Do you know the max film contrast at image projected in theaters? (It is my job to know, but I don't. I only remember that there is no photo-film in the world that could handle more than 1:1000 contrast in lighting) I watched TROY and THE AFTER TOMMOROW and I observed the contrast radio on the screen. At no time there was real black, although contrast was superb. My point is that may be search for the contrast in home pj or plasmas may be shouldn't be so absolute, because in the original movies there no such black.