[Edit: I am turning the black tone setting off due to some black crush issues, that is, losing detail in dark scenes. I may later turn it back on but to another level, like dark or darker, to avoid black crush. Remember, adjustment to the black tone setting may also require adjusting color and tint settings.]
Just when you thought things couldn't improve . . .
While waiting for the inlaws over for dinner this evening, I thought I would look at the impact of changing the black tone on possible picture quality. After turning the black tone to "darkest", here is what I found:
Static Contrast Ratios increased slightly
No impact on gamma levels
No impact on sharpness settings
Slight impact on rgb levels for standard mode/component connection
Impact on color/tint settings
For Component Connections:
Movie Mode: Color 54, Tint 49/51
Standard Mode: Color 54, Tint 52/48
For HDMI Connections:
Movie Mode: Color 52, Tint 50/50
Standard Mode: Color 52, Tint 50/50
Additionally, sometimes I turn on the edge enhancement for a slightly better picture, but it's not necessary.