Hey Guys, I finally got my 55" E! Just a quick question, why in the heck are the picture settings locked? How do i get into them?...I picked up a refurbished set in my area, so i'm assuming that it must be locked in display or some sort of retail mode, or something... The remote is pretty crappy(not that i care, long as it works) and the menu system feels really clumsy, along with the swivel stand. But again, no biggie, i honestly couldn't care less because all i care about is the PQ, plus the TV design itself looks simple and beautiful.
Blacks are very impressive, the bars blend in with the bezel....it's plasma-good. motion seems pretty stellar for an LED(My previous S60 was a little bit better, but i'll adjust) and the picture has tons of pop and is already brighter(haven't seen the picture settings, so i have no idea what contrast, backlight or brightness are set to currently ect) than my S60. Still, certain scenes seem to lack a contrasty' picture, while others look life-like bright.
Off-angle viewing definitely washes the picture, so it's head-on or no dice. Also, i think i'm noticing what this so called 'BANDING' is....it looks like there's some slight weird unnatural outline around characters ect, which makes the picture look a wee' bit artificial at times..which can be a little distracting, at first i thought...maybe, it was the weak picture processing, but it must be the local dimming effect. I would definitely like to turn the Active LED lights off in this case. Also, the gamma is too light(said to be 1.8....eek), dark scenes especially tend to look a bit washed which CNET pointed out in their review, BUT they have PQ settings that can actually give you a 2.2 effect. With Local dimming shut off/no banding and getting the gamma at 2.2 will be two big improvements.
Haven't tested out the lag yet! For now, i just want to be able to get into the picture settings and be able set it to my liking :P So far i'm happy though. Took me long enough i know, quite a wait! I'm so glad i tossed my S60 in favor of the Vizio E....less glare, Beautiful Pure whitey' whites(S60's were dirty yellow, even my CRT can't muster up whites as amazing as this,they're grey in comparison), No IR, no ABL, far brighter, HAS pop similar to my CRT, less heat, no chance of burn in, black levels that seem totally comparable and no blistering red push. The S60 had too many cons in comparison.
My brother who now owns my S60 says he actually prefers the picture on the Vizio E as well labeling the S60's PQ almost lifeless in comparison. :P
Edit: Just watched the Amazing Spider Man 2, Bits of Coraline, Attack of the Killer Clowns and The Labyrinth on Bluray and the gamma as is, is definitely too light.
CNET's 2.2 gamma change is going to be a must.
Last edited by WaveBoy; 09-01-2014 at 03:07 PM.