43" PureVision HDTV-ready plasma TV system
Item #: 130PDP4330
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Original Price: $6,999.00
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Item #: 130PDP4330
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $6,999.00
Pioneer has been a leader in plasma screen performance for years. The PDP-4330HD is their 3rd-generation design, and the world's first "progressive display" high-definition plasma panel in the 42-43" size. Imagine movies and sports in crystal-clear HDTV viewed on an ultra-thin panel that can hang on the wall! (A separate HDTV tuner is required to receive HDTV broadcasts.)
Pioneer is one of only a handful of companies that actually manufactures its own plasma panels. Pioneer's latest panels are based on their breakthrough True Matrix Imaging design, which delivers nearly 60% greater brightness than Pioneer's previous plasma displays. The key? Pioneer's "Deep-Encased Cell Structure," which increases phosphor surface area, prevents leakage of light from one cell to the next, and packs cells so densely that the finest image details look crisp, clear and vibrant (click "More Photos" above for a microscopic look at this breakthough design). DVD movies look spectacular on this TV, and HDTV programs will actually give you that jaw-dropping sensation of looking through a window!
To maximize performance and versatility, Pioneer employs an outboard "Media Receiver" which functions as the TV's tuner (for analog NTSC signals) and A/V switching center, and also "scales" (converts) all incoming signals to match the panel's native resolution, to produce the best possible picture. The Media Receiver's wide variety of A/V inputs includes 2 wide-bandwidth component video inputs so you can connect both an HDTV tuner and a progressive-scan DVD player. A dual-wire "umbilical cord" connects the Media Receiver to the TV screen, so you get the cleanest-looking picture and the cleanest-looking installation. (You can keep the Media Receiver hidden if you prefer the infrared "eye" for the system's remote control is located on the lower right-front corner of the plasma panel.)
To accommodate a wide variety of video sources (and to reduce the chance of image burn-in), Pioneer has included several picture display modes: 4:3 for conventional analog signals; Wide to stretch the image to fill the entire screen; Full for widescreen material like HDTV broadcasts and "anamorphic" DVDs; and Zoom for ultra-wide movies. Other image-tweaking options include color temperature control and high/low black level. One very handy feature is the ability to create a custom picture preset for each of the TV's inputs.
The PDP-4330HD has a panel depth of just 3-7/8", leaving your placement options wide open. Use the supplied stand for a graceful look on a tabletop, or remove the stand for wall-mounting (hardware not included, see "Accessories"). The stereo speakers detach as well, so if you've already got a home theater system, you can save some wall space and just install the screen.
In the July/August 2002 issue of The Perfect Vision, reviewer Gary Merson praised this panel's groundbreaking design: "The Pioneer PDP-4330HD goes a long way toward fulfilling the promise of fantastic, flat, hang-on-the-wall high-definition television. It excels in color fidelity, brightness, and convenience."
FREE In-home delivery! Because of its large size, the PDP-4330HD will be delivered to any accessible room in your home. Delivery is available to physical addresses in the lower 48 states. (Sorry, no P.O. Boxes or freight forwarders.) Transit time is 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Extra charges may apply for delivery after business hours or on a weekend, or if the TV must be carried up more than 5 flights of stairs.
Note: Free return shipping not available with this model.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)|
|Screen Refresh Rate||---|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||---|
|Picture In Picture||2 Tuner|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||---|
|Total Video Inputs||5|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Composite Video Inputs||3|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||---|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||Not Given|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||Not Given|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||30-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||---|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||13-1/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||---|
|Stand Width (inches)||---|
|Weight with Stand||69.4 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||Not available|
|Wall Bracket Included||---|
True Matrix Imaging with Deep Encased Cell Structure: The unique Deep Encased Cell Structure maximizes phosphor surface area, prevents leakage of light from one cell to the next, and packs cells very densely. The result is nearly 60% greater brightness over previous Pioneer plasma displays for superior contrast.
Pure Color Filter: This innovation reduces unnecessary signal frequency components in red, green and blue reproduction and uses black stripes between plasma cells to absorb excess light. Contrast in bright surroundings is as much as 2.3 times greater than in previous models. Also, RGB processing has been improved to reproduce clearer, purer black. The results: maximum color fidelity, minimal excess reflection, more subtle tonal gradation and lifelike vitality in every image, even those viewed in bright daylight.
Advanced Continuous Emission Display Technology: Pioneer's Advanced Continuous Emission Display Technology offers the following benefits: no excessive reset discharges or video noise, minimal false contouring, deeper contrast, more subtle shading of gray, and rich, convincing reproduction of black.
Progressive Scan: The advanced progressive-scan processing doubles the density of HDTV signals, reproduces images that are more realistic and natural than those of any conventional TV, and eliminates flicker that would otherwise be apparent on such large, high-resolution displays.
PureCinema Technology: The PureCinema Technology accurately converts film-based images (DVD movies), which have different frame rates than television images, into accurate moving pictures for television while at the same time maintaining the original film frames. The result is a television image that is identical to the original film image and twice the resolution of a conventional analog TV.
Native Resolution: The PDP-4330HD has a display resolution of 1024 x 768. The component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480i and 480p, and will display them as 1024 x 768. The RGB input will accept 1080i and 540p, and will display them as 1024 x 768. All other input signals will also be displayed as 1024 x 768.
Multiscreen Functions: You can select one of the following multiscreen functions:
Favorite Channel: This function allows you to program 4 favorite channels in 4 different categories.
Screen Modes: You can select one of the following screen modes:
AV Modes: You can select one of the following AV modes:
Standard: for a highly defined image in a normally lit room
Dynamic: for a clear-cut image emphasizing high contrast for sports viewing
Movie: optimized for movies
Game: lowers image brightness for easier viewing
User: allows you to customize settings as desired; you can set the mode for each input source
SRS Sound Options: You can choose from the following SRS sound options:
SRS (Sound Retrieval System): creates a more natural sound, retrieving the spatial information from any stereo recording and restoring the original three-dimensional sound field
Focus: repositions a sound image from two speakers to a more optimal listening position or height without moving them
Focus + SRS: produces both SRS and Focus effects
Off: outputs the normal sound
Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Wall Mounting: You can mount this TV on the wall using one of the optional wall mount brackets.
Learning/Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of A/V components, including cable boxes, satellite receivers, DTV receivers, VCRs, DVD players, and LD players. In addition, this remote can learn infrared commands from remotes of other components.
System Connections: The display has a white DVI input and gray proprietary 20-pin input and the Media Receiver has a white DVI output and gray proprietary 20-pin output. The components are connected using the supplied System cable. The DVI connections are used to connect the display and Media Receiver only. You cannot connect a component with a DVI output to the display or to the Media Receiver.
PC Input: The Media Receiver has a separate PC input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. The 15-pin mini D-sub connecter, also known as a VGA connector, can connect to the monitor outputs of most personal computers, and the mini-jack audio input provides a connection to the PC's sound card.
RGB Input: The Media Receiver has a 15-pin mini D-sub RGB input, also known as a VGA connector, that allows you to connect a DTV receiver with an RGB output.
Note: The RGB input will accept 1080i and 540p.
SR Control: The Control In and Out jacks on the back of the Media Receiver allow you to connect this display to compatible Pioneer components.
RS-232C: The RS-232C terminal on the back of the Media Receiver is used in the factory setup and not for connecting external components.
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