maybe a stupid question about the screen

ares9245

Standard Member
I found that when plasma tv is off, the screen looks really grey, when LCD tv is off, the screen is black.
How then plasma could have better black level? You can't have black light, so basically just turn the pixel off, then it should be grey just like when the tv is off, right?
 

WGLOVER

Active Member
This is caused by ambient light being reflected. It will be black in a dark room.
I suppose LCDs may look blacker because of their matt screen.
 

kivex

Standard Member
This is caused by ambient light being reflected. It will be black in a dark room.
I suppose LCDs may look blacker because of their matt screen.

I dont think its because of ambient light. I have noticed the same thing, it looks even kind of green, while LCD is completely black, dont know why.
 

jhazeldene

Active Member
Isn't it a (not very successful) anti-reflection coating on the plasma screen?

I have two Panasonic plasmas, TH37PE50B and TXP37X10, and the older one looks more black when switched off (but does reflect more than the newer model).

John H
 

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