Originally Posted by tgm1024
Originally Posted by fafrd
Originally Posted by Blaque Flag
Just joined, as I am patiently awaiting the arrival of the M-series. Subbed to this thread for updates.
And while I am here can someone talk about the advantages over the E series to the M series. And I list of specs won't really help, because I've already seen them. I guess what I am asking is the M series really worth the extra money? Will I be seeing that much more of a benefit to stepping up from E to M?
Double the number of local dimming zones should deliver improved contrast and shadow-detail performance.
I know what you mean, but I think people get confused by this. It's more accurate to say that more dimming zones will deliver tighter regions. The actual contrast and shadow detail doesn't technically change from 4 zones to 400.
You are right - what I wrote off the cuff was not very clear.
I've edited the post so that it now says: 'Double the number of local dimming zones should deliver improved contrast and shadow-detail performance (versus no local dimming) with lower levels of blooming (than the E-Series with fewer dimming zones).'
A greater number of zones should provide the alternatives of:
A: increasing the contrast through the use of local dimming with no visible blooming (if minimizing blooming is the priority)
B: reducing visible blooming for equivalent contrast / shadow detail (if maximizing contrast is the priority)
C: finding a midpoint with both slightly improved contrast and slightly reduced visible blooming if that is the outcome that is desired
The bottom line is that more zones allow more flexibility to trade off improvements in contrast against visible blooming. Taken to the extreme of frame dimming (one zone for the entre screen), there is no visible blooming but the black level either bounces up and down if the dimming is activated (so occasionally better dark levels for dark scenes) or the black level is always
poor but doesn't bounce around and remains constant...
Summarizing the impact of additional zones is at least
a two variable equation and when you include the fact that any discussion regarding trade-off between shadow-detail / contrast and visible blooming is content-specific
, it's a multi-dimensional space we are attempting to capture in a few simple words.
But the bottom line is, all other implementational aspects being equivalent, more dimming zones will always be better (or at least should
not be worse), the extreme example being one-dimming-LED-per-pixel or OLED...