Originally Posted by jponte55
Tell us sir, what is your expert opinion on visible difference in black levels when there is content on the screen. Even better could your highly trained eyes spot the difference between .01 and .04 without them side by side? I'm a noob so I'm interested in what the experts have to say. Thanks
1) I'm not an expert. D-Nice is an expert. I'm just a vocal person with strong opinions.
2) It really depends on the type of content. There are blacks that only appear for a couple of seconds, usually preceded by or followed right after by some bright content. In a dark room, this will cause your pupils to alternately dilate and contract. Then there is another type of content (think 2001: A Space Odyssey
) where you have extended periods of dark black content on the screen, and your eyes have much more time to fully adjust to the dark, because there has not been any bright content on in a while. There is a striking difference between 0.004 and 0.001 on these types of scenes.
Suffice it to say, that I agree with D-Nice that there is a visible difference between 0.001 and 0.004, but that doesn't guarantee any particular person will care much about it. Some people are totally oblivious to subtle differences in black levels, and other people are literally obsessed. All I can say is that I personally appreciate the extra deep blacks you get at 0.001, and there is even room for further improvement beyond this.
You shouldn't have much trouble discerning the difference in blacks between the 9G Kuros and Sony's 11 inch OLED. I think it would be neat to see a demo of LG's new 15 inch OLED next to a 500M in the dark.