Eric Taub reports:
''Creating the sharpest television images depends on more than just having a lot of pixels. Video engineers agree that contrast - the ratio between the blackest black and the whitest white - is just as critical. Other things being equal, the higher the contrast ratio, the sharper the image.
In the black creation department, Pioneer is one of the leaders. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the company demonstrated a prototype plasma set that, when it went to black, was literally invisible in a dark room.''