Originally Posted by TCDTV
The article goes into more detail about why this is so. Something may have changed in the Blu Ray spec since this was published three years ago, but if not, deep color/xvycc should be a non-factor regarding Blu-ray output, and if available, should probably be disabled for Blu-ray playback.
Yes I ended turning off xvYCC which restored the deep blacks. Maybe I could have adjusted with xvYCC on but there really didn't seem to be any point.
So my impressions after 5 days with the 55LE8500 (which replaced a 6 year old Samsung 50" 720 DLP). I am using ISF expert mode 1 and have used AVSHD and Spears and Munsil to make some adjustments - mainly adjusting Brightness and Contrast.
1. The picture is stunning! Blacks and shadow detail are unbelievable - the picture pops on both Blu-Ray and DirecTV.
2. Both my wife and I have seen some banding - we particularly saw it on both Fringe and Nikita - however that was before I did the tweaking with AVSHD and Spears and Munsil which reduced the contrast about 3 clicks so all white levels up to 255 were visible. Since then we haven't noticed it as much - but that could be the source material or the adjustments.
3. It is a mirror - but that's OK for us because we can control the light in the viewing area - basically we only use this room for viewing TV.
4. The test patterns show that Red/Green maybe saturating at high levels on ISF Expert setting (tweaked a little with color bars and a blue filter) - however with real material the colors look very good. It may be some more adjustment on color setting would improve it more. Maybe I need to find more about how to use the 10 IRE setting (presumably needs some hardware).............
We'll see if the banding is visible on other content - but for now I think it is a keeper. We got it for $1869 (Best Buy price matching Frys). I can't see us going back to the Samsung DLP and I don't think there are any other better options <$2000.
Edit - I should add I really like the clean lines of the design. With the LG light switched off - the ONLY thing you see is the picture. That is the way it should be. I have tried but probably won't use the online features. It really doesn't add anything that I can't do from my BD390. Frankly the Blu-Ray player seems a better place for this as the audio goes through my receiver when I use Netflix or Vudu. It would probably frustrate me using the audio out from the TV - particularly as I have read that this is only two channel.