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I play my Wii when I'm alone in my room so I can't tell you guise :* :* :*

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Ryno wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I'll finally be getting a Samsung 43" 720p Plasma tomorrow hehe. I'm pretty damn stoked! :D B-)
Widescreen, Progressive scan, a black beautiful frame, the screen is 3" Larger , along with 720p/HDMI for Bluray/DVD's & PS3. I'm a little late in the game, but this is an absolutely fantastic little top notch plasma and the killer price tag' is the bodacious icing on the rainbow cake. B-)

Knowing me I'll most likely be posting some shots of the Wii in action. Most likely for Super Mario Galaxy(first person mode in Honey Hive Galaxy hehe), NSMBWii & Kirby's Epic Yarn ect ect. ;)

Oh thank everything that is good in this world! I am glad you are getting nice TV. :)

As for my preference, I rock the WideScreen on my LCD. My eyes would not be able to tell the difference of that special sharpness you refer too. I plan on getting Lasik soon so that should change.

Thank the galactic cosmo He-man twinkies of Eternia and freakin Castle Greyskull. B-)

And oh man, I'm going to have to get a little laser eye surgery myself since i ended up getting a stigma back when I was 22....I don't wan to get into it, but i totaly screwed myself over on New Years. lol My vision seems pretty solid in the bright light, but the darker it gets the worse my vision gets. everything becomes a bit foggy, blurry & distorted. It's pretty damn depressing and it makes me feel like I'm tripping out. :p

Anyways, Since you've got a 30", seeing the difference between playing Wii games in 4:3 vs 16:9 is probably less noticable.
Either way, I'm never going back to 4:3....unless the game is actually 4:3. Because getting used to the awesomeness that is 16:9 and then switching to 4:3 is a mild bit of a shocker considering the little leap in clearness. :p

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great, just great. It appears I lost my Debit Card on my whacktastic A-ha 80's B-day. :p
I blame this song and the amount of beers I chugged while gazing into the stars haha.


1:12 - Best Part of the song, crazy awesome 80's piano & synth for the win baby. B-)

Edit: found the card, time to go Mega HD.. B-)

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Well, i picked up the Samsung 43" D450 today and all around I'm pretty damn dissapointed.....I've been fiddling with it for hours with the Wii and PS3, and while the colors are a bit more natural and saturated, and the motion is clearly superior(although the dithering effect is annoying, but it's still much better than LCD motion Blur, but not up to snuff with CRT)

...It's just, well The picture is extremely soft, blurry and noisy when playing the wii....I couldn't believe how bad it looked compared to the 1080p LG 37" LCD i've been messing around with recently. Not only that, but the brightness just wasn't there and it just ended up looking to dim for my tastes in comparison.....It made for one awful looking wii experience all because of the noiser, fuzzy and blurry image....Where as the LCD would give me a beautiful super crisp clean and clear picture. Plus the LCD has less input lag....Playing Mega Man 9 for example on the Plasma felt a bit heavy and sluggish....

When I played Super Mario Galaxy and NSMBWii on the LCD, my eyes popped out and I instantly said "Wow!" with the plasma i let out a "WTF is this ugly Sh*t." :p I'll be returning this TV in favor of a 40-42" 1080p LCD....

Yet I'll admit, this display is better for movies, all plasma's are since you dont have to put up with Judder or crazier motion blur, but you're still missing that amazing brightness and pop, plus a clearer cleaner picture that LCD's provide. Both techs have their ups and downs i guess.

And to make matters worse, i think my Sony 7.1 Receiver has gone a little wonky....I can't get a signal over any of the component connections...ugh! :p What the frick! My gaming days have been delayed to the unbodacious extreme!

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y2josh

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@Waveboy: Haven't you been saying how much LCD sucks the last year and how much the Plasma owns all?

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WaveBoy

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y2josh wrote:

@Waveboy: Haven't you been saying how much LCD sucks the last year and how much the Plasma owns all?

For movies, oh it does because of the judder especially. I for one can't stand it half the time, and for gaming the motion blur still drive me nuts, but it does produce a sharper crisper and cleaner image...at least when there isn't anything moving too fast on the screen because then you get the brief blurryness and quality of a VHS tape. lol Both techs have their ups and downs. You just gotta find what's more suitable for you.

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Whatever you do decide on now Wave, I don't want you to be making silly excuses in the future about motion blur, or fuzzy wuzzies when I am lapping you in Mario Kart Wii U or put on a whuppin' in Smash Bros. Wii U! :p ;)

Oh, and what is your thoughts on LED TV's?

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WaveBoy

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Whatever you do decide on now Wave, I don't want you to be making silly excuses in the future about motion blur, or fuzzy wuzzies when I am lapping you in Mario Kart Wii U or put on a whuppin' in Smash Bros. Wii U! :p ;)

Oh, and what is your thoughts on LED TV's?

lol. Blue Shell + Motion Blur, can it get any worse? :p Ya it can, having not played a game since Early Aug. lol
And I'm LED-tarded dude hehe. Yet I hear the motion blur and film judder is still an issue, plus the viewing angles are horrible but the black levels are ace. And you know I'm beginning to think I got a faulty funky plasma, because when i'm in th picture option menu-latay' the outside of the actual screen went super duper bright for example when i was playing NSMBWII, but when I exit the menu options it goes back to being super dim again. lol God I hate talking about TV's, i just want an HDTV that i can be happy with! :p Time to return this Dim blurry beasty of a plasma and test away at my local BB. B-)

If this plasma had the awesome brightness of an LCD(which it kind of did on the sides during the weird picture options) and the Crisper/clearness as one I'd keep it, because that aside this TV produces better Color and motion and non of that distracting film judder whatsoever.

BLARUGHHHHHHH, i still don't have a TV to game on. Looks like I'll be blasting Dr.Wily's Evil Ant-Robo Tooshie in MonoChrome Pea Soup style on Mega Man for the Gameboy on the 3DS tonight! B-)

Hmmm, Pea Soup or Black & White. For some reason I always optay' to Pea Soup not only for the sake of retroness and nostalgia, but because it actually adds color, in all of it's bright greenishness. lol Where as black & White is just dull to look at.

And once I find a TV I'm happy with at BB, i'll finally be at ease. Yay me. :p

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49. Posted:

Just some anecdotal evidence, we've got a Samsung LCD and I've never, ever noticed any motion blur and the viewing angle is excellent (and that's the sort of thing that normally worries me).

LCD panels are down to a few ms response time - while that's not near a plasma panel, I'd love to find someone who can tell the difference.

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WaveBoy

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Well I definitly notice the motion blur for example when playing Super Mario Galaxy and moving the camera around in first person mode with the analog stick. The crazy blurring is in full force, but it's like that with every LCD depending. However, Plasma's are much better in this regard, although you get a dithering effect with fast paced action in gaming.....

but it's still much better than LCD Blur. CRT however is the king of motion...Not only does it still mildy beat Plasma but there's no dithering to go along with it. But whocares, CRT is dead so I need to stop talking about it.....It's still the ultimate choice for retro gaming though. :D

Anyways, as for the Blur or Dithering, either way, you DO get used to it. :p And viewing angles depend on what kind of panel you have. If you lucked out and got an ISP panel than the viewing angels on your set will be fantastic. I ended up getting a VA panel(bummer!) and the picture mildy fades the further you turn to the side. :p

And I can easily tell the difference between LCD motion and Plasma Motion. Hell, i can tell the difference between Plasma and 'crt motion. lol :P
If somebody were to buy an HDTV for movies and they chose LCD or LED over Plasma i'd seriously be scratching my head, and that again has to do with the motion handeling. Plasma's rock 600hz, where as LCD's and LED's are 60hz...And then there's 120hz and 240hz which can give off that nasty soap operah video effect.lol But you can fiddle with the auto motion and tweak it out.

Anyways! I've been toying with my new LG 1080p LK450 42" LCD for a while with my Wii. And I'm torn between playing games in Widescreen Vs FullScreen.

In Widescreen it opens up a whole new world to gaming and it fills up the screen, but in the Wii's case since it's anamorphic widesreen the graphics look fuzzy, soft and jaggedy. However, when setting the Wii in 4:3 in the menu option and then 4:3 on your TV the graphics look super clear, crisp and sharp. It's almost a night and difference.

That aside, I wouldn't buy an HDTV past 42" if you plan on playing the Wii in 16:9....37" looked better to me than my 42". Yet In 4:3 the graphics will still look awesome beyond 42" B-)

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I had played with my Wii in widescreen mainly because of Call of Duty World at War (looks more crisp and colorful to me when using component along with more viewing angles). Now I miss good'ole CRT TV's. Hell, I hope to get an HD CRT TV someday. Otherwise, I think I'll get a plasma TV when I can afford one. They seem to be a better value in picture quality and response time compared to LED TV's and LCD TV's.

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WaveBoy

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They have their trade offs. With a plasma you'll get superior motion handeling, better color and black levels, but with LCD you'll get a cleaner crisper and clearer image, a brighter picture, zero picture glare and no Image retention....But clouding can be a total pain in the mega buns. It's not like IR which goes away, clouding lasts a life time. :p

Anyways, the Wider color gamut controls can let you achieve colors and customization that no SDTV CRT can achieve because of their basic color options. Wii games in 4:3 looks miles better than on my 1080p 42" LCD than on my Sony wega CRT....Sure my CRT has the advantage in motion, but my LCD whoops it's buns by offering a super crisp, sharp, clean and clear image 'again' when set to 4:3, the brightness is much better, I get progressive scan, plus color gamut controls that give you so much costumization.

If anything, i just miss my CRT motion. :p
Anyways, for example. New Super Mario Bros Wii and Super Mario Galaxy look 5x times better on my 1080p 42" LCD in 4:3. What can I say, i just can't go back to my old tube hehe. :p Plus the input lag is incredibly low on my HDTV, extremely low. Yet it's noticable when playing PS3 games....Which i'm guessing is because the TV's using more power with the HD processing and the like which takes a hit in the input lag department....Idealy, it just doesn't quite cut it for me. But for the Wii I'm 100% satisfyed! :D

However, as much as I adore plasma's for movies, my Wii experiences haven't been the greatest on them. I just couldn't get a bright enough picture, plus the image was so noisy, soft and blurrier. But I love ze' plasma motion, and there's no better choice than plasma for movies. ;)

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53. Posted:

I have the PS3 hooked up to a HDTV 16:9, but the Wii to a SDTV 4:3.

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BJQ1972

54. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

Oh, and what is your thoughts on LED TV's?

LED TVs are just LCDs with a different light source for the backlight.

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BJQ1972 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Oh, and what is your thoughts on LED TV's?

LED TVs are just LCDs with a different light source for the backlight.

Ya, LCD's are the ones that give you a massive dose of Mercury from the fluerescent back lighting. :p
LED's also got their share of problems like blooming and weak viewing angels, i guess depending.

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Also, does anybody know if the Wii looks better being upscaled into a fixed resolution(Take a 42" plasma for ex) at 1024x768, which is a step below HD or a native resolution such as 1080p?

I'm scratching my head at the momento if i should take my current 1080p LCD back and get a 42" Plasma....:p
The motion my LCD pumps out during film can be distracting at times, and the black levels could be a bit better. Plus i totaly miss that beautiful bright glow that my CRT busted out during colorful scenes in movies and the like, it made my white shag glow to the heavens. :p With my LCD, there's nothing....It's just this dready drab flurescent lighting that does nothing. I'm guessing CRT and Plasma work the same way based on how the light works no?

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The main thing to be aware of with Plasma is the frame doubling with 30fps games. For example, when you rotate the camera in a 3rd person game you would see a clear double image. LCDs do this to some extent but it is masked by blur.

The best thing to do is to find a decent TV retailer that will let you demo, by hooking up your Wii, and seeing if you like what you see.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/15728687-post980.html

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I play my Wii in SD 4:3, I have component cables and have hooked up to an HDTV, but it makes the games look so jaggy. I do however play the Metroid Prime trilogy on an HDTV because having the widerscreen, and bigger screen makes the game much easier to play

I don't even think you can buy Widescreen SD T.V.s I've been searching for a widescreen SDTV for years, but I find nothing online, and I never see anything in stores.

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I used to play my Wii on a Sony Wega CRT 32" SDTV using componenet cables for years, up until a month ago.
And the advantages of my LCD would definitly be the super crisp/clearness of Progressive Scan 'of course' when set to 4:3 that is, 16:9 looks pretty crummy in comparison, but you DO get used to it, that's if you want to. :p Plus, the color gamut And color gamut options surpass anything my CRT could do....But there's detail crushing in the process depending. :p

The only thing i miss about my CRT was the motion handeling, but in return i get superior brightness, progressivescan offering a super crisp/clear and clean image when set to 4:3. Colors so saturated and fantasy-fied colorful that they could LEAP off the screen. raising the Color to 100/max, setting the color gamut to maybe Wide and pushing the Single colors up half way in the Color management options is a MUST for cartoon-based titles.

The LG LK450 1080p LCD is a phemoneal set the Wii, because for none HD consoles in the Wii's Case-orama the input lag is practically none exsistent. B-)

I just wish the motion and black levels were better for film.........Plus having the color set to 50/100 with everything standard looks washed out, dark and uncolorful compared to my CRT or Plasma.....I have to amp everything up to get it to looks simular OR better but there's detail crushing as the trade off.

I may actually return my set and get a 42" 1080p Panasonic S30 plasma instead.

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BJQ1972 wrote:

The main thing to be aware of with Plasma is the frame doubling with 30fps games. For example, when you rotate the camera in a 3rd person game you would see a clear double image. LCDs do this to some extent but it is masked by blur.

The best thing to do is to find a decent TV retailer that will let you demo, by hooking up your Wii, and seeing if you like what you see.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/15728687-post980.html

Sounds pretty weird! The only 30fps title I played on my HDTV was Resident Evil 4(which worked perfectly) and ExciteBots, but this is LCD wer're talkin.
I think my main gripe if i do go plasma will be having to adjust to the weaker brightness for gaming.

Anyways, i seriously don't recommend playing Wii games in 16:9 on an HDTV.....After all it's Anamorphic widescreen, and you're getting a softer, fuzzier and jagedy image. on a 32" to 37" LCD it's fine and i think it looks pretty good and I'd favor it over 4:3 because the Widescreen does make the experience more amazing, but going beyond 37" it becomes way more apperant and mega crummy. :p

You NEED to to go to your Wii settings and stick it in 4:3, and change your HDTV setting to 4:3 and you'll be in Wii Heaven using component cables of course!. B-) No jaggies, no fuzzyness, no soft picture. Just a super clear, crisp and clean picture that will rival your current CRT set. And since I'm so radically awesome I'll be posting some compairson shots of Wii in 4:3 vs 16:9 with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Super Mario galaxy B-) ;)

It kind of makes me wish i went with the 46" that's if i decided to play Wii games in 4:3 only.
I'm also speaking for LCD of course, I'm pretty sure Plasma's busts out a slightly noiser softer, blurrier image by a smidge when gaming compared to LCD's.

Anyhoo! to get the best possible picture out of your Wii > B-)

~HDTV - (LCD 1080p is the example here)
~Component Cables - (official Nintendo Brand to be safe bud!)
~Progressive Scan
~Set to 4:3

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