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Originally Posted by wxman View Post
The pros at the VE shootout even stated the difference in black levels between the F8500 and the OLED were quite noticeable especially with low contrast or black test patterns.
Newbie question for those of us Late To The Party: Sure, you want blacks to be black, but is it THAT critical to watching most movies ? How many scenes are really impacted by a mediocre vs. an outstanding black ?

I think the standard when HDTV first came out was the tunnel scenes in "THE ROCK". I think they said that the people kind of bled into the walls if you didn't have good blacks on your set.

OK, I get that. But how long in most movies do you have that tough a contrast to see ?

And are deep blacks anywhere near as important when watching regular TV or sports, let alone the majority of movies which aren't like DEATHLY HALLOWS (never seen it) or The Batman DARK KNIGHT movies or THE ROCK ??

The only other advantage I can think of is this grainy-film appearance that some movies/TV shows appear in -- like "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" a few years ago -- might need good blacks.

Don't get me wrong, I want good colors for all including black, but the obsession with super-perfect blacks relative to motion lag, response time, picture sharpness, etc., always baffled me.
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