In the original Kuro, Pioneer reduced the idle luminance by
80 percent. In the latest Kuro prototype, they seem to have eliminated the
other 20 percent. Does that mean they are not priming the pixels at all? I
asked their head honcho for the US,
and he said he didn't know. The tech is so new, he's not sure how it works. But
it may work fundamentally differently than any other plasma TV.