Let's imagine a picture with a small, bright white box. If your display uses Automatic Brightness Limiter technology, by enlargening that white box, the display dims. From what I understand, this is a way to protect the components in the panels. However, it decreases the dynamic range of the picture. I was excited about OLED technology until I read reports that the LG 55EA9800 and the Samsung KN55SC9 use ABL technology. Unless plasma and OLED eliminate this, I will stick with LCD displays with bright backlighting and high static contrast ratios. The Samsung UN##ES8000, Samsung UN##F5000,, Samsung UN##F7100, Sony KDL-##W900A, Sony XBR-##HX850, Sony XBR-##HX950, and Sony XBR-##X900A come to mind. These displays have reported contrast ratios of at least 4000:1 and maximum luminance levels of at least 345 CD/M2, good color accuracy, and no ABL! In case you wonder how I'm researching this stuff and getting my info, after Binging, I discovered that www.televisioninfo.com has at least one ISF-certified staff member calibrating and measuring minimum luminance level, maximum luminance level, contrast ratio, color characteristics, and viewing angle. Considering that I don't drive, browsing that site is as helpful as trying these TVs out locally!