ChronoReverse wrote:Oh yeah, I'm interested in that too. If I do get a plasma it must be able to handle 24FPS material without stuttering. Can plasmas set true 24FPS playback (LCDs with 120Hz can do it)?
Well, with respect to Chrono's interests, I personally don't care about TV/movie content at all; I don't watch noninteractive videos (I even tend to skip cutscenes in most of my games! BORING! I bought a game, not a movie!)Captain Ned wrote:My Panny VT30 has no issues whatsoever with 24Hz content. Again, I bought it for the sports but made sure it could deal with the movie stuff because I'm the only sports fan in the house.
It doesn't, though. There's no such thing as true 240Hz display.JustAnEngineer wrote:And that's why my TV has a 240Hz refresh--sothat it can display 24p 3D content without any nasty telecine judder.
didnt_read_thread.jpg (⊙ヮ⊙)chuckula wrote:It's a sad day... my Panasonic S1 is an amazing TV and I got it at a pretty reasonable price. C'est le vie.... but if this means they'll get their butts into gear for producing 4K OLED panels, then it might be OK.
ChronoReverse wrote:Well almost any TV will take in a 24FPS signal, it's how that signal is handled that matters.
LCDs usually have a fixed refresh, so with a 60Hz screen, you have to repeat frames to stuff 24 into 60. Do you know if plasma can natively change refresh like CRTs can?
The thing I'm worried about is if they do it at 48Hz which would be at a level my eyes might be able to see and be strained by. But perhaps plasma technology doesn't fade between refreshes like CRTs do?
Thomas J. Norton wrote: Motionflow XR 960, which is selectable for either 2D or 3D, is Sony’s most advanced take on frame interpolation. It offers several settings, one of which (Clear Plus) uses dark-frame insertion. The panel operates at a refresh rate of 240 hertz. For 24-fps material in 2D, Motionflow XR 960 adds nine interpolated frames for each real frame (for a toal of 10); for 24-fps 3D, it adds four interpolated frames for each real frame per eye (a total of five). With Motionflow off, the added frames are simply repeated, not interpolated.
Motionflow XR 960 is said to produce its maximum smoothing when the separate CineMotion control is set to Auto 1, but I noticed little difference when I switched from Auto 1 to Auto 2.
For me, frame interpolation, no matter how sophisticated, kills the look of movies by giving them a soap-opera-like smoothness that film (or video shot at 24 fps) doesn’t have. Apart from checking this feature out (it does work, if that’s your thing), I didn’t use Motionflow or CineMotion in this review. With these features turned off, the set merely repeats the required additional frames needed to match the source to the set’s 240-hertz refresh rate, rather than interpolating them.
auxy wrote:didnt_read_thread.jpg (⊙ヮ⊙)chuckula wrote:It's a sad day... my Panasonic S1 is an amazing TV and I got it at a pretty reasonable price. C'est le vie.... but if this means they'll get their butts into gear for producing 4K OLED panels, then it might be OK.
adampk17 wrote:Sounds like the reports that Panasonic will stop making Plasma TVs was incorrect.
crazybus wrote:Are plasmas still useless as PC monitors? I tried a recent Panasonic plasma screen a couple years ago and it was showing image persistence after only using it a very short time. If a TV can't be hooked op as a monitor that's a deal breaker as that's probably 75% of what I would use one for.
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