TD Tips: Really expensive dream Christmas gifts – money no object


We’re sick of the credit crunch. In fact, I’m not going to mention it again in this post.

Christmas is about spending flipping great wads of cash on getting the wrong presents for your loved ones who then pretend to really like what you got them before shoving it in the cupboard or having the balls to ask you for the receipt.

If someone has offered you a bottomless purse for your gift this year, or you are a very rich but, until now, silent benefactor of either Gary, Andy, Duncan or me then here are a few ideas of what to get…

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


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…

Pioneer unveils KURO plasma TVs promising deeper black levels than ever before


Pioneer has taken the wrappers off its new KURO plasma TV range, with a promise that the tellies will display 80% deeper black levels than their rivals (and so provide richer colours and sharper details).

The first two KURO TVs are 50 and 60 inches respectively, and will both be HD-ready 1080p models. What’s that? You want a suitably artsy quote? How about this: “In the art world, a plain white canvas represents a blank slate waiting for an artist to create,” says Pioneer’s Heidi Johnson-Cash. “In the world of television, a black screen is a similarly blank canvas ready for content to be displayed.”