Originally Posted by Guibs
Any owner can comment on clouding on this set? Anyone has some and to what degree is it noticeable. Usually, with some kind of local dimming, it can mask clouding, but when playing videogames, you usually deactivate local dimming since it may introduce input lag.
This was a concern for me, because I have an older samsung and sony which both have clouding issues, and it really bothers me when I'm watching a dark movie. First, let me say that I am VERY satisfied with the 55NX810. Second, there is some very slight (very
slight) clouding on my NX810.
I watched Alien on blu-ray, which is a very dark movie, specifically to look for clouding and flashlight issues. For 99% of the movie, I was very impressed. No flashlights were visible in the black bars above and below the image. No flashlights or clouding were visible in any of the star fields or space scenes. Honestly, it was stunning to look at.
I noticed faint clouding in the middle 1/3 of the screen at a couple of different points when Dallas (Tom Skerritt) enters the ventilation shafts to flush the Alien out. The only light, initially comes from the flamethrower he's carrying, and the rest of the screen is supposed to be completely black. I also noticed it at a couple points when the crew was using the computer, and letters were the only things displayed on the screen. It was faint, and I think I may be able to minimize the clouds even more.
I had the backlight set at 3, auto dimming (or whatever Sony calls it) set at standard, gamma was at 0, and brightness was at 47. I intend to mess with the settings to see if I can further minimize, or even eliminate the clouds altogether - without negatively affecting picture quality. Even if I am unable to fix this issue, I am very satisfied with this TV. With the above settings in a dark room, the black bars were completely black. It was fantastic.