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Old 03-07-08, 01:41 PM   #13
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Thatís not necessarily true, both Plasma & LCD TVís have an average 60,000 hrs lifespan. For example, the average US household watches TV for 7hrs a day, that translates into 20+ years.

Plasma TVís arenít going away anytime soon, theyíre still manufacturing rear projection TVís for goodness sake. Each displays do have their proís & conís. IMO OLED will be the future.

We just sold our Toshiba 32HL67U and purchased a new Panasonic TH-42PX80U plasma. Its still going through the burn in process but even at the default viewing profiles it looks awesome, especially when watching HD media. The blacks are almost too black at times, its very smooth and Panny is using new anti glare filters on their 2008 models that seem to work really well. All in all weíre happy with our purchase.
There is no such thing as too black, what you are seeing is black crush.
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There is no such thing as too black, what you are seeing is black crush.
Well whatever it is, its too dark to me. I'm new to Plasma so I'm still waiting for someone to post some decent settings on AVSForum.
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Try to disable all those automatic image enhancements first. Then calibrate the contrast/brightness/color (with adequate software) and see if you see an improvement.
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Try to disable all those automatic image enhancements first. Then calibrate the contrast/brightness/color (with adequate software) and see if you see an improvement.
Any software you recommend? I downloaded & burned the free AVSHD calibration dvd but have no clue how to use it.
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Don't you need a colorimeter to use the AVCHD disc??
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Don't you need a colorimeter to use the AVCHD disc??
Yea you're right:

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These disks are intended to be useful without test equipment, but primarily they're centered around taking measurements with a colorimeter or spectroradiometer from window patterns. The disks were initially created for use with ColorHCFR, yet they can be used with other software such as CalMAN.
A guy posted in the owners thread that the factory modes on 80U were pretty close to the settings on his 75U after calibrating with his equipment. I'm just going to use them until someone post otherwise.
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