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I can only laugh at all the hysteria on these threads about black level readings. People hear about one measly measurement and they get all hysterical and worked up as if that is the absolute real level, set in stone. It is not. When D-Nice measures 10 Sammys and they all read 0.016 fL, then maybe y'all will have something to genuinely whine about.
I can assure you that all my C model Samsungs did not have 0.026 fL blacks or whatever Chad measured on the 50C7000 last year, and I highly doubt that the D models will be 0.016 fL either. That would be about twice higher than last year's. Does anyone really believe that the D models will have blacks twice as light as last year's? Get real, people! Calm down and stop acting like children!
Either this model had some kind of glitch, like was reported very early in the year last year, which will be addressed by firmware, or Chad was not meticulous enough in his measurements, or possibly both.
But calm down, people.
Chad has already revised his measurement of the ST30 lower, and his early reading on the C7000 last year did not turn out to be the benchmark for all Samsung plasmas.
My 50C7000 was nowhere near 0.026 fL. Mine was not fresh out of the factory though, either. Mine was after a few months, and I upgraded the FW and all was well. My 58s and 63 were darker than the 50, however.