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[HT] Sharp resurrects Elite TV Brand

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The Pioneer Elite Kuro plasmas were widely regarded as among the best HDTVs ever made. They were a high-end, premium-priced product. But though they wowed critics, they didn't sell enough for the line to survive. Two years ago Pioneer exited the TV business, though it continues to use the Elite brand for its higher-end audio components. Earlier this year Pioneer licensed the Elite name to Sharp for use as a TV brand, a logical move given that Sharp is Pioneer's largest shareholder. And so the LCD phoenix rises from the plasma ashes.

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These look amazing.

Let's hope for that steep of a price tag that Sharp has eliminated some of the nagging issues found in all LED's, like blooming. The display market had gotten stale recently without the Kuros around to push the picture quality envelope year after year.
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70inch LCD? only 8500? I'm down.
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Hmmm, I think everyone will be surprised if they live up to the Elite name but hopefully...
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I hope they throw some 3d in there. 70in 3D?
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My Parents have an old 60" Pioneer Elite Plasma TV and the pictures were truly amazing.
Edited by Nexus6 - 8/10/11 at 9:03pm
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Originally Posted by Conner;14538761 
70inch LCD? only 8500? I'm down.

I think the biggest WIN here is that Sharp is throwing down some serious R & D cash at these high end displays. This stuff usually trickles down into more affordable models eventually.

Our current displays are still plagued by the same issues they've had for years.


...and yes, it's 3D capable lol.
post #7 of 35
My samsung d7000 is better.
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher;14538738 
These look amazing.
What, the casing looks amazing? They LOOK like every other HDTV on the market, they just happen to say elite on them
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post #9 of 35
Woohoo, the legendary TV name is back in business! Even though the last Kuro models are a few years old, today's models (Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Sony etc.) still can't keep up with them.

They did sell their technology to Panasonic though when they went out of business, so that may create a few hurdles to overcome on their part, now that they're trying to start up again.
    
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wheee.gif Let's just hope Sharp makes them Elite.
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