Originally Posted by jenseike
YES, I agree with you. there is nothing grey about this set.. Actually the black level number that chad messaured in his review is very black. Just because it is not black as the kuro or G10 does not mean that it is not black. It is black as black should be, but in pitch dark conditions you would still see it very black.. Only the kuro has blacker blacks..
You just admitted that the G10 has deeper blacks than the Samsung, and then in your last statement you say "Only the kuro has blacker blacks.." You say in pitch black conditions the Samsung will look "very black". In pitch black conditions a G10 will look a very dark shade of gray, not deep black. So how is it that a Samsung which has a higher minimum luminance is going to look "dark black" in a pitch black room? Stop talking jibberish. In a pitch black room the Samsung will glow grayish. Perhaps a nice dark gray, but gray
nonetheless, not "very black".
Why are you always talking such nonsense? Do you work for Samsung or something? There are many TV's that have darker blacks than these Samsung plasmas, including other Samsung LED/LCD's. The Sony XBR8 has better blacks than these Samsungs. I think even the Hitachi plasmas released last fall likely have darker blacks. Let's see, perhaps even the '09 LG's rival the blacks on the comparable Samsungs. Vizio anyone?
Stop making such baseless statements, misleading everyone by claiming the Sammy plasmas are only bettered by Kuros when it comes to blacks. Your nonsensical cheerleading even spurred another poster here to make the completely absurd allegation that last year's '08 Samsung plasmas have darker blacks than the Luxia LEDs. I got a hearty laugh out of that one. The '09 Sammy plasmas cannot even go nearly as dark as the Luxias, and this clown comes on here talking smack, trying to claim that last year's Samsungs are darker.
The blacks on this year's Samsungs are not bad by any means and will be plenty satisfying for most but the most picky of videophiles. But they are not
top-flight, nor are they in the upper echelon. They are merely good for '09. They are real good when compared to the average '08 plasma.