It's been a while
since we heard about Pioneer's "world's
smallest" 50-inch 1080p plasma
at CEATAC 2005 (which was knocked down a couple of months later by Fujitsu &
Hitachi's 42-inch 1080p plasma
), but they may yet be the first company to actually get theirs on the market.
Pioneer's launching their PDP-5000EX 1080p Pure Vision Black 1080p set in June with component, composite, HDMI, and
HDCP DVI inputs. Of course there's no telling what it's going to set you back, but they just better hope Fujitsu &
Hitachi don't swoop in for the kill and release theirs first.