Guys, I've posting here for the past few weeks and my black levels changed 2 weeks ago.
Something extremely strange just happened and I don't really know how to explain it.
I have an SD card in the G10 with the 120 break in slides. There are several slides that range from gray to black. Before the black level change, I would run a slide show and when the black slide came up, the screen would go almost completely black. In a completely dark room, it would be hard to tell that the tv was even on.
After the change, running the same slides, when going to the black slide, it would stay gray. That's how I first noticed the change. The black slide would no longer make the screen black, it would say grayish.
That gray even in completely dark scenes was the new constant black level.
Just now I was curious and ran the slide show again and somehow the black slides are completely black again. The screen goes dark and I can't tell it's on the same way it was before the change.
Before the change, the black levels that I got on movies through the blu-ray player in dark scenes were similar to the black level on the black slide, the bars would almost get lost in the bezel.
Somehow the black level that I'm getting from the SD slot showing the black slide has gone back to what it was, but the black level on HDMI 1 is still the gray after the change.
I KNOW this all sounds ridiculous and probably makes no sense, but I'm including some pictures. The first is the screen in a completely dark room and it's not THAT gray, the picture came out exaggerated, but the second picture where you can't even tell the screen is on is what the black slides were like before.
Just to clarify, the first picture is the black slide after the change. It went from black to obviously gray. Again, the picture came out much lighter than it actually is. My blacks didn't get that bad. The second picture however is the same black slide and what the tv looked like in a completely dark room BEFORE the change. You can't even tell it's on except for the red light below the screen. In the past half the hour, the same black slide went back to making the screen completely black. Then it went back to making the screen gray.
What the hell is going on?