Originally Posted by whiznant
Originally Posted by floridaman
Concerns that I have with my 64F8500.
1. The picture seems to have a soap opera affect especially on news stations. Maybe it is because the picture is much softer on this set. It could also be due to the fact the display is much brighter than any other plasma. The motion judder is set to off and I have tried all the settings with judder. You really can't see any differences when changing the judder setting which makes me wonder if there is something wrong with the set.
I can also confirm that the set seems to be doing some type of frame interpolation even when the motion dejudder canceler (or whatever it's called, its convoluted) is off. Can't remember if it is just on hdmi sources or not or if its on the tuner input as well
2. The ABL fluctuations are what I would call severe on the set. It happens on most movies that I watch on Fios, HBO, Cinemax, etc. I know it isn't the source because I have checked same content on my other plasma and it doesn't do this. I have even seen this issue in movies with a dark background. You can pretty much count on seeing this when there is sky in the background. You can see the screen get brighter and it is always two fluctuations that are visible. I will post a video later that clearly shows this happening. My cell light is set to 20.
The brightness fluctuations can be remedied by setting the cell light to anything other than 16 or 17 and the black fluctuations can be remedied by turning off the black optimizer.
3. There is a faint horizontal band that is visible in lighter backgrounds especially if the scene is panning vertically. It goes across the entire screen. Been like this since day one. It almost looks like a band from the menu settings but I am not sure.
I too have a faint line or bar going across the screen about 1/2 the way up. Is rarely noticeable though. Like you said only on bright backgrounds with vertical scrolling.
Initially I thought this was a great set but now I am not so sure.
Do you have the 64 inch model? The cell light settings on my set don't change the brightness pops regardless of where they are set to. I have been able to eliminate this issue by setting the contrast at 85. The band I am referring to is 1.5 inches from top to bottom is near the center of the screen. it is a horizontal band. Very faint but noticeable in lighter backgrounds.