Originally Posted by rougebear
The poster above is wrong in stating that if there is black crush it has to do with the source. Also you purchased a Kuro because its the best set available for accurate dark room viewing. That does not mean you lower the brightness at the expense of crushing dark detail. This forum can be great but you really need to be selective about the information you get.
WTF are you talking about? A lot of time, the supposed black crush *IS* due
the source, depending on the material. Yeah, an uncalibrated TV can crush blacks
and such, but there are many times when folks mistake the director's choice of
filming for a flaw in the TV. Folks often turn up the brightness to see detail
in a film that was not intended to be seen. I had this explicitly explained over
and over again by a highly respected ISF calibrator last year and he even
went on to show me examples after he properly calibrated my Pro-150FD.
Turning brightness to +3 and up will just diminish your blacks and wash the
colours out. When I comment that the black crush is due to the source, I
am referring to the apparent crush when a TV is properly calibrated
another example is how folks complained the 8g's were noisy because movies
like 300 were too grainy. Guess what? It's filmed that way!! In fact, a lot of
the stuff ends up looking noisy because of the source. In some cases, it's the
same for crush. Heck, I've seen broadcasts of the same material on 2 HD channels,
where one appears crushed and the other isn't. I'm just saying don't jump to
conclusions and blame the TV right away. My comment was solely because I
saw someone actually suggest raiding their brightness to +5 and above.
I *NEVER* said to *LOWER* the brightness, but I am saying don't *INCREASE*
the brightness too much. READ READ READ carefully again and don't put
words in my mouth. Heck, you make me sound like an idiot and go far as to
suggest I am one too. Thanks a bunch buddy! I understand what you're getting
at about advice people give, but consider the context around the advice. You
mention beware of advice on forums... well, beware of making assumptions on
threads without reading the whole thread. There's a reason I said what I said.