more importantly it creates brighter images and truer colors.
Natural images in films
We think that films should look like what the director originally captured on film. But unfortunately, when they're transferred from film to DVD, films often lose something in the process. That “something” is their unique, natural imagery, and that's why our Advanced PureCinema™, with 3:3 pulldown at 72 Hz, is important. It faithfully and accurately restores that original film-like look to movies on DVD (and yes, even on videotape).
ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND CONVENIENCE
The PDP-5060HD is comprised of the ultra-slim panel itself and a separate media receiver, which are connected with just one digital interface cable. The media receiver offers full connectivity to your audio/video source components and computer, and provides some important convenience features as well. Plus, it can be stored in a cabinet for a clean, uncluttered look in your TV room.
Easy access to entertainment
The media receiver is equipped with dual NTSC (standard TV) tuners and one ATSC (high-definition TV) tuner, for receiving over-the-air broadcasts. (Why two NTSC tuners? So you can watch two standard-TV programs at once, using Picture in Picture.) Cable TV subscribers can utilize a CableCARD™ to receive NTSC and ATSC broadcasts instead of using a traditional cable set-top box — just insert the CableCARD provided by your cable company into the slot provided on the media receiver.
Find and program your favorite shows
The media receiver also provides the TV Guide On Screen® Interactive Program Guide, to help you find your favorite shows. It even lets you program what you want to watch for the coming eight days — a really handy feature that's included at no cost to you.
HDMI terminals: versatile, powerful, simple
In addition to a full set of A/V and computer inputs and outputs, the media receiver includes two HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals. These terminals enable direct digital input of video and audio signals using just one HDMI cable, for example from your DVD player or cable box. HDMI provides a straight path from point A to point B and the signal remains in a pure, digital state. The result: completely “lossless” transmission that delivers exceptional image and sound quality compared to conventional connection types.
Pioneer is famous for great sound quality and it's integrated into our plasma panels.
Matching speakers included
For those who want impressive sound but like to keep things simple, the PDP-5060HD includes two speakers that attach to the panel (they can be detached as well). To give you another sound option, a subwoofer output is provided for adding a sub.
Three surround modes
SRS® TruSurround® features three surround modes to deliver true-to-life reproduction of sound. Sound Retrieval System derives natural 3D sound from any two-speaker system — such as this one. SRS TruBass® delivers rich bass and improves dynamics. And SRS FOCUS™ positions the height of the sound stage for an optimal listening experience.
The PDP-5060HD is covered by the Pioneer one-year limited warranty.
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