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3000:1 vs 10000:1 image contrast ratio

by evad12 / March 31, 2006 3:54 AM PST

I was interested in buying a 50 inch plasma TV but noticed that some have only 3000:1 when most 50 inch plasmas are 10000:1. How much difference does this make?

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ZERO .....
by RoadRunner6 / March 31, 2006 2:53 PM PST

.....These are specifications that are not controlled by any set formats. Each manufacturer can advertise any number they want. Completely disregard contrast specs for TV's unless they are part of a professional review and have a stated standard for them.

More importantly is to buy a top quality brand of plasma. You will find that they all have plenty of brightness and contrast. In fact unless you have your plasma set up in a pot growing room with huge bright lights (like Stewart's place) you will probably end up with your brightness and contrast settings at or below 50%. The best plasmas have great black levels and super color accuracy.

I recommend looking at Panasonic, Pioneer, NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba and Honda.

RR6

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A Honda?
by yoon shay choo / July 10, 2006 3:31 AM PDT
In reply to: ZERO .....

Now I know why you call yourself a RR6! I love it.

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Thanks Yoon Say Choo
by RoadRunner6 / July 10, 2006 2:57 PM PDT
In reply to: A Honda?

That's one of my posts from way back. I'm glad someone finally read that. I put it in just to see if anyone was paying attention.

You win the prize; one dozen of my wife's strawberry rice cakes and a dozen of her spring rolls. Congratulations!

RR6

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(NT) (NT) apologies: Yoon Shay Choo
by RoadRunner6 / July 10, 2006 3:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Yoon Say Choo
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