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Laserdisc pronounced dead in Japan

Laserdisc pronounced dead in Japan

Pioneer is finally letting go of its Laserdisc video format, declares cease production of the first commercially available optical disc storage medium for home video format since the late 80s. Yeah, seriously, I thought it was long obsolete, but apparently they’re still in production till now, offering CD/DVD/LD combo discs player and standalone LD player for as much as whopping $1000 a pop on company online store.

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Pioneer BDR-03J Blu-ray burner has 8x speed

Pioneer BDR-03J Blu-ray burner has 8x speed

If you're looking for a new Blu-ray burner to perhaps finally jump into the whole Blu-ray burning thing, then you might be interested in the Pioneer BDR-03J. This burner is capable of up to 8x speeds. Impressed yet?

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Pioneer KURO KRP-500A limited edition HDTVs in white & beige

Pioneer KURO KRP-500A limited edition HDTVs in white & beige

Discussions about the Pioneer KURO plasma HDTV range and color tends to be in hushed tones about the super-sets' class-leading picture quality.  Now it might be about how well they blend into your living room, with the announcement of limited edition white and beige versions of the 50-inch 1080p KRP-500A.

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Pioneer DVR-X162J DVD Burner is dustproof

Pioneer DVR-X162J DVD Burner is dustproof

Super durable tech products is not exactly a new thing. But I have to say, when I learned that the Pioneer DVR-X162J DVD Burner was dustproof, I paused for a moment. Since when was the ability to repel dust a feature? But it looks like this is a feature we can all appreciate, after all.

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Pioneer LX01BD HTIB Blu-Ray player gets official in Europe

Pioneer has formally introduced the LX01BD, a HTIB (Home Theater In a Box) with Blu-ray support in Europe market. Designed to complement its Kuro line of LCD and Plasma displays, the all-in-one package includes a 5.1 channel speakers in high gloss piano finish, remote control with LCD touch screen, BD player with profile 1.1 and a 400 watts audio and video processing unit.

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Pioneer Kuro KRL-32V HDTV unboxed

Pioneer Kuro KRL-32V HDTV unboxed

Anybody who's afraid of the dark would do well to keep out of the way of Pioneer's Kuro range of HDTVs.  Esteemed for their inky black levels, the huge display sizes have so far kept them out of most buyers' reach.  Now, with the advent of the KRL-32V - which, as its name suggests, is a more manageable 32-inches - there's the possibility of far more Kuro in our everyday lives.  CNET UK woke up to find a Pioneer Kuro KRL-32V on their doorstep, so they've done the only honorable thing and unboxed it for all to see.

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XM XMp3 satellite radio PMP: record 5 channels at once

XM XMp3 satellite radio PMP: record 5 channels at once

XM's upcoming portable digital satellite radio receiver, the XMp3, has turned up on Best Buy, complete with pricing and more details about the PMP's functionality.  Now confirmed as being made by Pioneer, the XMp3 will have access to up to 170 channels of XM satellite radio for $12.95 a month, together with MP3 and WMA playback.  Most interesting, however, is the XMp3's ability to record up to five different channels simultaneously.

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Pioneer Japan rolls out new EX series premium speaker system

Introduced couple years ago at CES, the Pioneer EX Loudspeaker Series is up for an update. Pioneer Japan announced the new EX series 8 premium speakers worldwide, with existing Technical Audio Device (TAD ) concept and technology.

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Pioneer Elite rolls out new reference series Blu-Ray player, BDP-09FD

Here goes another flagship Blu-ray player way out of my price range. Pioneer Electronics has rolled out a reference series Blu-ray player with industry’s most advanced audio/video components. The new Elite BDP-09FD features Blu-ray Bonusview and supports all HD audio codecs via bitstream or internal audio decoder. BD-Live is now a standard feature which was missing from their last line-up, BDP05FD and BPD51FD.

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Pioneer Kuro media-streaming tested: basic but functional

It’s not just Samsung that can do media streaming; Pioneer’s most-recent Kuro HDTVs, the PDP-6020FD and PDP-5020FD, are equipped with ethernet ports that, unlike those found on some of the new Samsungs, can actually funnel movies, music, and photos over your home network.  The televisions act as DLNA clients, and can receive content from Windows Media Player 11 or other compatible sources.  Crave had a chance for some hands-on time with the PDP-5020FD, and while the setup isn’t perfect they still seem pretty impressed.

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Pioneer Elite KURO $9k projector

As well as their new Elite BDP-05FD and BDP-51FD Blu-ray players, Pioneer have also announced a fresh projector for their high-end KURO range. The Elite KURO Projector continues Pioneer’s track record of incredibly deep black levels, and supports full 1080p high-definition. It also has the latest LCoS 1080p processor.

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Pioneer BDP-05FD & 51FD Blu-ray players announced

Pioneer have revealed their latest two Blu-ray players, the Elite BDP-05FD and BDP-51FD.  Both supporting BonusView extra disc content and 1080p True 24fps output, they have HDMI 1.3a ports, four Wolfson Professional Audio 12-bit digital-to-analog converters and the proprietary PureCinema Deinterlacer for upscaling standard definition DVDs.  The Elite BDP-05FD also has gold-plated connections and capacitative controls.

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