Originally Posted by tonydeluce
The bottom picture shows more shadow detail but looks more washed out...
What I want is the black level of the top photo with the details of the bottom...
I think you have to consider the source material. After all, perhaps the bottom pic
is exactly as it's meant to be. I mean, if they move to a darker scene, then things
will look too dark. If an ISF calibrator adjusted the TV to be like the lower shot, then
there's a good chance that's exactly (or close to it) what it's supposed to look like.
I mean, the brown on the dog's fur shouldn't be too saturated now should it?! This
has nothing to do with black levels. Not everything is supposed to look black or
super saturated. The dog's ear in the top pic, for example, is crushed in brown while
you can see it nicely in the bottom. In fact, the sunlight shining off its side looks
By the way, the black levels on the bottom photo are the same. Just look on the
guy's back and you'll notice there's no difference. What's meant to be black is still