Originally Posted by itigap
Thank you for the information. Just one quick question. Do you find with your 60" set that at 8.5' SDE is not noticable/objectionable or do you need to back up further to avoid this?
For my eyes (20/20 no lenses), SDE disappears between 8.5 and 9 feet. At first I was concerned that it would be a factor with a 60 in display at normal viewing distances of 10 - 11 feet. But after observing the 5070 and doing the calculations, concluded that it shouldn't be a problem. And it is not. With the 6070, SDE melts away at 9 feet, leaving a very sharp but invisible pixel structure.
A side note on viewing angles: Some years ago I read a study that concluded that even when the viewing angle remains constant, a picture appears bigger the farther away it is. As the the focal distance increases, the eyes approach parallel and the brain perceives the image as bigger. Once again , bigger is better!
Tonight I watched a standard DVD through the HD-A1 and was very impressed with the color and contrast of the 6070. The mode was USER with all parameters at nominal (0) settings. I hope to see a true HD-DVD sometime in the next few weeks, but I've sampled a few HD movies over cable and they look outstanding. What strikes me the most is the color reproduction of this panel. Having lived with an aging RPTV for 10 yrs, it is a real treat to own.
As far as black levels go, this panel comes very close to true black for a PDP. When viewing a non-existent source in a windowless basement room, the panel is a dark charcoal and it is obvious it is not as black as the bezel. Pretty close but not ink black. However, when viewing scenes with light and dark areas (Letterman for example, with black suits on light background), the contrast is so good that the blacks seem to be as dark as the bezel, even though I know they can't be.
After a single day of viewing, I can say that this is one superb panel that I'll be happy with for many years.