Crazy Idea for Getting True Black?

Martin J.

Novice Member
OK, I've got a bonkers idea, maybe. ;)

The thing that crops up all the time about plasmas and LCDs is the lack of true black as against a CRT. So why not mount the display behind a piece of neutrally tinted glass, something like Pilkington Optifloat Grey (with a non-reflective coating), which is the stuff they use for windows. That would reduce the light output of the screen, but that could be compensated for by increasing the brightness and contrast by an appropriate amount - and let's face it, plasmas especially aren't short of available light output.

It might decrease the life of the display a little, but is it something that's worth a try?


Novice Member
If you watch indoors wearing sunglasses you should get some good blacks :D


Novice Member
Thats just do they can achieve the levels they do get, good or bad.

P.S nothing wrong with my Plasma during the current ashes series works a treat. :smashin:

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