Pioneer's PDP-5020HD And PDP-6020HD Plasma TV's Feature 5 Times Deeper Blacks Than 2007 Models
Still worried about the existence of Pioneer's KURO line after the company announced they were quitting the plasma biz? Remember they were only outsourcing panel production to Matsushita, and here's proof the KURO is alive and well. Yesterday Pioneer announced two new plasma KURO models, the 50-inch PDP-5020FD and the 60-inch PDP-6020FD. The company claims the new line has black levels 5 times deeper than their previous award-winning models from 2007, plus both feature 1080p resolution, six new sound settings specific to what you're watching, auto volume stabilization and SRS WOW HD technology that enhances mid to high frequency sound.
The new KURO's also display a little intelligence with the Optimum Mode, which monitors ambient lighting conditions and video sound, automatically adjusting the sets setting for optimum performance. It's a great feature for those who don't want to manually fiddle with six different sound settings and brightness controls. At only 3.7-inches thick, the 5020FD and 6020FD are 20% thinner than 2007's KURO lineup, and feature a new and improved user interface, Networked Media Home Gallery for multimedia playback from a PC or USB device, and both DLNA and Windows PlaysForSure compatibility.
Look for the new plasmas to hit shelves in June with the 5020FD setting you back $4000 and the 6020FD $5500.
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Posted by Justin Davey at May 8, 2008 12:00 PM