Originally Posted by PiratesCove
That review and video are very contradictory done by Ty Pendlebury.
He states the black level has no tint and great shadow detail and are a 25% improvement over the F6300 and F6400.
Then he says the blacks are "grey" but measures Black luminance (0%) at 0.008 which is labeled "Good".
His settings show the little time spent on calibrating the F7100:
Red is 2 clicks from default, Green-default, Blue got 6 clicks, Yellow-default, Cyan-default and Magenta got 4 clicks.
The 10pt white balance got ignored and the White Balance Gains? default and Offset? 1 click each?
Contrast-default, Brightness-default, Sharpness-default, Color-default.....
A calibration without settings changed...
He also states he opted not to use the microdimming feature- despite the fact that there is not way to control this.
Bad, rush job review- too bad David Katzmaier didn't handle this one.
CNET dropped the ball, had a few turn-overs and threw some interceptions on this one.
My review of their review: 1/5 Stars.
I have to agree with everything you said! 0.008 is not good, it's pretty damn amazing for a LED TV without "local dimming!" Ty contradicted himself with everything he wrote and said in the video!!!
Having owned 65'F8000 for three weeks, and now having a 75"F7100 right now, i can honestly say that F8000 is only a lil bit sharper vs F7100...and much more lagging especially while in "game mode"! Black levels are also 100% identical to naked eye.
I really laughed out loud, when he said that that the "tv's black luminance levels were grey," but then it scores good "Black luminance level of 0.008" But this is where he lost all of his credibility, and i quote Ty...
" On the most testing scene from the very dark "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," you see an army amassing on a hill top. On the F7100 you can barely make out what the TV is trying to show you, compared to the superior low-level performance of the F8000 or Panasonic ST60, which showed the entirety of the scene, including the hilltop and the faces framed with black darkness, and not gray
as on the Samsung."
But then he says this>>>
"While the black levels weren't very deep on the F7100, its shadow detail was pretty good" Get it? How can he say that black levels were gray, and then it scores a Black luminance level of 0.008???
Ty, please from now on let David Katzmaier do the reviews!