Michael, I understand what you are saying, as I've been told it before by Gregg. You are getting hung up on the 35fL, which has little to do with the actual question and not my intent in the first place. But since it bothers you, obviously, let's go a different route: Here is what I know and have read about the Samsung plasma:
- Cell light should remain at a high to max level, per many calibrators and Samsung engineering
- When contrast is reduced below 90, 10pt controls lose their effectiveness for fine tuning, meaning I can dial in better results if Contrast is 90 or higher
With those two being thrown out there, why is it that Cell needs to be high? And, if reducing Cell to lower light output allows you to keep Contrast high, then why not do it that way? Many of the published numbers for Samsungs are Cell 18-20/Contrast 95-96. One would ASSume
Contrast is kept higher by calibrators for 2 reasons: 1) 10pt works better 2) most people need the light output Noone has approached what you do if you have a dark environment, or don't care to squint your eyes on bright scenes. Do you just not reduce Cell? Thats all Im asking. Is Cell a setting that can be reduced instead of Contrast, and if not, why? I'm not even sure why Samsung and Panasonic have things like "Cell" and "Panel Brightness". Thanks.