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Pioneer 8G 1080p Plasma TVs

Pioneer 8G 1080p Plasma TVs

Pioneer went back to the drawing board for their eighth-generation plasma monitors, and boy does it show. The new lineup of Pioneer 8G 1080p Plasmas (starting at $5000; Sept. 2007) sport an astounding 20,000:1 contrast ratio, new video processing hardware and software that dramatically improves the picture of non-HD content, a new color filter that improves performance in bright rooms, and a light sensor that adjusts the content color and brightness automatically. [via]

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