Originally Posted by assm0de
Originally Posted by obveron
Not true. The black level plain sucks on my 59D550.
Hmm. You should have about 0.007ftL on that model, which is quite good (~5000:1 contrast). Are you sure brightness is not set too high? Are you judging its black level with ambient light in the room? Because any lighting infront of the screen will destroy the black level on that display due to its lack of screen tint. I know because I have the 450 and its the same. Black level will be poor unless you are really careful with room lighting (i.e dim lights off to the side).
I don't have a meter but I've been dissapointed with the blacks ever since if got it. In complete darkness is when I notice the poor blacks the most. The TV glows a dim grey with an all black signal (complete dark room).
I turn brightness down to the lowest it doesnt matter the blacks only go so low, (not very low). I always set the brightness level so 17 black is lsightly visible with a few dancing rgb pixels, and 16 black has none. If i lower the brightness further (even all the way down), the 16 black gets no darker, but of course I crush out 17+.
In other words, it's not my settings its my panel. I was kinda under the assumption that mine is the same as all others. I really have no other standard to compare to, I'm coming directly from CRT.
Perhaps my TV is worse than the norm, and I should get a service call.
I wish I had a meter.