Picked my 4081 up this afternoon, have spent around an hour or so tweaking it. So far, I love it. After I honed things in for this shot from King Kong
, my wife remarked "Wow, that looks really
good." Yes, it does.
The TV setup in the room with full daylight outside - the TV is very bright, no problems seeing it with it so backlit. The reflections seem to be more subdued than they were on the Tosh CRT it replaced.
Closeup. Warning, the blacks aren't as crushed as they seem here. There's no way to convey the dynamic range present here in a single photo.
Here's an example of why it's impossible to show the full Dynamic Range in one photo. Here's three different photos, shot one "stop" apart.
Exposed for Highlights - blacks in bezel and screen are absolutely black (0,0,0 RGB values) for the most part:
Midrange - blacks are absolutely black here and there, in both the bezel and the screen, with the bezel winning out slightly
Exposed for Blacks - all blacks here are "grey" now, but you can see that the screen is producing a very dark black.
Exposed for Blacks, with exposure pushed 3 stops in software - you can see the differences a bit better here
Love the set so far.