Originally posted by JuiceRocket
The only issue I had was it seemed (and my wife didn't have this issue) to make some parts of the movie seem...off. For example, if there was a bright scene with something dark in the center, the dark center area seemed washed out.
Well, this just happened to me again, last night. The first movie I was referring to was "Man on Fire". I noticed it during times when Denzel would be against a bright background, like the brightly lit sky.
My buddy and I were watching an episode of "Band of Brothers" last night, "Crossroads" to be exact, and again, I noticed in a few scenes darker areas seemed to be, and this isn't even the right way to describe it, washed out.
As I think of it, it more seemed that the darker area had a "dodged" look to it, like when you dodge a B&W photo and it makes that area loose it's depth and contrast.
Again, this happened only when there were dark areas against a light back ground, and only when said area was towards the center of the screen. Almost like the backlight is...pushing the light away. I turned off the backlight and voila, the dark area seemed much more 3D and not washed out at all.
Is this just some form of optical illusion? I'd take a picture of it to show here, but as you all know my pictures skills are hideously sub-par.