Originally Posted by AnotherDude
I often use the CNet THX settings for comparison to my calibration. When you say Darker Than Black is that a movie or reference to the brightness? I set mine so that the 2% level is just visible and darker than black looks like black.
Yes, we are saying the same thing.
Darker Than Black (vol 2) is a show reference, and the material that I used to illustrate the problem to the Sharp Engineering that came to my house. It was far and away the worst flickering material I've seen. If you are looking for the problem that would be my recommendation for source material (though I admittedly did not try Wizziwig's).
I concur with Wizziwig you probably don't want to look for this problem. I'm sure for the first week I saw the flickering and just assumed it was part of the source material. After watching a couple of scenes with prolonged periods of flicker it bothered me enough to look into it. Once that switch flips from assuming its the source to realizing its the TV you see the problem more and more. Even worse, you start noticing flickering is source material that you never saw before (Robot Chicken is an example).
While you are probably best off following Wizziwig's advice, there is a part of me that selfishly would like more people gathering data on this in hopes of helping Sharp isolate and fix the issue.