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    pioneer pullsout of consumer market !!

    Pioneer has announced that it wishes to primarily focus on car electronics, navigation and audio A/V products.
    In the future, Pioneer will concentrate its investments and commercial efforts on these fields as well as on pro-DJ products. As you may know, these are the domains in which Pioneer historically has always held a strong market position with top-class products. New product introductions will follow soon.

    This means that Pioneer will withdraw from the flat screen market, both plasma and LCD, by March 2010. We regret that we will no longer be able to offer these highly appreciated products in the future.

    Naturally we will continue to guarantee the reputable quality of our products. This also means that the after-sale service will be fully maintained so that all customers will be able to continue to benefit from the applicable Pioneer warranties. In other words, you can continue to count on Pioneer.

    We trust that you understand this decision. We thank you for your confidence in the Pioneer products.

    The Pioneer Team

    13 Comments

    The prices of Kuro's will shoot through the roof now!!

    sancho1983;4360665

    The prices of Kuro's will shoot through the roof now!!



    this has been on the cards for a while - the flat screen market is really aggressive, and they couldn't justify the market leading technology investment against a market which was becoming rapidly commoditised.

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    In before the claims that Plasma technology has failed and replaced by LCD!

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    guv;4376165

    In before the claims that Plasma technology has failed and replaced by … In before the claims that Plasma technology has failed and replaced by LCD!


    pioneer as rubbish panels , carp pictures, I want one of them monster tellys that sat in the corner of the room gathering dust :w00t:

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    dog_cop;4376218

    pioneer as rubbish panels , carp pictures, I want one of them monster … pioneer as rubbish panels , carp pictures, I want one of them monster tellys that sat in the corner of the room gathering dust :w00t:




    You're too late!!!:w00t:

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    guv;4376226

    You're too late!!!:w00t:


    oh .. damm so no point in buying a krp 500a:whistling:

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    dog_cop;4376243

    oh .. damm so no point in buying a krp 500a:whistling:



    Nope..... You need a good CRT...

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    guv;4376245

    Nope..... You need a good CRT...



    right then I am off out to buy this one told it was top of the line and better than lcd and plasma :x
    http://uk.gizmodo.com/sony%20trinitron.jpg

    dog_cop;4376254

    right then I am off out to buy this one told it was top of the line and … right then I am off out to buy this one told it was top of the line and better than lcd and plasma :x



    You may laugh, but you would get a better SD picture on that TV than on a new LCD/Plasma :w00t:

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    peodude;4376577

    You may laugh, but you would get a better SD picture on that TV than on a … You may laugh, but you would get a better SD picture on that TV than on a new LCD/Plasma :w00t:



    You're not wrong there!


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_syiX5-a2hQE/R3Kskq1-iYI/AAAAAAAABzE/2c7SaXPNato/s400/haha.png

    sancho1983;4360665

    The prices of Kuro's will shoot through the roof now!!



    I actually thought the opposite - people will shy away from Pioneer now

    sancho1983;4360665

    The prices of Kuro's will shoot through the roof now!!



    yeah, cause that's the laws of the electronics industry... old stock gains in value :roll:

    real shame to hear this news though.

    oilit;4376068

    this has been on the cards for a while - the flat screen market is really … this has been on the cards for a while - the flat screen market is really aggressive, and they couldn't justify the market leading technology investment against a market which was becoming rapidly commoditised.


    customers who would rather buy a product regardless of quality because its cheaper, imo lcd's arent a patch on plasma's (i have both), but then alot of people arent bothered (if they were asda and tesco wouldnt sell any tv's)...its a similar prob to the old betamax/vhs battle and hd-dvd/blu ray battle - the inferior product wins due to better support/harder sell
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