[Tig] Plasma Displays

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Sun Mar 15 15:46:15 GMT 2009

On Sat, 14 Mar 2009, Kassner, Neal wrote:
> I was talking to an equipment reseller yesterday, a guy who's worked 
> in the New York City market for a very long time, so I think he 
> knows whereof he speaks. He told me that post facilities around town 
> are beginning to install plasma displays in their grading rooms due 
> to the absence of high-quality LCD or LED displays larger than 
> 23-24". Apparently today's plasmas have acceptable black 
> reproduction, colorimetry, and view angle, good enough so that size 
> matters. If true, are other non-NY facilities going the same route?

It was only a month ago that I suggested here that high-grade consumer 
DLP displays could be used in a grading room given sufficient 
attention to setup and calibration.  I was taken to task at that time 
for suggesting something so inadequate, but now I see that people are 
accepting of Plasma, which is surely a less suitable technology than 
DLP, LCOS, or even LCD.  Most experts would score Plasma dead-last 
when it comes to stability and accuracy.

What's up with that?  Has the raw sex-appeal of Plasma become more 
important than stability and accuracy?

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

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