Originally Posted by Augerhandle
You won't "lose" black levels.
Black may be shaded towards cyan or teal, but your black levels should remain the same. If your blacks are crushed, you have another problem.
I'm certainly very far from an expert in these matters, so I would love some education on my misunderstandings. I've done some light reading, and have my own eyes that I've observed many things with, but I'm always open to more knowledge.
From what I've read, I don't believe there is an industry standard of "lose" blacks, however it seems to generally be used to indicate an increase of MLL (minimum luminance level). My Panasonic's V10 had this issue (and I'm told my V25 will soon as well). If black shades towards teal or cyan, wouldn't this certainly increase the MLL the TV could produce? Black become grey (or in this case cyan or teal?), which would generate more luminance. Why is this not losing black levels?
I've never read anywhere that associated crushing blacks directly with "losing" black levels, hence my choice of words of losing and not crushing. That said, in my head, if I take it a step further, and determine that the TV can't produce real shades of black (talking about the TV in 3d mode without DLP Link glasses), then, by nature wouldn't the TV lose the ability to differntiate between blacks and extremely dark greys, thus effectively losing details in the dark scenes, which is what we mean when we use the term black crush? I suppose if the TV used different shades of teal or cyan to show the dark details, it would not be crushing blacks, and I certainly haven't watched enough of this TV in 3d mode without glasses to pay attention, but it is hard to imagine that a TV (in this mode) that doesn't reproduce black at all, is still able to show the details.
Any help you can give correcting my thoughts, understanding and terminology is appreciated.