Originally Posted by TitusTroy
the Sharp manager mentioned at the Shootout that no further pulsing firmwares are planned...he stated that the last FW (2.17?) improved it a lot and that he believes that the issue is more from the source versus an issue specific to the Elite
the Elite got killed last night much more then last year...a lot more of its flaws seemed to be discussed...examples such as the removal of film grain and the edge enhancement (or was it DNR?) part that David Mackenzie brought up was interesting...he even showed this in actual content by showing a scene from MI: Ghost Protocol where you can see the loss of detail on Tom Cruise's face as he is panning around the room
and the issues brought up last night didn't even involve 'cyan'...there was a lot more brought up last night that had nothing to do with cyan color tracking
Well this is precisely what I suggested would happen and aside from being busy this weekend, it was another reason I wasn't planning to go this year. This, IMO, is called 'revisionist history'. New products come out and all of a sudden issues that didn't exist in a prior product, magically do and are 'terrible'. Nobody saw these issues before on the Elite, no calibrator saw it or commented on it, none of the many professional reviews ever mentioned it, but now we have these 'new' major issues. This doesn't surprise anyone? Please.
I've watched tons of material and there is no edge enhancement. This is an exceedingly easy issue to see, especially with test patterns. Nobody saw it. I didn't see it when the patterns were up on my set.
DNR? That can be turned off. I never liked the effect of any of these 'dynamic' settings on any display I've ever used by any manufacturer. My advice to any display owner, if you see a setting with the word 'dynamic' in it, you're almost always better off turning it off.
Anyone that has had plasma, including Kuros like me, know that the Elite is actually sharper. It's very normal for detail to be lost with motion in film. In fact that's one of the things that makes film different from video. When there is too much detail in film with motion, it begins to take on the dreaded SOE. So I'm not sure what the point is here? Again this was never commented on by anyone, but bang, we have another 'major' issue. I've never noticed any difference with motion detail relative to my Kuro. But hey, if the Kuro was a current model, new 'issues' with it would probably be 'discovered'.
So, more importantly, does anyone have any more info on the 80" Elite?