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Pioneer CEO says flat-panel biz to be O.K. through tough times

Pioneer has just opened its second retail location and the companies CEO doesn’t seemed worried even with the dismal fate of Circuit City and Tweeter. According to Masao Kawabata, Pioneer produ

Pioneer does the unthinkable and opens a 2nd retail location

With Circuit City and CompUSA’s woes, you would think that electronic makers would shy away from opening brick and mortar stores. Not Pioneer though, oh noes, the company is opening its second U

Pioneer's HDJ-2000 headphones would look great on you at Pacha

Let’s say your name is, I don’t know, Jonathan Peters or Jojo Flores or Armand Van Helden. As a DJ you need a pair of solid headphones, ones that not only sound good but look good. (It&#82

Pioneer ships the LX010BD Blu-ray HTIB to the UK

We all knew that eventually Blu-ray would hit the home theater in a box market and while the Pioneer LX010BD isn’t the first, it seems well equipped. For £2000 ($3,137 USD) British AV snobs wi

Jury: Samsung violated Pioneer's plasma TV patents, has to pay $59 million

A federal jury found yesterday that Samsung willfully infringed two of Pioneer’s patents covering plasma televisions. As such, the Korean electronics giant will have to cough up (“cough up”

Europe getting two new Limited Edition Pioneer Kuro plasmas

Pioneer is making two Limited Edition Kuro HDTVs available to lucky Euro A/V trash this Holiday season. It seems these editions are simply the KRP-500A with a different color bezel options. They spor

Three Pioneer Blu-ray players earn DivX cert.

DivX is making its way into more and more CE devices. Pioneer’s latest Blu-ray players couldn’t withstand the DivX invasion and the BDP-LX71, BDP-LX08 and BDP-51FD all earned the certifica

Pioneer's SE-CLX50 earphones have Flex Nozzles, for comfort!

The latest in earphone design, as seen in the Pioneer SE-CLX50? What the company calls Flex Nozzle, which allows the ‘phones to be moved about in several directions. Makes them more comfortable

Pioneer bringing LCDs to US in 2009

For the first time ever, Pioneer is going to start selling LCD TVs here in the States starting next year. This cames after years of battling the endless plasma verse LCD war. The two sets, already on

CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Pioneer BDP-09FD Elite Blu-ray player

Pioneer has one killer Blu-ray player on their hands. The BDP-09FD is a monster and thanks to the geeky venue that is CEDIA, the CE company had the player naked for all the world to peep. It’s s

None more black: Pioneer's Kuro Monitors

Let’s start with a quote: The Elite KURO Signature Series PRO-101FD (50-inch class) and PRO-141FD (60-inch class) monitors are now shipping for the suggested price of $5,500 and $7,000, respecti

Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD: Damn, Jimmy, this is the Elite sh*t

Now that Blu-Ray has five years to live, it’s important for CE manufacturers to pump out as much hardware as possible so that soon my son can bring me a BD disc and, while snickering grandly, wi

Pioneer architectural speakers blend into your foreclosed McMansion

Just in case you needed to spend a little more on our eventual economic downfall, here are some nice internal speakers from Pioneer that promise to blend into to your Deserted Island tan color scheme.

Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray player leaks out

Most AV guys will tell you that, currently, the best Blu-ray player on the market is the PS3. That reign is going to come smashing down when the Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD hits the market though. Simply p

Pioneer PDP-LX6090 plasma wins EISA award

Pioneer’s stunning PDP-LX6090 Kuro plasma was just recognized at EISA by winning “European Plasma-TV 2008-2009.” HD enthusiests have known for a while that the Kuro line of plasma

Forget holographs, how about 500GB Blu-ray

Pioneer announced plans for a 500GB 16 layer optical disc, only a month after it said it was developing a 400GB version. Oh, and the latest mammoth disc will have the same potential Blu-ray compatibil

Pioneer will have a Blu-Ray recorder by year’s end

Pioneer announced Tuesday that they plan to have a Blu-ray recorder out by the end of the year in Japan. They plan to accomplish this with help from Sharp, Pioneer’s top shareholder. This comes

Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD plasma HDTV reviewed

The HD Guru recently reviewed the 50-inch Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD and, after putting the $5,000 premium plasma through its paces, called it “simply the best” HDTV he’s ever tested. Why so g

Pioneer develops world's first 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity

Today Pioneer announced [JP] they – as the first company in the world – managed to develop a 16-layer optical disc with a capacity of 400 GB. In other words, each layer boasts the capacity

Sony to boost production of TVs with FED technology

Field Emission Technologies, a Sony affiliate, is preparing to mass-produce a new kind of flat panel starting 2009. Sony owns 37.8 percent of the company. The so-called FEDs (field emission displays)
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