Originally Posted by javanpohl
Back to that flickering thing... is anybody else noticing floating blacks? I noticed this with POTC 3, the brightness was shifting up and down, like that Dynamic Contrast feature was enabled, but it wasn't. However, my brightness level was too high at the time anyways, after I got it dialed by eye using a few of those scenes early in the movie, it seemed to go away entirely... I did see a few instances of it later in the movie but it was so subtle as to not be a distraction
I have the exact same problem. I got my 59D550 just over a week ago. I started noticing these brightness/contrast/black level "pops" here and there. Originally I thought it was my DVR's fault, because I could rewind the material, pause it, and frame by frame up to the point where the pop occurred. Then I noticed it while watching a Blu-Ray.
After that I did some experimenting. I could find a scene where the pop occurred. Then go in to my brighness/contrast/dynamic contrast/black level settings and change them up a bit. This would make the pop go away. However, they would still occur elsewhere. I have not been able to find settings yet that make it go away 100%.
I have tried everything off (Dynamic CR, black level adjustment, DNR, MPEG NR, etc. etc.) and calibrated using the WOW disc. Still get pops. Turn black level to low, normal, high, Dynamic CR the same thing, still get pops.
I also noticed while watching "Shutter Island" over the weekend that the blacks in the top and bottom letterbox areas would shift at random points throughout the movie. Once again I could replay the scene and see it happen every time, then tweak some settings and it would go away for that scene.
I am wondering if perhaps we just got some faulty sets? Is everyone who bought a 59D550 not seeing this? It's pretty obvious when it happens. I got a 2-year in home warranty with my purchase. I'm thinking about using it or taking it back to the store to get a replacement and see if that helps...