High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > General Chit Chat > Gaming & Systems
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

Gaming & Systems A place to discuss video game systems RSS - Gaming & Systems

I've had an epiphany.

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
I'm Fabulous.
 
awol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 9,117
Default I've had an epiphany.

And it was caused by plasma.

Y'all, my new TV was delivered yesterday. 50" of Panasonic Plasma greatness. I had no idea things could look this good. I've been watching and playing on an old RP CRT by Samsung with a bad convergence board. But honestly, I had no idea how bad the board was. I could not believe it when I brought up COD4, and saw that there was actually a little compass at the top of the HUD. I had no idea.

Last night we watched Superbad on BD. Stupid as crack movie, but damn it sho was purty.
awol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
Defender of Sanity
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,232
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by awol View Post
And it was caused by plasma.

Y'all, my new TV was delivered yesterday. 50" of Panasonic Plasma greatness. I had no idea things could look this good. I've been watching and playing on an old RP CRT by Samsung with a bad convergence board. But honestly, I had no idea how bad the board was. I could not believe it when I brought up COD4, and saw that there was actually a little compass at the top of the HUD. I had no idea.

Last night we watched Superbad on BD. Stupid as crack movie, but damn it sho was purty.
Seriously? Thats awesome news! Thanks! (I have a 57 and never knew that)
Ntruder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
one love
 
anythingwt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 4,417
Default



Enjoy the new set!

You really weren't a fan of Superbad? I thought it was hilarious.
__________________
"your dreams, minus your doubts, equal your reality"
anythingwt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
HD Ninja
 
Mase's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Some place hot
Posts: 8,581
Default

I'm planning on going with a Panasonic for my next Plasma, unless i can find a Pioneer for a steal..

Once you go Plasma its hard to look back.. I love the realism in regards to the color palette, skin tones, grass and the ocean (watch into the blue on BR) look great plus the detail you get from the contrast Plasma's offer are just awesome..

Congrats on the new purchase man!!
__________________
PlayStation 3 : legndKiller Xbox 360: Legnd K1ller Steam ID: Legnd_Killer

Currently playing
BlackOps 2 (360) Tomb Raider (PC) Gears of War: Judgement (360)
Mase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:08 PM   #5
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
GLOW's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,169
Default

Hey Aaron, how's the lag on that thing? When I went from CRT to plasma, COD4 became almost unplayable. I'm using the Game Mode, too. Guitar Hero 3 is also virtually unplayable. I've been holding off on Rock Band and Singstar for that reason and it's killing me.
GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:21 PM   #6
HD Ninja
 
Mase's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Some place hot
Posts: 8,581
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GLOW View Post
Hey Aaron, how's the lag on that thing? When I went from CRT to plasma, COD4 became almost unplayable. I'm using the Game Mode, too. Guitar Hero 3 is also virtually unplayable. I've been holding off on Rock Band and Singstar for that reason and it's killing me.
I have heard of phosphor lag but that was only in tier 2 sets and below, I had no idea it was common in tier 1 sets like a Panny or Pioneer..

I guess its possible but I think it would also depend on how you have your console hooked up, I mean if it goes through a switcher into an avr into a TV that could be it, but I would think with how well Plasma's handle fast moving content if hooked up directly you could not even tell..
__________________
PlayStation 3 : legndKiller Xbox 360: Legnd K1ller Steam ID: Legnd_Killer

Currently playing
BlackOps 2 (360) Tomb Raider (PC) Gears of War: Judgement (360)
Mase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:30 PM   #7
I'm Fabulous.
 
awol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 9,117
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GLOW View Post
Hey Aaron, how's the lag on that thing? When I went from CRT to plasma, COD4 became almost unplayable. I'm using the Game Mode, too. Guitar Hero 3 is also virtually unplayable. I've been holding off on Rock Band and Singstar for that reason and it's killing me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilmase1153 View Post
I have heard of phosphor lag but that was only in tier 2 sets and below, I had no idea it was common in tier 1 sets like a Panny or Pioneer..

I guess its possible but I think it would also depend on how you have your console hooked up, I mean if it goes through a switcher into an avr into a TV that could be it, but I would think with how well Plasma's handle fast moving content if hooked up directly you could not even tell..
Honestly, I didn't notice any difference in game speed. And it's going from PS3 to new Onkyo 606 (mind blowing good sound on my speakers with the Audyssy setup BTW), to Panny. I thought the lag was only on LCD screens. I didn't realize there was one on the plasmas too.

I will say I got somewhat disoriented due to the new size. We went from 42" to 50". I didn't think it would be that big of a difference. And everything is JUST SO DAMN SHARP!!! I actually had to turn the sharpness down on the set. It was too much. The CRT had a very "soft" look to it. HD stuff looked good, but I didn't realize how soft it was. HD looks crystal clean now.

Short of a trip to an all inclusive in Mexico, this is the best money I've ever spent.
awol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:31 PM   #8
I'm Fabulous.
 
awol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 9,117
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ntruder View Post
Seriously? Thats awesome news! Thanks! (I have a 57 and never knew that)
I think it was because of how my old set handled 720p stuff. I think it overscanned and scaled it.
awol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:35 PM   #9
I'm Fabulous.
 
awol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 9,117
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anythingwt View Post


Enjoy the new set!

You really weren't a fan of Superbad? I thought it was hilarious.
I guess I just thought it was a little too over the top. It probably had something to do with the fact that it was an unrated version. I'm no prude by any means, but seriously. Seemed like every other word was the f-bomb. I don't mind cussing. I don't mind the f-bomb. I just don't think it needed to be THAT prolific. Then again, maybe thoughts how kids talk now-a-days.

I will admit did have some genuinely funny moments. I think my favorite was when McLovin was getting "escorted" by the cops.
awol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:39 PM   #10
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
GLOW's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilmase1153 View Post
I have heard of phosphor lag but that was only in tier 2 sets and below, I had no idea it was common in tier 1 sets like a Panny or Pioneer..

I guess its possible but I think it would also depend on how you have your console hooked up, I mean if it goes through a switcher into an avr into a TV that could be it, but I would think with how well Plasma's handle fast moving content if hooked up directly you could not even tell..
Yeah, at first I didn't believe it. I was getting killed ALOT more in COD4 but I chalked it up to having rusty skills after not having played for awhile and one day I try out Guitar Hero and damn, it is lagging quite a bit. HDMI running straight from the PS3 to the set. I even tried downscaling the output to 720p and running GAME MODE on the display but nothing helps... noticeably anyways. It's funny because I paid a shitload for it and it's supposed to be the best plasma out there next to its sister Pioneer Elite model.
GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 03:41 PM   #11
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
GLOW's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by awol View Post
I guess I just thought it was a little too over the top. It probably had something to do with the fact that it was an unrated version. I'm no prude by any means, but seriously. Seemed like every other word was the f-bomb. I don't mind cussing. I don't mind the f-bomb. I just don't think it needed to be THAT prolific. Then again, maybe thoughts how kids talk now-a-days.

I will admit did have some genuinely funny moments. I think my favorite was when McLovin was getting "escorted" by the cops.
Yeah, the cop scenes were the best part of the movie. The party scene is pretty funny, too.
GLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 04:29 PM   #12
My Projector is High Def.
 

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Marlborough, MA
Age: 40
Posts: 7,089
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by awol View Post
I guess I just thought it was a little too over the top. It probably had something to do with the fact that it was an unrated version. I'm no prude by any means, but seriously. Seemed like every other word was the f-bomb. I don't mind cussing. I don't mind the f-bomb. I just don't think it needed to be THAT prolific. Then again, maybe thoughts how kids talk now-a-days.

I will admit did have some genuinely funny moments. I think my favorite was when McLovin was getting "escorted" by the cops.
Really? I thought it pretty much summed up my highschool days
mshulman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 04:29 PM   #13
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
bcus28's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: GI,NY
Posts: 205
Default

Is your new tv much bigger than the old crt?

I had this same problem with Hot Shots Golf. It has a 3 click hit meter bar. Click to start, click to set power, then on its way back click to set the impact.

On my newer, bigger tv, it "seemed" to lag very much; I could never hit the impact because the meter bar thingy seemed to go way faster, but in reality it goes the same speed, it just appears faster because it's over a greater distance (bigger tv )
__________________
Samsung HP-T4254
PS3 60gb- RIP June '07 - Oct '10

PS3 slim 160gb Oct '10 - ???
bcus28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 04:32 PM   #14
one love
 
anythingwt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 4,417
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mshulman View Post
Really? I thought it pretty much summed up my highschool days
same here.

The funniest part is.. if you think about it.. that one just 1 single day in those kids lives. That makes it even funnier, because so much crap happened to them over the course over 24 hrs.
__________________
"your dreams, minus your doubts, equal your reality"
anythingwt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #15
I'm Fabulous.
 
awol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 9,117
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mshulman View Post
Really? I thought it pretty much summed up my highschool days
Quote:
Originally Posted by anythingwt View Post
same here.

The funniest part is.. if you think about it.. that one just 1 single day in those kids lives. That makes it even funnier, because so much crap happened to them over the course over 24 hrs.
Meh. Sorry. Like I said. There were some funny moments, and yes, mostly with the cops. Although the period pants was pretty hysterical.
awol is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > General Chit Chat > Gaming & Systems
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads to I've had an epiphany.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting into Home Theater BMVickery High Definition Receivers, Recorders, Players, Tivos 5 10-18-2007 12:41 PM
Dont understand the hoopla..... blanfor Rear-Projection TVs 5 09-21-2006 10:38 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 AM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2004 - 2008, High Def Forum