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Pioneer Plasma PDP-5FDE series

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This fully integrated, high-definition compatible 43-inch plasma TV is used by Pioneer to clearly illustrate the advantages of plasma over LCD. In keeping with the vogue these days, there’s an extra bit of polish to the PDP-435FDE’s combination of a glossy black screen surround and silver trims that ensures that it is a gorgeous presence in your living room. There’s some design flexibility too, Pioneer includes a pair of matching black speakers that can be positioned either close to the screen or separat…

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This fully integrated, high-definition compatible 43-inch plasma TV is used by Pioneer to clearly illustrate the advantages of plasma over LCD. In keeping with the vogue these days, there’s an extra bit of polish to the PDP-435FDE’s combination of a glossy black screen surround and silver trims that ensures that it is a gorgeous presence in your living room. There’s some design flexibility too, Pioneer includes a pair of matching black speakers that can be positioned either close to the screen or separately for a more designer look. The accompanying remote is very well designed and laid out with its long, slender and easy-to-use form that also all the while mimics the high-end style of the TV itself. The beautifully constructed design of the Pioneer PDP436SXE features a future-proof specification, including integrated high-definition compatibility. Pioneer has used an entire range of state-of-the-art technologies to create images that have amazing depth, detail and color intensity across various sources.

Exceptional brightness levels, exceptional fine detail levels – particularly with high-definition or programme scan sources and vibrant and natural colour tones are highlights of this beauty. Contrast settings are not the best though and especially the blacks tend to look a dull grey. The PDP-43FDE’s audio quality benefits from a strikingly rich soundstage that has been created by a lovingly crafted balance between well-rounded treble, full but not over bearing bass, and an open mid-range. The front panel conceals a set of regular AV inputs that are easily accessible in case you would like to make temporary connections for devices like a camcorder or a games console. Connectivity however is limited to only four main slots.

The combination of the right price and excellent high-definition capabilities with great picture clarity makes the PDP-435FDE the most desirable screen among Pioneer’s latest range. In all, it is an excellent panel.

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