Originally Posted by Tyrindor
This guy is a TROLL!
I think that's probably the first time I've ever been called a troll
Anyway, I have absolutely nothing to gain by "trolling" this TV seeing as how I own it and don't plan on taking it back. It's a nice TV. Blooming is nothing compared to floating blacks, buzzing, and all the other issues I had with my VT25. It's also nothing compared to flashlighting, clouding, etc that plagues edge-lit TVs.
Local dimming was enabled in all the pictures, that I am 100% certain of. I also assure you the pictures reflect exactly what I'm seeing. If you say I'm full of it, then I hope you're right, because that means something is wrong on my end. You may very well be correct in that the settings are poor, though I've tweaked them for great lengths of time. Maybe I just can't hit that sweet spot of contrast:brightness ratio. Seriously, my only intention in posting the images was to see if this is normal or not. No need to get so defensive, I'm on your side!
All that said, I'm going to get the set calibrated soon, so I'll stop posting until then. I would, however, appreciate pictures from those who say they don't have any blooming.