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Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV - PRO-111FD

Abt Model: PRO111FD | UPC Code: 012562887111
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Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV, Model PRO111FD

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The new line of Pioneer ELITE KURO 1080p televisions offers an unequaled entertainment experience. Industry-leading black levels have surpassed the previous generation for a pristine picture with richer colors, incredible detail and the added dimension synonymous with the KURO name.

Key Features:

  • High-Definition 1080p Resolution (1920 x 1080p)
  • 50" Diagonal Class / 16:9 Wide-Screen Aspect Ratio (49.85" Screen)
  • 1080 Progressive Image Reproduction with ability to accept 480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / and TRUE 1080p 24fps signals
  • New Deeper, Intense Blacks for Unmatched Contrast (5x Previous Generation)
  • New Thinner Cosmetic Design with Elegant Acrylic Bezel
  • Ability to Fine-tune Multiple Picture & Video Settings
  • 4 Independent HDMI® 1.3 Inputs
  • Home Media Gallery Home Network Connectivity
  • Anti-reflective Filter
  • Subwoofer Output

Features:

Technology

  • Exclusive cell structure with crystal emissive layer for a more intense black with added detail
  • Elite Color Filter for enhanced contrast in bright environments
  • ASIC video processing and scaling for the ultimate in Standard Definition and High-Definition video performance
  • Detachable side speakers with fully integrated digital amplifier for pristine clarity and accuracy of sound

General

  • Optimum Mode. Automatically analyses and adjusts audio and video settings according to specific room light conditions and type of light and color. Program content is also monitored and finely adjusted so movies, sports and news are all faithfully reproduced. Includes OSD with status
  • External Color Sensor
  • Room Light Sensor for automatic picture adjustment
  • PureCinema Smooth Film Motion mode to eliminate motion jutter in 3:2 Pulldown (60Hz) providing natural even playback of content created on film
  • 4 Independent HDMI 1.3 inputs with HDMI-CEC control and the ability to accept 1080p 24/60Hz signal
  • Standard 3:2 (60Hz) and Advanced PureCinema with 3:3 Pulldown (72Hz) for accurate playback of film content
  • Fully integrated ATSC and NTSC Tuner with Clear QAM
  • Home Media Gallery – offering a multimedia experience to enjoy movies, music and photos through an existing home network or USB memory device
  • ISFccc Calibration Ready for professional customization of plasma picture according to personal preferences for contrast, tint, color as well as room conditions for both day and nighttime viewing
    • Independent Gamma Control (R / G / B) for heightened color calibration
  • V-Chip Parental Control
  • Remote Control – Illuminated / Preset Mode / Learning Mode
  • Advanced Redesigned GUI

Picture

  • A/V Selection Memory – 10 options for viewing preferences: Optimum / Performance / Sports / Movie / PURE / Game / Standard / ISF-Day / ISF-Night / ISF-Auto (PC input: only Standard)
  • Aspect Ratio Control – 9 positions: Auto* / Full / “Dot by Dot” / Zoom* / Cinema* / 4:3 / Wide* (only for SD) / Wide1* (only for HD) / Wide2* (only for HD)
    • *Except PC signal
  • Advanced Picture-in-Picture (4 positions), Picture-side-Picture for use with Home Media Gallery & Broadcast and Still Picture capability
  • After-Image Reduction Function
    • Orbiter (Off / Mode 1 / Mode 2)
    • Auto Size (Off/ Natural / Wide-Zoom)
    • Side Mask Detection (Mode 1 – for black side masks / Mode 2 – for black & illustrated side masks)
    • Side Mask Brightness Sync (Fixed / Auto)
    • Video Pattern (White Bar)
  • Game Control Preference (AV Selection: only Game) (Off / On)
  • Fine Tune Setting for ultimate picture control of color temperature, noise reduction and color management
  • Intelligent Mode (Off / Mode 1 / Mode 2)
  • Room Light Sensor & New External Color Sensor (Off / Mode 1 / Mode 2)

Home Media Gallery

  • IP Network Compatibility Designed to DLNA Guidelines
    Enables a link with a networked PC to share content via Ethernet connection, including movies (even HD movie content), music and photos
  • Microsoft PlaysForSure™ Protected Content
    No-hassle playback of Microsoft PlaysForSure audio or video content downloaded from the web and stored on personal computers, via an existing home network system
  • Supported Formats
    • Video: WMV9, MPEG1, MPEG2-PS, MPEG2-TS, MPEG4 (SP/ASP), MPEG4 (H.264/AVC)
    • Audio: WMA9, MP3, Linear PCM (WAV), HE-AAC, MPEG-4 AAC
    • Photos: JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP

Video Processing

  • Picture Detail Settings* – DRE Picture (Off / High / Mid / Low), Black Level (Off / On), ACL (Off / On), Enhancer Mode (1 / 2 / 3), Gamma (1 / 2 / 3)
  • Color Temperature Adjustment – 5 settings (High / Mid-High / Mid / Mid-Low / Low)
  • Color Temperature Manual Adjustment Color Management
  • Color Space (1 / 2)
  • Noise Reduction Settings – 3 DNR (Off / High / Mid / Low), Field NR (Off / High / Mid / Low), Block NR (Off / On), Mosquito NR (Off / On), Tuner NR (Off / On – for each channel)
  • 3 DYC (Off / High / Mid / Low)
  • I-P Mode (1 / 2 / 3)
  • CTI – Color Transient Improver (On / Off)

Inputs / Outputs

  • HDMI 1.3 (w/PC support, 2 w/analog audio): 4
  • Component: 1
  • Composite: 3
  • S-Video: 1
  • Antenna: 1
  • USB (Mass Storage Class): 1
  • PC: 1
  • LAN (10/100 Base-T - Ethernet): 1
  • Optical Digital Audio (Dolby Digital/PCM): 1
  • Audio LR: 1
  • Subwoofer: 1
  • SR: 1
  • IR Repeater Headphone: 1

Sound

  • 18-Watt Stereo Digital Amplifier w/TruBass 2-Way Stereo Speakers
  • SRS® WOW HD / SRS FOCUS / SRS TruBass / SRS Definition

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit
    • Width: 48-17/32"
    • Height: 28-15/32"
    • Depth: 3-21/32"
  • With Speakers
    • Width: 56-7/8"
    • Height: 28-15/32"
    • Depth: 3-21/32"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 74 lbs 5 oz
  • With Speakers: 88 lbs
  • Shipping: 115 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    One year parts and labor

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size50"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080p
Speaker Power18 w
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Input ConnectorsAntenna, Audio LR: 1, Component (Y/Pb/Pr) 1, Composite: 3, HDMI, HDMI 1.3 (w/PC support, 2 w/analog audio): 4, HDMI 1.3 input, IR repeater headphone, lan (10/100 base-t - ethernet), SR, subwoofer: 1, S-Video: 1
Output ConnectorsAntenna: 1, Audio L/R: 1, component: 1, composite: 3, Headphone output: 1, LAN (10/100 Base-t - Ethernet): 1, Optical Digital Audio out: 1, SR, Subwoofer output: 1, S-Video: 1
Width (inches)56.875
Height (inches)28.46
Panel Depth (inches)3.65
  

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Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Great picture quality (8)
  • Easy to setup (7)
  • Simple controls (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (7)
    • Movies (5)
    • Wall mounting (4)
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    5.0

    Top notch picture

    By MCIP4

    from Troy, NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup
    • Great Picture
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

      I purchased this to replace a Sony KDL-52XBR6 that I was unhappy with.
      WOW!! It's like night and day. The picture on the Pioneer blows the Sony away. Worth every dime.

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      4.0

      Awesome TV - Watch Out for Buzzing Thoug

      By T.J.

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Great Picture
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Some Buzz More Than Other

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Professional
      • Wall Mounting

      Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

      Great picture with the deepest blacks of any flat panel out there. Just be aware that although all plasma panels buzz, with the Pioneers, some buzz more than others, and it can be quite distracting.

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      5.0

      The best in the business

      By Irish95

      from Libertyville,Illinois

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Great Picture
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies
        • Wall Mounting

        Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

        All the reviews that rated this TV as the best were correct. Last years model, the 110, was rated product of the year by some publications, and now the 111 wins the award again. What more needs to be said.

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        5.0

        Best TV Hands Down

        By Joe Johnson

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Casual User

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Great Picture
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

          This Easily the best HDTV ever made. Forget the Mitsu Laservue, I saw it at ABT in person. The Kuro is alot better. Sadly Pioneer will stop making these March 010. So you better get on this TV this year! No tv can match the picture quality of the 9G Kuro. The black levels are insane my a950 looks like a 3 year old tv next to the elite. Its pretty sad actually that the a950 cost me more money too. Get this TV if you can.

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          5.0

          Crystal clear

          By Chris

          from Lillington, NC

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fast Setup
          • Great Picture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies
            • Wall Mounting

            Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

            Awsome picture. The setup is quick and easy and the set's automatic settings look great. There are also a slew of manual user settings for those video nuts.

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            5.0

            Phenomenal HDTV

            By CrazyElmo

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Fast Setup
            • Great Picture
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies

            Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

            Call me a spendthrift HDTV nut, if you will, but I own several sets covering almost all of the flavors of HDTV out there and this is the best Hi Def picture I have ever seen. If you have read all the reviews saying this is the best HDTV - believe them. If you have not read any of the reviews - Google "Pioneer Pro 111FD review", read them and then know they are telling you the truth.Pros: 1) as above. 2) I have this set installed in a room with one and a half walls-of-windows and the black level and anti-reflective screen are so great I have no trouble getting a satisfying picture when I use the "Optimum" setting. 3) Using settings found at the [@] (and searching for "The Official Pioneer 9G Kuro Settings/Issues Thread") at night or with window shades drawn results in a jaw-dropping picture.Cons: Price - but if you are fortunate enough to have the cash and are able to jump on the early 2009 price drop of 33% you will consider it a bargain.

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            5.0

            Perfect Plasma

            By simgar

            from Fort Rucker, AL

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Picture

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

                After researching for quite some time, I decided to spend the extra $ for this plasma. After a couple of weeks of using it I can't imagine using anything else. the dark levels are the best I've ever seen on a plasma or lcd. If you have the extra $, I'd highly recommend this plasma.

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                5.0

                The best television available today.

                By Gordon the HD fanatic.

                from Evanston, IL

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Fast Setup
                • Great Picture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Pioneer Elite KURO 50" Black Plasma HDTV:

                  Do not buy an HD TV without taking a long look at this one. It is more expensive than many alternatives, but none come close in terms of the quality of the picture. I am a Comcast subscriber and watch exclusively HD content on this set. The accuracy and richness of the color and the clarity of the picture are stunning and unrivaled. I've been watching my Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD for about three months now and am still amazed by the picture every time I turn it on. Note that regular low definition television looks better on a regular old low definition TV that it does on any HD TV, and this one is no exception.

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