Originally Posted by neurokrash
I don't think I can enjoy viewing with plainbows like this. Do you mean to say that all Plasmas will have this problem? I will exchange it if that is what is necessary.
Another model wont help. Or going from component etc. Remember you see this on black and white material. A different brand could be less prone to the effect, but if you read this thread both pannys, pios, vizios, etc have the problem.
I went to the store and could not see Plainbows on any of their Plasmas (even the same model I have), in any of their light or dark viewing rooms. One difference is that they were using a satellite video feed for their in store demo video.
Same with me, i never see the plainbows in stores even with pretty dark environment. Same with dlp, never in stores, and i question those that say they see it in stores with any amount of light.
Could there be a problem coming from the DVD Player, Cable Box, or AV Receiver?
When I switched from DVI/HDMI to Component Video, the color range seemed to improve dramatically, and I couldn't see any plainbows. There is no scaling going on in this case either, so I can't blame the upsampling features.
Again, black and white proves color and connections is not the problem. I think, just a guess, is how plasma lights up. You should be able to see the effect with just a snow image, nothing hooked up to it.
I still don't see any plainbows when viewing video from a PC on the Plasma. This makes me wonder if the cause of this effect is 24 or 30 fps video. The 60hz VGA output looks better, but I can't get a Cablecard in my PC, AFAIK.
I'm going to switch the cable box to component video and see if that makes any difference. After that, I will try running video sources directly to the TV, bypassing the amplifier's HDMI switching. The last thing that I can explore is whether the scaler in another amplifier here will produce video without these annoying plainbow flashes.
I hate to say it, it should not make a difference.