Price (RRP): $5,499
One of the issues with past plasma screens was the reproduction of crisp and dark blacks. The PDP-436HD features Pioneer’s Pure Vision Black Panel technology which improves the black response, and the high 3000:1 contrast ratio ensures that whites and colours are bright.
Another of Pioneer’s trademark features is free installation. When you buy the screen a technician will come out to your home and install the screen properly, as well as hooking it up to the rest of your equipment. This is a great idea if you want to guarantee that you’re screen is set up properly and you’re getting the most from it.
The PDP-436HD doesn’t include a high-definition tuner though, so you’ll need to invest in a set-top box as well.