Pioneer Kuro PDP-5010FD 50-inch Plasma HDTV

The rumour around the block is that the Pioneer Kuro is one helluva TV. Adding to those rumours is S&V’s glowing review of this 50" 1080p bad boy. The TV has a lot going for it incuding great black levels and true 1080p24f support. For all of this and 4 HDMI inputs, you can expect to pay a healthy $4000 for this TV.


Waiting on the newest generation of Pioneer plasma TVs has become an annual ritual that I look forward to. As in past years, Pioneer’s latest and greatest 50-inch doesn’t disappoint. Quite the opposite, really: The Pioneer Kuro PDP-5010HD 50-inch plasma HDTV’s crisp high-def picture, clean upconversion of standard-def programs, cutting-edge video processing, and impressively deep, detailed shadows make it a serious pleasure for watching movies. If you’re the kind of person who values quality and performance as much as anything else, the 5010FD’s $4,000 street price — a small premium over LCDs of the same size — makes it the best flat-panel TV deal going.