Originally Posted by Chris100
I have had the g10 for months now, 46". When i shut the lights off and turn the tv on, with no input, i notice it looks like dark grey and like there is a back light. Is this normal with no input? Also, i turned on my Directv, watched HD also with lights turned off and i noticed my 4:3 bars are beween black and dark grey, like they are glowing. Is my set also having the black doubling problem?
Thanks in advance.
Chris - not knowing your settings it is very hard to come to a definitive conclusion.
A have a V10, same basic unit.
When set is powered on the screen starts out light gray, then turns to a darker gray until it receives input.
If I change from an input with an active source to an input with an inactive or no source (no input), the screen from the inactive input looks gray.
With an active input like HDMI-1 (DVR) or HDMI-2 (Blu-Ray), when I bring up the program guide from my DVR which is in 4:3, the side bars are dark black. Not quite as black as the TV surround, but very, very deep black. With all lights out, you can definitely see some glow or luminance from the dark black. Does not change the color.
I am using custom mode for normal TV with CO1's 40ftl settings. If memory serves me correctly, this has the contrast in the high 70's, low 80's and brightness around 60.
When watching Blu-Ray, I use THX mode with contrast reduced marginally from the default 100% and brightness boosted marginally, don't remember the setting. In THX, the black bars on the side of a 4:3 movie, like old black and white movies is as black as the surround and there is so little glow, it can be seen only from a very close distance.
I think I am in the fortunate majority who do not have any black problems (my set now has about 1300 hours of use). Depending on your settings, your set is probably okay. I certainly hope so, anyway.