2008 PIONEER KURO
There are very few televisions that could realistically be considered ‘classics’. Flatscreen technology has moved so fast in the years since first plasma, and then LCD, began to replace hefty old CRT in the nation’s front rooms that even a high-performance model is a museum piece in a few years.
But while Pioneer’s Kuro can be bettered in a few ways by the best TVS 2016 has to offer, very few products in this list have generated the almost mythical status of Kuro. For almost the entirety of its production run, no rival could touch Kuro for black levels, for motion precision, for the almost uncanny naturalness of its images. When Pioneer announced the end of the Kuro line in 2010, the last remaining models in showrooms sold for well over list price.