Pioneer's two limited edition 50" KURO plasmas – yours in "Pure White" and "Beige Grisé"

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Pure White and Beige Grise are the exciting names of two new colours Pioneer has invented to jazz up its KURO range of HD Ready plasmas a little. Pioneer’s home business product manager Jim Catcheside offered us the following explanation about why white and beige TVs are best…

“With these Limited Edition KURO TVs we want to offer our customers the opportunity to customise their viewing environment even further by harmonising their TV with their interior design. The minimalist White and luxurious Beige Grisé KUROs are an excellent means to express one’s individual taste and style.”

The KRP-500AW and KRP-500ABG both use Pioneer’s media receiver technology…

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Gary CutlackPioneer's two limited edition 50" KURO plasmas – yours in "Pure White" and "Beige Grisé"

Pioneer intros sleek, audiophile-friendly Series 8 speakers

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Pioneer has announced its new line of Series 8 audiophile-quality speakers, available in three models: S-81 floor-standing, S-81B-LR bookshelf, and S-81C centre speaker.

Created by an international team of acoustic engineers, they feature an advanced speaker unit construction including concentric tweeter/midrange driver, a tweeter made from titanium, and Harmonised Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method technology which can reproduce the very high frequencies found in high definition recordings…

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Andy MerrettPioneer intros sleek, audiophile-friendly Series 8 speakers

Pioneer on a roll, develops 500GB optical disc

pioneer_16layer_disc.jpgOnly last month we were heralding Pioneer’s development of a 400GB optical disc, and just a month later its researchers have popped on another four layers and 100GB of storage to create a half terabyte disc.

In actual fact, to be fair, Pioneer has simply confirmed the “viability” of such a disc, which may or may not exist in a laboratory somewhere. The company believes that the technology, based on the same techniques used to make current 25GB and 50GB Blu-ray discs, is easier and cheaper to produce than holographic discs…

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Andy MerrettPioneer on a roll, develops 500GB optical disc

Pioneer getting in on the Blu-ray burner scene – launching home recorders this year

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The TV specialist has been getting rather innovative recently, what with all its new LCD TVs, fancy discs and that pile of Blu-ray players it’s bringing our way – now Pioneer’s planning to launch home Blu-ray recorders as well.

Pioneer’s teaming up with Sharp to develop the devices, which already makes Blu-ray recorders of its own…

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Gary CutlackPioneer getting in on the Blu-ray burner scene – launching home recorders this year

Pioneer readies a frankly unnecessary FOUR new Blu-ray players for Europe

Someone high-up in Pioneer has decided Europe is ready to adopt Blu-ray. The company has today announced release dates for the BDP-LX91, BDP-LX08, BDP-LX71 and BDP-51FD for Europe. Yes, all four of them.

Each model is slightly different in some way. Although they’re all rocking the “anonymous black rectangle” design on the outside.

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They all do the “Full HD” standard 1080p24 and have “HDMI 12-Bit Deep Colour support,” along with 7.1 analogue sounds…

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Gary CutlackPioneer readies a frankly unnecessary FOUR new Blu-ray players for Europe

Pioneer launching premium Blu-ray players with full BonusView features

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Pioneer has announced two new Blu-ray players — the Elite BDP-05FD and Pioneer BDP-51FD — both offering “premium” features and with full BonusView functionality.

Both players feature HDMI 1.3a with 12-bit Deep Colour, 1080p output, 24fps film mode, Wolfson Digital Audio Converters, handling of all audio bitstream formats, decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and DTS HD Master (with a future firmware upgrade), 7.1-channel analogue output, and new graphical interface…

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Pioneer parties like it's 1999 with the DV-610AV DVD & SACD player

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All those who thought SACD was dead, raise your hand! All those who’ve never even heard of SACD, raise your hand!

I’m so disappointed in all of you.

By the looks of things, Pioneer is too, as they’ve just announced a new DVD/SACD player, that should be dropping mid-year. The DV-610AV features upscaling technology, plus plays content from SACD,…

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Katherine HannafordPioneer parties like it's 1999 with the DV-610AV DVD & SACD player