The broadcast defaults for those displays are not accurate (when we've tested them), but as said above can be made accurate ;o)
Yup, we see loads of different displays...Steve, you must see a lot of setups. I'm interested to know what your choice would be for a grading monitor at the low end of the cost scale - for an individual, not a facility.
What I really don't like are any of the lower-end LCDs that are sold as being 'broadcast' or similar - I've not found one that is any good, and that includes the likes of FSI, and especially the old Dreamcolor, which was appalling for accurate colour work!
I am working with Penta on improving their range of displays, and they are now looking rather good - but then I would say that...
Penta aside, and understanding the power saving issues, I have to say Plasmas are probably the best low-end displays, so long as they are accurately calibrated with external 3D LUTs.
I'd ignore the so-called 'broadcast' plasmas, and get the cheaper range that use the same panels and spend the savings on external calibration kit.
Oh, and don't believe the 10bit claims - no plasma screen can get that many bits to the display, and the difference between those expensive displays and the cheaper ranges is not (IMHO) worth the money.
Accurate calibration is.
So you recon the Pana 30 series is prefered over the 300 series both with external LUT applied ?
Not preferred, but not worth the extra for the 300 as you are basically negating the inbuilt calibration.
With both externally calibrated and sat side-by-side the difference is bugger all...
All plasmas have a power reduction process included as standard - it's a legal requirement of some sort?
It reduces the power to the screen as the overall screen brightness increases...
So, as the overall image brightness increases the power to the screen reduces, making the image less bright.
This can be a problem for accurate image display as well as being a key understanding for calibration.
....for the $$ it's fantastic....if running out of redrocket you need dual to single 3g connector.
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