panasonic ph9 series "floats blacks"???

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  1. usman24

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    Cmon Dude. cnet.com reviewed that ph9 doesn't float blacks and I am not sure how big it's going to affect your viewing. Just go for it. The Pio is also a good option but I still wonder why you are comparing a professional panel with a consumer model.
     
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    auto contrast/brightness changing is is serious pain and is an issue i try and ignore but can't.

    don't really mind consumer panel so long as it delivers in the picture dept. with no annoying picture problems.
     
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    There is a setting in service menu that turns this off and stops the black fluctuations. I cannot remember how now but a bit of research should give you the answer. I do not suffer from this problem so I know it works. IMHO to go from an 8 to 9 is mad you will see no real improvement.


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    I have used the phd8 fix for about a year now [it works] but I decided to turn off the feature in the service menu [another forum member claimed it raises the black level performance almost lcd level in comparison]. I turned off the fix and the black level was significantly darker [shift problem returns]with much more depth to the image. reason for thinking of an upgrade is because now i feel as though i can't watch it with the raised black [fix used] and i had been informed that the black shift issue had been resolved in the ph9 series but looks like it has not according to the review.
     
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    Hmmm.

    No Black floats on mine, but I remember returned my PX60 in june because it had just that problem...
     
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    Have you ISF'd your panel, had mine done after i applied fix and the blacks are up there with the best, I had a 46x on loan for a week and mine produced deaper blacks than the 46X arcross the board and certainly no worse than my previous 6 or 4 series.

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    B*gger. Seems like everytime I pluck up the courage to order a Ph9. someone posts some negative about burn, noisy fans or now floating black levels. :rolleyes: I've really got to stop reading these forums.
     
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    LOL

    Trust me that would be a good idea, you'll then get a screen you want, i know as these forums have put me off a few things in the past. when i buy something now i never read any problem threads i see here or it might just put me off something i like as i have'nt seen the problems.

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    My PH9 definitely doesn't "float blacks".
     
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    Nor mine!
     
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    If you read my thread about burn/retention on the 9 you should know it was only retention and it went away. It now goes much quicker as the screen is starting to bed in. Very happy with it :)
     
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    Have to comment that why on earth would you upgrade fomr a PH8 to PH9, there is no logical reason to do so as the performance difference between them is negligible and if you are happy with the PH8 you might as well just burn your cash for the extra value you will get from this upgrade???????
     
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    I am seriously considering a PH9 purchase and I have a question for you PH9 owners. I will not be watching Sky HD, so what viewing distances would you recommend for 42`` and 50`` panels. I'm just after some personal thoughts not facts and figures.
     

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