Pioneer Elite PRO-940HD Plasma HDTV & HP MediaSmart SLC3760N LCD HDTV:At A Glance: Pioneer

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Video: HDMI (2), component video (3), VGA (1), S-video (2), composite video (3), RF (2)
Audio: Stereo analog (6), miniplug (1)
Video: Composite video (1)
Audio: Optical digital (1), stereo analog (1), subwoofer (1)
Additional: Ethernet (1), USB (1), G-Link (1), CableCARD (1), RS-232 (1)

Type: Plasma
Screen Size (diagonal) 42 inches
Native Resolution / Aspect Ratio: 1,024 by 768 / 16:9
Half Life: 60,000 hours
Wall Mount or Stand Included?: Stand
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 26.75 x 40.94 x 10.75 (with stand)
26.75 x 40.94 x 4.5 (w/o stand)
Weight (pounds): 69.9 (with stand)
Price: $3,300

Ratings: Pioneer Elite PRO-940HD Plasma HDTV

Build Quality: 93
• Attractive gloss-black bezel and sturdy stand
• Incorporates media box into chassis

Value: 87
• Pioneer has lowered the price $1,000 from last year's model, but you still pay a premium for the Elite name and features

Features: 96
• Ample input options for HD content
• Optical digital and subwoofer outputs for the media feature
• 3:3 pulldown for smoother motion

Performance: 91
• Modest black level and light output
• Good color, detail, and processing
• Played all media files without incident

Ergonomics: 88
• Remote has dedicated source buttons, but not well designed for the media function
• Connections no longer housed in separate box

Overall Rating: 91
The Pioneer Elite PRO-940HD is a great TV for a light-controlled environment, rendering a natural image with solid color and detail. The Home Media Gallery is just one part of an excellent features package.

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Elite PRO-940HD Plasma HDTV, $3,300
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