Originally Posted by david437
Sry chadb but that blacklevel you measured seams way too high considering that the VT25 series were measured at 0.004fl (ok, with floating and rising blacks)...
I would expect at least 0.004fl blacks from the ST series. I hope your readings are wrong because if not good work panasonic...
Sure, it seems
too high, if you're expecting perfect blacks. I can understand being disappointed with it.
When taken in perspective of how most other high performance plasmas (except the Kuro) perform, it's a moderate number. Not great, but decent.
But when you take into account how the ST30's screen filter does a good job of soaking up ambient light and the ST30's good black stability, things start to look quite a bit better.
To quote from my viewing notes:
In a moderately bright room:
blacks and contrast looked outstanding in moderate ambient light
In a dark room:
I never said blacks looked inky black, because they didn't. In a dark room, going by what I saw
with my own eyes, it's not close to being the equal of a Kuro.
However, with some light in the room and/or some picture content on the screen, it's blacks look very dark.