Originally Posted by Footbaggin
Like the Kuros it introduces a small amount of noise into the color transitions. It's basically introducing many tiny dots of slightly lighter or darker colors (like a stipple-effect) to gradually lighten or darken the banded sections and smooth the transitions through colors it can't create natively.
The word you're looking for is "dithering". Not really a desirable feature in an of itself, but you're right, it will look better than false contouring. It becomes more subtle at higher resolutions generally, it might benefit from the 1080p panel if you're comparing it against another 720p set, though the algorithms are not necessarily the same.
My PZ85 should be here in the next couple of hours, I'll try and add to the pictures in the thread when I get a chance.
Edit: LOL, it's the cigarette to make the bus come effect, no sooner had I hit post then the truck pulled up.