Originally Posted by hodges69
The question,which has been asked innumerable times is
"how black is black?I mean,is there an endless abyss to blacks or does it stop some where?if the 9.5g Kuros are indeed 6x the blacks of the VT30,I have to believe I would not be able to see a picture!
IMHO,if one is more than content with the quality of output from one's set,why would one be on an infinite quest for infinite blacks?
Sort of akin to a surfer looking for "The perfect wave".
When you're watching in a dark room (which is necessary for the best image quality) your eye is very sensitive to noticing when something is definitely "not black" and stands out from the background.
And as things improve, you need much bigger changes for them to be noticeable. So while 6x might sound like a lot, it may not be as big a difference as you're expecting.
Until black is 0, or at least below the threshold that your eye can detect, there is always room for improvement. You have to remember that many people on these forums came from higher-end CRT displays with black set to be 0 and anything higher is noticeably worse.
Their numbers are fewer now, but there are still groups of people hanging onto their CRTs that are disappointed with the black level of the 9.5G Kuros or the JVC projectors.
Sony's new OLED BVM-E monitors are capable of "true" black which is completely 0, but the big difference between them and most other displays with very deep black levels is that they also show every single step just above black correctly. Where LED backlit displays may crush detail slightly, or show a glow around objects on a dark background, these OLED monitors do not.
Unfortunately being broadcast monitors, they're $23,400 and only 24.5" in size, but it shows that there is hope now that there's a product on the market that not only matches CRT performance, but exceeds it in every way. Now we just have to wait a few years for the technology to trickle down and for mass production to start to bring the costs to an affordable level with larger screen sizes. (or you could look into the new HMZ-T1 if that interests you)