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Old 09-19-2012, 07:51 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a lg 42pa4500 (first plasma I've ever bought $400 plus tax).I've got this white crush/clipping on bright whites that bothers me a bit(I have to keep the contrast quite dim to prevent it).I don't want to take it back to the store,but I don't want a malfunctioning one.It crushes the blacks a bit like most tvs I've seen.It has a lot of positives I like about this tv.I don't like returning tvs if another one is going to have the same problem and going through the breakin slides again.

I only have a couple days to decide whether to return the tv too the store.

IS WHITE CLIPPING/WHITECRUSH A COMMON ISSUE ON PLASMA TVS?

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IS WHITE CLIPPING/WHITECRUSH A COMMON ISSUE ON PLASMA TVS?
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Look at it this way . . . there's a enough range in the CONTRAST settings to take it into W-C range. So that means it's possible to set it to JUST-BELOW W-C level and get the brightest picture possible.

My old Pio and new Panny can both do that . . and I get the best, brightest picture possible for each set.

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Thanks JForge.I haven't tried the white clipping patterns yet.I guess I need to in order to get the best contrast setting, then make decision on whether to keep it..By the lack of responses I'm assuming white clipping is not a MAJOR issue.It wasn't as noticeable on the lcds I had.

Reducing the contrast Too much to stop the white clipping seems like it makes clipping more noticeable,besides making it dim.
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Reducing the contrast too much to stop the white clipping seems like it makes clipping more noticeable, besides making it dim.

Huh??? That doesn't make sense . . . confused.gif

Reducing the contrast will never make W-C "more noticeable" . . . just makes the picture dimmer!

For my 55GT30 panny, setting the contrast 85 - 88 or over [in the CUSTOM mode] puts the picture into the W-C onset.

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Not sure what the deal is with LG, but most Panasonic pdp's contrast levels are calibrated close to 100% in the both the standard and cinema modes, reducing any chance for white clipping. Even when using a using a grey scale test pattern on my C2 in the custom mode, I notice no clipping at maximum contrast even with a brightness setting close to 60%



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Huh??? That doesn't make sense . . . confused.gif
Reducing the contrast will never make W-C "more noticeable" . . . just makes the picture dimmer!
For my 55GT30 panny, setting the contrast 85 - 88 or over [in the CUSTOM mode] puts the picture into the W-C onset.

This plasma does not handle the brightwhites as well as the two lcds I had.There is more white clipping, and when white patches/ sections are next to darker shades the blacks are dark black and the white is over bright...The transition from dark black to the lighter blacks isn't real smooth( I am only calibrating by eye but am experienced).

I should of said when i reduce the contrast it loses too much brightness in comparison to the white clipping/ over bright whites you get rid of.


Just trying to decide whether too keep it or return it.
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This plasma does not handle the brightwhites as well as the two lcds I had.There is more white clipping, and when white patches/ sections are next to darker shades the blacks are dark black and the white is over bright...The transition from dark black to the lighter blacks isn't real smooth( I am only calibrating by eye but am experienced).
I should of said when i reduce the contrast it loses too much brightness in comparison to the white clipping/ over bright whites you get rid of.
Just trying to decide whether too keep it or return it.


Personally, I think you would probably be happier with a Samsung or Panasonic. I'm not a big fan of LG pdp's.



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Personally, I think you would probably be happier with a Samsung or Panasonic. I'm not a big fan of LG pdp's.
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Hi Ian would I be happier with a Samsung d450? And why?

Sometimes I look at this tv
In a dark room and it is impressive good..motion is good but hockey shows some blur.
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Personally, I think you would probably be happier with a Samsung or Panasonic. I'm not a big fan of LG pdp's.
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Hi Ian would I be happier with a Samsung d450? And why?
Sometimes I look at this tv
In a dark room and it is impressive good..motion is good but hockey shows some blur.


If your looking for better motion performance you may want to consider a higher end model. I've never had motion blur on my 720p Panny, but if you're use to the higher brightness of an LCD, a Samsung would probably be a better choice.


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