So I made the big HD step...

Thanks to the folks who responded to my survey. I finally made the choice to go High Def. You know there are a lot of parameters in chosing an HDTV. So went shopping and narrowed my choices to three. One Plasma, one LCD and one LED.

They were the Pioneer Kuro(Plasma), Sony XBR 5(LCD) and Samsung 81 series (LED). Luckily the Best Buy in my neighborhood set up one of their demo rooms with all three in them. Ohhh the bliss of that room. I want that room. But my budget so pick and get out soon.

So the ultimate winner was the Pioneer Kuro based on level of blackness but it was eliminated due the fact the is you want 1080P you must go for the 50 incher. My viewing space is not big enough to support something that large. Bye Bye Kuro. I really wanted to take you home.

Next up was the Samsung 81 series. Better black color reproduction by a hair. Not near the Kuro. But the price difference was astronomical.

The winner well the Sony XBR5. It was cheaper with a great picture but I was able to get one 400 bucks cheaper than Best Buy. Oh baby.

Next up the actual delivery and install experience.

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