Originally Posted by djbrettb
I'm really not trying to argue just for argument's sake, man. There are many posts earlier in this thread that back up what I'm saying. Bottom line, PMCv1 works. And if it turns out you don't like it, you can always flip those switches on the unit and it'll bring everything back to the risen MLL.
you say that is not what is happening.
correct. taking a black of say .015 and then after PCMv1 adjust goes to .005
gives better perceived contrast and sense of sharpness and pop.
the picture I posted shows a condition called black crush.
black features blend together and lose detail.
the bricks and guys pants.
this is controlled by "brightness setting."
regardless, plasmas age and the ability to have a proper brightness setting is reduced.
the absolute black mll setting will show lack of detail like the pic I posted.
cure is to raise brightness and then lose that low mll.
so to get to see all the elements in a dark scene you have to raise the brightness
control and thus lose that black mll.If you are lucky.
Usually the amount of increase is so much that it just ruins the pic.
LIKE I posted, my TV barely allows the low brightness setting to have good mll
and not lose that pattern in the bricks.
This is common to CRTs and plasmas as they age.
So, black crush is a brightness setting to low to show dark detail.
Lowering the mll gives better contrast thus perceived pop.
they are different elements of a pic.