Yes, if you measure non-deterministic patterns like ANSI and Native On/Off which do not give actual intrascene numbers deterministically. It is considered Non-deterministic because the actual scenes we watch have a random nature to them and therefore you cannot determine the actual contrast by those measurements. 99% of the time when watching any movie, our eyes are receiving a large amount of white pollution (which gives us partial black floor blindness). You will be shocked to find that the actual intrascene are way way lower than those measurements (not the dynamic variations between illuminance from frame to frame, but the actual REAL intrascene our eyes can pick up). Again, I do not doubt in tiny white pixels or small amounts of white light we can see more than 1000:1. I also do not doubt in more than 0.5 to 1 second we can see more than 1000:1, I made that clear. The point is, the majority of the time we cannot AFIK (from everything I have read and seen).
All the ANSI pattern does at extreme ranges above 1000:1 is allow the black floor to go a little lower without needing as much on/off, at some point adding ANSI doesn't even help bright scenes either really, and starts only helping dark scenes. The problem is it only helps dark scenes a TINY TINY TINY bit, so overall it just doesn't help that much beyond a certain point. The native on/off allows magnitudes of lower illuminance. Plasmas have a superior intrascene ramp because of this extreme ANSI, but the illuminance level on many Plasmas still suffers because of the magnitudal necessity of native on/off (and some Plasmas have high ANSI and just so-so on/off, not speaking of the Kuro which has high both).
Edited by coderguy - 10/5/13 at 7:24am