Panasonic Plasma Anti-glare vs. Anti-reflective Coating

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  1. blueblazer22x

    blueblazer22x Auditioning

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these two different screen coatings.

    I've read that some prefer the anti-glare coating found on most 2007 Panasonic plasmas to the new anti-reflective coating found on the 2008 models (as per CNET and some Amazon customer reviews).

    I'm specifically considering buying a 50PZ77U (2007 anti-glare) or a 46PZ85U (2008 anti-reflective). These models are comparable in price on Amazon, with the newer 2008 model having a better feature set and better specs overall. However, if the 2007 anti-glare screens are far superior, I would most likely go with the older model.

    Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    generally speaking, always buy newer
     
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    They say the 2008 anti-reflective is a little bit better with color accuracy but it is very minimal. It really comes down to user preference. Visit your local Bestbuy and see for yourself which one you like. I personally like the anti-glare because it looks more glossy and vibrant. The colors look amazing.
     
  4. GeorgeAB

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    This article includes a good description from NIST of how anti-glare/reflection screen coatings affect image quality: http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/ive.htm .

    Best regards and beautiful pictures,
    G. Alan Brown, President
    CinemaQuest, Inc.

    "Advancing the art and science of electronic imaging"
     

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