Originally Posted by iButterfingers
Really ... I see all these numbers like .026 .008 .007 .004 .... WOW, unless you have a bionic eye ... does it really matter?
Yes! It does
Believe me, I know the differences between 0.27 cd/m2, 0.127 cd/m2, 0.080 cd/m2, 0.050 cd/m2, 0.036 cd/m2 and 0.020 cd/m2 down to 0.005 cd/m2 and believe me, even the difference between 0.005 and 0.010 cd/m2 is not subtle.
The blacklevel is essential for picturequality, even in bright scenes like the fourth chapter of "Iron Man 2" for example.
On a plasma, MLL not only affects black itself, but also the low IREs, cause of the dithering.