Xenocyde wrote:OK, thanks anyway. I was referring to the fact that your delta measuring software seems to be a little obsolete compared to other sites.
Ohh, I see what you mean now. No, that is simply a deliberate choice. I have access to the same software as other sites use but we don't want to make our reviews overly complicated. We are already balancing on a too technical route in my opinion and have actually cut some of the most advanced passages. In the testing and calibration process we use a lot of tools, screens, software and so that we never share. These are just used to validate results before we share them with you.
Xenocyde wrote:I don't think a 2 meters distance is too close. I was interested in finding out if the dithered dark colors still occur when using 1080p pure direct with a PC, which supposedly improves color reproduction. I know about the IR problems, I know plasmas are prone to IR and the desktop wallpapers and static objects may create problems, but I took the necessary precautions to reduce this problem as much as possible: wallpapers changing every minute, no taskbar and only one folder on desktop, internet browsers in full screen and no scrollbars.
Dithering should still occur even with the 1080p pure direct. When I'm talking about dithering, I mean the kind that is inherent to plasma panels. Plasma panels are unable to reproduce the darkest tones and therefore dithering is used to "mix" new colors - regardless of internal picture processing. The only way to prevent that from happening is to either raise the pixel density or increase the sub field drive frequency drastically. But as mentioned, I cannot confirm this, sorry.
Xenocyde wrote:I know the GT50 has other problems like line bleed and banding, but I hear it's a panel lottery out there. Anyway, I really want to experience deep blacks in my PC movies and games. Is there any other 42" display that you can recommend, which has blacks as deep as GT50 and color reproduction on par with it, but doesn't cost a fortune like Sharp Elite or Pioneer Elite Kuro and, more importantly, doesn't have banding, blobbing, line bleeding and all these inherent problems?
No... I started the search process my self many years ago but no single TV or screen to date has satisfied all of these needs. My personal hope is OLED technology and I have been able to confirm these things in the first small-size OLED and studio monitors. Manufacturers just need to ramp up production to lower production costs so we can get these wonders in our hands.