Originally Posted by Oubadah
"Full 4:4:4 reproduction: No, 4:4:4 input subsampled"
"Full 4:4:4 reproduction (PC): No, 4:4:4 input subsampled"
Yes, I believe the VT50 does YCbCr 4:4:4 (but not RGB), so the VT60 should too.
If I was you I'd be very careful about buying a VT60. I haven't researched it, but I can tell you that the 50 series was full of bugs and Panasonic no longer understands the concept of quality control. The whole range suffered from vertical banding and DSE issues (amongst other things) and the QC trend for Panasonic seems to be downhill every year.
It's not the kind of thing that could be interpreted as microstutter. It's just distortion/warping. I see it very easily, but I don't suppose everyone else does. As I said it's like the scan-out warping that happens on monitors. Almost everyone can see it if I point it out to them (show then a window being dragged on the desktop, and they can see that it becomes a parallelogram when moving fast horizontally), but most of them would never notice this in a game. But I personally notice it all the time (another reason why I like 120Hz monitors - faster scan-out, less warp). The Plasma thing is probably the same deal. if it doesn't bother you, then don't worry about it.
Ah! I think I've been totally wrong all these years then
... and last night I tried looking for the "warping" and I barely noticed it. I was trying it with FEAR 3 and in the dark sections it seems like it drags behind. I then pumped the contrast to the extreme in SweetFX and it's super noticeable between the bright and dark areas.... it's like a left behind effect that makes the image look wobbly.
With that said, I tried a few other dark games and while it's here and there in different places... it's not in your face all the time. I think depending on the game it's more noticeable too. Like Dead Space, even though it's pretty dark, it's almost none existent. Then any game that doesn't have huge chunks of dark areas, I could not see it at all.
Oh well... I really gotta do my research for the next one. I think that the issues, if they are to the same extent as mine, then they are barely noticeable, at least to me, so I think I'd still have to suggest higher end plasmas. It's just a trade of going from a 24in screen to a 65in one. Then LCD/LED are WAYYYYY worst, with the ghosting effects and plus the image quality is still dragging behind plasmas by quite a bit.
Again, thanks for the info man!