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The start of the end of the Plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mowbli, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. mowbli

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    Being the number two TV manufacturer, Toshiba has to make a big move in televisions, and their push this year will be into SED (surface-conduction electron-emitter display) TVs, something that number one Sony doesn’t have. The lineup will start with 50-inch screen sizes, featuring 1080 progressive support, 8600:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response speed, and one-third the power consumption of plasmas. It sounds sweet, but it’ll be exclusive - ‘Ferarri-priced’ (we hope that doesn’t mean 150 large for one) with limited distribution in 2005, then production ramping up next year. There will be a private showing at CES along with their partner Canon, which we look forward to peeping.

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000150026155

    Does anyone know anything about these?

    I was going to buy the 435XDE but have been advised to buy a cheap PW6 to last a year until the above screens are available at 4K for a 52 inch...

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  2. GarethH

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    were you there? i can do that with 3 identical plasmas, nice idea tho but says more about your PC display and the camera/storage than the quality of the screens in the photo
     
  4. TheChump

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    OK, but if all three screens are in the same picture, with the same lighting conditions etc., surely it has to give you some indication of the overall picture representation of the screen itself?
     
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    nope just the settings i am afraid screen shots are useless for quality comparison hence why none were included for my plasma mega test...
     
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    Yes ofcourse you are right, you are limited by the scren your viewing on. However, as the other guy said...it should give you a "very rough" indication of the picture quality "difference". To be honest, i didn't know which of the left two were best...heh. The only real advantage of the SED display is the 2x contrast of plasmas...every other spec is pretty much the same.
     
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    It doesn't give any idea at all as we have no idea how each of the screens was setup/adjusted. As has already been said you could get amount of difference in PQ on exactly the same screen by tweaking the settings. And that is before you even start to think about the angle of the camera lens to each of the screens, the camera's core abilities etc etc. From a "gives an idea" perspective you'd get a more accurate test by writing the three screen types down on a piece of paper, putting on a blindfold and then randomly selecting one!
     

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