Originally Posted by Plasmoidial
Unless they changed it with an update, you can't turn it off in some modes anyway. Usually the modes you would use to watch video content on anyway. I don't know if it actually adds any input lag while playing video games, since it shouldn't be active at 30fps/60fps anyway.
It may always delay the image by a few frames so that the sudden change in frame pacing doesn't cause a delay or flicker in the image, but it wouldn't be enabled on 60p sources at all from what I've heard, so it shouldn't have an effect in games no matter what.
Originally Posted by bozer
So weird. Why would HDR be 100, but DV at 50? Guess it's all personal preference but they both seemed similar to me when I viewed anything in either of them.
50 is the correct setting for DV. Increasing it significantly reduces dynamic range in the image, as it causes highlights to be compressed down a lot. Colors become unnaturally oversaturated, and highlights look far too tonemapped down. It's a very unnatural looking image at 100.
Originally Posted by NashGuy
Last night I took a 0% black calibration slide (MPEG-4 movie) from ChromaPure and played it on my B6 running the new 05.30.03 firmware. I played the black slide via Plex. I kept brightness where it's long been, at 51. (Sub-brightness remains at its default level.) I found that, after letting my eyes adjust for several seconds and then getting off the sofa to within about 5 feet of the screen, yes, I could see a very, very faint glow. This was not the case before on earlier firmwares, when no glow was detectable right at the screen at 51. Maybe the glow would have been more easily noticeable in a completely dark room but my living room (which has windows) was as dark as it ever gets last night, which is pretty dark.
Then I tried turning brightness down to 50 and even 49. Nothing changed, the faint glow persisted. When I turned brightness up to 52, the screen definitely got brighter and I could easily tell it was lit, even many feet away. So, as before, the big change on my panel comes between 51 and 52.
All that said, this doesn't really concern me. I'm keeping brightness at 51. For all practical purposes, 0% black on the screen still appears absolutely black to me. That's certainly the case if any part of the screen is lit (e.g. a title screen w/ black background and white lettering, or black letterbox bars surrounding anything) and even the case when the screen goes totally black for 2 or 3 seconds (e.g. depicting the POV of someone asleep or unconscious). In order for me to tell that black glows, the screen must stay totally black for several seconds and even then it's difficult to discern the glow from my usual seating distances. In my view, this is a good trade-off for the slightly better detail in near-black areas that this firmware delivers.
The thing I'm worried about, and I don't know if this is a valid worry or not, is that Plasmas were similarly designed where black levels could get so dark that they looked perfect, but there was always some current supplying those pixels, and for some reason, on my plasma, over time the black levels increased, making them look far from black by the time I replaced it. I just worry that without our being able to manually adjust the absolute darkest black level, something similar could happen here. I hope not. If it stays the way it is there, I also wouldn't be too bothered, but I just worry about the possibility of drift that happens beyond our control. Likewise, what if the black cutoff drifts in the opposite direction, and crushes the black levels in a way that is impossible to correct? We should always maintain full control of our black levels. If we want to raise them a bit to combat black crush, we can do it ourselves.
Originally Posted by no1special
I found it can cause micro-stuttering with some content, especially OTA. Some prefer a low De-Judder setting over the motion Real Cinema provides.
There should be no micro-stuttering. I haven't noticed any myself. I don't use antenna, but viewing HDTV from my DVR at 1080i, it appears to play back 24fps at the correct frame pacing, and doesn't have any problems switching to 60fps playback when content switches suddenly as well.