It probably only reaches near that in mixed brightness scenes. As for the CX at BFI "High," I measured it here:NeonPizza wrote: ↑29 Oct 2021, 22:54CNET said the S60 at it's brightest is 58FL(just over 198nits), before ABL kicks in and drops it down to 40nits. I find the 198 nits hard to believe....maybe they're talking about Vivid Mode? Input lag is hitting 34.4ms which obviously isn't ideal. Maybe the S60 also appears brighter than the C1's BFI High setting because there's no severe black crush going on with the plasma.\
At best, it's only around ~60 nits average picture level where brightness is concerned at 60Hz, which is still below many plasmas and CRTs in the same scenarios.
My point was, historically, peak white on most plasmas and CRTs is only around 100 nits. The SDR standard is intended for a peak 100 nits white, however, so that's all that was ever needed (for it to be fully representative of the source content) before HDR. The advent of non-strobed LCD backlights are what enabled the unreasonable (but consumer preferred) SDR brightness levels we have now, which are usually well over 100 nits (200-300 nit range), but with that obviously came sample-and-hold.
Short of extreme backlight brightness to compensate, you usually can't have strobing and high brightness, especially on sample and hold displays. I'm speaking loosely here (this is not my primary realm of expertise; the Chief would know more), but you'd probably need something like a several thousand nit backlight, a significant cooling system, and a very well tuned strobing implementation (be it BFI or rolling) to retain full field brightness levels well above 200 nits, let alone HDR levels (1000 nits+).
Until then, you can have excellent strobing clarity on a sample-and-hold display with compromised brightness, or good non-strobing clarity with high brightness on a high refresh rate sample-and-hold display sustaining a framerate to match.
That said, there are some low latency LCD gaming displays that have CRT-like motion clarity and brightness, so maybe you can look into those if you're willing to sacrifice on size and resolution (which you would have to do with a CRT and some plasmas anyway).