Friday, December 9, 2011

Kuro beats Sharp Elite PRO-X5FD

The Sharp Elite is an LED backlit LCD panel available in both 60" (PRO-60X5FD) and 70" (PRO-70X5FD) sizes. The Sharp Elite is THX certified and it has 216+ LED local dimming zones. Back in January 2011 Sharp licensed Pioneer's "Elite" brand name which explains why the Elite logo on the bottom of the TV looks so familiar. CNET reviewed the Sharp Elite PRO-X5FD and compared its picture quality to the "legendary" 2008 Pioneer Kuro Elite. Here are some choice quotes from the review:

"The Kuro still produces a better picture overall"


"The only TV that's better is the long-discontinued Pioneer Kuro"


"You'll see better blacks from the Kuro"

CNET also said that the Sharp Elite's color accuracy fell short of the Kuro. It is amazing that 3+ years later no TV has matched the picture quality of the Kuro. Maybe 2012 will be the year that the Pioneer Kuro is bested? You can read the full CNET article here: