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I've looked around a while and I still don't understand what ABL is. It's inherent to plasma design, right? The 500m is the best tv at reducing ABL? While were at it, what's dithering? Is it similar to noise?

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I've looked around a while and I still don't understand what ABL is. It's inherent to plasma design, right? The 500m is the best tv at reducing ABL? While were at it, what's dithering? Is it similar to noise?

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Automatic Brightness Limiter. Its inherent to plasmas and CRTs. You cannot reduce ABL on any plasma (although some may tell you that you could on aome older Panasonic Pro series displays).

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Automatic Brightness Limiter. Its inherent to plasmas and CRTs. You cannot reduce ABL on any plasma (although some may tell you that you could on aome older Panasonic Pro series displays).

Is it designed to reduce power consumption solely or does it have other functions as well (like preventing overheating)?

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Is it designed to reduce power consumption solely or does it have other functions as well (like preventing overheating)?

Its designed to keep said displays from going into "meltdown".
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Thanks, so that explains why it cannot be reduced on any CRT or Plasma.

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Automatic Brightness Limiter. Its inherent to plasmas and CRTs. You cannot reduce ABL on any plasma (although some may tell you that you could on aome older Panasonic Pro series displays).

Dither

thanks, that's a great link. schooled me on dithering.

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