Originally Posted by FoxyMulder
Ok for the last time PicShift as its called exists and why wouldn't it help ? why would it be there if it didn't help ? So Panasonic spent all this money on research and development and it doesn't help ........ hmmm who to believe ..... you or people who have spent millions on research and tested these projectors.
Go to the main AE700 Tweak thread and open up the service manual its in PDF form so an Adobe Acrobat reader is needed..... In the manual it tells you about PicShift and if you check out that tweak thread i'm sure you will see others talking about it.
Just because it's available doesn't mean it's better.
Upscaling DVD players have a questionable value and the lower quality ones often degrade the overall picture.
Bass boost? You mean added low end distortion? Yay.
Insurance in black jack? Gotta be a good thing right?
Just because it's there doesn't always mean it's good.
And as you pointed out, it's hidden in a secret menu. If it was so good why would it be hidden in a secret menu?
But as for the point of burn in...
So let's look at the pixel dead center at the top of the screen. It's sitting well into the black bar.
What would cause it to burn in? If it were to stay black for a long time.
Let's say every 3 seconds the pixels shift.
That means every 3 seconds that pixel is going to go from being black to being.... black...
End result? Pixel stays black forever.
What happens to pixels that stay black? They burn in.
The only pixels that might get some relief from this are three pixels along the very edge of the screen which I guess might turn off when the edge of the screen shifts and there is no more information for them to display?
So at best you would still have burn in bars at the top and bottom, but on the sides maybe the burn in bars would be kind of softer.
It's kind of like hopping from one fire into the next. You never spend long in any particular fire, but the result is you still get burned.