Pioneer Elite Pro-FHD1 Plasma: 50 Inches, 1080p

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We saw the Pioneer Elite Pro-FHD1 plasma display at CES way back in January, and now it's time for the 50-inch 1080p screen to ship, at long last. Last time we saw the thing, it had a crispy-critter-looking picture, with nice dark blacks and plenty of contrast, as well as some fine-looking 1080p resolution.


There's good reason for all that sharpitude, because Pioneer boasts this HDTV has the world's smallest plasma pixels, measuring just .576 millimeters across. Bring a fresh credit card, though, it will run you $10,000.

Pioneer PRO-FHD1 50 inch 1080p Plasma Ships [I4U News]


Well, it is 1080p...

Most 42" and 50" plasmas that support HDTV only support 720p natively, and downconvert 1080i video to 720p.

A native 1080p panel is actually surprisingly hard to find (I'm looking for a smaller LCD TV that supports 1080p - most only do 1366x768 or 1280x720 (720p) resolutions).

True 1080p is 1920x1080, and the best I can find is a 24" widescreen LCD monitor (1920x1600). The Dell 2407FPW looks like the thing I'm going to get in the end...