Originally Posted by mark haflich
It is not untrue. If one could align the pixel mechanically or actually control the electron beam lighting the phosphers in a CRT FP, your statement would be true. Unfortunately we have three fixed panels. And there is nothing that one can do to align them correctly after less than perfect alignment by the factory when building the light engine. also with cheap lenses of narrow diameter, using lens shift cause chromatic aberration of the red grean and blue colors appearing as the same effect of misconvergence but causing the amount of non alignment of the pixels to vary accross the picture.
what the manufsactures do is to provide you toos to hide you from seeing it. By shifting colors where they should be located on tyhe grid. This is OK when done in full pixel increments causing only a loss of one line from the direction shifted from. using subpixel adjustments this causes using two pixels to do the job of obe with the worst case being a shift of 1/2 pixel. You pick up the space between pixels causing a loss of sharpness as well as a loss of resolution. The Sony manual warns about these affects and at least when the feature was first introduced, not to use it things really get messy when multiple zones are independently adjusted. Generally, the professional reviewers like WGR think a net benefit may be obtained by subpixel shifts done globally of no more than say a 1/4 pixel. you mauy dissagree but you are wrong.
what it doers it shut dissastified customers up. see its fixed.
For one crts use dots or pixels just like any device. The pannel itself does not care what pixel of the picture it displays. whether its pixel no 90 down and 30 over . the pixel at 91 down and 30 over is just as sharp as the one at 90. the deviced does not care.
What is important and noticable is the fact that there are 3 different colored pictures that you are watching at once, Red ,Green,Blue.
If these 3 different pictures are not alined exactly then you loose sharpness and detail.
If pixel no 90 down and 30 over is red and it has blue on top of it(misconverengce) there is no way it is as sharp with the (incorrect) blue on top of it being out of convergence. Its even just a common sense fact.
But it dont matter at the end of the day cause u can test this with the 50. and I am right,,,, been there done that for many years.
The choice, watch with one or more of the pictures out of alinment obsquring parts of the image.Tell me how thats sharper