: If that is the case - we either have the state I was referring to - that we are optimizing for a standard that doesnt take room light levels into account at all - producing all kinds of different reaction curves
"never meant to be used for high brightness devices" - great, because even the latest Samsung plasma, ... *cough, cough*
Also - as the black point predominantly influences the "level" of the curve - was the intentional standard predominantly created with "devices with a very low black level" in mind (CRTs not very bright, but - good blacks (on mastering level)) -
So arent we therefore applying CRT characteristics to devices which INHERENTLY show different characteristics than the ones the standard was mimicked on? Brighter AND blacks that (on a user average) are far less deep?
And then we are making it the new standard?
As displays get brighter and (assuming) black level can be kept "very low" what does that mean for the standard - as white level seemingly doesnt influence the curve at all ("My black level influences the gamma of white")?
edit: "Dear TV manufacturers, please allow us to darken your Tvs picture on the top end and brighten it on the low end, to adher to an invented CRT standard?" All in the name of color reproduction the same as on the averaged mastering table - but with gamma curves (influencing color reproduction on the viewers end), which can widely differ - dependent on his black point?
Is this really a recommendation that was put in place entirely ignoring the majority of devices out there (non local dimming LCDs) and ignoring the entire near future of the industry (no Plasma, no OLED in sight?).
Someone tell me the story of bt1886 gamma on a Black level (0.04 cd/m2) and White Level (120/140 cd/m2) device.
Someone explain to me, why Blacks get treated at Gamma 1.9 and the top end (white) at Gamma 2.28. Why not 2.1 and 2.4? Which then in return again wouldnt even be optimal for dark room viewing. What - is optimized here on behalf of the black level? The standard inventors Kuro Plasmas of 6 years ago? To make them adhere better to the CRT standard in dark room environments? The word "self serving" comes to mind.