[Tig] Panasonic plasma vs. Anything

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Thu Oct 21 16:03:09 BST 2010

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010, Carl Skaff wrote:
> Is the Panasonic 20 Series and Davio 'the standard' when it comes to
> beyond 24" grade monitors?

Enjoy it while you can.  Evidence suggests that the conflicting 
demands of "green" energy requirements and 3D have substantially 
reduced the 2D performance of newer Panasonic plasma displays.

The review I read today of the Panasonic TC-P50VT25 plasma display in 
Widescreen Review is downright dismaying.  Apparently flicker, 
contouring, and motion artifacts are substantially worse (in 2D mode) 
than earlier models.  Power consumption is dramatically reduced 
(should make California very happy) to 139 watts in a 50 inch display, 
which is much lower than similar-sized LCD displays, and perhaps 3-4X 
less power than plasma displays from a couple of years ago.

Green energy requirements have not killed plasma since Panasonic and 
Samsung are producing new plasma displays, but perhaps it is sucking 
the life out of it.  A similar-sized plasma display from Samsung 
(PN-50C7000) seemed to get a much better review but the power 
specification only says "Exceeds Energy Star standards" so perhaps it 
uses much more power than the Panasonic.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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