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      12-19-2007, 07:25 AM   #16
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Always look at a panel in a store with skepticism. They are sooooooo screwed up on the wall - take the brightness, contrast and saturation down to no more than 50%. That's not calibrated, but it's better than what they do on the floor. If you can, at least look at the displays at a higher end store that will calibrate them, and preferably bring your own material, so you can judge the display on something you've seen before. When I bought my 58" 1080p plasma, I got them to connect a bluray player right to the panel so I could watch a movie for a few minutes and see what I thought. The sources in most stores are terrible - they're split over all the displays, so the signal is weak.

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