Hi all, read all 54 pages and haven't quite gotten the info I'm looking for. With the recent price drops, I picked this up online for less than half retail, free shipping, and not much more for a 5yr in home warranty. Hopefully it will arrive within the next week.
My question concerns the black level performance, particularity how dark a completely black image can go. It's an hour drive for me to see one in person but I've managed to view it twice. On the first viewing the image looked great with no noticeable drawbacks. Yeah, I could see myself from 10' away when it was off, but not at all when it was on. On the 2nd viewing I had the sales rep switch the movie from a Pixar film to Tron primarily to view low light scenes and unfortunately, it wasn't very impressive. The guy didn't know much about adjusting the pic but seemed to change all the usual settings such as contrast, brightness, lamp mode, etc. I've read on this form someone mentioned the black bars from movies are indistinguishable from the TV frame and that's no where near what I saw. A completely black image was dark grey. My question is, does that sound about right for this TV, or was there another setting we missed?
By comparison, I looked at an all black scene on my 08 Samsung LCD (also a glass front) and I would have to nearly double the brightness to get to where I remember the 92840 being. Is this just a characteristic of DLP's?
If that's all the darker it goes, hopefully I'll be so immersed by the sheer size I won't be distracted by low light scenes. Thanks for your help!