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Old 11-21-07, 11:01 PM   #16
Rakeesh
 
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

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Originally Posted by lduguay
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I've seen both side by side and i prefer the PQ of the 700u.
The 700u has an anti-reflective screen, and the pz77u has an anti-glare coating (LCD like).
So anti-glare works better in bright rooms, anti-reflective is better for dark rooms.
Everybody knows that the contrast ratio rating is baloney.
No, contrast ratio is going to have a HUGE impact on the picture. It is a ratio of the difference between the darkest darks and the brightest brights.

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Originally Posted by lduguay
So anti-glare works better in bright rooms, anti-reflective is better for dark rooms.
I think that is the other way around. Anti-glare screens are going to be sharper because they use a glossy screen, but they don't stop all glare, they just make it much darker, and it can still be an annoyance if you have any lights on. Anti-reflective on the other hand eliminates all glare in any lighting, however since the screen isn't flat (on the microscopic level) like an anti-glare screen, there is slightly more optical diffraction, resulting in a picture that isn't as sharp.

You can't really say one is better than the other, as each has its trade off.
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