By David Ponce
HDTVs are really starting to kick into the mainstream, and people are paying attention. One of the most important specs to look at when shopping for a new HDTV is the contrast ratio: the deeper the blacks, the clearer and sharper all the other colors will look. So that’s why we’re excited to hear about Pioneer’s Project Kuro line of high quality flat screens that boast up to 20,000:1 contrast rations, and what they claim are “black levels that are 80% deeper than before”. This is true 20,000:1 contrast, not its puffy cousin “Dynamic contrast”.
The line will include 10 different models, with resolution ranges from 720p at 16,000:1 all the way up to 1080p at 20,000:1, and sizes ranging from 42 inches to 60 inches. No word yet on price, but the lower end models will hit market in June, while the 1080p should come out in September.