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Old 01-21-2014, 11:08 PM   #16
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Sounds like it was anamorphically enhanced for a 16:9 screen.

The term "full screen" is indicative of a 4:3 format.

Take the full screen version, make it fill the screen, and things would seem more than just bloated....
That is what I am thinking. If I move up to a 4k/UHD set, I am moving up to a 4k Blu-Ray player, or may just drop the dime on a Oppo at that point. Since I will be closer to retirement in five years, when I hope that this Plasma finally dies, or starts showing the washed out picture that you would get with the old school tube sets, when they would start dieing.

I will say that I used to hear people complain about the Black Crush with U-Verse, but I can tell you that the DirecTV HR44/700 has a really bad habit of it. Either Pace screwed up, or Direct has messed up on the software.

I left the calibration as is, when I moved from U-Verse to Direct, since it all sets were calibrated by the THX app for iOS. The Toshiba 32" that we have for my son, no matter what I did with that during calibration, I could not get a decent picture on it, so ended up just going with their Easy setup, then tweaked the settings.

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yeah, 15 years ago.


Do you even know what anamorphically enhanced is?

Since you are appparently THE genius, I'm sure you can spell it out for those of us who have no clue...
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I'm going to strongly disagree with the first reply (from spaceman).


A PDP (Plasma Display Panel) is brighter than any of the LCD panels (FYI, a LED panel IS an LCD panel. The difference being how the panel is backlit).


Put the LCD panel in a bright room and you will have image washout with direct, or indirect sunlight on the screen.

Put a PDP in that same room, and you will not have that same washout problem..
I gotta admit, this is the first time I've ever seen someone say plasmas are brighter than LCD/LED tv's.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/bright-room

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...-bright-rooms/

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-HK1oRh7...flatpanel.html
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Gregzoll,

I saw your IC3 rating, and it made me think back to my Navy days.

I began with Nuclear Electronics (ET) for submarine duty, and ended up making a move to SK after an small incident took away any chance of continuing with the Nuclear ET specialty.

Made SK1, and was offered SKC w/a bonus. But I opted out of the enjoyment of sunny southeast Asia.

Those were the days for sure...
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Gregzoll,

I saw your IC3 rating, and it made me think back to my Navy days.

I began with Nuclear Electronics (ET) for submarine duty, and ended up making a move to SK after an small incident took away any chance of continuing with the Nuclear ET specialty.

Made SK1, and was offered SKC w/a bonus. But I opted out of the enjoyment of sunny southeast Asia.

Those were the days for sure...
Yes they were. There were times I actually had to call my father, when we ran into problems that we could not figure out on the telephone system, since he was working for the telephone company.

I lost track of the number of hours I spent, fixing Sound powered phones, during Unreps, just to keep from falling asleep during that time.

Best fun was working on the LSO's for the flight deck of the Saipan. We had one that no matter how much we did to keep it from leaking Hydraulic fluid, it always had at least a 1/4 of a cup leak over time.

I though got lucky and never had to climb the mast to fix the Wind Bird, since at that time I had a fear of heights.

I chuckle, when I see these kids these days always asking on FB how to find a part, or help with a section that they are stuck on in their advancement study.

Now the funny part is that at my office, there are more NCO's that work there, that are retired or still Active Duty Guard, that the running joke is that I am out ranked. I take it as just good ole fun, when the day gets hard in the office and we are just swamped.

Having a lot of people in our office, that were/are in the military, makes it a easier environment to work in, due to we all respect each other. Plus we all think back and realize that the day is no worse then some at our duty stations.
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I gotta admit, this is the first time I've ever seen someone say plasmas are brighter than LCD/LED tv's.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/bright-room

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...-bright-rooms/

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-HK1oRh7...flatpanel.html
The writer for the hdtvtest article is an idiot. Cnet is slanted on theirs as always. The Crutchfield article is actually a very old one, that they have cleaned up since it was first done about 7 or 8 years ago.

I would actually give the Crutchfield writer a 4 out of 5 on the flow of the article, and information given. The other two around a 2 out of 5.
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Now for a little trivia everyone. Who came up with the theory. What University, was the first PDP created, and what was the device that it was used in.
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Now for a little trivia everyone. Who came up with the theory. What University, was the first PDP created, and what was the device that it was used in.


I could tell you. But then I'd have to kill you....



It's funny to think back to when PDP's first came on the consumer electronics market.

The misinformation given out was amazing.

First and foremost was the "They leak, so they will need to be refilled." story (claimed to have been said by a Best Buy employee).

The the "No you don't need ISF calibration. They are set at the factory." (all over the net net by the DIY'ers).
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Now for a little trivia everyone. Who came up with the theory. What University, was the first PDP created, and what was the device that it was used in.


I could tell you. But then I'd have to kill you....



It's funny to think back to when PDP's first came on the consumer electronics market.

The misinformation given out was amazing.

First and foremost was the "They leak, so they will need to be refilled." story (claimed to have been said by a Best Buy employee).

Then there was the "No you don't need ISF calibration. They are set at the factory." (all over the net net by the DIY'ers. And it is still a claim).
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A clerk in Best Buy said sales before Super Bowl were better than xmas sales.
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A clerk in Best Buy said sales before Super Bowl were better than xmas sales.

And returns after the weekend will be HUGE!
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A clerk in Best Buy said sales before Super Bowl were better than xmas sales.
Actually in August is the best time to get one.
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And returns after the weekend will be HUGE!
They stopped that, by actually making it that you no longer get the free return. You are now charged a RMA. If it is not broke when you bring it in, stating that it is not working, GeekSquad will check it out to see. If it works, they make you take it back home and tell you if you have problems, contact the manufacturer.

Retailers have finally gotten smart on people "Renting" large screen tv's for these kind of sporting events. Costco has even tightened their return rules on electronics, because it got to the point that people were bring back 10-15 year old stuff that wore out, to get a free replacement.

Returns cause the Cost of Goods to go up. So either the retailer jacks the price up on the shelf, or makes it harder for a person to just buy then return something. Otherwise it would no longer be cost effective for them to continue.

This is one of the reasons why Sears is closing, along with JC Penny's.
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Do you even know what anamorphically enhanced is?

Since you are appparently THE genius, I'm sure you can spell it out for those of us who have no clue...

yes, i do. a few years back, i was thinking about getting a lense/sled and a curved screen. glad i didn't do that.

why am i a genius ? because i said that 4:3 tv/movies hasn't been produced in a long time.
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yes, i do. a few years back, i was thinking about getting a lense/sled and a curved screen. glad i didn't do that.

why am i a genius ? because i said that 4:3 tv/movies hasn't been produced in a long time.
Actually they still do produce a lot of material in 4:3 480i/480p for a lot of low budget stuff and commercials.

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