Originally Posted by gagit811
the c8000 has what they call precision dimming, its edge lit but with dimming. The leds are on the top bottom of the screen. This new micro dimming is more of the same but with the leds mounted on the sides, this should improve on the c8000 dimming as for letter box movies you wont get flash-lighting in theory. I can see how this should improve on the dimming as I own a c8000. For the record my c8000 doesn't have flash-lighting so I guess things can only get better for d8000.
Thanks. I've owned two C8000 LED's now. The first had a slight bit of flashlighting in one of the bottom corners, but the second was better and did not really have any issue with flashlighting if I kept my backlight comfortably below 10 in a dark room.
I could care less about supposed improvements in flashlighting, since it is possible to get no flashlighting from a cheap CCFL!
The waterfall effect is a bit annoying on the C8000, even though overall I thought the picture quality was very nice. The native contrast of the panel was very good. The only major drawback was the horrible viewing angles. I know Samsung has done absolutely zero on that front. So, all I want these arseholes to do is add some local-dimming so I don't have to see light spillage across half the screen everytime there is a dark background with some white near the center of the screen.
Switching the lights from the top and bottom to the sides? Whoopty fluffing doo! Why don't these jerks put lights all around the frame, top/bottom/sides? Wouldn't that allow for even BETTER control of dimming? Maybe they will finally add LED's all around the whole frame for 2012.
When there is white text centered in the middle of a black screen, I am still going to see a wide swath of light spillage all the way from the side to the center where the text is, am I not?
Sounds like a bunch of bullcrap to me. Time to switch to Sony, and dump Samsung, now that Sony has nice glossy screens, and a 55 and 65 inch full-array locally-dimmed on tap. Perhaps LG can offer a decent screen filter for a change this year, and I can jump ship to their local-dimmer, with wider viewing angles.
Point is, Samsung can keep their edge-lit CRAP.
I can see how nice the C8000 would have been if it had some genuine local-dimming. Opportunity wasted by those chumps.