|Originally posted by dmunsil|
Alan, if you're not seeing the blacker-than-black sections of the THX optimizer test pattern, perhaps it's your display. Some displays clip everything below 0 IRE, so below-black content would be at around -4 to 0 IRE and would be clipped. Or perhaps you were looking at interlaced output?
|Originally posted by Joe Murphy Jr|
The reason that shadow detail is missing is because, via DVI, the Samsung doesn't pass PLUGE aka blacker-than-black. Greg Rogers, from WidescreenReview, gave this (paraphrased) explanation:
Via DVI, Samsung uses the 16 - 235 (video) standard, then expands it to 0 - 255 (computer) standard for the output.