Originally Posted by Ph8te
I apologize it was the 70E that was posted not the M.
Something strange is going on with the larger panel sizes of the E and the M:
M602i-B3 32 LDZ 350 Nit TBD
lbs weight ('official' manual from website)
M602i-B3 ?? LDZ 240 Nit
46.36 lbs weight (new 'dual' 60" & 70" manual)
M702i-B3 ?? LDZ 240 Nit
60.56 lbs weight (new 'dual' 60" & 70" manual)
M652i-B2 ?? LDZ 400 Nit 59.97 lbs weight (official 'triple' 49" 55" & 65" manual)
E600i-B3 16 LDZ 210 Nit
46.30 lbs weight (official 'dual' 60" & 70" manual)
E700i-B3 ?? LDZ 210 Nit
57.54 lbs weight (official 'dual' 60" & 70" manual)
E650i-B2 6 LDZ
340 Nit 59.52 lbs weight (official 65" manual)
Would be interesting if someone owning the M602i-B3 could tell us what the actual peak brightness output is - my bet is on 240 Nits.
If these brightness specs for the 60" & 70" E & M Series are correct (210 and 240 Nits), that should translate into an image that is too dim for bright-room viewing when impulse mode (scanning backlight) is activated.
The 65" E appears to be all screwed up due to the small number of local dimming zones. If the M652i-B2 has the full number of 32 (or maybe even 36) LDZs, it looks to be the best panel out of these 6.
It is also probably no coincidence that the 400 Nits of the M652i-B2 is exactly half of the brightness of the 65" Reference Series (half of the LEDs)
p.s. it is really boneheaded that these manuals do not include the specification for the number of LDZs (which appears both on the website as well as the box).