Originally Posted by Ken Ross
Here's a thought on the crushed blacks issue resulting from pumping up the ZT's brightness. Does it matter?
If you're raising the brightness, then presumably you're adjusting to a brighter room environment. If that's the case, would you even see this 'near black' information given the brighter room conditions?
So it may be that you can pump up the brightness with no real-world tradeoffs. Measured yes, but real world?
Its just perception, but I would think you could tell the difference between 9xcdm and 5xcdm I dont think its a matter of will it get bright enough since it can be calibrated to 120cdm and has a great dynamic (off/on) ratio.....The ANSI would show that whe white and black (mixed content) that the peak white is limited by almost half....White will still look white there is no question of that and a white screen off all ice\snow will look good, the question is will the luminance be noticeablebly different since they dont get as bright when otehr conent is in the screen.
For instance in a dark scene when there is a flashlight in a dark room, should\could there be more luminance or will it be affected by what we see in the checkerboard.....
Those with dark environemnts I dont think will ahve an issue, but if you are coming from LCD it may be a little jarring....
I may be totally off though and only time will tell, hopefully the shootout clears things up on what we are seeing.....
Just as reference here are the VT numbers from the shootout last year numebrs in cdm so they are eaiser to compare against the numbes we see:
White is 1st black is second...
CR 70.027465 0.0068525
CR 60.85563 0.020843
cr 120.578 0.01913
We'll have to wait for the NA versiosn of the ZT to be measured though to see if the more stringent power consumption rules affected any of the results we see. With the power supply the ZT60 has it shouldnt have an issue getting a "bright" picture....