Originally Posted by IamAnoobieCheez
johnnybrulez, keep in mind that the TV needs to be calibrated. I'm not talking pro ISF calibration, just a calibration either from the TV or from the video processor in my HTPC. The pics on my 7UY and 9UK are well calibrated. The standard default setting will
exhibit less darkness in the dark/black area.
I have not delibrately altered the pictures after they were taken from the camera. I tried to keep it as close to the real-time as possible. The problem is the contrast. The bright spot comes too bright in the camera so the setting has to be lowered, hence the dark area comes out even darker. One of the ways to remedy it is to lower the contrast setting on the TV. That would make it a step closer to the what the level of actual dark background is like.
In any case, the dark rendering on the 7UY is not exactly as good as the 9UK, but comes pretty close. The real-time viewing pleasure on the 7UY is definitely awesome.
Correct! But unless a calibration can suddenly increase the performance and drop the pre-charge luminance level (a completely black screen) to null, then I cannot say that the pictures are what I saw at home.
Some of the pictures I see on the boards make the blacks look even CRT black, which we all know is not feasible... for this gen anyway.
You did not alter the pictures, but I am sure there are alot of factors that come into play. Looking at a picture and then bringing that set home and watching is totally different.
That's what I am insisting. Not that you or bsong are fiddling around with anything. When I say experience, I just don't mean... leave in default.
I calibrate every TV I see. As in... go to a black screen, drop the black until the set can't get any darker, then set my contrast to a comfortable level.
I am sure your 7uy is freaking awesome and judging from the PQ, it's amazing. I just know that I can't get those blacks I see on some of the pictures around here in a pitch dark room.. no matter how much I crush them. Maybe I just really suck at calibrating... or my eyes are different from other people.
Do you take pictures in the complete darkness?
I was looking at the bsong pic of Riddick awhile ago... it almost looked like a whole nother TV compared to when I had my Westinghouse for about 4 months.