Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by chriswynn, Jan 2, 2004.
anybody else suffer from poor moving picture quality on these philips plasma's
Like many Philips CRT TVs these plasmas also have "Digital Natural Motion" - which attempts to provide a "smoother" effect to motion by interpolating frames.
There are a number of issues with this - especially when combined with Pixel+ - including "haloes" around moving objects.
Is this the sort of poor quality you're seeing?
what i see is typical when watahing say coronation st when a face fills the screen it is crystal clear untill it moves or the camera pans round then the face develops linear type lines similar to looking at a mountain on an ordinance survey map. i get this through terest tv or sky digy but not as bad on dvds but it is still there philips call it picture artefacts and it can be adjusted but i think they are wrong. any advice would be welcome
I think what you are seeing is called 'banding' or 'solarisation' and most plasma screens will suffer from this to a certain extent but the newer Pioneer/Panasonic screens seem to keep it to a minimum.
The reason you notice it less on DVDs is due to the higher quality source but under the right circumstances it could still rear it's ugly head.
Getting a decent picture from Sky/Freeview can be difficult with plasma screens hence the reason why some people, including myself, use an external deinterlacer as they tend to be much better than those built into the screens themselves.
I don't have this screen but I found that the image on my PW6 improved with calibration. If Philips is anything like Panasonic then they ship with contrast, sharpness and brightness at ridiculous levels. Turning these down (if you haven't already) will improve things. Use a calibration disk for best results.
Also, I (and others) found an improvement after around 100 hours of use - bedding in I guess?
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