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From projector to plasma

Hey guys, i currently have the sony vpl-hw40es projector in my batcave. on a 140 inch Black widow painted screen, the room is completely dark treated, however i still think the black is greyish, and it annoys me especially in dark scenes,did my research and an oled is out of the equation since it s very expensive,crt s are old and unavailable in lebanon(where i live)
the only thing left is a plasma, a guy is selling his Panasonic panasonic th-58pz750u,it was the top of the line panny back then, he bought it in 2012(even though it s a 2007 model) panasonic was selling it in 2011 2012 here,and it s made in japan apparently(don t know if that helps)
he used it 2/3 hours a day so it should have 7000 to 8000 hours max on the clock, it s still in a pretty good condition and haven t been moved since day 1
i read that the half life on these models are 1,00000 hours so it should have plenty left, i ve never owned a plasma before and it s a rarity finding one in my country,
what do you think about that model? would i find a significant improvement compared to the sony? it s not going to replace the sony , i'm going to add it to the room and use it on dark movies
the guy is selling it for 200/300 dollars
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I don't think you will be happy with the black levels on a 2007 Panasonic. They got so much better climaxing with the 2013 models. That's a pretty decent projector. Perhaps look at getting a grey screen to enhance blacks.
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I don't think you will be happy with the black levels on a 2007 Panasonic. They got so much better climaxing with the 2013 models. That's a pretty decent projector. Perhaps look at getting a grey screen to enhance blacks.
i have a black widow screen, it s a grey screen and it improved the black level but not enough to my liking, have you seen any panny screens from back then? is the black greyish?
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i have a black widow screen, it s a grey screen and it improved the black level but not enough to my liking, have you seen any panny screens from back then? is the black greyish?
I had a 2007. Not too impressive when going up against the VT60 or Kuro. I think in a properly set up room which it sounds like you have, your Sony would beat a 2007 Panasonic. Here's a thread showing how much better the blacks got.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-p...ck-levels.html
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The Sony is the problem. The panels degrade and the main symptom is blacks becoming grey.

I moved to a used JVC X35 which I got for a few hundred dollars... You have to be patient to get a good price. It is great. Blacks are phenomenal and it's bright as well.

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