Pioneer Unveils KURO Flat Panel Technology Concepts at 2008 CES

Jan 8, 2008
Nikkei Electronics Asia
Pioneer Unveils KURO Flat Panel Technology Concepts at 2008 CES: Ultra Thin 9mm Thick, Extreme Contrast
Pioneer Unveils KURO Flat Panel Technology Concepts at 2008 CES: Ultra Thin 9mm Thick, Extreme Contrast
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Pioneer Corp has unveiled Project KURO -- concepts for future plasma display technologies -- at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 7-10 in Las Vegas, the US.

The "extreme contrast" concept of Project KURO realizes the reproduction of absolute black, and the "advanced design" concept becomes what is claimed to be the world's thinnest 50-inch display at 9mm thick.

The extreme contrast concept is said to be the industry's first plasma that can achieve absolute black with no measurable light emitting from the display when reproducing black. Exploiting the advantages of self-emitting displays, Pioneer has reproduced absolute black by achieving zero-idling luminance in more than six million cells.