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Old 11-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #21
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Just turn off all the preprocessing and it goes away. Its the interpolation that does it. You don't need it running.
Set mine up on "Game" and everything cleared up. Ha.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:13 PM   #22
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I have a Panasonic 50" Plasma and I love it. I just tweeked the setting a bit from out of hte box and it looks great for everything movies, sports, etc.

My Living room the day it was all hooked up.

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Old 11-09-2010, 02:14 PM   #23
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I have a Panasonic 50" Plasma and I love it. I just tweeked the setting a bit from out of hte box and it looks great for everything movies, sports, etc.

My Living room the day it was all hooked up.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:22 PM   #24
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Isn't that fire going to melt the plasma?

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:07 PM   #25
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Hmm I don't even know the effect you guys are talking about. I do remember older crappier HD sets having a weird picture effect, I don't see it with my Bravia at all.

I'd never buy a plasma screen, electricity is too expensive here.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #26
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I really debated between a 58" Plasma and the 55" LED LCD I ultimately chose. And these two sets were literally side by side in the store. I played around with settings (took them both out of demo mode)on both to balance them and this LCD had the better picture with the source in the store.

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I have a Bravia and I'm not sure if I have the effect you guys are talking about. I prob do but I rarely watch movies. I do know that some tech-recommended settings I found online for my specific model made the picture much better. Basically you turn off all the BS filters/effects, turn the sharpness all the way down, turn down the backlight, and turn the contrast almost all the way up (like 94 or so). It looks very natural but still isn't a plasma.

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I really debated between a 58" Plasma and the 55" LED LCD I ultimately chose. And these two sets were literally side by side in the store. I played around with settings (took them both out of demo mode)on both to balance them and this LCD had the better picture with the source in the store.
Most stores have the sets way too bright and just playing with the settings isn't going to get the plasma or LCD right for the situation. It may sound like overkill, but anyone spending the coin on a 50" or larger set may want to look at either getting a professional calibration done (which produces incredible results) or at least pick up either AVIA or Digital Video Essentials and do your own calibrations based on their test screens and filters.
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One word: Bravia.
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Most stores have the sets way too bright and just playing with the settings isn't going to get the plasma or LCD right for the situation. It may sound like overkill, but anyone spending the coin on a 50" or larger set may want to look at either getting a professional calibration done (which produces incredible results) or at least pick up either AVIA or Digital Video Essentials and do your own calibrations based on their test screens and filters.
Yes. In another life, I provided the Pro Calibrations services. But, it's not like you can haul your gear to the showroom when you are picking out a television so, the best you can do is try to balance the settings between the two to get some sort of reasonable comparison.

Taking the set out of Demo mode alone does wonders to calm down the settings.
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