Pioneer Elite PRO-1000HD

Year released: 2000

Just Blaze: "I got my first flat screen TV in 2000, it was the Pioneer Elite. It was the best you can buy. It cost $12,000 at the time. It had the best plasma color out of any TV at the time. The colors were so rich, the blacks were so natural black as opposed to the washed out grey-black you're used to seeing, but also the frame of it was like a picture frame. It was a black lacquer piano-finished frame, so you could easily hang on your wall and people would think it was a picture frame. Pioneer did two runs of that TV and that was it. They never made another TV like it again."