Does Your Plasma Suffer From Phosphor Trailing.

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  1. jpb82

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    Hi

    Ive noticed that more and more panasonic plasma owners mainly the PZ80 series and suffering from phosphor trailing with all sources mainly games.

    Honestly the thought of phosphor trailing is far more off putting to me than image retention and screen burn and has questioned me to buy a PZ80.

    Apparantly not everybody notices this problem, so could any panasonic plasma owners possible tell everyone do you or have you ever noticed
    phosphor trailing on your panasonic plasma?

    Thanks
     
  2. kempez

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    Not noticed it and I sometimes sit very close to the TV.
     
  3. bladedripper

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    As you have said not everybody sees it,would'ent you be better off just getting a demo.:rolleyes:
     
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    Not seen it at all as yet, in 4 months of owning.
     
  5. Monarch

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    I have the 37PX80 and I have noticed it very slightly, but only when playing on my PS3 with it. It only happens in certain cases, there has to be a black object on a white background (or vice versa) and it has to be moving really quickly and there is a slight flash of green (kind of thing) behind it, but it is gone in a fraction of a second and doesn't actually effect anything, it just makes me think "ooo, was that phosphor trailing?!" in a jokey way. It's far less annoying that motion blur on LCDs, even the top LCDs which hardly have the problem, i recommend a PZ80 over everything apart from the Pioneer plasmas. I've never seen any phosphor trailing on regular TV though.

    And for the record, IR is hardly a problem on Panasonics, you wont get permanent screen burn unless the same imageis on the screen non stop for days! IR isn't noticeable at all really, after a few hours of the map in the corner of GTA IV (which is a big plasma killer) I saw a very faint outline, which was only visible on a completely black screen when I actively searched it out from 1 or 2 feet away
     
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    I can see it, and it annoys me. It's the green phosphors that Panasonic use that have a slower decay time than the refresh rate.

    It's not so horrific that it makes the displays unwatchable though.
     
  7. Monarch

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    It's not just Panasonics, it's just the Panasonics that are most prone to it really, you get it on all plasmas though, just some more than others.

    This shows how varied it is,if eiren is an expert/videophile then that explains it, normal eyes don't normally think it's that bad, you need to see it for yourself
     
  8. kjt2004

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    Hi

    Most suffer from some sort of phosphor lag

    however a lot has to do with the ways your own eyes react to it

    which is why some people see it sn some dont

    however it is also true it does seem more prevalant on panasonics

    regards
     
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    i have never seen it myself.
    i have read that the new panasonics this year, with higher sub-field Hz, may do a better job on it.
    there is said to be something in the increase in the sub-field Hz that helps.
     
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    Notice it a lot on my 42PZ80. Not an issue on my Pioneer LX5090.
     
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    Ive noticed it on Pioneer and Panasonic screens
     
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    i dont think you have been reading up on this, only some people can see it, there are physical differences in how peoples eyes work.
    its no lies, its a fact that only few can see it.
     
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    :lesson:Well I've never noticed it. But I dont game.
     
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    I haven't noticed it so far but then I don't look for it.
     
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    Most people can see it, but the only way to tell if it's going to annoy you enough is to view a game such as COD World at War, or Gears of war 1 (which both have textures and lighting which show it up) or possibly Sin City movie.

    I notice it far more when gaming, but certain games are worse. Maybe it's because I am controlling the camera panning?
     
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    Both my panny panels have done it.

    Only on quite specific stuff though, as others have mentioned. Don't get it on 99% of what I watch.
     
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    i have a 46pz80 and for most stuff i watch i dont see phosphor trails...

    but for games tho, they are VERY visible at times.

    i dont believe anyone who says they cannot see them them, they are soo visible.

    especially with high contrast games.

    i'd still choose a plasma over an lcd tho.
     
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    That,s a bit harsh! I have never seen them with With DVB,BR and assorted files played from my HTPC, however I do not game on mine.
     
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    Seriously, I have never experienced them.

    Sure, I can see them clearly on the youtube vid, but in real life I just cannot see them, however hard I try to look.
     

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