Originally Posted by fafrd
p.s. and once again, there were more customers clustered around the 55" 1080p Hisense costing less than 1/4 of the 55EC9300 on 'sale' (the two set's have been positioned on adjacent non-prime endcaps).
I don't doubt this at all. I'll ask at my local BB (Massachusetts) and see what he says.
I was really surprised at how the black levels of the EC9300 looked compared to the nearby LCD on that bright floor of theirs. They were very close. It's just not the place for it.
But as I had that thought at BB I quickly remembered that black levels aren't actually in the forefront of the public's consciousness anyway. It is here, but frankly, I don't think the average person looks for it or knows what it is. Besides, as a few of us have mentioned, when your iris is shrunk down to a pinhole, they all look great.
Grow milkweed. The Monarch Butterfly requires it, and its numbers are dwindling fast.