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Here's what we've got so far for the next revision (search is down so I might have missed some stuff, if so, please add to this list).


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New:


Stands- What kinds are available? Who makes them?


Acronym/definition list.


Buzzing issues.


DVI/HDCP/HDMI issues - will your display be outdated in the next few years (or sooner)? (A very touchy topic and I'd like to get at least a couple of takes on this if possible).


Can the gas be refilled?


Do I really need a progressive DVD player? (We should have at least a couple of different opinions on this).


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Updates:


If someone usually takes one of the topics below, I've listed their name.


Models and manufacturer links (Elgaran).


Rebadges (Divvy (US), Phil Evans (UK, Europe).


Explanation of the confusing Panasonic numbering system. Even more confusing this year (reuse of last years retail package number for this years retail package- but the displays themselves are different models) (Divvy).


Changes in the search function/search outages (Divvy)



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I think Jim Boden has a list of questions/issues also.


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General FAQ issues:


Mark Rubin suggested splitting it up into several pages, how does that sound to everyone?


Font- I upped it a bit again, has it made a difference? Should we go even bigger?


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Not FAQ related- but similar:

Welcoming new members. This came up in another thread that I can't get to right now, but should we have an official "start here" thread where new members can feel comfortable asking non-technical questions, introduce themselves and generally get up to speed on how the forum works? This is mostly a question for Mark Rubin and Gary Goodrum. Some newer people have mentioned feeling intimidated by the forum so I thought I'd bring this up.


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LCD- let's revisit this.


1) Should we clarify the difference between LCD flat panel and LCD RPTV?


2) Would someone like to do an LCD page for the FAQ?


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Anything else for consideration, or is there anything above we should drop?


And a quick reminder, if you take a question, please post that you have it. If you'd like to add/clarify or do a completely differing opinion on a question someone has already grabbed and posted, please do. If you haven't participated in the FAQ yet and would like to, please feel free to jump in. Also, not everything discussed in the thread makes it into the FAQ (most does, but some topics are best handled on the board with back and forth instead of being in the FAQ).


To those who are newer and haven't seen a FAQ work thread yet, this isn't a "regular" thread. It's a work thread for the member created FAQ. Maintainers are myself and davidw.


If you are having a problem or have a question related to your display, you'll want to post in a separate thread. If you have something to contribute or find something confusing, please let us know.


Woo-hoo! Let's get this going!
 

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I'll grab the acronym list to start (I've got a partial one I started a while ago).
 

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Deeann,


I want pass on my thanks to you and other contributors on this forum for taking the time and effort in creating and updating the FAQ section. It provides valuable information that will help decide this newbie's plasma purchase in the near future. Keep up the good work!


Pete...
 

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Thanks, Pete! Glad it helps!


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This is far from complete, but a start. It's not alphabetized yet.


Acronymns, shorthand and slang


PDP - Plasma Display Device. Since a plasma display is more like a computer

monitor than a conventional television, many people refer to it

as a "Display" or "PDP"


ALIS - Alternate Lighting of Surfaces. Created by Fujitsu corparation

and used in Fujitsu, Hitachi, Sony, Philips and Lucky/Goldstar displays.

(and I'm sure I'm forgetting some here).


See also "What is ALIS?"


ISF - Imaging Science Foundation. "What is ISF Calibration?"


GIGO - Garbage In Garbage Out.


DVI - Digital Visual Interface. See "What is DVI?" (link)


DTV - Digital Television


HDTV - High Definition Television. (link to the HDTV faq?)


SDTV - Standard Television


RPTV - Rear Projection Television


FP - Front Projection/Projector



DVR/PVR - Digital Video Recorder/Personal Video Recorder (Tivo, Replay TV, etc)


Panny/Pana - Panasonic


Fuji - Fujitsu


CRT - Cathode Ray Tube


LCD - Liquid Crystal Display


OLED - Organic Light Emitting Diodes


STB - Set Top Box


RCA - Radio Corporation of America. Also a term used for composite cable.


WAF - Wife Approval Factor


SAF - Spouse Approval Factor


Pio - Pioneer


CRT - Cathode Ray Tube


LCD - Liquid Crystal Display


OLED - Organic Light Emitting Diodes


STB - Set Top Box


RCA - Radio Corporation of America. Also a term used for composite cable.


WAF - Wife Approval Factor


SAF - Spouse Approval Factor
 

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thanks for these definitions now Im beginning to understand
 

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HTPC - Home Theater Personal Computer


Thanks Deeann,


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Here is Panasonic's Model Numbers Chart.


37" SD ( 852 x 480 )

YEAR ___ INDUSTRIAL______ CONSUMER________ RETAIL _PACKAGE____________________

2001 ..... TH-37PWD4UZ ........ Not Available .......... Not Available
2002 ..... TH-37PWD5UZ ........ TH-37PW5UZ .......... PT-37PD4-P (TH-37PW5UZ Display + TY-ST05-K Stand)



42" SD ( 852 x 480 )

YEAR ___ INDUSTRIAL______ CONSUMER _______ RETAIL _PACKAGE____________________

2000 ..... TH-42PWD3U .......... TH-42PW3U ........... PT-42PD2-P (TH-42PW3U Display + TY-ST42PT3-K Stand)
2001 ..... TH-42PWD4UY ........ TH-42PW4UZ ......... PT-42PD3-P (TH-42PW4UZ Display + TY-ST42PT3-K Stand)
2002 ..... TH-42PWD5UY ........ TH-42PW5UZ ......... PT-42PD3-P (TH-42PW5UZ Display + TY-ST05-K Stand)



42" HD ( 1024 x 768 )

YEAR___ INDUSTRIAL_______CONSUMER _______ RETAIL _PACKAGE_____________________

2002 ..... TH-42PHD5UY......... TH-42PHW5UZ ....... PT-42PHD4-P (TH-42PHW5UZ Display + TY-ST10-M Stand)



50" HD ( 1366 x 760 )

YEAR ___ INDUSTRIAL______ CONSUMER _______ RETAIL _PACKAGE_____________________

2001 ..... TH-50PHD3U .......... TH-50PHW3U ......... PT-50PD3-P (TH-50PHW3U Display + TY-ST42PT1U Stand)
2002 ..... TH-50PHD5UY ........ TH-50PHW5UZ ....... PT-50PHD4-P (TH-50PHW5UZ Display + TY-ST10-M Stand)



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UY Models = BNC Type Connectors

UZ Models = RCA Connectors
 

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more acroynyms:


DVHS - Digital VHS (new VHS tape format)


fwiw - for what it's worth


tia -Thanks in advance


HDCP -High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection


HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface


lol - lots of luck


rotflmao -? (need some help with this one)


IMO- in my opinion


IMHO- in my humble opinion


what can I tell you- stuck home because of snowstorm in the NE- so today will be acronym day!


Mark:p
 

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Originally posted by markrubin
more acroynyms:


DVHS - Digital VHS (new VHS tape format)


fwiw - for what it's worth


tia -Thanks in advance


HDCP -High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection


HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface


lol - lots of luck ...(Laugh On Line)


rotflmao -? (need some help with this one)

You asked for it.....

..(roflmao-Right Out Fxxxxxx Laughed My Axx Off) OR rotflmao=Right On The Floor Laughed.....)


IMO- in my opinion


IMHO- in my humble opinion (in my honest opinion)


what can I tell you- stuck home because of snowstorm in the NE- so today will be acronym day!


Mark:p
 

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Hi Deeann, thanks for doing this again. Unfortunately things got pretty hectic at work (at last!) and I have not had as much time as I would like to surf this forum. However, I have noticed relatively new ppl like Stuert, Glauco BruZZi, DonBerg and many others really contributing tremendously. Glauco demonstrates that very well above. So thanks to everyone contributing in this round. I think I will have to sit out this time but keep up the good work!
 

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So thanks to everyone contributing in this round
Divvy, I'm glad to help.:)


Unfortunately I don't have much time either to spend in this forum. So basicly I like to answer questions regarding Panny model numbers and leave the conversation/reviews/opinions for people with more time.


Deann, thanks for the FAQ Update and hopefully we'll be able to put all the info necessary on this one. Oh well... until next year! :D
 

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rotflmao -? (need some help with this one)
Sorry for butting in, and with respect to Brucer, I'm fairly certain that ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor, Laughing My Ass Off


Of course, there's always the longer version, ROTFLMAOPIMP ;^)
 

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Note: Forwarded from another thread, re: refilling the gas

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I did not see the entry for this in the FAQ. Perhaps the two topics in that entry might be worth putting in their own entry?


By the way, would it be possible to make the FAQ into a pdf file, so it could be downloaded and sent to someone? Might be a worthwhile thing. I often field plasma questions from my friends, and usually end up with the 'I'll look it up' answer, while I come back to the forum and do a search.... Would be nice to be able to just send them the FAQ.


OK, made a pdf file of it, but can't attach it. Is there sufficient interest in it?
Hi! I think people might like it in pdf as an additional format. Do you think you could keep it sync'd up with the HTML version? We do periodic updates to it. Could you do me a favor and email me a copy of it? Thanks!!


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Thanks for that acronym link ALan-


ISC - (I stand corrected)


HAGD - (Have a good Day).


PP (Plasma Power)


OMGTIA - (Oh My Gosh This Is Addictive)
 

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I think we can spruce up the plasma advantages section. Maybe make it point form?


At any rate, I'd like to see the fact that plasmas provide precise control for dealing with overscan via the vertical and horizontal size adjustments as an advantage. I'm not certain what other displays do this, but none that I have owned provide that functionality.
 
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