Originally Posted by Turrican4D
Rob, when your PX is at the same MLL level as the ST30 and that is out of the box, then it would seem, that you got a very good panel and you should try the pot trick! Who knows, how deep your black levels could become?
As for the position of the pots, I find it interesting, that most sets from the last year are producing pixel missfires way before one could reach the clockwise end of the Set_Up pot and that this years models seem to go easily all the way up (clockwise).
Maybe LG has cut down the headroom one could achieve with the pots or the 2011 models are able to go much deeper in terms of black than the 2010 models.
No I believe the ST30 has a slightly better MLL by a small margin but has problems on the gamma curve, losing shadow detail and is difficult to correct, the LG PX950 and most LGs I find fair much better. No amount of adjusting on the ST matched the color of the LG, flesh tones being the most obvious.
For those reporting grey blacks on their PZs, I'm curious if they are seeing that on everything, then there is a major problem, or are they looking at maybe a black screen with a bit of white text as on some movies and seeing a dark grey black background, sorry even the Panasonics look that way.
I think the major distracter is in a totally black scene and this could be film and source dependent, I watched a few BD films with black scenes and the screen stayed pretty dark with excellent shadow depth and detail, only to watch the same film from Netflix and the same black scenes were disappointing. Overall though I'd have to say black on the PX are black and if I get around to lowering the MLL by panel adjustments and without any anomalies it'll be a killer set.
Sad to say though, if LGs direction is more focused on consumer interfaces as in their new PZ850 (see review here http://www.avforums.com/review/LG-PZ...TV-Review.html
) and not taking their already excellent picture quality to new levels as in terms of the panels MLL then all may be lost.