Pioneer late on Friday upgraded its pro plasma line with the PDP-5000EX. Pioneer PDP-5000EX provides fine detail and accurate color for the entire range of high definition signals including 720p, 1080i and 1080p. The design signals the first 50-inch display in the US from Pioneer to manage a 1080p native resolution thanks to smaller cells and better light control: accordingly, the screen comes with DVI/HDMI inputs that support HDCP.
What separates it from most plasmas is its refresh rate of 72Hz, the combination of this speed with a cleaner and higher-contrast image is ideal for pro video editors. The Pioneer PDP-5000EX will be available this spring with pricing to be announced.