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Anyone able to shed light on Contrast Ratio measurements on plasmas?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by DaveH, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. DaveH

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    Dear all,

    I was on the verge on purchasing a Pioneer plasma when I read in it's specs that it's contrast Ratio was 560:1 (not sure if I have typed it correct).

    What made me rethink this was because I heard that Panasonic are releasing one with a 3000:1 ratio which sounds very high and better.

    What I need to know is what do these ratios mean?

    Secondly is 560:1 low?

    The TV looked fine in the shop but this has made me rethink.

    Many thanks.

    Dave.
     
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    Dave: M yunderstanding is that it's virtually impossible to measure contrast ratio's over 1000:1. The specs for Panasonic say 3000:1. They certainly appear to have more contrast ratio thatn the competition and the d3 42" Panasonic would be my Plasma of choice just now.

    However, if you've seen a Pioneer and liked it then why not go for it. Viewing is much more enlightening than reading specs. In fact, most specs from manufacturers are best ignored....except those for size and weight...it's hard to lie about those.

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