I got back at it today, and guess what, I could make it even better and even darker.
It's amazing the changes you can do to your TV just by turning a few pots.
My blacks now blend into the bezel, this is just freaking amazing.
Totally eliminated the noise in the bright scenes by slightly tweaking the VS.
Now I'm trying to eliminate the green/pink pixels that show up on a cold start in the lower left corner. It's related to the low MLL I guess.
I guess i won't be able to eradicate them totally (the price to pay for an amazing image ? Count me in), but i wanna reduce it as much as possible to make it tolerable.
They last like 2-5 minutes max on a cold start (tweaked last night, started this morning on a BR disk, green/pink pixels emanating from the left bottom corner and spread to the right).
I don't wanna sound like a fool and talk nonsense, but I'm pretty sure we're getting some of the best blacks out there, if not the best (close to Kuro).
LG trying to stay away from problems with Pioneer ? In any case, their panels are prepared for much better images than what we get out of the box.