Originally Posted by Zues
Yea i know but it's also possible to capture screenshots without black crush.
Only by crushing the whites if the display is capable of displaying a high contrast image - there's no way a camera could capture the full range of this display, and crushing blacks looks much
better in a photograph than blowing out the highlights.
Here's an example I took off the CRT monitor I'm using right now. (didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped)
Both photos were exposed as brightly as possible without blowing out the highlights. The one on the left is my calibrated settings, which gives very deep blacks, but retains most of the shadow detail. (about 2% and up) As you can see from the photo, there's no detail there whatsoever - it's just pure black, and those blocks go up to 6% grey.
In the second shot, I just turned the brightness control right up, turning the blacks grey, but the lower contrast allowed the camera to capture most of the shadow detail. (3% and up - though it's not as visible as I had hoped as taking photos of CRTs is a lot harder than flat-panels)
Photos of these TVs with their high contrast ratios will have to either blow out the highlights, crush the shadow details, or both. The better the camera, the more dynamic range it should be able to capture, but I doubt anything will be able to capture it all.