Originally Posted by chad473
pictures will help very few. it assumes a control on the photographers end, and also a calibrated monitor on the observers end. I mean hey I like going into the kuro pictures thread every now and then, but I also realize that what i'm looking at isn't necessarily what the tv really looks like.
The photographer would be: the same person, snapping pictures with the same camera, with the same settings, of the same display(s), in the same pitch black room, displaying the very same 0 IRE signal.
Pictures on the Kuro thread are comparing apples to oranges. With those kind of pictures you have issues of focus, color balance, etc. We are only talking pictures of an all-black screen. You obviously have never bothered to take pictures of your displays on an all-black screen, or you would realize that it is very easy to spot difference in black levels when you have a reference to compare to.
Do you have any trouble seeing the difference between my 24 inch PC monitor and my Hitachi X902 in this pic? Do you? Even on your cheap monitor?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post17913908
I would never try to judge colors, sharpness, etc. from photos, but MLL is very easy to see the difference. Do you want me to haul my B860 in front of my 500M and snap some photos of both on a 0 IRE? My grandmother with cataracts could even easily see the difference!
If you snap a photo of your Panny on a 0 IRE and 1000 hours later you can't tell the difference from a photograph, then your black levels have not changed and you should have nothing to complain about.
If your black levels have doubled or tripled it will easily show up on photographs, even with a cheap camera, and on a cheap PC monitor.