I just got an LG PM6700 which when watching letterboxed blu rays, the bars are lighter than the blacks on the screen. Is this to counter IR? is there a way to reduce it?
sometimes your eye can trick you. With my tv since the bars are next to the black bezel you can see there lighter. With the blacks in the middle of the screen it's harder to tell. Try and see a point in the movie where a black object connects to the black bars and they probably will be the same. Unless it is something like floating blacks.
I can confirm identical behavior on a PM9700. It's definitely not an illusion of any sort. The bars are not even close to black.
I find it really distracting, and may return the TV because of it. I'll call LG first and see what they have to say...
Let us know what they say.
Would be interested to know.
I can live with this. This tv has way less problems than all the panas I had the last year