Originally Posted by Bazzy
Additionally, Samsung's Ultra Filter Bright Plus reduces the luminance in black levels by 50 percent over previous models for one of the darkest blacks ever seen on an HDTV.
For me it is a bad sign. Filter is just that, filter, you can stop light completely if you want and have absolute zero black levels, but you will not see anything, In short, filter decreases the level of all colors as well. Its like painting a brick with a golden paint, it can look like gold, but its not. Kuro and Panasonic achieved their great black levels by improving the plasma tech itself, and that tech can make black levels lower without affecting the rest of the picture, and not with some filters-shmilters. Thats the only way to go. I'm sure Koreans are also working in that direction, but since they have to mention filters alongside term "black levels" they are not as succesful as Japanese yet. BTW LG last year announced that their new "Core" tech which is also aimed at lower black levels and from their words it sounded a lot like what Kuro tech does. So for now I expect surprises from LG and not Samsung.