Pioneer KURO PDP-5080HD

84
Global
Score
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Plasma (50 inches)
Native resolution
Other

General

Type
Plasma (50 inches)
Native resolution
Other (1365, 768)

Picture

Aspect ratio
16:9

Video modes

Video formats
Array
Zoom / widescreen modes
Array
Pulldown modes
Array

Advanced picture

Picture features
Array

Media and connectivity

Digital media support
yes (2.0)

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Programmable) (AAA batteries)
RS-232 control
yes

Other features

Closed captioning
yes

Inputs

Video inputs (rear)
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, S-Video, VGA (1 inputs) (4 inputs) (v1.3) (2 inputs) (1 inputs) (1 inputs)
Video inputs (side)
Component, RCA / composite (1 inputs) (1 inputs)
Audio inputs
3.5mm stereo, RCA stereo (1 inputs) (2 inputs)

Tuners

Digital tuners
ATSC, CableCARD, QAM cable (M-Card)
Analog tuners
Array

Audio

Integrated speakers
Virtual surround