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post #31 of 42 Old 12-24-2013, 11:04 PM
 
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The VT60 bar none. The ST60 is in short supply in comparison to the VT60, which is why the price is not as elastic on the former.
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My buddy tried one out for a few days. I have more from him, but here's the first thing I found:<br><br>This is another thing I noticed about the plasma, but I didn't know the right words to call it. ABL, or Automatic Brightness Limiter:<br><br>"If the TV has any option to disable dynamic contrast then you can turn it off, however some TVs do not have any such option available. Furthermore, for plasma owners, something known as the Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL) can't be turned off. This is a protective feature built into plasmas to control power consumption, since on a plasma brightness is directly related to the amount of power consumed. In scenes with a high Average Picture Level (APL) - that is, scenes which have a high proportion of bright elements - the ABL will reduce the overall brightness output of the plasma panel to stabilize power consumption; conversely in scenes which have a lower proportion of brighter elements (low APL), the overall brightness of the scene is allowed to be higher. For example a full white screen is not going to have as much luminance as a small window of white on a dark background, precisely due to ABL." snipped from <a href="http://www.tweakguides.com/HDTV_5.html" target="_blank">http://www.tweakguides.com/HDTV_5.html</a><br><br>It was very annoying for an HTPC guy like me where I'll be reading a webpage on the left side of the screen, and have a TV tuner showing the news playing in a window on the right side of the screen. The brightness of the webpage was always varying with the brightness of the show. I could also notice it when I toggled a webpage between windowed and full screen mode.<br><br>Damn plasmas suck. Why are they so popular?
Does anyone know when plasmas first had the Automatic Brightness Limiter? Apparently my ten-year old Panasonic plasma does not have this feature becauase brightness is not an issue. Was this a goverment requirement? Thank you!
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Might as well close this thread. I don't think there are 5 plasma models left...
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yet the top 5 TV's on the market are
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Does anyone know when plasmas first had the Automatic Brightness Limiter? Apparently my ten-year old Panasonic plasma does not have this feature becauase brightness is not an issue. Was this a goverment requirement? Thank you!
Basically every panel - but it has slowly increased in aggressiveness over the years.
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Basically every panel - but it has slowly increased in aggressiveness over the years.
Yeah, the max power consumption rating of my 2010 budget 42" Panasonic was ~300W and the peak power draw for the PN60F5300 is also ~300W! The ABL is much more aggressive with the newer panels as I never noticed it on my 42" panel. On the 60" panel, minimizing/maximizing Explorer windows on my HTPC immediately impacts overall brightness level of the image.
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Still love my KRP 500m. I've always wondered how it compares to the ZT60
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Are any of you guys using a Pioneer Elite plasma?
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Are any of you guys using a Pioneer Elite plasma?
I have a Pioneer 50" Kuro in my living room, though it's not the Elite version. Fantastic TV even after 5 years of very steady usage.
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Thank You! Invader3.
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Love the elites.

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I really respect panasonic for providing high quality plasma TV.
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