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Panasonic eyes Plasma Exit

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by Cholly, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 #1 of 104
    Cholly

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    I have a 65" Panny plasma in my living room. I was aware when I got it my living room was a little bright for a plasma and it has been an issue.

    Also, 4:3 pictures have ever so slightly burned a bit on the screen, I have to look close to see it, but it's there. I am working on it, but it may be permanent.

    I could see manufacturers wanting to coalesce on one technology, and since LCD is workable over such a wide range of sizes, it is logical that is where it's headed.

    If they get the $$ down, OLED is great for such incredible thinness.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Burn in issues was the main reason why I never invested in a plasma.
     
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    Hopefully, Samsung continues to make plasma because I'll never go back to LCD/LED.
     
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    Same here. Our living room Samsung is viewable from straight on to almost parallel to the screen which is important due to our floorplan. We couldn't do that with an LCD.
     
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    I can only hope this doesn't come to pass. It was bad enough when Pioneer bailed out but Panasonic leaving would be horrible - especially for those that are wiling to spend a little more for better picture quality.
     
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    It's really not a big issue, though don't know how Gov managed it. Actually, the one time I had the the issue was on an LCD panel. It was really image retention, but I had to watch the Super Bowl with it.
     
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    Bright room, so I have panel a little brighter to compensate. Also have some householders that watch MeTV all day and I had format set for 4:3. They don't care if people are distorted so I generally leave it zoomed out now. And as noted, I can just barely tell it's burned a bit, no one else has noted it.

    I run the scroller weekly, and don't display 4:3 images in 4:3 when I am not here (LOL!)

    If I had some more time to play with it, I might set the sidebars to light gray, set D* box to a blank channel, turn the brightness all the way up, and leave it on all night, see if I can even out the burn. And most of the time I don't see it, a fade to a white screen will show it, but any color in the picture and it becomes invisible.

    I am surprised, that as much as I watch news channels with the scrolling ticker bar across the bottom, there is absolutely no sign of a horizontal band in that part of the screen. Go figure.

    I've caught the issue very early, I won't let it get any worse, and I might get ahead of it at some point.

    I won't even try to take a picture of it, I'm not sure it would show.
     
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    Any thoughts on this Hoosier205?

    I know you have been quite vocal in the past about how great the performance of Panasonic Plasmas are.

     
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    Another very happy Panny Plasma owner here, with a 65" and two 42"s.

    I'm finally seeing some LED displays with PQ comparable to plasma, so I guess it's only a matter of time that plasmas will go the way of the CRT. The problem is the LEDs that look as good as plasmas currently cost 1.5x-2x what a plasma costs. The LEDs that cost the same still look very "digital" to me. :shrug:
     
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    Part of the issue with Plasma is that the LCD panels tend to look better to the average customer in the standard big box store. Many don't have the Magnolia type setup with more realistic home lighting.

    Plus there are still misconceptions. I think there are still consumers that think the plasma runs out or that it needs recharged. Most likely, the electronics will fail or the user will upgrade before some of these modern sets will reach their half life (30 years @ 8 hours every day, which is very aggressive.)
     
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    This news might finally push me over the edge to upscale the 42" LCD in the family room to 50" or 55" Panny plasma. Love the one I have in the living room.
     
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    Agree, or the so called acceptable "image Retention"

    I had a 50" Panny Plasma, for about a month, Needless to say I hated every minute of it, The Glass screen reflected everything, and when you shut it off , all you saw were ghosted images in the screen. I had a tech from Panisonic come to the house , and they were forced to give me an entire refund. So I bought an LG 55" LCD smart TV instead. Love Panisonics customer service, Hate their plasmas!
     
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    Over six years with my plasmas, never seen any evidence of burn in. My son leaves his 58" 720p Panny on all night, sometimes paused and it shows no sign of burn in at all. I've argued with him many times about burn in and he just turns on the TV and says, "Show me." He has absolutely no evidence of burn in on his set. Believe me, I've tried to prove it to him and lost the argument every time. That set is ~ 6 years old.

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    I would buy a Sony. The last time I looked for a TV, they were, far and away, the best LCD LEDs out there. From what I've read, they use a lot of Panasonic technology in their sets. Can't supply a link to prove that statement, I've read the same thing in several places at different times.

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    Truth.

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    The only thing I would disagree with him on is the part about the Sharp. I don't think the PQ on any of their sets compares well with a Panny Plasma. I watched a 70" Sharp at a friends house a couple weeks ago and the set was either out of wack or normal (don't know which, really) and I could not see any details on faces at all. Just smooth faces. Not what I see on any of my plasmas. I see scars and things like that on my plasmas.

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    The 60" and 65" Panny plasmas are priced quite reasonably now. I'd look at them first.

    Rich
     
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    Steve

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    Sounds like you have a bright room that requires you to crank up the display brightness to compensate for the ambient lighting. In my home, even during the day, the lighting is such I can use "cinema" mode for all my displays. As a result, I've never experienced image retention, even on the one I occasionally use for gaming.
     
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    All 8 of mine are in Vivid mode and I don't see burn in at all.

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