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Panasonic acquires KURO plasma technology

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As the annual report from Pioneer shows, Panasonic acquired Pioneer's KURO plasma technology and Pioneer's plasma patents.



The Pioneer Kuro plasma-TVs has set the standard for picture quality (good black & color levels).

Panasonic acquires KURO plasma technology
post #2 of 18
Bad news for Samsung.
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Originally Posted by DaMan1970 View Post

As the annual report from Pioneer shows, Panasonic acquired Pioneer's KURO plasma technology and Pioneer's plasma patents.

Where have you been? We've known about this for several months already - it's old news around here
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Originally Posted by optivity View Post

Bad news for Samsung.

Actually, it would be quite the opposite. The last company that marketed kuro failed and no longer makes flat panel plasmas. Samsung must be saying, bring it on

Anyway, the Samsung plasmas are excellent and have advantages in their own regard. I'm sure the scientist and engineers at Samsung are continuing refinement of plasma TVs in all areas.
post #5 of 18
Bad news for Samsung if Panasonic can add the Kuro sauce on the cheap.
post #6 of 18
Now if only Panasonic could buy Samsung's housing design department they'd be set.

It's always a matter of opinion but I think most would agree the Samsungs look much flashier than the Panasonic TVs. And while most of the tech snobs say that doesn't matter, remember Apple has made a fortune selling technology in a nice neat package (this comming from a Mac and Samsung TV owner).
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

Actually, it would be quite the opposite. The last company that marketed kuro failed and no longer makes flat panel plasmas. Samsung must be saying, bring it on

Anyway, the Samsung plasmas are excellent and have advantages in their own regard. I'm sure the scientist and engineers at Samsung are continuing refinement of plasma TVs in all areas.

Samsung has more on their technical plate that they need to address instead of getting into a tete-a-tete with Panasonic.

1. Samsung plasmas are more subject to IR than are Panasonic plasmas. I've even seen it happen on the 850 series.

2. Samsung LCDs and LEDs are notorious for their input lag when being used for gaming.

3. From what we've seen, Samsung TVs have a higher repair rate than Panasonic - one of the reasons CR loves Panny so much.
post #8 of 18
In general I think this news can't be bad. Hopefully Panasonic can incorporate some of this new tech to continue to provide us with better looking displays. Especially in the 60+ inch range.
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

Actually, it would be quite the opposite. The last company that marketed kuro failed and no longer makes flat panel plasmas. Samsung must be saying, bring it on

Anyway, the Samsung plasmas are excellent and have advantages in their own regard. I'm sure the scientist and engineers at Samsung are continuing refinement of plasma TVs in all areas.

Kuro failed not because of a bad product but because of their business inefficiencies. Also, the subject of Panasonic acquiring Kuro tech is already being discussed in another thread.
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

Actually, it would be quite the opposite. The last company that marketed kuro failed and no longer makes flat panel plasmas. Samsung must be saying, bring it on

Anyway, the Samsung plasmas are excellent and have advantages in their own regard. I'm sure the scientist and engineers at Samsung are continuing refinement of plasma TVs in all areas.

Pioneer didn't have the lower tier products that sell more volume to help off set the top tier products where as Pansonic does. It would be the same thing if Samsung tried to exist solely on their upper end sets as they would have likely failed also.

As for the scientists and engineers at Samsung don't they just steal patented information and use it?
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Originally Posted by [Irishman] View Post

Samsung has more on their technical plate that they need to address instead of getting into a tete-a-tete with Panasonic.



3. From what we've seen, Samsung TVs have a higher repair rate than Panasonic - one of the reasons CR loves Panny so much.

They love the Pannies so much so that they picked Samsung Plasmas as their best displays 2 years in a row. That's the kinda love I'm sure Panasonic appreciates
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Originally Posted by maxdog03 View Post

As for the scientists and engineers at Samsung don't they just steal patented information and use it?

Yup, they steal 'em and actually make that patented information work, as opposed to fantasy island patents that aren't ready for primetime and cost a fortune to implement!
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

They love the Pannies so much so that they picked Samsung Plasmas as their best displays 2 years in a row. That's the kinda love I'm sure Panasonic appreciates

Maybe it's those awesome remotes that CR puts such high value on.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

They love the Pannies so much so that they picked Samsung Plasmas as their best displays 2 years in a row. That's the kinda love I'm sure Panasonic appreciates

Didn't a certain someone convert from Pioneer to Panasonic recently?

Rumor has it he will be taking over Samsung too! muhwaha
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

Yup, they steal 'em and actually make that patented information work, as opposed to fantasy island patents that aren't ready for primetime and cost a fortune to implement!

You know what I get a kick out of you? You're exactly the person that you attack constantly in these forums. The only thing that's different is the name on the badge.

PS- they should have put back the buzz patent as it appears the Samsung engineers took it to a whole nether level.
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Originally Posted by maxdog03 View Post

It would be the same thing if Samsung tried to exist solely on their upper end sets as they would have likely failed also.

Some have said that Samsung's goal is to dominate the market and to drive everyone else out of it, so if that's the case would they even care how much money they'd lose in the short term? That is as long as they can avoid trade litigation and run their competitors out.

Once that's accomplished they can always drop Plasma for something more profitable to manufacture.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by discopaul View Post

Actually, it would be quite the opposite. The last company that marketed kuro failed and no longer makes flat panel plasmas. Samsung must be saying, bring it on

Anyway, the Samsung plasmas are excellent and have advantages in their own regard. I'm sure the scientist and engineers at Samsung are continuing refinement of plasma TVs in all areas.

only if they could refine that buzz issue and acknowledge there is one.
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Originally Posted by JonW747 View Post

Some have said that Samsung's goal is to dominate the market and to drive everyone else out of it, so if that's the case would they even care how much money they'd lose in the short term? That is as long as they can avoid trade litigation and run their competitors out.

Once that's accomplished they can always drop Plasma for something more profitable to manufacture.


"Some" say a lot of things that have no basis. Samsung dominating the television market and running everyone out will never happen.
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