Latest in Aquos

Image credit:

Pioneer officially ends in-house plasma production, Kuro LCDs coming soon

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Say goodbye to Kuro as we knew (and loved) it, as Pioneer officially announced that after panel production of the next series of models is complete, it's ending all in-house plasma panel production and will build HDTVs based on panels bought elsewhere. The source went unnamed pending a final agreement, but Panasonic will likely follow up the 42-inch it's providing with plasmas of up to 60-inches. Due this fall are Kuro-edition LCDs, combining Pioneer's ultra-thin speakers and exacting picture quality standards with screens built by Sharp (hopefully this time sans-banding issues) that should see release Europe first. Other businesses affected are car audio, DJ equipment and Blu-ray players, but by streamlining operations and working closely with Sharp, it expects a return to profitability in 2010. Fans of deep black levels and accurate color reproduction probably shouldn't be alone right now, take a look at the .pdf and let the healing process begin in the comments. You're among friends, you're strong, you will get through this.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles

Instagram cracks down on app that snoops on private profiles

View
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E straddles the world of EVs, SUVs and muscle cars

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E straddles the world of EVs, SUVs and muscle cars

View
HP rejects Xerox buyout offer, at least for now

HP rejects Xerox buyout offer, at least for now

View
Google Maps will help you discover cities by following Local Guides

Google Maps will help you discover cities by following Local Guides

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr