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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-04-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote: Originally Posted by beanpoppa If...

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Originally Posted by beanpoppa
If it's so dangerous to lay a plasma on it's side, why don't manufacturers put tilt sensors on the boxes? It seems it would save the manufacturers a lot of $...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   12-01-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By ArthurJ
If you cared about contrast ratio, you would...

If you cared about contrast ratio, you would probably get a plasma panel instead of an LCD. Published numbers for both types and all brands are wildly exaggerated, but they can probably be used as a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote: Originally Posted by martyj19 ...

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Originally Posted by martyj19
Personally, I trust Techniwizard, who may not be someone you would acknowledge to be an expert, but is definitely in the business of servicing plasmas. He is...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 132,111
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote:Originally Posted by Chris Burkart...

Quote:Originally Posted by Chris Burkart http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Maybe you meant DLP? As sensitive (picky?) as I am I've never seen...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2006, 02:05 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 132,111
Posted By ArthurJ
Here's a technical paper on how eye tracking...

Here's a technical paper on how eye tracking interacts with pulse-width-modulated displays (including all DLP, plasma and LCD displays): http://www.poynton.com/papers/Motion...yal/index.html...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 132,111
Posted By ArthurJ
I think we're mixing up some different effects...

I think we're mixing up some different effects here.

Regarding LEDs: LEDs are a continuous monochromatic light source - they don't strobe or flicker. You could see them leave a strobing trail as...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-30-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,933
Posted By ArthurJ
There's no need to freak out about the...

There's no need to freak out about the possibility of hidden damage from transporting a plasma panel laying flat, as long as you're careful not to stress the glass so much that you break it. You'll...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-24-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By ArthurJ
It could be a defect, but the one-inch vertical...

It could be a defect, but the one-inch vertical strip pattern doesn't sound like any failure mode I've heard of on the Panasonic plasma, and the segments from which the panel is made aren't that...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-24-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By ArthurJ
Actually the test you folks are referring to was...

Actually the test you folks are referring to was a test for 3:2 pulldown at 1080i, which has nothing to do with the original poster's question about SD, which is 480i. Most current sets, including...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,180
Posted By ArthurJ
Technically all these points are correct,...

Technically all these points are correct, although you have to allow for some marketing hyperbole as usual.

It's true that many LCDs cannot reproduce the full HD color gamut, but that's a...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-23-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote: Originally Posted by ej2zo Arthur,...

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Originally Posted by ej2zo
Arthur, are you a 110% positive? So it is normal you're saying? Because I was debating on exchanging the set for another one. Obviously the overscan on every...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By ArthurJ
A common problem with digital satellite and...

A common problem with digital satellite and cable signals (whether SD or HD) is that they are compressed at the source, usually using MPEG-2 compression. When an object moves in the picture, the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-23-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By ArthurJ
No, it's not burn-in. Some channels do have an...

No, it's not burn-in. Some channels do have an actual vertical line at the extreme right or left edge of the picture which was probably not meant to be there, and certainly not meant to be seen. On...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7,215
Views: 1,184,861
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote:Originally Posted by ojready...

Quote:Originally Posted by ojready http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Ok, I am at my parents for Thanksgiving. They just got the 42" 60u hd...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,339
Posted By ArthurJ
Yes, it's the TV Guide function that causes the...

Yes, it's the TV Guide function that causes the power relay clicking. As a further incentive to turn it off (Zip code = 00000) if you're not using it, my tests on the 600U showed that the TV...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,511
Posted By ArthurJ
Can you post a picture of the "double image"...

Can you post a picture of the "double image" effect?

There could be several possible causes:

1. Too much edge enhancement producing a "ghost" edge around every real edge in the picture.

2....
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote: Originally Posted by KristByrne Yeah,...

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Originally Posted by KristByrne
Yeah, I've visited that 86 page thread, it's 95% questions and 5% answers.

Still wondering about "Enhanced Black Level" vs. "Black Level".

Enhanced...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,511
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote: Originally Posted by Elemental1 ...

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Originally Posted by Elemental1
Macroblocking: A distortion that appears in compressed video material as abnormally large pixel blocks. It occurs when the encoder cannot keep up with the...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,341
Posted By ArthurJ
Jome20, the Panasonic is a great TV. Like many...

Jome20, the Panasonic is a great TV. Like many of the others here, I paid a lot more for my 600U than it's going for now, but I'm happy with it. The picture is excellent with both HD and SD sources,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,215
Views: 1,184,861
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote:Originally Posted by Duffeymt...

Quote:Originally Posted by Duffeymt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

Is it normal for your TV to have been turned on around 10-20 times before...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-22-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By ArthurJ
You need an external antenna, just as you would...

You need an external antenna, just as you would for any TV signal. The analog and digital TV signals are broadcast over the air in the same frequency range, so the same antenna requirements apply to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-16-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,215
Views: 1,184,861
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote:Originally Posted by snowmoon...

Quote:Originally Posted by snowmoon http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

The geometry should always be perfects on ALL digital fixed pixel...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-15-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7,215
Views: 1,184,861
Posted By ArthurJ
These settings from Plasma TV Buying Guide have...

These settings from Plasma TV Buying Guide have been rehashed endlessly. The best that can be said about them is that they're better than the default Vivid mode out of the box. +22 Contrast produces...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-09-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 15,155
Posted By ArthurJ
Quote: Originally Posted by hdtvavs BTW, I...

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Originally Posted by hdtvavs
BTW, I don't undetsand why color accuracy is the third important aspect? I would place it the first! Comments?

Your eyes adapt easily to a wide range of...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   11-09-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 678,087
Posted By ArthurJ
See...

See http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=747984
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