Originally Posted by Raven Crimson
Yes, that looks like plasma dither to me, though from a normal seating distance, 1% above zero black shouldn't be noticeable.
Sorry, but you're supposed to even see "17", the nearest shade to "16" (black).
The better your black level, the claerer you see that though.
Originally Posted by ttnuagmada
I only notice dithering on my Panny ST30 if I have the brightness up higher than it should be.
You connaot campare ypur panny with the pwm noise-beaviour near black from LGs and Samsung-Plasmas!
In fact, Panasonics pwn noise near black appear to be grey and the single noisefreckles are way much nearer in space to each other, cause Panasonicplasmas are able to show each pwm-noiseelement much darker for itself than LG and Samsung.
P.S.: A LCD-TV is also capable to show all shades near black, if calibrated properly. Also, your ST30 exagerate shadow detail through its gamma bump near black.
Originally Posted by Skitals
I was playing The Fountain and I Am Legend earlier, and the dark scenes are nearly unwatchable. So much of the screen hovers around +1% to +3% black, where the worse dithering occurs.
Yep, "The Fountain" is a mess with clumpy noise like tha.
1. Master and Commander
2. Number 9
3. The nightscenes of "Rob Roy"
4. The church in "James Ryan"
and some other flicks.