question about an 'auto contrast thing'

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  1. Brice

    Brice Stunt Coordinator

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    i have a 20" samsung flat screen CRT tv, and when i play anything through it it plays things perfectly, except when the screen gets dominately black, it seems to 'lighten', like when there is a certain percentage of a lighter color on the screen it changes to a normal deep black, but when that percentage of 'non-black' gets too low, it seems to flux to a lighter shade of black (more a dark grey), but is very noticable... i don't know what it is, but have seen it before on other tv's as well... does anyone know what this auto contrast/black level is? any way to deactivate it (if that is what it is)? thanks for the help... Brice
     
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    There are more TVs out there that don't "hold black" well than there are that do...

    Proper calibration can help a great deal in this area, minimizing this effect... have you calibrated with Avia or Video Essentials?

    -Scott
     
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    can you deactivate this "hold back" so that blacks stay fluent and don't contrast about...? is there anything i can change service menu side? thanks, Brice
     

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