Originally Posted by Jeffs386
the Sammy 8500 and LG measured exactly the same as a XBR8 so no they are NOT darker too bad the excessive blooming is mentioned in every 8500 review to actually consider it a superior monitor and .001 in 2008 is still .001 in 2010........anyway I would expect a Samsung fan boy to have his own conclusions
but the following measurements are from Ultimate AV mag
Peak white level
* Full screen: 35.0fL
* 100 IRE window: 34.4fLBlack level: 0.000fL
Peak contrast ratio: N/A
* 480i/p: 2.5% top/bottom, 3.5% sides
* 720p: 2.5%
* 1080i/p: 0%
Horizontal bandwidth at 1080i
* HDMI/DVI: 37.1MHz
* Component: 37.1MHz
All of this jabbering of yours is irrelevant. Who cares if all these LED's measure 0.000 ftL or 0.001 ftL on a full-black screen? What matters is judging the blacks with real content
, and I can assure you they are not all equal when you watch low-APL scenes. They do not all have the same depth to the black bars. CNET has reviewed all three, the XBR8, the B8500 and the LE8500, and they said the B8500 had the deepest blacks of any LCD they had ever tested--so that in fact bests the XBR8. Then when they later reviewed the LE8500 they said that it was about the same as the B8500, but actually slightly edged it out in a few instances. So that means the LE8500 is even slighty darker than the B8500.
So that leaves the XBR8 in 3rd place, at BEST.