Originally Posted by Nutdotnet
Chad do you feel confident that the Black Level reading for the ST30 you reviewed is accurate, using the equipment you own?
Now, during the 3 1/2 hr drive home, my energy drink riddled mind came up with something that might
possibly be relevant.
It's been documented that Panny and Samsung plasmas sometimes have measurement anomalies (like shifted grayscale, lower/higher light output and lower/higher black levels) with 1080P/24 input when processing that input at a multiple of 24
. I've measured those differences on past Panny models.
Now, I did some of the measurements with a 1080P/24 source and some with 1080i. I can't remember which I used for the black level reading.
Even though I had the ST30 set to display 1080P/24 at 60Hz, I felt it's pans were awfully good with 1080P/24.
I'll pose this question to D-Nice or other knowledgeable people with experience on the ST30:
Could it possibly be that the ST30 processes 1080P/24 at something like 96Hz even when set to 60Hz, and that might be shifting the black level?