Originally Posted by pennywise666
So in our dark room we want this scene to look black that blends together with the black upper and bottom bars right?
No, not necessarily. If you have had a conversation with the person who graded it, and you know what was intended, then you could know whether or not what is shown as "very very dark" on screen was intended to be full black or not.
The scene looks nice and black with the default 2.4 tvsetting,but I can not see the 17 in the pattern.
That's good, and correct! You should not
be able to see the 17 in Wizziwig's grid pattern, or on a pluge pattern, or on a flashing bars brightness pattern such as the one in the "AVS HD 709" set. The instructions on that pattern are highly misleading.
This is because 17 is just too dark and if your eyes can see the 20-30 range then your iris is closed too tightly to see 17 at the same time.
RGB level 17 is 0.454% white, I think
said 0.0003 nits in a post here the other day
You should only be able to see 17 if there is nothing else brighter than 17 on the screen, and you in a pitch black room, and after the 5-10 minutes which it takes for the chemical reaction in your eyes to take place for you to see better in the dark.
If you can see 17 otherwise - your TV is not adjusted correctly
Re: discussion about waiting or not waiting for the official release of this firmware. I'm going to wait, because of reading that LG have locked out the only method we have of downgrading. This means it's a one-way trip and I do wish people would mention this with caution when saying "just upgrade" in a blasé manner! If the official release has a version number that is still 4.* something, it wouldn't let you move off the 5.* firmware because the number is higher. When the tide goes out you can see who's been swimming naked, and I don't want to be one of those people