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I love my plasma picture quality!!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by haujobbz, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. haujobbz

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    I have to say this because i know people who complain about plasma colour banding,chroma problems, pixel noise etc, but i really believe this is due to poor mastering of the film to dvd and also due to inferior cables and isolation.

    For instance i watched casino and donnie brasco 2 fairly modern films and i thought the pictures were awful on my plasma but on my 29 inch panasonic crt they looked much better,so then i went very close to the crt tv and noticed picture noise and bluriness but on a less magnified scale, do you get it your plasma is just showing the same faults on a much more magnified scale trust me.

    Then i tryed out a the original nutty professor film (jerry lewis) alao rambo 1 and believe me they some the most awsome pictures i have ever had the pleasure of viewing, then recently i bought lord of the rings 2 and my god what another brilliantly mastered disk on all these movies i didnt see any colour banding,pixelation just amazing crispness and almost 3 dimensional pictures and beutiful colour.

    Like i said i personally think well mastered dvds simply blow away any crt tv picture compared to a decent plasma tv.

    I just want people to realise things have moved on and plasma is the right way to go if you love movies.

    My setup is as follows: Panasonic 37 pw5 plasma,denon 2900 mk2 dvd,nordost optix component leads (210.00 per metre),russ andrews mains leads.

    Its funny my brother came round the other day saw my plasma 4 the 1st time and he said i thought plasmas were supposed to be rubbish compared to a good crt tv, also he said his mates own plasmas and they thought they werent that good either.I think i may have now changed his view permanently

    :laugh:
     
  2. Blu-rayx

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    I would never go back to CRT TV :thumbsdow


    I love my plasma :D





    dvd :cool:
     
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    haujobbz,
    After owning a 41 inch rear projection, I bought a panny 4 plasma about 10 months ago. Since then I have been on a quest to improve the picture quality from TV broadcasts. I have settled on a netgem i-player for freeview and the panasonic digibox delivers the best picture for sky. Cabling wise, I agree that you should spend money on quality cables. I use QED scart cables, Supra AV3 for component video, and bettercables VGA to BNC to link my iscan ultra to the plasma. After 10 months, I am now very pleased with the picture I am getting with plasma, but it has taken some work, and money...

    How do you rate the russ andrews mains leads, and where are they available from?

    Cheerrs, Lee
     
  4. tbrar

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    Hi All,

    Its not entirely related, but worth posting. I know recently someone was arguing the toss between a CRT projector and a plasma panel

    Firstly I love my panel and plasma represents the best current option for my home cinematic experience. However, IMHO, if I had the room/funding then CRT Projector is defintley the way forward and a substantial leap towards a home Cinematic experience.

    I dont know if you guys have seen one in action, I hadn't until yesterday.........

    I went to a enthusiasts place yesterday, Rob Screene, has his garage converted for home cinema and has been assiting me in choosing a Video processor. At the core of it ll was this BL**DY GREAT (size of a smallish single bed!) Barco Projector attached to the ceiling. This was being projected onto a seven foot screen. Everything being scaled via a HCPC using Theatertek, sources were just standard defintion DVD's.

    Blimey....Ive never seen anything like it.

    We all banter about our contrast ratios on this forum, I didnt think black could be as black as it was at Robs garage. The CR is quoted 30,000:1. The picture was perfect, honestly quite stunning. We viewed LOTRII & the Matrix, two that I view quite regularly at home (various scenes) and its a different kettle of fish completely. Its just the size !!. The picture was as sharp, as defined and detailed as on my MXE (when fed a pure digital DVI scaled 1024 x 768 input through HCPC with Theatertek), but now its was Seven Foot, instead of 43 Inches (not even worth discussing black level!).

    Its difficuilt to describe really, but if you get the chance its definatly worth having a look at one. Appreciated, its not practical for many of us (me included) but it really puts things into perspective. I mean theres 'home cinema' and then there really is 'HOME CINEMA'.


    Tony
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, I love my plasma picture quality, too! Although it does show how dire some of the satellite broadcasts are - yes, that includes you ITV with your low bitrate sh*te. Roll on high def TV and DVDs!

    Steve
     
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    ITV is very good on my Hitachi 42 pma400e,when i watch the vault i'ts almost 3D! :D

    dvd :cool:
     
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    To my eyes, rank order of display technology is CRT direct view, CRT projection, D-ILA projection, LCD direct view, DLP projection, Plasma, LCD projection. I'd not change my CRT projector for all the 50" plasmas in the world! (except to sell them so i could buy a better CRT projector!)
     
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    SeaneyC,

    Thats good to know.......seeing as your on the plasma forum ;)

    As has been stated there are other very important factors:- space, asthectics, maintenance, ease of use, conditions for viewing (ie dont have to be sat in total pitch black), noise, price etc. All of these factors rule out a CRT projector for the majority of us and make them unpractical.

    It is interesting your choice of PQ rankings. I disagree TBH. But thats another thread.

    Happy Convergence Setting !!!!! :smashin:


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    Hi Tony, i've been floating around here for a while recently (maybe i'm jealous of your wallets!) and thought i'd just chip in too. :) True, CRT projector is highly impractical for a lot of people, but i'm very lucky in that i have moved into a flat this year with a nice biggish front room 4.5x5.5m. It's the only way i could possibly get into big screen home cinema without breaking the bank. I think my whole HC setup probably cost less that most of your guys screens!

    Bah convergence, takes 5 mins every 2 weeks tops, and means i can have 92" screen for under £1000. Man i hate being a student. :D

    Enjoy your plasma screens (whilst they last :devil: ),

    Sean
     
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    As long as regular TV's you mean?

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    Thats excellent... gives you more time for setting Geometry ! :devil:
     
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    SeaneyC, you need to see some of the latest LCD projectors. DLP has issues for many folk that render it unwatchable. CRT direct view is not in the running, you nee binoculars! I'd rather have a Hitachi plasma! But you're right, flat screen technology of all types has some catching up to do. In spite of hardly a good review to it's name the Panny 37 can be made to shine, it's another case where the reviewer probably saw a terminal labelled 'video' and connected it up to one with the same label on his DVD player....You get a picture, Jim, but not as we like to know it!
     
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    In that instance i was actually referring to the new O-Led screens which i think will be the last word in display technology, 120" roll down screen with no projector? Yes please!

    Whether the quality is there however remains to be seen.

    Tbrar: You really have to dig into me for owning a CRT projector don't you :D

    MAW: I'd actually love to see some of the new LCD projectors in action, particularly the HT1000, but just don't really have the means to do so, or the money to do anything about it once i do see one. I hope that when i start earning real money in a few years i'll be able to get a projector i won't ever have to upgrade from.

    And on your final point i'm sure we've been into a shop at some point where the flagship DVD player and screen have been hooked up with the "highest quality" composite cable for ultimate PQ! :rotfl:

    And i'm trying not to troll here, just putting my 2p as another fellow HC nut. (i mean nut in the nicest way)
     
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    Got to agree with you Tony. Someone on the forums was thinking about going for an Arcam 88+, so I took mine round to theres to try it out.

    Well same thing, this Barco monster and a 7 foot fixed screen. Why did I not see this before buying my plasma, going back to the plasma after seeing this just doesn't compare.

    Although I couldn't imagine watching TV on it, so in this respect plasma is a good all rounder. But if I had the room and the cash then I would go for a projector.
     
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    SeaneyC

    Not at all. If you have a look at a post above, quite to the contrary, I think CRT projector is the way forward if you find them practical.

    However, it would help your cause if you didn't come into a thread on the plasma forum with quotes like:-

    It was just a bit of banter back, thats all..... :D


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    SeaneyC, I'm sure the av trade is grateful you're not a 'tyre kicker' in respect of getting a demo with no intention to purchase, I meant only in the sense that LCD projection has moved on substantially, and your order of quality may need reviewing. I'm not arguing about 1st place though. One day in the distant future, I will have a CRT projector, the screen will descend to cover a 42" flat panel which is used for day to day watching. I find my projector a bit too awe-inspiring for the news and suchlike, and it's quite possible to get motion sickness of some of the dodgy camera work in TV dramas. All done for effect, I'm sure. They just didn't consider anyone watching it on a 96" screen.
     
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    Tony: No hard feelings hey? I just thought i'd stir things up in the flat panel camp :D

    MAW: I'd like to think that in the not too distant future, CRT will no longer be king, and a reasonable price alternative with the most pros and least cons will be available to us all. I think that with O-Led display technology, it could be available within the next 5 years. Why stick to just one screen size when you could just use a central 42" 16:9 portion of your wall for news, and moments later, it will adapt to a 120" 2.35:1 portion for your DVD! Exciting stuff is afoot i reckon.

    I also find news and some other programming at 92" a bit overpowering, so i stick to the "baby" 32" Tv in the corner of the room for such duties :)

    I'm still really just jealous of you guys because you've not got anything to trip over in the front room when it's pitch dark.

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    You're too young to have what I trip over in the dark, but at least it's soft and warm! Can't keep my kids out of the cinema room. Your speculations are indeed exciting, just I fear I might die of old age waiting, it always takes longer than you think, especially for the price to fall to an acceptable level.
     

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