The PRO-111FD offers a ton of picture adjustments, presented this year in a redesigned onscreen menu. The list begins with seven picture modes, including a newly revised Optimum picture mode that (in conjunction with light and color sensors on the front panel) can automatically adjust the picture to suit your viewing conditions. There are six color-temperature options, including a manual mode that lets you precisely adjust the white balance. In addition to gamma and advanced noise-reduction controls, Pioneer includes two color-space options (one more vivid, one more natural), plus a color management system to precisely adjust the six color points.
Pioneer also offers three different ways to convert 24p film sources for output on this display: the Standard mode applies traditional 3:2 to convert 24fps film to 30fps video; the Advance mode outputs 24fps to 72fps for a smoother, less juddery presentation; and the Smooth mode appears to do frame interpolation to present even smoother movement. Several features are available help prevent or counteract image retention, a common plasma concern. There are nine total aspect-ratio options for HD and SD sources, including a Dot by Dot mode to view 1080i / 1080p sources with no overscan.Read about the high points and the low points of the PRO-111FD plasma on Page 2.