Originally Posted by Opermann
I grabbed a 500M and could not be happier. It is a stunning display. Unless you're willing to wait for OLED to mature in 4 years, I highly recommend picking up one of the few remaining Pioneer plasmas. Some Best Buy Magnolia stores have the 50" 101FD Elite monitor in stock. If you need the additional size, the 60" models are the 6020, 111FD and 151FD. These are harder to find.
Pro-111FD is actually a 50" display. If anyone cares, here is the Pioneer 2009 (9th Generation) model breakdown. AFAIK production stopped in the summer of 2009. 5020FD and 6020FD - "regular" 50" and 60" Kuro TVs (with speakers, stand, Off- the-air tuner, 1 year warranty, around 4" thick). Pro-101FD and Pro 141FD - "Elite Signature" Kuro 50" and 60"monitors (no speakers, stand or tuner, 2 year warranty, 2" thick) Pro-111FD and Pro-151FD - "Elite" Kuro 50" and 60" TVs (with speakers, stand, OTA tuner, 2 year warranty, 4" thick) KRP-500M and KRP-600M - 50" and 60" Kuro Reference Panels. AFAIK designed for custom installer market and not sold in Best Buy/Magnolia. Believed to be very similar if not identical to the "Elite Signature" models above. 1 year warranty, 2 HDMI inputs instead of 4 on Elite, ISF mode disabled in software on North American models though could be re-enabled with a patch. No speakers, stand or OTA tuner. 2" thick. The whole US probably only has a few dozen models left at retail of all the models combined.