Originally Posted by Camster
Thanks. Yes I realize that but that could take quite a while coupled with the small number of people who can confirm the problem it could prove inconclusive I believe. As bad as this issue may possibly be it has been rather elusive in it's diagnosis & I've read this whole thread along the way. We don't even know if CNET is measuring anything or if they are just checking the tv's visually over time? Have they said how they are going to do this?
They have not spelled out how they are going to measure them, as far as I am aware of off. I notice that HDguru posted that he is going to be working on it, in conjunction with Dave from Cnet.
Also; D-Nice said that he plans to pick up a brand new S1 and S2, and run up the hours on them, while tracking the performance levels on them, from when they are brand new.
The big problem with having someone like Cnet examine a set, that is exhibiting black level problems, after having been run for a thousand hours or more, is that they would have nothing to compare it with, since they would not have metered the MLL when brand new. See what I mean. How would they be able to objectively determine what the MLL was at the outset on the set.
I think we will just have to let them take the time to measure an unused set, and then measure the MLL every hundred hours.