Originally Posted by Fiddler
I recently got a 42" panny 8UK (commercial) ED panel. I love the set, after tweaking it a little, the picture is simply stunning. However, I am noticing rainbows which in theory shouldnt happen with anything but DLP sets. This is really strange to me considering the way plasma works (unless ther'es some miniscule delay between the RGB fires). This is mostly noticeable in B&W or pure White areas. It's not very blatant or objectionable like 1st gen DLP projectors, but it is noticeable.
Does anyone else see these or is this just me?
I'm in the same boat as you - however - it's not just during bright white scenes that I see yellow flashes or rainbows - the effect is actually sometimes worse during dark scenes. For instance, I was watching Rome the other night and in many of the night scenes, characters walk around with torches that, whenever they're moving around, emit a lot of yellow flashing pulses ... this is kind of the same thing that was described above ... when objects move across the screen, there's this very odd yellow fringing that occurs ... sometimes they seem like flashes because the movement is so quick.
Also, I was playing the snow map online on Halo 2 the other day .... there's a lot of white on that whole map .. if you move your character's POV around, you will noticed MAJOR yellow fringing around white objects on that level ... the portals on the map are another place where this effect occurs as well.
Btw, I think I'm gonna pick up a Philips plasma in a couple days and see what happens. I'm not ready to give up on the technology just yet.