Originally Posted by music_to_my_ear
I wonder how bright 3D was measured at in the brightest 3D picture mode. Last I read, it was 12 ftl through one 3D lens....compared to just over 5.5 ftl for the zt60. I have quite a few 3D movies as well. Wouldn't mind re-watching them with the increased brightness!
Originally Posted by HLdan
Sounds more like you need an OLED. Doesn't sound like the F8500 is for you.
OLED isn't viable for anyone.....its extremely unstable. You can get extreme cases of IR from just the black bars of one movie. Screen uniformity and even off angle viewing are horrible too. The shootout talked about this. Maybe ill look into an OLED in a year or zoo
I thought the F8500 was the
viable solution for an LED/OLED at this moment? Isn't that why most folks went with it? Get the benefits of a plasma with the brightness of ( almost ) an LED/OLED
Originally Posted by Chad B
In 3D mode, I usually get 6.5 to 7 fL from the VT/ZT60 using PB high. I just did a 64F8500 which put out 8.4 fL in Movie 3D mode with contrast at 99 and cell light at 20. These are all with the meter looking through the glasses (turned on).
BTW, in 2D it put out 53 fL in Movie mode with cell light/contrast almost maxed out and BO Auto. Totally maxed out it probably would have been 55-56 fL. I usually use 5% size, 18-25% APL windows.
Super helpful information Chad. Thanks!
Im starting to think even if the F8500' brightness was lowered through firmware it may appear to be brighter than its measured fl b/c it still has the original hardware designed to go much brighter. I think this will work out for me. Hopefully this time I will get a tv with zero DSE.....i can't stand DSE
Chad, are there modes on the F8500 that are a bit less accurate than movie mode but can go much brighter? Like standard?
If i can get about 60 - 70 fl for a day mode ( even if it is slightly less accurate thru a different picture mode ) i would be ecstatic.