Originally Posted by CDLehner
Wow Delphi, that's pretty hot isn't it? This set has already got some Black Level issues; aren't you completely washed out at Contrast 77% and Brightness 61%? Is that too high a price to pay to get rid of this "defect"?
Guys, you'll see my new post, which is also posted in the Official Hitachi thread, but I'm not feeling good about all things Hitachi these days.
My background, from a serious hobbyist point of view, is still photography and not video, so when I view the picture quality what I am looking for is for the picture to "pop" from having a sufficient level of contrast, which I'm sure is what most of us are looking for too. To that end, as with photography, I am willing to give up some highlight and shadow detail in a situation where I can not dodge and burn my image to near perfection, as I, of course
, can not do with the image I get on my plasma display.
While this tv does not have as deep a black as say the Panasonic, the blacks do well with these settings so long as the black enhancement setting is set to "low." With it set to off it certainly becomes washed out; the blacks, that is.
Highlight detail is actually not nearly as affected as what I expected and that goes for even at 100%
(yep, you read that right). In fact, for the relatively little detail that gets blown or crushed away it is well worth it for the overall "pop" the picture gains to use higher contrast settings.
I have no burn in issues, by the way.
Watched War of the Worlds again and in most of the night scenes the blacks, and overall contrast, looked really good and I again didn't notice the contrast and brightness flickering.
Isn't it funny how with an HDTV display you can now see those dust specks on the the DVDs as if you were in the theatre again.
I also noticed that the first fighter flying into the battle was an F-22; that's for the aviation and movie geeks.
This movie should look great in HD!