Originally Posted by nitra
A lot of that issue is caused by the edge lit screen.
30-40% will go away somewhere between week 3 and 4 after it has a chance to break in, also proper use of the backlight can help when combined with the ECO sensor. The backlight on the newer edge lit panels doesn't equal the luminosity of the rear lit sets, where a rear lit set may require a backlight setting of 14, the edge lit 2011's & 2012's use 8 for the same brightness level.
Also, looking a bit further at your uniformity, it looks as if you can get rid of a good portion of it with a massage.
Out of curiosity, what are your backlight and ECO sensor levels set at to produce those flashlights?
Would you mind posting some pictures with the backlight at 8, and with it at 8 with the eco @ 5? (give the eco at least a minute with the lights off to dial down) it would be very helpful for people looking at these sets to see this information.
Just got my set yesterday and I have some corner flashlighting as well. No matter what the backlight is set at, even when lowering it most of the way down, it is noticeable. Especially when watching letterbox content such as 2:35 aspect ratio movies and other letterbox content. Changing settings didn't help and the Eco sensor is off
I hope, as you say, most of the corner flashlighting will go away after the set breaks in in a few weeks. I might try massaging it gently, but will wait for it to break in some first. This set is very bright and I have been keeping a backlight setting of around 10 and contrast around 87. I may set the Eco Sensor to 5 sometime today. I'll try to post some pics, but may not be able to until Monday
Uniformity is great compared to my D8000 so I am very happy with that. I don't have any noticeable light bleed along the top/side edges, just the corners. The only thing I miss about my D8000 is the ability to turn off the top/bottom leds when watching letterbox content (I believe that feature was called Cinema Black)
I haven't tried the browser or the voice/gesture controls yet. 10%-50% greyscale tests and full screen cyan/magenta/yellow tests came back exceptionally well. If my D8000 had uniformity like this I never would have returned it!
It seems that the Micro Dimming Ultimate is not a high/low on/off switchable setting like it was last year (the Smart LED setting). There is no setting to turn it off except Game Mode I'm sure (not that I would want to turn it off)
One new feature/setting of note is Black Enhancer. The Black Tone setting (which I never used on the D8000) is still available in the Advanced Settings menu as well. I'm guessing this new Black Enhancer setting works via the Micro Dimming technology. Haven't messed with it enough to form a strong opinion on it yet
Movie mode on Warm 2 looks decent out of the box. Blacks are inky for the most part (for an LED set)
2D-3D is the best implementation of this feature on any tv/bluray consumer device available, even besting my holy grail of 2D-3D the 2011 Samsung BD-D6700. Motion just seems so smooth on 3D now, and even on the fly 2D-3D conversions with a high depth setting are fairly easy on the eyes now
I'll post some more impressions and some pics in a couple days