Originally Posted by wildroamer
Frankly this whole "Buy a Pioneer Blu-ray and a Pioneer AVR if you really
want to get the best out of your Kuro!" sounds like so much blatant salesmanship/upselling I would frankly make sure any so-called expert who is trying to get you to bite on this doesn't have a vested interest in your wallet!
Nor would I buy anything
from someone spreading this "information" without laying my eyes on the result myself.
Here's a montage of info about matching the new Pioneer components I've gathered from AVS. I'm just the messenger, so you can take it for what it's worth...
Personally, I think it will help...particularly the settings on the new Pioneer Blu-ray players.
The new Pioneer players will have a "Pioneer PDP" mode (and other modes such as CRT, etc.)
"The new BD players, when set to Pioneer PDP output mode, sends data that takes full advantage of PDPs dither and virtual grayscale driving technique."
Now about the deep color feature with the new Pioneer Blu-ray players...
There is some debate if the higher bit color feature is more true to the signal or not, however from what I'm reading it seems to help when there's gradation of colors and show up as smooth looking as oppose to seeing lines (bands of color).
U need an avr with HDMI 1.3 plus Deep Color support. Not all 1.3 avrs support deep color (it doesn't have to). plus, as of now there are not 444 12bit src (apart from a few boutique video processors) so not really tested. Now with the pio planning 12 bit 444 output, we will see another wave of new receiver models that support this.
The new Pioneer receivers will have...
HDMI Deep Color / 30-bit / 36-bit 4:4:4 color depth / X.V. Color Support"