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50-inch ‘HD Ready 1080p’ KURO with Digital Terrestrial and Satellite Tuner (Separate Media Receiver)


Intense sight and sound, perfectly tuned.

IFA Design Award

Take your home entertainment experience into a new dimension. Delivering uncompromised quality, optimised performance and intelligent design, the KRP-500A will transform your living environment into a perfectly tuned space.

KURO means black in Japanese and black is at the very heart of the KURO concept. Blacker than ever, a KURO flat screen TV creates black tones of such depth and purity that every detail, every colour, every shade becomes brilliantly alive.

Just 64mm thin and with a separate media receiver, the KRP-500A is clean and contemporary in design; a centrepiece complementing almost any interior.

Wherever you install your KURO or whatever you plan to watch, you can be sure of perfect picture quality. The KRP-500A gives a wide selection of picture customisation options, so you can fine-tune the picture to exactly match your taste.

With its Enhanced Optimum Mode, the KRP-500A actively senses the light conditions and analyses the viewing content, ensuring that the picture you see is as perfect as it can be. In addition, the audio can be harmonised with the programme being watched. The KRP-500A comes with an extra colour sensor that measures the colour characteristics of ambient light to provide the picture optimum to your eye’s sensation.

The KRP-500A delivers flicker-free images in razor-sharp 1080p resolution. View films coming from Blu-ray in the original 24 frames per second – precisely the same rate at which they were originally filmed and mastered. What you see (and hear) is true to the original.

Equipped with an integrated analogue tuner, DVB-T tuner for digital terrestrial TV reception and a DVB-S/DVB-S2 tuner for receiving satellite signals, the KRP-500A is compliant with the EICTA ‘HDTV 1080p Minimum Requirements’ and supports MPEG-4 high definition decoding.

360 Degree ViewThe KRP-500A has 4 HDMI inputs that enable a quick and convenient connection to a broad range of source devices. Equipped for easy integration into your home network, the KRP-500A features a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified Home Media Gallery, enabling you to enjoy compressed audio files, photos and even high definition content from one or more connected media servers.

With KURO LINK and an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) easy operation is virtually guaranteed. KURO LINK allows you to access the main functions of all your compatible Pioneer
equipment with a single remote control.


Main FeaturesKRP-500A
Diagonal Screen Size50-inch / 127 cm
Full HD (HD Ready 1080p)Yes
Contrast RatioExtreme
CI SlotYes
SpeakersOptional high grade side speakers available
Home Media GalleryYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Electronic Programme GuideYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)1,233 x 723 x 64 mm
Screen Build & Picture QualityKRP-500A
Ultra Black PanelYes
Direct Colour Filter 3+Yes
Active Dynamic Range Expander (DRE)Yes
Intelligent ModeYes
Colour ManagementYes
Digital Flicker-FreeYes
3D Noise ReductionYes
Field Noise ReductionYes
Block Noise ReductionYes
Mosquito Noise ReductionYes
Analogue Tuner Noise ReductionYes
Picture-in-Picture Mode (PiP)Yes
Video SignalsPAL, SECAM, NTSC3.58, NTSC4.43. PAL60, HD
Sound OptionsSRS WOW HD, SRS (Surround), SRS FOCUS (Audio Orientation), SRS TruBass (Bass Boost), SRS Definition
Digital DVB-T TunerKRP-500A
DVB-T CompliantYes
ModulationCOFDM (2k / 8k)
Preset Channels999
Digital Satellite TunerKRP-500A
Preset Channels5000
LNB ControlDiSEqC1.0
Analogue TunerKRP-500A
Auto Channel PresetYes
Reception SystemPAL B/G, I, D/K - SECAM B/G, D/K, L, L')
Preset Channels99
Colour SensorYes
Connection terminalsKRP-500A
HDMI4 (rear: 3, front: 1)
Component Video In1
Digital Optical Audio Out1
RCA Audio Out1
PC Input1
Headphone Out1
Weight Media Receiver4,5 kg
Power Consumption Media Receiver (In use / Standby)52W / 0.4W
Power RequirementsAC220V-AC240V/50Hz
Main FeaturesKRP-500A
Screen TechnologyPlasma
HD Digital Film Direct 24Yes
Resolution (horizontal x vertical)1,920 x 1,080
TV TunerDigital DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-S2 and Analogue tuners integrated in separate media receiver
Input Terminals4 x HDMI, 1 x Component, 1 x RCA AV, 3 x Euro-SCART, 1 x PC, 1 x USB, 1 x Ethernet, 2 x CI Slots
Output Terminals1 x Optical, 1 x RCA Audio, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Subwoofer Out, 1 x Colour Sensor
Optimum ModeYes (Enhanced)
ISF Calibration ReadyYes
Multiscreen Options (PiP/PaP)Yes
Weight31,4 kg
Power Consumption (In use / Standby)388W / 0.3W
Screen Build & Picture QualityKRP-500A
Signal Processing Drive 2HDYes
Deep Waffle Rib StructureYes
i-CLEAR DriveYes
Dynamic HD ConverterYes
PAL 3D Y/C SeparationYes
Colour Temperature AdjustmentYes
Enhancer ModeYes
Digital CTI (Colour Transient Improvement)Yes
Dual Screen Mode (PaP)Yes
Still PictureYes
AV SelectionYes
Audio Output Power18 W + 18 W (1 kHz, 10%, 6Ω)
Tone Control Yes
Auto Volume ControlYes
Digital DVB-T TunerKRP-500A
Video decodingMPEG2 MP@ML, MPEG2 MP@HL, MPEG4 AVC
Audio DecodingMPEG1 Layer 1&2, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, HE-AAC v1
Digital Teletext (MHEG 5)Yes
Analogue TunerKRP-500A
Picture and Text (Dual Screen)Yes
Display Languages18 languages, including: Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian
Remote ControlPreset (TV, VCR, STB, DVD, DVR, BD)
i/o Link.AYes
SR+ Yes
Room Light SensorYes
Energy Save modeYes
Power Management (for PC)Yes
Connection terminalsKRP-500A
USB Input1 (version 2.0)
Subwoofer Out (variable)1
Common Interface Slot (CA Card)2 (terrestrial: 1, satellite: 1)
SR Control1
Antenna Terminal Terrestrial Tuner1
Antenna Terminal Satellite Tuner1
Dimensions Media Receiver (W x H x D)420 x 80 x 278 mm