I totally agree it's a great strategy by Sharp.
The Kuro brand name may only have been around for two years but it's already embedded in the annals of TV legend.
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I would love a great big 50" plus kuro. My 42" is starting to look small these days when i was at the shops last weekend. I wonder if they will bother with 3d??
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The Elite site is up.......
$6000 for a 60in and $8500 for a 70in for a premium set. 60in at current exchange rate still cheaper than the first 42in i brought 9 years ago so not completely unobtainable. Will be Interesting to see how they handle any European versions it would have to be "Kuro" for Europe surely...... well it would be if i was in charge of marketing.
Yes, as reported here a couple of days back.
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That's quite a bold statement: “For the past two years we’ve worked toward designing a TV to carry the picture-quality DNA worthy of the Elite nameplate”
Bearing in mind that the Kuro achieved its success in plasma technology, while this is an LCD model.
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There were short-lived Kuro LCDs: they were launched at the 2008 CEATEC show in Japan, and used Sharp panels. In return, Pioneer developed sound systems for some upmarket Sharp TVs.
Covered in my show reports at the time.
Did these Pioneer LCD's (KRL Series) actually have any "Kuro" tech in them? I have read that is not possible as "Kuro Technology" is specific only to Plasma & not LCD. On the other hand I have also read that that Pioneer put the same processing as the Kuro Plasmas and developed a special black filter screen amongst other things! Some have stated that they are pretty much rebadged Sharp TV's much like the Kuro Projectors were a rebadge of the JVC ones apparently.
Yes, they used Pioneer's Pure Cinema processing, and had an additional high-contrast filter on the panel.
any reviews yet?
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The Pioneer archive for the LCD KRL series clearly states "KURO"
There were short-lived Kuro LCDs:
Did these Pioneer LCD's (KRL Series) actually have any "Kuro" tech in them? I have read that is not possible as "Kuro Technology" is specific only to Plasma & not LCD.
Hardly surprising, "Kuro" was Pioneer's name, they could have used it on a toaster if they'd wanted to.
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Thank you that is my point exactly.
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If they are the TVs in the background of Andrew's and your link - they definitely look impressive. Well, as much as you can tell from a picture.
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Actually I think looking at it again it was BB's link with the picture I was thinking of, not Andrew's.
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