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Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ST30 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (2011 Model)


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  • Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black 2 Panel
  • VIERA Connect Wi-Fi Ready
  • VIERA Image Viewer H.264 with 3D Playback
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Technical Details

Size: 65-Inch
  • 3D Compatiblity
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Sleep Timer
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Product Details

Size: 65-Inch
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  • Product Dimensions: 61.7 x 15.8 x 39.1 inches ; 90 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 110 pounds
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  • ASIN: B004MME76U
  • Item model number: TC-P65ST30
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,727 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 14, 2011

Product Description

Size: 65-Inch

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3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

A Display
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
A Source
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
3D Content
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
3D Glasses
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
HDMI Cable
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.

If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.


Internet-Ready Television

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.




(March 2011)

Step into the 3D World. The VIERA ST30 Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.

TC-P65ST30
Infinite Black 2

In new VIERA models, contrast in brightly lit locations has been significantly improved. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks even when viewed in bright surroundings. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.

Full-time 1080 Moving Picture Resolution

VIERA plasma TVs have 1,080 lines of moving-picture resolution. Newly developed phosphors with minimal afterimages and a new motion compensating technology have made it possible to render faster-moving images with greater sharpness. This far surpasses the APDC moving-picture resolution measurement standard of 5 seconds by providing a moving-picture resolution of 1,080 lines at the 1.5-second level. And it shows the inherently clear motion of VIERA TVs in both 2D and 3D images.

3D 24p Cinema Smoother

VIERA incorporates technology that analyzes picture information in both the preceding and succeeding frames, and creates a precise supplementary frame between them. This suppresses the jerky effect seen in movies so playback is smooth and natural-looking. The distinctive tonal qualities and atmosphere of the movie are preserved and you enjoy extremely lifelike 3D images.

Full 3D
600Hz
Frame Sequential Technology

Panasonic uses Full-HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking FULL HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.

Dynamic Contast

By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha Panel and high-brightness backlight, Panasonic has attained both high contrast and low power consumption. Also, by detecting the contrasting parts of the scene, the backlight is adjusted to maintain a brightness that is optimal for each area. Deep blacks are reproduced with no fading. The contrast between the brilliance of diamond-like stars and the deep black of the night sky produces a sharp, crisp image.

600Hz Sub-field Drive

600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.

3D Image Viewer

It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA TV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that life's special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D.

TC-P65ST30

VIERA Connect

The exciting world of IPTV, centering on TV, is about to begin for the enjoyment of the entire family. Now you can enjoy intuitive remote control while relaxing on the living room sofa, with a wide variety of content at your fingertips. In the near future, TV will also be able to link with a tablet device to achieve completely new forms of entertainment that you've never before experienced.

VIERA Link

VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables.

VIERA Remote

VIERA remote is a TV remote controller app for select Panasonic VIERA HDTVs that uses your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (of iOS 4.2 or later) to control TV channel selection, input selection, and volume control. Included features are gesture control, a keyboard user Interface, and a power off button. Learn more about Panasonic’s VIERA remote app.

Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours

One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.

Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

Key Specifications

  • Series: ST30
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 64.7 inches
  • Native resolution: 1,920 x 1080 pixels
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power, Surround Sound Capable
  • Image viewer: Yes (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • Aspect control:4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK5P1RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes

Connections

  • HDMI: 3 (1 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1
  • Composite A/V: RCA x 1
  • USB: 2
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Wi-fi Ready
  • Digital audio output: 1 (optical)

Dimensions

  • TV with stand: 39.1" X 61.7" X 15.8" (H x W x D) 112.5 pounds
  • TV without stand: 37.6" X 61.7" X 2.8" (H x W x D) 97.1 pounds
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Panasonic 2011 Plasma HDTV Comparison

Series:
GT30
ST30
S30
X3
Models:
Full HD 1080p
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HD 720p
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3D Ready
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Motion Picture Resolution
1080 Lines
1080 Lines
900 Lines
720 Lines
THX Mode
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VIERA Connect
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EASY IPTV
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DLNA
--
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Wireless LAN
Ready
Ready
Ready
Ready
Ethernet
HDMI
4
3
2
2
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
1
1
1
1
Composite A/V
1
1
1
1
Digital Audio Output
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
PC (DSub)
1
--
--
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USB 2.0 Port
3
2
2
2
MP3 Playback
JPEG Playback
MPEG Video Playback

What's in the Box

Panasonic ST30 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions

Product Description

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ST30 65-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I've had my Viera now for a…The picture quality is quite good, however, right out of the box it had more "plasma buzz" than the Pioneer Kuro in the living room. I… Read more ›
I've had no problems at all since owning it for just over a year now. The picture quality is great. I have it hooked up to a Yamaha receiver & surround sound. Read more ›
Yes, the picture is amazing, but the buzzing sound emitted by this TV is really annoying. Conveniently, this sound started right after my warranty expired, and it continues… Read more ›
It may not be the prettiest TV around these days, but the picture is still amazing. After the D-Nice break in and reccomended settings, TV has become fun again. Read more ›
I could not be happier. The picture is amazing. My friends always comment on how great and clear the picture is. Read more ›
The size of the people in the movie are like real size…This is a plasma so the picture is so perfect, black is real black, and there are no perceptible artifacts at all. Read more ›
It's seriously at least 50% thinner. -The colors, even the blacks look spectacular. -Motion smoothing works well. Read more ›
At first, I was NOT blown out of the water. Although the picture was detailed, the colors were washed out and dull and the tv's brightness was lacking. I was disappointed. Read more ›
I recommend that you dial the black level back a bit. The black is still great but you will see more details. Read more ›
Mine is May built but I dont see fluctuating brightness or at least not yet. I've run 100 hrs break-in and the colors are beautiful. I bought 50GT25 last year but didnt run… Read more ›
I have had the tv for about a month or two now and absolutely love it. The color is amazing. The only thing I would have done different to it is add more HDMI ports. Read more ›
This tv beats any led/lcd tv any day of the week. The pq is amazing. colors and blacks are exceptional. The demo sets in the store don't do this tv justice. Read more ›
Nice deep blacks, accurate color and great depth when properly calibrated. If you can still find one 2011 model it is a great value for the money. The FBR problems that… Read more ›
Network features work perfectly. No issues at all streaming Netflix these days (of course, an entire overhaul of my network to gigabit everything had something to do with… Read more ›
While I'm sure that the GT and VT models have their…In my living room the ST model looks spectacular after playing with the display settings for about 15 minutes. Initi… Read more ›
I have a Panny from 2007 and upgraded to the 65st30…It does have a larger frame than other modern sets, but the picture quality is fantastic and the features are great too. Read more ›
We love the TV and the colors and the blacks are great. Wireless was fairly easy to connect and the update went smooth. My second Panasonic Plasma. Read more ›
It's nice to only have one audio output from the TV into the receiver to deal…The 3D feature is absolutely awesome, and at this price point, throws this TV over the top. Read more ›
I purchased this because I wanted a true to life color reproduction. I like deep blacks and this screen performs well for its price. After calibration the picture is… Read more ›
tv screen is distorted on the right side of the tv after 16 months of use. would not suggest plasma Read more ›
In comparison, Pioneer Kuro's "Advance" mode, which , I think engages a 72 Hz extrapolated refresh rate, does a wonderful job in my opinion (even though I am sure many… Read more ›
There was not a tilt/tip indicator on the box. When I arrived home and my wife helped me pull the box off, we discovered the screen was broken on both sides. A month later… Read more ›
Crystal clear picture, colors and clarity are amazing, the only knock would be the sound is below average. Lower base tones tend to have some negative feedback, lowered the… Read more ›
To say the screen is outstanding is an understatement! Out of the box the defaults are great and I have not seen any issues with them. Read more ›
WE waited and waited. Love it and the price was great $809. dlvd! Had it up and running in no time. Read more ›
This television at this price point is an outstanding deal. Most of the negative reviews are about a weak initial picture but I have a feeling the reviewers did not attempt… Read more ›
After realizing a plasma would best suit the rather extreme viewing angles in my room, the Panasonic was an easy choice. Performance of this TV for price is the best. I… Read more ›
A few months ago we decided we'd like to go a little larger and 1080p, and…I quickly found the TC-P50ST30 here on Amazon, the price was good and the reviews were wonderful. Read more ›
Price was excellent from Amazon. Just received Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST30 HDTV; picture is incredible. Read more ›
You will find that there are a lot of problems with these panasonic tv's. When they work, they look good and the price is good. But they have a lot of quality issues. Read more ›
its really thin. sound quality is great. HD movies look extremelly great. Read more ›
Of course, like all flat panel TVs if you want to get as good sound as you do picture, you're gonna have…BUT the sound is still good and will be plenty loud if you don't. Read more ›
Just very clean and easy to setup and use. The audio is pretty good, but I'll consider adding a surround sound. Just needed to check in with Pilot delivery, to confirm… Read more ›
Shortcomings with the TC-P46ST30 over my older Pani…The integrated speakers are noticeably worse, with dialog being harder to understand and mid-range sounds being thin. Read more ›
Overall, the picture is excellent, though the blacks are not as…Sound is quite good considering there really is no room for speakers in these super-thin new flatscreens. Read more ›
Sound is weak, only 20 Watts. It only has optical audio out, supports the Dolby, recommend to use a home theater deck to get some volume out of it. Read more ›
I haven't tried the 3D yet, I need to get 3D glasses. Set up was pretty easy. Has a backlit remote, very handy and remote buttons are actually large enough to see. Read more ›
B) Just to be safe, I invested the $40 in an…Search Amazon, set up was easy and it begins when the manufacturer warranty expires (which mine retained for some reason). Read more ›
Set up was simple. I run everything through my Yamaha receiver using HMDI cables. Read more ›
Used D-nice's set up for color contrast, brightness, pro settings etc. without using color slides for the first 100 hours as suggested. The setup is beautiful. Takes away… Read more ›
Primary reason is the better viewing angle of plasma...which is excellent. Setup was easy. I'd recommend as a lower cost alternative. Read more ›
Ignoring that part I highly recommend the Panasonic Plasma brand and this TV in particular. Setup was easy and the included wi-fi adapter was installed smoothly. One thing… Read more ›
great picture good sound good motion flow worth every penny apps work well wifi works good downside only 3 hdmi 600 hz makes such a difference be carefull when recieving… Read more ›
But, thats not a deciding factor for me because I rarely use that feature. Netflix was good but not as good/sharp as I stream from my xbox 360. Youtube works great if you… Read more ›
Even then, the Internet features of this TV are a joke. Netflix is a good example - the streaming content is old and not worth the money. If you want Netflix movies, get… Read more ›
Easy to get around the control menu. The Wi-Fi apps are great. Plenty to choose from. Read more ›
I see a big difference compared to the LCD I own also. Being able to connect to the internet to get pandora is a great feature! Read more ›
You can add apps to the set, but you have to sign up with a credit card, even…Youtube is nice, but if I ever get Netflix again, I would rather use my bluray player for it. Read more ›
Ease Of Use: The menus on this model are extremely easy to navigate and very intuitive. Read more ›
1. It was supposed to be a "New" set - well, compared to "used" that was true, but it was not new. I just received it in April 2012 yet the set was manufactured in July,… Read more ›
The wireless "dongle" is included and setting up the WIFI was a breeze... surprisingly so. Netflix is easy to use and the initial connection process is painless. It's much… Read more ›
Wireless connection is great for software updates. Vierra cast has more applications than I thought would have and is easy to use. I was very leary of buying a large TV on… Read more ›
The setup was easy, the picture is fabulous. And the online content is very well organized and simple to use/configure. I really did not think I would use this as I have a… Read more ›
Easy to set up. Easy to use internet like netflix, youtube, etc. Read more ›
The speakers are passable, but I use a surround rcvr. The remote is decent, but I wish it could control something other than Panasonic products. Read more ›
Can't say that the bezel would ever be a deal breaker since I would be watching the screen itself 99% of the time. The controller is nicely laid out and very easy to use. Th… Read more ›
Sure it isn't ridiculously thin, but I didn't expect it to be (I'm coming from an old school TV). The menus are simple and easy to operate. The picture quality looks great. Read more ›
Overall, the online options are plenty in quantity, the menu is easy to navigate and responsive to the remote (compared to some I've used, like Samsung), and getting to the… Read more ›
It has a nice aesthetic and was easy to mount. The remote is easy to use and I like the fact that it came with the wireless dongle as I didn't know it came with the purchase. Read more ›
b) Online services - Basic applications are there, such as Netflix, Amazon videos, Youtube. User-Interface is very simple to use and is intuitive. I mostly use these… Read more ›
Go to [...] They have great calibration settings for…After I used theirs for the custom mode, I then adjusted the cinema mode a bit along with standard... They look great. Read more ›
It's like buying the TV and using an analog antenna, why bother?? The stand is great and swivels just enough to make it perfect. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the viera cast Internet… Read more ›
The TV is light, only 76lbs and with the included base is 86lbs, and the included wide stand…The stand is so easy to put on and secure that even my cat could have done it. Read more ›
This TV does not do well on standard definition. If you're buying a $1000+ TV, one would assume you would be running HD. Read more ›
Other than…I prefer to watch it in cinema mode - it is not as vivid as the appropriately-named vivid mode, but it is brighter than the standard mode, which is kind of dark. Read more ›
The 55ST30 weighs a hefty 80 lbs…I bought a great looking $199 stand from Sams that fits the Panny perfectly and has room for all components plus a center channel speaker. Read more ›
I contacted panasonic and they wouldn't fix it (bought in november, it is june) because I didn't have the reciept (didn't buy from amazon :( ) Their customer service is… Read more ›
It is a May built 46" and yes, right after turning it on I saw the…Panasonic customer service was good and I have a repair guy coming out as soon as the part gets in. I… Read more ›
I received the TV in the mail exactly the date that Amazon had originally said it would be delivered by. Amazon customer service is simply amazing. Read more ›
I give this TV the smallest rating possible based on poor workmanship from Panasonic as well as their warranty service. TV's do break on the weekends! Read more ›
The real problem has been the incompetance and total lack of resolution…It has been THE WORST customer service experience of my life....and that includes airlines! I… Read more ›
Amazon comes through again, a great TV, with excellent and on time delivery. They really do have the best customer service. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,154 of 1,221 people found the following review helpful By jimmienoman on July 20, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
To preface this I have had 2 P50ST30s (one replacement because of the problems I will talk about below) and Amazon was awesome with the whole return and replacement. One of the best companies I have dealt with. This is a very long review as I would like you to understand what you are buying beforehand.

ALL VERSIONS OF PANASONIC 2011 TVs ARE EXHIBITING THIS PROBLEM.

I was excited when I first set up my TV and took the time to age the phosphors in the TV for 150 hours by running slides (a step that can be skipped but the phosphors degrade in the first 100 hours faster than the rest of it's life). I set up the blu-ray player and after dialing in the settings it looked awesome. Then the brightness fluctuations happened.

The best way I can explain brightness fluctuations ( Fluctuating Brightness or FBr) is will be a leap in lighting. When you have a dark scene the whole picture will darken some to give more detail to a shadowed area. It is necessary to give great picture quality in any plasma. Normally what will happen is that it will gradually fade into darker or lighter, this TV does it all in one step. A drastic comparison would be a pitch black room where you turn a light on vs turning a dimmer light on gradually. What you see on the screen is picture that will switch from dark to lighter. It is most noticeable when you have 2 scenes switching back and forth (think dialogue between 2 characters where it switches between ones face to the other) and one scene is darker than the other. You can easily see this in the movie Hereafter around minute 40.

This problem is exacerbated by a delay in the video processing of the switch between darker scenes and lighter scenes. In almost all video they will have scenes cut and pasted together.
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181 of 189 people found the following review helpful By Vin on March 30, 2011
Size Name: 55-Inch
Like everyone else interested in making the big screen purchase, I spent hours every night reading reviews, shopping around, comparing specs and prices, and trying to decide whether I should go lcd or plasma. Ultimately, I ended up just going to the local BB and seeing which one looked and felt right to me. I purchased this beautiful 55in plasma and I couldn't be happier about it. I've had it for over two weeks now and I don't have a single complaint. The picture is great and the sound is just fine for my living space(apartment). The 2D-3D conversion is alright but you should not expect much from any television's conversion. The 3D Blu-Ray is a different story - The Ultimate Wave Tahiti is AMAZING (I had to watch it twice because I didn't follow a word because I was so blown away by the picture) and Resident Evil Afterlife was fun to watch (the 3D at least).
I realized that all the hours I spent reading super detailed reviews was somewhat a waste of time because when it comes down to it, I don't really care about or even notice the subtle differences that so many people compare. I just wanted a solid tv with great picture at an affordable price and this was it.
The setup was beyond easy. The remote and on-screen menus are very user-friendly.
The widgets all work just fine. Watching youtube videos on a 55in can be entertaining.
My roommate and I are traveling surfers and licensed skydivers so we have plenty of GoPro HD videos that we watch on this tv using the SD card slot(we also watch them through the youtube widget)and they look phenomenal.

BOTTOM LINE: If you want a solid big screen with great picture at the right price then this is it. Highly recommend. If you have any questions then just leave a comment.
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153 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Max Adams on July 21, 2011
Size Name: 46-Inch Verified Purchase
My previous tv (which I sold off already, regrettably) was a Panasonic th-42pz80u. This was my first step into the wonderful world of plasma tv's & I have nothing but praise for it. I recently decided that I wanted to squeeze the largest tv I could fit into my entertainment armoire & considering how much I loved my old tv I figured it was a safe bet to stick with the Panasonic brand.

Immediately after turning the st30 on & popping in Planet Earth on Blu Ray for a test run I was extremely happy with both the new size of screen in front of me & the fantastic picture quality. I played around some more, tweaking the picture & features on my new set & decided to start watching some of my select Blu Rays that don't have letterboxing. I read somewhere that it's best to watch movies that take up the whole screen for the first 100 hours or so of a new plasma. I'm no tech head so I just do what I'm told. :p

Not long into watching "Starship Troopers" I noticed my first flicker, or fluctuation. Every time the film made a cut there was an adjustment in brightness that came a half second later. I began rewinding it over & over & couldn't believe my eyes. After the awful flickering in the beginning I continued to watch & noticed it happening throughout, though not as bad as the start of the film. I've watched a few movies since then, such as - Sin City (noticeable but not terrible), LotR Fellowship of the Ring (noticeable but not terrible), & OH MY GOD Final Fantasy: Advent Children. Final Fantasy was just unwatchable with flickering all over the place. For those who don't know, Final Fantasy is entirely computer animated which might have something to do with it being so noticeable. I would expect the Pixar films to behave just as poorly but I can't say for certain.
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