Hmmmm, I think I must have done something wrong. All the settings in this thread have a Black Corrector set to Off, but my blacks look atrocious with that setting. I've taken some photos to illustrate. (Disclaimer: these were quick shots in a completely dark room, with a DSLR, without tripod; yes, they're skaky, but they're good enough to illustrate my problem; no Photoshop adjustments were made beyond a simple resize).
The DVD I'm using is the Criterion release of "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse", which is interesting for two reasons: first, it's 1.19:1 aspect ratio, so we see the XBR2's black bars on the side; second, the movie itself has these little black bars built into the picture. I'm using petmic10's settings (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8867644
), in a dark room (night, drapes, lights off), with Light Sensor On, and I get the following:
Zooming in (Photoshop resize) on the red rectangle:
Obviously, the difference between black bars 2 and 3 is horrid. These should be the same value, since it's asking the TV for the deepest black it can produce.
Now, what happens when the Black Corrector is turned from Off to Low, Medium or High (again, focus on the difference between the black vertical bars on the sides):
Now, you've all got Black Corrector Off and seem happy with the results. I'm not. But I'm a complete A/V newbie, so I must have made some mistake somewhere in the settings. Any ideas?