Originally Posted by somelogin
No one can "diagnose" whether or not people like this tv either, but they still posted in it when the set came out talking about liking it. Since whether or not they like it has no response which matters, I guess you're aying nobody should post opinions.
Again, I asked what could make the screen not dim below 0 when almost all tvs can get dimmer than the calibrated setting, if you ignore all other variables. And also how can black look good sometimes, yet not on full black? I am still not convinced black level alone is the only thing which affects the glow.
In order for others to assist you, you need to test it in a manner that is consistent and can be objectively evaluated, so that others can attempt to replicate the same problem.
Please do the following:
1) Turn off the lights and black out the room as much as possible.
2) Put in a blu-ray disc, or anything of high quality, with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio.
3) Jump to various scenes of different brightness. Can you make out the black bars easily? Does the picture appear to float in black space?
4) Report your findings. Be as detailed as possible.
I'll give you an example. I have a Panasonic 65" VT50. My viewing room is approximately 350 sq ft. Using the disc "How To Train Your Dragon", I can observe that at the 30 second mark, where the Dreamworks logo shows up, the following:
1) The black bars are barely visible. I basically have to stare at them for a few seconds and let my eyes adjust to darkness to see that it's not black.
2) It's about as dark, or slightly darker than the wall behind the TV. My wall is not white; it's slightly darker than a white wall. In other words, the total amount of light from TV in my 350 sq ft room lights the room to the point where the walls are brighter than the black bars.
Now if I go to very start of Chapter 2, I can see the black bars more easily, since this scene is darker. Now the black bars are slightly brighter than the wall behind the TV, which is now darker than before.
Considering a 9G Kuro should have a black level, at most, half of the VT50's, your black bars should be not brighter than the wall behind the TV, or the rest of the room, except for in a very dark scenes.Edited by superbooga - 4/16/13 at 10:49pm