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Old 06-01-2008, 18:49   #1
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Pioneer's Project Kuro: The 9mm thick, infinite contrast 50-inch plasma HDTV

Anyone seen this, Pioneer's Project Kuro, it's a 9mm thick, infinite contrast 50-inch plasma HDTV, thinner than an i-phone.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/p...trast-50-inch/

It won't be out this year, but wow.
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Old 06-01-2008, 18:55   #2
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Stupid calling a future project the same as it's current generation plasma's

Either way the 8G plasma I own now is 'almost' black, so will be fascinated to see how they can get it blacker and retain shadow detail, which is the only slight issue with my panel. It sometimes swaps black level for clarity, which is annoying.
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No doubt we are talking mortgage money for it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 18:59   #4
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I wouldn't pay a premium just for thinness anyway to be honest as I can see next to no benefit for it in comparison to today's sets. Cables will still make a mess behind it, rendering the few inches saved pointless anyway.

Why focus on depth? Weird.
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Old 06-01-2008, 19:01   #5
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I wonder if it has a composite input as i'd want to use it with my Ł30 Alba DVD Player.
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Old 06-01-2008, 19:04   #6
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Why focus on depth? Weird.
Probably for the same reasons you focus on girth.
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Old 06-01-2008, 19:05   #7
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If I had infinite $ I'd got for a really thin set, they look much better on a wall. It must be what all makers are aspiring too. Look how TV design has changed in the last decade. I suppose if you can afford that sort of money you'd pay a decorator to chase it all in as well..
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I'm sure I've seen a article where they are looking at trying to develop a roll up screen which you just slap on the wall.

Holographic TV has also been in R&D for years.
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Old 06-01-2008, 21:41   #9
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It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
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You know there are different levels of 'black' surely?
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Well.. Sometimes It goes flying right over......
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Watch Spinal Tap 3 times tonight as punishment/reward
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Haven't watched it in a long time!
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You'll be telling us there's no such thing as Dobly next!
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I'm watching it at +11 now **** off
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You know there are different levels of 'black' surely?
Nope, just ... BLACK, BLACK ...



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