Pioneer Purevison Plasma Television
Purevision plasma tv's feature Pioneer’s exclusive Pure Drive II and
ACE IV technologies. You can see these technologies fully described
here. Pioneer’s Pure Drive II maintains a 100% digital pathway for
digital sources, like HD satellite and cable TV, and other HD sources
like BluRay and
HD DVD players. ACE IV works with the Crystal Emissive Layer in
the glass to “reduce the visual steps between colors”. This is
important because the human eye is incredibly accurate in
differentiating subtle differences in hue. Traditional CRTs are analog
technologies, meaning that they are capable of producing very smooth
transitions in color, where digital technologies haven’t been able to.
ACE IV provides for smoother transitions between colors, offering you
the best of both worlds – digital color accuracy and the smoothest
transitions between colors possible.
Pure Color Filter II - it's not just a glass panel
The front panels
of Pioneer Purevision plasma Tvs are optical grade glass, meaning
they’ve been manufactured with extraordinary care and precision to
minimize distortion and enhance certain optical qualities. Because of
the precise machining, contrast between colors is enhanced by
improving color separation and accuracy. Pioneer’s Pure Color Filter
II also reduces ambient light reflections. As a result, Pioneer
plasmas actually outperform CRT displays in color reproduction.
provides for the most seamless transition between film based material
and video playback possible. Film is based on 24 frames per second,
where a video display works on 30 frames, or 60 fields. To show the
movie, frames have to be dropped; removed from the program. This
results in “judder” a stuttering, unnatural look to movement. Pioneer
developed a special circuit that creates 3 copies of each frame of the
source material, for a total of 72 frames per second (72Hz), which
synchronizes perfectly with film frame rates. Film based material from
any source will match the smooth natural look you’d see in a theater.
You're ready for cable
Included in the
integrated media receiver is a QAM Cable Card Tuner (known as Digital
Cable Ready or DCR). Essentially this means that you can rent a cable
card from your local HD cable company, and install this card into the
plasma – no more HD cable box. The drawback with using this tuner has
nothing at all to do with the tuner – your HD digital cable provider
may offer external tuner boxes loaded with handy features, like
multiple HD tuners, for HD PIP, and HD DVRs. The current generation of
QAM tuners don’t support some of the better features of using the box
either, like Video on Demand and Pay per View.
media receiver also contains ATSC and NTSC tuners as well, for local
off air HD and SD programming, respectively.
Purevision Plasma displays feature one of the best jack packs
– 2 ports (the new 4280HD and 5080HD have 4 HDMI ports)
HDMI is the
connection of the future. Built for fully digital transmission of HD
broadcasts, audio and video, it features two way capability for the
next generation of interactivity in HD content.
be considered analog HD. Appropriate for high quality transmission
of HD video. Does not support two way communication. Suitable for
DVD players, game consoles and HD cable and satellite boxes.
– 3 ports
– 2 ports
S-VHS, separates luma and chroma in a standard NTSC signal,
resulting in improved image quality over composite NTSC.
– 1 port
picture files from your PC to your plasma display. Included is a
versatile picture viewing program to create your own slideshow.
Plug your laptop, PC or HTPC into the 70HD series directly
Picture-in-Picture has been around for a while now, but the Pioneer
Purevision TVs take it a whole step further. Enabling you to combine
any form of input in either PiP or in a side-by-side configuration,
you can surf the net on your computer while watching a DVD or watch
two games filling half the screen each. Combine this with a dual HD
tuner PVR and the possibilities are staggering.