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Pioneer Kuro PDP-20FD

Best-in-class black levels and excellent all-around performance places the Pioneer PDP-5020FD near the top of the picture quality heap, but it will cost you.

By July 17, 2008

4 stars Editors' rating July 17, 2008

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Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-1FD

The Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD represents the pinnacle of flat-panel HDTV picture quality.

By September 29, 2008

5 stars Editors' rating September 29, 2008

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Panasonic's ZT60 plasma has the best picture ever

Five years after Pionner's Kuro and a few before OLED becomes mainstream, Panasonic's ZT60 plasma TV now owns the picture quality crown. But is it worth the extra cost?

May 20, 2013


Sharp Elite review: Overpriced, but best picture quality since Kuro

The overpriced Sharp Elite LED-based LCD produces the best overall picture quality of any TV we've reviewed since 2008.

By December 9, 2011


Will any 2011 TV best the 2008 Pioneer Kuro?

With the 2011 crop of HDTVs just around the corner, CNET examines whether any will beat the best TV of all time.

By February 22, 2011


Pioneer Kuro not returning to Australia

Pioneer Australia has announced that it will not be re-entering the television market and that the new line of Elite-branded panels announced for the US will not be available in Australia.

By January 30, 2011


Nokia N8 taking a pasting in our Greatest Gadget tournament, at the hands of the Pioneer Kuro TV

We weren't too keen on the Nokia N8, but we know lots of you love it. But now the N8 is being trounced in our Greatest Gadget tournament by the Pioneer Kuro TV. We get analysing...

By November 11, 2010


Why the Pioneer Kuro is the Greatest Gadget of the 21st Century

Ian Morris has watched many TVs in his time. Some might say too many. But only one TV impressed him enough to be considered for the title of Greatest Gadget of the 21st Century, and it was part of Pioneer's Kuro range.

By November 9, 2010


Long-term test: Long-time loving with the Pioneer Kuro PDP-LX5090

On 15 September 2008 we reviewed the Pioneer PDP-LX5090 and found it to be flipping marvellous -- several months on, it feels like a good time to review its long-term performance

By May 11, 2009


'Should I buy a Kuro before it's too late?': Ask the Editors

Having just reviewed the chief competition to Pioneer's well-regarded, and now-extinct, Kuro plasma TVs, CNET editor David Katzmaier recommends which one to buy.

By April 6, 2009