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Screen orbiter/wobbler

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by zmbq, May 24, 2003.

  1. zmbq

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    After doing some more lazy research about plasma screens (I decided I'm going to get one - a big step forward. Now it's time to figure out exactly what's going on...), I encountered the term 'screen orbiter'.

    Alas, I couldn't find any clear explanation as to what it does. It orbits the picture around, that I understood. But how much? One pixel at a time for 10 pixels? 500 pixels? Is it configurable (I would like something like to for when I'm watching 4:3 signals - which will consist for most of my viewing). I couldn't find any technical explanation for this feature - just that it exists and that sometimes turned off by default.

    Thanks
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  2. Joe Fernand

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    zmbq

    Each manufacturer has its own ideas about what a screen obiter should do and how to implement it.

    Some orbiter modes will shift an image around by two or three pixels at a time every ten minutes or so - which is fine as long as you are not displaying something with big blocks of solid colour that are 20-30 pixels wide. (when you require more than 2-3 pixels you generally have to employ an external device to do the picture shift - though these are totally unsuitable for TV viewing).

    For 4:3 viewing many manufactures give you 'side bar adjustment' that enables you to set the contrast, colour and brightness of the side bars independently (to a degree) of the main image area settings.

    Some manufacturers also have a function that automatically moves the 4:3 image within the 16:9 display by a few tens of pixels every time a 4:3 image is viewed.

    Orbiter and 4:3 side bar adjustment are really addressing two different issues - the orbiter mode is generally used when displaying PC generated text information and the Side Bar adjustment is more relevant to your own TV viewing requirements.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Which manufacturers let you shift the picture horizontally when watching a 4:3 signal?
     
  4. StooMonster

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    How do I know if it's switched on?

    Can one control it?

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    On the Panny PW6, wobble is under the screensaver options. By default it is off.

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    On my Panny5 I think it's under the service menu, and hidden from view.

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    I have no idea at all where it is on my Hitachi, its there but where? LOL

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