Plasma Gamma setting,Whats it for?

lucas22

Active Member
Hi
I currently own a panasonic 50px70 and although iam happy with the set i have noticed when gaming(xbox360 over vga)sometimes dark scenes can be prone to flickering.
My point is this,the gamma setting in the menu is currently set to s curve.
What are the gamma settings for?what do they do?and might this help with the flicker as mentioned above.


AS always many thanks in advance:)
 

arad85

Novice Member
Hi
I currently own a panasonic 50px70 and although iam happy with the set i have noticed when gaming(xbox360 over vga)sometimes dark scenes can be prone to flickering.
My point is this,the gamma setting in the menu is currently set to s curve.
What are the gamma settings for?what do they do?and might this help with the flicker as mentioned above.


AS always many thanks in advance:)
Depends what you mean by "flickering". All gamma does is alter the mapping of input values to output drive power (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_correction). I doubt if it would help with flickering (unless you mean something different to the normal use which is a refresh rate problem like you get on monitors).
 

lucas22

Active Member
Depends what you mean by "flickering".

Best way to describe it would be when a dark scene appears on screen it seems to struggle to find the correct shade,in other words it will flicker between the correct shade and a lighter shade for a few seconds before settling in.

hope that makes sense:)
 

Lin3ar

Distinguished Member
Here is a very good description:thumbsup:

http://www.*/news/what-is-gamma-20080511108.htm
 

lucas22

Active Member
Here is a very good description:thumbsup:

http://www.*/news/what-is-gamma-20080511108.htm

Thanks for that lin3ar.
Although this may not solve this particular niggle, it offered me an insight into an element of plasmas/lcds i had not thought of before for instance the fact that mine is set to s curve which they dont recommend saying that it gives the picture an unnatural feel.
Might have some experimenting to do later.
 

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