Originally Posted by keyser
Been looking at the new Samsung's and Panasonics in the store, and I see flicker. Especially in bright scenes and large screens and at the edges(peripheral vision). I know from playing around with CRT tubes that I stop seeing flicker at about 75hz and over aprox.85hz I can't even see it if I try by using peripheral vision. My pre Kuro Pioneer has refresh settings, and I have it at 75hz and don't notice any flicker.
Do the newest Plasmas have higher than 50/60hz refresh settings, and if they don't why not? I´m guessing that a higher refresh could cause more image retention, more likely burn in, more dithering and posturizing(kinda like how DLP´s will have more if the color wheel spins faster)?
p.s. I´ve been noticing the flicker here in the USA, so over in Europe(where I live) it's probably gonna be even worse at 50hz
My friend, you are not alone.
I bought a Panasonic G25 last night and the flickering is driving me crazy. I've been looking for a new tv for 6 months and after being desapointed by many LCD, I decided to give a plasma a try since it seems to answer a lot of the issues I have with the lcd (input lag, screen uniformity, view angle).
My only issue I have right now with the plasma is the constant flickering, espicially on light scenes and screens. it's driving me crazy and starting to give me headache when watching TV.
I too was sensible enough on old PC CRT and always needed to put the CRT on 75hz to feel confortable. I saw some flickering at the store, but you hear it isn't as bad once home. I can tell you, it doesn't change a thing. Sure when you watch a dark scene without bright colors, the picture is amazing, but as soon as you have a very white scene, as soon as there is a commercial with a white display, I ahve the feeling the screen will jump out of the Tv right in my eyes. It's also causing some eye strain so far.
I am about to shoot myself. It seems that I can't seem to find a TV that I like and can live with.
for some reason, I am not having this feeling with an LCD even at 60hz.
I tried a DVD at 48h and it's exactly what I keep seeing all the time, just worst and slower flickering.