Originally Posted by TacoEater
Originally Posted by tgm1024
Ok, verification here. I saw the baseball image, but I want to know something for sure.
In all dark and dreary ("horror") scenes where there is also a bright light present, how are the dark colors? Can you distinguish the near-blacks and dark shadows, or are they all squashed into rips in space-time?
I dont see any squashed colors, but im not sure what Im looking for really. Im a Flat Panel newb. Me and kids watched Finding Nemo last night and I thought he dark scenes were great. One particular part when the goggles get dropped in the deep dark water and fish in total darkness swim down til they see the light was awesome. Ill try to find some more dark scenes in movies.
It's not squashed colors per se, it's more of the super dark grays (and some browns) that get collapsed to black on panels that have very bad dimming technology. Now frame dimming is a real plus over non-dimming, but that falls apart once you have a lot of real dark shadows AND parts of the screen with bright areas. The screen will not reduce the light output because it needs the bright scenes, and it's possible the dark grays suffer as a result.
Think of this scene you've probably seen 100,000 times: a couple of people walking down an alley in the daytime. The middle area is bright, but off to the sides are many dark things in deep shadows. Further, if they're wearing black, the subtle shades of it (including the shadows naturally present) might be squashed.
From the few pictures I've seen of this so far it seems like it's doing a very good job.
I'm going to have to post a mini-eyeglossing-over diatribe on what dimming actually is (frame & local), because people seem to think it's all about getting darker, and only darker, and are missing how it increases the number of possible dark shades.