Pioneer SDP50A5K 50" TV Rear Projection

SDP50A5K 50" TV

User Reviews (3)

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Scott   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 15, 2001]
Strength:

Picture is outstanding and I enjoy the available 9-point user adjustable convergence. Very good linearity both vertically and horizontally. Good focus even at the edges of the picture. Standard broadcasts look very good. Accurate color. Many inputs for DVD, SVHS, Satellite, etc.

Weakness:

Remote control doesn't light up. Sound quality is good but no bass/treble adjustments.

The Pioneer SD-50A5-K's strongest point is that the picture doesn't fall on it's face when switch to a standard broadcast. We looked at many sets and found that when we asked the Dealer to switch all the Projection sets to a local network, they said no. "we show their picture ability on a laserdisc source. So we did it ourselves. The Pioneer really stood out. Not only was it's picture very sharp, the brightness was almost overwhelming in comparison. We backed the contrast and brightness way down. The Dealer only carried the 55" version and we wanted the 50" so went elsewhere, a family owner shop. The best. Any larger set in our home would require one to move their eyes around to see the whole picture which is quite fatiguing. This set comes with a protective glare screen. The TV is vary narrow, I believe around 24". It doesn't use any line doublers from what I can tell. Hook up a DVD player or Satellite and even a more phenomenal picture. The sound is probaly the weakest link of the set. No worse than the others but not great. I think those serious about the audio piece use an external system anyway. We have people comment frequently that their new Projection set doesn't look that good. Our's is going on 3 years old. Perfect. Like a local Dealer told me "we would carry them if we could get enough of them to sell". Instead, we sell the mass-produced Sony and Toshiba's.

Similar Products Used: Had a Diamond-line Mitsubishi that I had the factory take back.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Steve Nissen   Casual Listener [Jul 12, 2001]
Strength:

This TV has an outstanding picture. I looked at projection TV's for a long time before I purchased this model. I could not find a projection TV with a better picture than this model.

Weakness:

The TV has a plastic shield in front of the screen which cannot be removed and causes glare when a room is lit. Essentially, you can see a mirror image of yourself watching TV. The picture in picture function was a little disappointing to me. Antenna B cannot be chosen PIP input. Therefore, if I want to use PIP I have to have my VCR on at all times. Another weakness is the fact that there are only wheels on only one end of the TV.

All in all a great TV despite the weaknesses I listed. The picture is just outstanding. I rank this as one of the best purchases I have ever made as far as quality.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Jim Robinet   Casual Listener [Oct 04, 2000]
Strength:

Very good picture,Great sound

Weakness:

screen saver glare,

This T.V. was more expansive than other T.V's the same size but in the showroom the T.V was sitting next to other T.V's of the same size(R.C.A,Toshiba,Hitachi)and the picture quality was far superior to the other one sitting next to it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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