Originally Posted by Ken Ross
I think your advice is poor. Don't use the orbiter? Watch whatever you want even during the first 100 hours? I also think your analogies are a bit off the wall. What can I say?
99.99% of people never read this forum or one like it. And yet virtually no plasmas are being returned because of this "rampant" image retention that's supposedly running around if you read the nonsense here. Occam's Razor suggests strongly that the reason for that is that these people are not suffering from detectable problems. First, because they'd call them "burn in". Second, because they'd all be screaming at Best Buy, Abt, Cleveland Plasma, VE, etc. Third, because we hear no such stories -- except here, where the vast majority of people still don't return their TVs.
You want to be careful during the first 100 hours? Fine, that's harmless.
The orbiter? Please. That's just utterly pointless. If your TV is going to "image retain" something, the orbiter will just result in that being spread over a slightly larger area. The center of the "retained image" will grow and never be orbited out. The edge will be less defined. Yay? That's just flat-out pointless.
There were several reviews where respected reviewers declared the Sharp Elite as the best TV ever. So is plasma still superior to this? Tom Norton gave the Sony 950 a stellar review. LED technology, full array.
As is often the case, you proved my point. If calibrators were biased
in favor of plasma, this could not have happened. Their bias is superior images. Once an LED LCD produced those, it was recognized. I'm fairly sure my post addressed this.
Mark, it depends on what kind of LED/LCD you're comparing plasma to. Reviewers prefer contrasty pictures? You won't find any plasma that does contrast better than the Sony 950 and its color is accurate.
And, again, I'm fairly sure my post -- or 1000s of others -- addressed this. The few really great LED/LCDs belong in any conversation with the best plasmas. That goes without saying, even though I've probably made the point literally thousands of times at AVS. I've certainly not got many posts that could even be construed as suggesting not to consider them.
Generalizations can be just as detrimental and inaccurate as bias.
You want to take my remarks out of context to try to win a round? That's your perogative. As you note, you can say whatever you want. My point is, was, and will be, "Bias is not preferring the superior thing and reviewers and calibrators prefer the superior thing, not the plasma per se. I am 100% with them."
You're the one who accused them of bias and me of pretty much lunacy.
Originally Posted by sheshechic
Does that much brightness have any negative impact?
Only in a darker room. It would contribute to pupil constriction, which would then make darker scenes much harder to see. I doubt you'd want whites that bright for a "cinema mode".