Originally Posted by Amadeuz
WOW, William either your a very good photographer or that Samsung screen rocks !
I Think its both.. One of the clearest and sharpest pictures posted on here ! Didn't know the samsung lcd could produce such good black levels amazing. Maby I should buy this screen hmmm? I was all settled on the Sony 46V2500..
You're way too kind, but thanks for comments!
I came from a Panasonic ED plasma, so I needed a TV that could do blacks fairly well. You need to realize immediately when you buy a TV that it's NEVER going to do absolutely everything perfectly. No TV does. The Samsung (and the Sony, actually!) took my breath away, though, and I don't regret buying it for a second. The black levels, when pseudo-calibrated (visually), are fantastic. The only time the black levels lose some of their apparent black is when the lights are completely off, and even then, they're very good. As a comparison, heck, even my plasma's black levels weren't "perfect" when the lights were off. As a further comparison, even my friend's G90's black levels aren't completely black when the lights are off, and we're watching a dark scenes. For further thought, what on earth is a perfect black level? As my father told me when I was explaining contrast ratio to him, "A lot of the time I'm in the dark, it isn't completely black!" He makes a great point.
I'd say yes, you should definitely go check out the Samsung. I think it's a great TV. The one downer, if you'd call it that, is that the Samsung currently overscans by about 3%-or-so on all corners. It doesn't bother me at all, though it is strange. Firmwares have been released in other territories to fix this (Korea, UK, to name a few), and apparently one is coming to the US very soon. Even with this "issue," I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the LN-S4695D or LN-S4696D.