Excerpt: Pioneer Kuro models have been the best plasma TV models on the market for quite a while. They have the deepest black levels you can see in a plasma TV or any other type of HDTV for that matter. Because of these very deep black levels, the overall picture quality of Pioneer Kuro displays is exceptional. The side effect of having such deep black levels is a positive one: you get great contrast ratio and color reproduction and that means a superb picture.
Pros: Absolutely outstanding black levels and detail in dark areas. The black levels are very good even in well lit environments., Very good contrast., Great overall picture quality (even though base colors are not absolutely perfect)., Visible improvement in quality over its predecessor., Very good anti-reflective screen., Optimum Mode is a nice feature for the average user., Network connectivity and ability to play content from a computer or USB memory.
Cons: Fewer controls for fine tuning than its predecessor. The lack of color and temperature controls is the biggest minus for this plasma TV., Slightly inaccurate color reproduction for base colors. This is however very hard if not impossible to distinguish with naked eye when watching real content (movies, TV)., Probably the price, though to be honest I think PDP-5020FD it’s worth the money. The MSRP might scare some people because it’s pretty high compared to top of the ...
Pioneer KURO PDP-5020FD 50-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV Review
22 December 2008
Conclusion: Plasma technology continues to edge out LCD in the area of black level reproduction, and the Pioneer KURO continues to do blacks better than even the best competitive plasmas. Let's hope Pioneer continues to attain - or even to surpass - these levels of performance in the coming years, when they start using Panasonic panels.
Pros: Deep velvety blacks give images a near three-dimensional quality, Excellent detail with no digital haze or artifacts on 1080p sources, 72 Hz mode gives 24 FPS film sources a more natural film-like look without imparting an overly smooth video-like quality to moving images, "Optimum" mode will do a passable job in a variety of different lighting conditions (with some crushing of white and black detail), "Movie" mode nearly accurate right out of the box.
Cons: Pricy, Reds slightly inaccurate, Limited picture adjustments (and no color temperature adjustment), Remote control not easy to operate without looking at it
Summary: As the flagship plasma TV for Pioneer’s lineup, the Kuro is an ultra-elite, high-definition flat-screen that will probably only appeal to consumers who are willing to pay the price of admission. The brave bottomless-pocket few who are not turned away by Kuro’s sticker shock will find a beautiful TV, complete with one PC and four HDMI inputs, top picture quality and a balanced, all-around product.
Summary: 50-дюйм экран имеет собственное разрешение 1080p, но не способен принимать 1080p-сигнал через компонентный вход. Чтобы работать с полным разрешением, нужно подавать сигнал на HDMI-входы. Устройство отлично справляется с отображением видео со стандартным разрешением (SD), но при воспроизведении видео, изначально записанного в формате 24p (большинство фильмов и цифровое кино), наблюдались небольшие искажения, приводящие к появлению отвлекающих артефактов в виде...
Pros: Отличное качество воспроизведения HD-видео. Потрясающе высокая контрастность. Великолепное качество звука. Сетевые средства мультимедиа.
Cons: Искажения при воспроизведении видео стандартного разрешения (SD).