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Is it my old Plasma screen or my cable service?

by MrsMarshmellow / December 27, 2012 1:32 PM PST

Ideally We want a better picture without going to HD cable service. Do plasma screens get fuzzy/grainy after 10 years of use? We're looking for more clarity in a bright sunny room. Is HD required?
Our current unit is a 2002 Panasonic th42pw5 plasma display with basic Comcast cable service. The screen has served us well for a long time, but I feel like it's lost clarity. Is it only because we now have an HD LCD Sony unit in the other room?

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So you don't supply HD to the set?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 1:17 AM PST

I think you nailed the issue here. Try some BluRay HD player and see if it looks better.
Bob

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Also...
by Pepe7 / December 31, 2012 1:40 AM PST

Plasma and bright sunny rooms don't mix.
Even LED can have issues if the room is bright enough.

Two words- light control. Done.

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