Is this normal? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-30-2013, 07:39 AM - Thread Starter
rich7sena's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 15
I just purchased my first plasma (PN51E550) and I'm experiencing something strange. From a distance, the picture looks great, but as I was investigating thr screen up close, I could see small flickering red, green, and blue pixels flashing (only in darker scenes). Also, this effect only seems to happen in "flocks" such as the corner of the scene or in a certain area.

Again, I can't notice it from from anywhere beyond 2-3 ft out (when I'm looking for it).

Is this normal? I don't remember if my LCD did this (I never investigates the panel as closely).
rich7sena is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 01-30-2013, 07:44 AM
Senior Member
Wolowizard's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 464
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 196 Post(s)
Liked: 63
Yep, normal. smile.gif
Wolowizard is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-30-2013, 08:09 AM
AVS Special Member
muffinmcfluffin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Mateo, California
Posts: 1,338
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Liked: 69
Strangely enough, I see flickering green on my CAL-NIGHT settings, but not on my CAL-DAY settings. Hmm...
muffinmcfluffin is online now  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-30-2013, 08:20 AM
Senior Member
swizzchard's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 14
I see this too on my new Panasonic plasma and its darker areas, and more so areas of shading of the dark area next to it. I went to bestbuy to look at display models and they all do it too. The closest in terminology I've come across is dithering but I feel like dithering is actually more severe than what you and I are noticing
swizzchard is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-30-2013, 02:09 PM
Senior Member
BriscoCountyJr's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 32
Yes thats normal with plasmas, its just normal 'dithering'
Don't watch the TV from too close up, its designed for watching from a normal viewing distance, 5ft or farther.
BriscoCountyJr is offline  
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off