Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

"It's Like Being There".....


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
4 replies to this topic

#1 of 5 Rich H

Rich H

    Second Unit

  • 283 posts
  • Join Date: May 22 2001

Posted September 05 2002 - 03:19 PM

"It's like being there."

That's a quote from a friend who watched some DVDs on my Panasonic plasma screen last night. What I find amazing is how often that sentiment is expressed by people who see
images on my plasma. I don't mean sheer enthusiasm, like: "Wow, this looks fantastic." I mean specific comments on the realism, the window-on-reality feel of the viewing experience. When I was auditioning plasmas, I constantly heard comments from other customers in front of the plasmas: "It just looks real"-- "Like being on the set"-- "Like I'm there." Now that I own a plasma, these comments are a regular occurrence from guests.

Which leads me to wonder if enthusiasts of other display technologies encounter the same comments. Do you Projection/RPTV/CRT owners get the "realism" comments?

I've yet to see a RPTV/Projector/CRT image that had the sort of realism I see in good plasma displays (and I've seen many, many great displays). But that's me. What about you guys?

Thanks,

Rich.

#2 of 5 LaMarcus

LaMarcus

    Screenwriter

  • 1,620 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 07 2002

Posted September 05 2002 - 10:57 PM

How big is your screen?

#3 of 5 Rich H

Rich H

    Second Unit

  • 283 posts
  • Join Date: May 22 2001

Posted September 06 2002 - 12:23 AM

A mere 42 inches. Obviously not big enough to give an immersive experience, but just big enough to suggest a window effect, I suppose.

Rich H.

#4 of 5 David Hicks

David Hicks

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 55 posts
  • Join Date: May 05 2002

Posted September 06 2002 - 03:09 AM

I've only seen plasma displays in crappy B&M stores and have always thought they didn't look very good (dull color compared to my FP, video artifacts, etc...). I suspect it's the setup at the stores (as with most other things at the typical B&M's). I would really love to see a properly setup plasma monitor for an accurate comparison.

Regarding your question related to realism comments, I get responses similar to yours from just about every new visitor. My projector is quite entry level (AE-100), but what it lacks in resolution it makes up for with colors and sheer size!

#5 of 5 Mark Lehmkuhl

Mark Lehmkuhl

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 53 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 23 1999

Posted September 06 2002 - 06:26 AM

I've got a large room (20x30) so I don't consider anything less than 57".

That said, I'd have to say that the plazma sets are exceptional (except for their current size). If $$ were no object that's what I'd buy today. I own a 6.5 year old 4:3 CRT RPTV, and I would not buy another at this point. So I'm going to ride my set out for a few more years. Then when I'm in the market to replace my tv, I will definitely not look at CRT's. DLP, Plasma, LCOS, and possibly some other technologies. should be quite interesting by then.