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Samsung V4 - a new kind of panels

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by troelsit, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. troelsit

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    Hi,

    I have heard that Samsung just have released this new kind of panel technology. Anybody knows if it's any good?
     
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    I Think I know the ones you mean and the answer not nothing special.
     
  3. troelsit

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    Have you seen it in action? The contrast 1:10000 is pretty much - but what is actually new with this techonology?
     
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    Nothing, just a new method of measurement :)

    "Contrast ratio" is one of the most meaningless terms in TV technology !
     
  5. troelsit

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    Ok - the specific model I'm talking about is:

    Samsung_42_V4_Panel_TV

    Does anybody knows if this model is any good? I'm not looking for a HD Ready model, since the channels won't be able in Denmark for the next 2-3 years. So HD compatible is good enough for me.

    Do you think it's an ok buy or would you recommend another model?
     
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    I used to own a V4. It's not very good compared to current models. Plus it broke on me twice.
    Do not buy it.
     
  7. troelsit

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    But I thought it was a brand new technology and you "used to own it"?

    Apparently you would prefer the 42PWD6 - but can you describe the main differences?
     
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    not sure if it's the same model, but V4 implies it's a 4th gen panel, and so does the cheap price. The samsung handles motion and panning badly, eveything smears and drags across the screen when things move, especially on people's faces. It also is bad with dark scenes, there is very little detail and loads of swimming green dots. It also exhibits a lot of colour banding on faces and scenes with a lot of gradient (e.g. sunsets) And like I said, it broke on me twice. Samsung no doubt use cheap parts.

    It's not a very good TV, it really feels like a budget model.

    The Panasonic is absolutely top notch, it handles dark scenes with loads of detail with ease. It has more colours and it really shows. it also handles motion perfectly, no banding on faces etc and no images 'falling apart'. It's the best TV I've ever owned, that includes CRTs.
     
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    Samsung are using something called "dynamic contrast ratio" to get the 10,000:1 figure. This is calculated as the brightness of a pure white pixel with brightness and contrast controls pushd to the maximum vs the brightness of a black pixel with brightness and contrast controls pushed to the minimum.
     
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    contrast is measured differently there is no universal way
     
  11. troelsit

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    Thanks for the comments!

    V4 is not the same as 4th generation panels... THe V4 technology I think was released 3-4 month ago, so you probably talking about another model.

    But I would take it into consideration... My supplier will get the V4 in the end of this month and I will go take a look.
     

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