Vertical Banding? Demoing the Panasonic 700

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  1. Timbo21

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    I'm going to be demoing the Panasonic 700 and wondered what I should be looking out for in terms of VB since I don't really know what this is or how much
    of a defect it is.

    Also, how do I check which software it has?

    Should I only buy if it has 1.07, has this cured the VB problem?

    Please help!

    Thanks,

    Timbo
     
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    It will be vertical lines of some sort, if you have to look for it then it isn't a problem. :) ...PJ
     
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    it looks like tiny threads of cotton vertically (very thin lines), you might think it is the screen, but holding a piece of paper by the screen will show you it isn't. I get them if I forget to turn of the mains power. but fine otherwise, cant say I'm bothered enough to send it back for a firmware upgrade.
     
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    Good description, I was going to say vertical equidistant faint pencil lines.
    The TX similarly is happier when you do a complete switch off after powerdown...PJ
     
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    Thanks for that :)

    Do you guys get any chicken wire effect?
     
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    Viewing from 1.5x or more the screen width away you shouldn't see any CWE. Get close-up and it will be pixel-ville... just like a normal tele!
    ...PJ
     
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    Thanks,

    And do you get any chickens with you're wire?
     
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    no chicken wire effect at my distance 2.9m on 84 inch screen, a freind of mine was truly amazed at the quality, I think you would be quite happy...but measure up yuor room and try to get a demo at the exact same screen size and viewing distance.

    Dave
     
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    It's about 10 feet my viewing distance, which is about 3m I think. Gonna demo it against Z3 on friday. I really liked screenplay 5700 on DVI, but I didn't think it
    was as good as Sharp z200 on component, and since I don't have a DVI o/p
    DVD player...!
     

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