Originally Posted by DocuMaker
The top locally-dimmed LED's have better black levels than all the plasmas released for 2010. It's not hard to beat 0.007 fL with a locally-dimmed LED. A Panny post-rise will easily hit 0.007 fL or even higher. Samsung and LG are not any better. Even an edge-lit with "precision dimming" or what have you, can easily keep up with the 2010 PDP offerings.
Please understand, that I have owned both the C8000 LED and PDP models from Samsung. The C8000 LED has deeper blacks if you keep the backlight well below 10 out of 20. OF course, this is only straight on, and the blacks are subject to some dimming anomalies such as "waterfall effect," which admittedly, is an annoyance.
But then, fades to black are completely black on the LED, so that you can not see the TV, and are a dark gray on the PDP's.
So the PDP's have their shortcomings in the area of blacks as well.
Why not go all the way and set backlight to 5/20 instead of 10/20? What I don't get it is people buy LCD in the stores because the luma attracts them to it but they adjust it down when they are at home.