|September 2005 - Custom Retailer Excite Award
The Elite PRO-1130HD has received an Excite award from Custom Retailer Magazine for excellence in Custom Installation Technologies and Products.
It's sharper and brighter. With blacker blacks than ever before and the most accurate colors possible. And yes, it's even thinner. This Elite 50” (Diagonal) high-def plasma panel is an absolute stunner, with sixth-generation technologies in glass and video processing, along with advanced connectivity and convenience features. Movies, games, and concerts will never be the same.
The key benefits of the PRO-1130HD are arranged in three categories:
A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL PICTURE
You won't be able to take your eyes off of it. The WXGA-resolution picture on this plasma is absolutely stunning in every way. Visit an Elite dealer and you'll see what we mean.
But what actually makes up a “great picture?” Here are some things to look for in the PRO-1130HD — and also (ahem) in our competitors' panels.
Blacker blacks, with sharper detail in dark scenes
We want you to see ALL the details in a movie, even in the darkest scenes. So, we inserted a Crystal Emissive Layer between the plasma glass and the individual light cells. This is a big advance in plasma technology, allowing each cell to be charged and discharged three times faster than before, for greater light emission. So, blacks are blacker, yet the lighter areas on the screen still maintain their true brightness values and don’t turn muddy or gray.
Also improving detail is our Advanced Continuous Emission (ACE) IV technology, which “smoothes out” the visual steps between levels of color. With this enhancement, the panel can instantly identify the type of content shown on-screen (fast vs. slow motion scenes, dark vs. light scenes, etc.) and dynamically adjust the grayscale to create optimum detail.
Pioneer's Active Dynamic Range Expander (DRE) is another way we've improved contrast in the PRO-1130HD. DRE constantly monitors the video signal and boosts white values only where needed — not across the entire picture, as with some panels. So, you get accurate, consistent contrast values.
Brilliant, lifelike colors
Reducing reflected light is critical to producing accurate color values. In the PRO-1130HD we've eliminated one layer of internal glass by instead using a First Surface Pure Color Filter. This optical-grade filter is actually bonded directly to the plasma glass, eliminating refracted light. This results in sharper, more accurate color images even in a brightly lit room.
Brighter images, truer colors
Another way that the PRO-1130HD creates brighter, truer colors is its Deep Encased Cell Structure, which isolates each plasma cell in its own four-walled housing. This allows the plasma to use more phosphor in each cell without allowing light — and color — to escape into neighboring cells. It's more efficient, but more importantly it creates brighter images and truer colors.
Natural images in films
When played at home, movies should look like what the director originally captured on film. But unfortunately, when they're transferred from film to DVD, films often lose something in the process. That “something” is their unique, natural imagery, and that's why our Advanced PureCinema™, with 3:3 pulldown at 72 Hz, is important. It faithfully and accurately restores that original film-like look to movies on DVD (and yes, even on videotape).
Ultimate picture quality for your plasma
The physical characteristics of your TV room can have a big effect on visual quality. To achieve the ultimate viewing experience, the Elite's ISF™ C3 capability allows your plasma panel to be optimized for the specific room environment it's in. As an optional service available through your Elite dealer, a professional calibrator can adjust your Elite plasma panel using ISF's exclusive C3 adjustment procedure, for optimum viewing in all kinds of viewing conditions.
ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND CONVENIENCE
The PRO-1130HD is comprised of the ultra-slim panel itself and a separate media receiver, connected with just one digital interface cable. The media receiver offers full connectivity to your audio/video source components and computer, and provides some important convenience features as well. Plus, it can be stored in a cabinet for a clean, uncluttered look in your TV room.
Easy access to entertainment
The media receiver is equipped with dual NTSC (standard TV) tuners and one ATSC (high-definition TV) tuner, for receiving over-the-air broadcasts. (Why two NTSC tuners? So you can watch two standard-TV programs at once, using Picture-in-Picture.) Cable TV subscribers can utilize a CableCARD™ to receive NTSC and ATSC broadcasts instead of using a traditional cable set-top box — just insert the CableCARD provided by your cable company into the slot provided on the media receiver.
Find and program your favorite shows
The media receiver also provides the TV Guide On Screen® Interactive Program Guide, to help you find your favorite shows. It even lets you program what you want to watch for the coming eight days — a really handy feature that's included at no cost to you.
View your digital photos — no computer required
The Elite-exclusive Home Gallery feature lets you view your digital photos on the plasma panel without using a computer. Just insert a PC card adapter into the media receiver's PC card slot, then insert your photo memory card into the adapter. Most memory cards are compatible. Home Gallery lets you rotate, scroll, zoom in and out of pictures, display thumbnails for easy navigation, and watch a slideshow.
HDMI® terminals: versatile, powerful, simple
In addition to a full set of A/V and computer ins and outs, the media receiver includes two HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals that enable direct digital input of video and audio signals using just one HDMI cable, for example from your DVD player or cable box. HDMI provides a straight path from point A to point B and the signal remains in a pure, uncompressed, digital state. The result: completely “lossless” transmission that delivers exceptional image and sound quality compared to conventional connection types.
Pioneer is famous for great sound quality, and it's built into our plasma panels.
Matching speakers included
For those who want impressive sound but like to keep things simple, the PRO-1130HD includes two speakers that attach to the panel (they can be detached as well). To give you another sound option, a subwoofer output is provided for adding a sub.
Three surround modes
SRS® TruSurround® features three surround modes to deliver true-to-life reproduction of sound. Sound Retrieval System derives natural 3D sound from any two-speaker system — such as this one. SRS TruBass® delivers rich bass and improves dynamics. And SRS FOCUS™ positions the height of the sound stage for an optimal listening experience.
A 2-year warranty
The PRO-1130HD is covered by the Elite two-year limited warranty
PIONEER, the PIONEER logo, the ELITE logo and PureVision are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
CableCARD™ is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
SRS, TruBass and FOCUS are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
ISF is a trademark of Imaging Science Foundation, INC