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Philips Pixel Plus Increases Frame Rate?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by neoglow, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. neoglow

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    Yesterday, standing in Currys, looking at the displays, there was a Philips Pixel Plus, a Pixel Plus 2 and a Sony all stood next to each other, all 32" and all playing the same picture. I swear the Philips's were diplaying the picture at a faster rate, I dont mean progressing quicker through the video being played, as if in a time lapse but the on screen action looked smoother and quicker. Both the Philips and the Sony were 100hz, some tellys havent gone further than 100hz have they? It just seemed strange (in a good way) the picture looked looser and flowed more, would this have something to do with Pixel Plus? If so, then I'd go for a Philips no doubt, it looked more realistic.

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    Neoglow,

    If the Sony you saw was a straight 100Hz display (and not DRC), then comparing it with Philips Pixel Plus is not really a fair comparison.

    I would suggest that you compare Sony DRC, Philips Pixel Plus, Panasonic Acuity etc.

    As for frame rates of more than 100Hz, I am not aware of any, as 100Hz is more than enough to eliminate flicker.

    Indeed, Acuity is only 75Hz!

    Hope this helps.
     
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    So Philips made Pixel Plus, Sony made DRC and Panasonic made Acuity. Are these the technologies that increase picture quality by means of digital processing? Do other brands have their own?

    Also what does DRC stand for?

    Cheers, Mark.
     
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    So Philips made Pixel Plus, Sony made DRC and Panasonic made Acuity. Are these the technologies that increase picture quality by means of digital processing? Do other brands have their own?

    Also what does DRC stand for?

    Cheers, Mark.
     
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    Mark,

    "Yes" to all your questions!

    DRC is Digital Reality Creation.

    They are all variations on a theme.
     
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    And all come with various problems ;)
     
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    Agreed!

    I bet the next post from Neoglow will be:

    "Which one is the best?"

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    The pixel plus 2 system looks 'smoother' than others simply because it does more picture processing. But like all these systems it can be caught out. As an example watch the white stripes video for seven nation army. It's a totally hideous video, but if you watch carefully you will see the processing system get a bit upset as the scrolling of the backdrop towards the foreground gets faster. Most systems can be beaten one way or another, it's just a case of what upsets you really. I do get annoyed a bit at my Tosh's inability to cope with reasonably fast horizontal scrolling of letters. Sometimes they just turn into an unreadable mess. Thing is the picture processing itself is pretty good with very few artefacts so I put up with it.

    Horses for courses I suppose.
     
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    PixelPlus technology actually includes DNM which stands for Digital Natural Motion meaning basically motion compensation. The idea behind motion compensation that via calculations you compare 2 frames and create a "difference" frame between them so that the image would move more smoothly. As to whether this sould be one and how does it look....that's up to the viewer. One has to remember that "regular" TVs and cinemas don't have this sort of technology so it can cause some getting used to. While the current motion compensation technology is not perfect I wouldn't want to live without it.
     
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    what order were the tv in
     
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    where they showing the same feed
     

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