[mythtv-users] OT: LED or Plasma (was Advice on choosing a TV)

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Thu May 27 10:17:45 UTC 2010

Alasdair Macdonald wrote:
> On 27 May 2010 09:11, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> Alasdair Macdonald wrote:
>>> On 11 May 2010 13:28, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>>>> I want the Plasma, don't I? Tell me I want the Plasma... go on...
>>>> go on! :-)
>>> Well, the topic came up at the perfect time for me; I've been
>>> following it for the past several days, took advice that was offered
>>> earlier in the discussion, and have placed my online order (Panasonic
>>> TX-P50G20B) just a few minutes ago.
>> Are you seeing a lot of posterization from yours in darker images,
>> especially on walls and faces? At first I thought it was just the
>> TV being larger than I was used to showing up poor sources, but
>> I'm seeing it in all sources. Also, if I pause and adjust the
>> brightness, the colour bands move, which also indicates that it's
>> the TV not the source. It's bad enough that I'm considering
>> returning it. Although maybe this is a problem with all modern
>> TVs.
> I think the answer is No. I haven't yet seen any issues that I would
> identify as being specific to this model. That is to say where I am
> seeing weaknesses in the picture, they are the same weaknesses that
> were observable on my old CRT, and are inherent to compressed digital
> video.

I've seen the same problem many times before, but it seems to be far
worse on this new TV than on my old Toshiba CRT.

One worrying thing, is if I google for posterize I often also find the
word Panasonic, although I do see some reports mentioning other makes.


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