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Is Silver going to become a thing of the past?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by MarkR, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. MarkR

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    We are going for a 42PWDBS (Silver) plasma screen which we plan to purchase tomorrow. The reason why we are going for this colour is because all our AV kit is silver. I am very tempted on buying the Charcoal colour due to the reasons below but I need to convince the Mrs with valid reasons.

    After reading the 'Make a silver PW7 black?' thread (See here) , I am having a few doubts about buying Silver. The thing is we are going to be spending the best part £1400 on this and do not want it get outdated in few months time.

    Here are the doubts:-
    1. Will the silver plasma become outdated in 6 months (or is Silver going out now)?

    2. Does the Silver distract your viewing pleasure?

    3. All people who have bought silver are they regretting it and wish they bought the charcoal?

    :lease:
     
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    Hi Mark.

    I visited usefull presentation on a show last year.
    They put 2 Pioneer plasmas (one black and one silver) next to each other and then played same clip (and few test patterns too).

    With ambience light everyone in the room claimed black one showing better contrast.
    In total darkness most people claimed black one had better contrast.

    Even though everyone knew the displays were identical!
     
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    I have one of each and do prefer the charcoal......though it did mean replacing my amp, speakers and dvd player!.....cant find a black sky+ box though which is annoying!
     
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    And it's true. It's also the reason why the *Silver* consumer models actually tend to have a black bezel around the panel. It's also why on PJ screens you have black borders.

    The image surrounded by a black border fools the eye into perceiving a higher level of contrast. A silver bezel will have a lesser effect. ;)
     
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    :D cheers mate I'll get one with pink flowers!.....it's probably relatively easy to spray the cases black......though sky engineers will probably not touch them if you do.
     
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    would be great if they did them
     
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    have mailed them and asked..........
     
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    top bloke..let me know......be surprised if they didn't...must be quite a big market for it these days (i'll mail them too)
     
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    Silver is awfull, i just bought LG 42 PX4RV and i,m going to paint the silver frames with an acryl black paint...
     
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    I bought a hitachi pd5200 partly because it was the best looking plasma at that time
     
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    Hehe ,thats why the new hitachi's can claim a higher contrast ratio because they have a new black bezel style . :D
     
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    i have thought about this when i bought my plasma! silver is good but its gonna change again! i think its gonna go back to black soon,but with the whole design world being saluting the ipod i reckon white, or "shiny" black.?!(the apple mac g5 is a very good looking pc) wont be long before the screen just stands alone with no surround! we can never win with any design-but people rarely notice if its silver/black cus there to busy looking at the picture anyway!!
     
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    Surely it's all down to what you like.

    Would you go on a forum and ask what colour to paint your living room or what colour shirt you should go and buy?

    Colour and design is a personal opinion.

    My personal opinion is that silver looks better than black but that's just me. I will shortly be buying my PWD7 in silver BECAUSE i want a silver screen.

    The problem i have with a lot of the new piano black surrounded screens is that it makes the picture look smaller to me, but that is just me.

    Like I say, personal taste.
     

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