OK. Back for my first impressions.
I did not run slides to check for uniformity or burnt pixels after buying it. If I can't see it, I don't need to know.
The IR is getting lighter after 2 hours of pixel flipping with the WOW disk. Barely noticeable with content now. Did a simple calibration for my room at normal lighting, using THX mode for dimmed viewing.
This is my opinion and definitely not an expert.
Picture - Wow! Ran the demo material and just blown away. The depth and detail was just astounding. Blacks were truly black and the contrast makes everything look so real. Even watching the news was different.
Compared to the 4K demos they have at BB, the impact was better and honestly, I could not see much more details on the 4K.
Popped in Despicable Me and my jaw dropped.
Watched some NFL football and was amazed how the Steelers uniform was really black, lol. And the details like small creases and folds in the shadow actually are visible now.
Viewing angles were very good. Up to 45 degrees without much change in color or brightness.
Sound - The clear speakers were adequate for news and documentaries but lacked deep end thump. Went back to my AV setup but the clear stand made it difficult to run the center speaker. Found some flat wires and ran it under the 1 pc stand. Why didn't they leave leave a small gap or hole ?
So without going into details like gammas and gamuts, this TV simply rocks. Worried about longevity ? Buy an extended warranty. My TV now has over 4K hours and it's the best PQ I've ever seen. If you can afford it (or a good negotiator
), this is the set for you.
Like I promised, I will be tuning out of this site because I don't need to know what's wrong with my set without noticing it myself. Maybe my eyes or senses aren't as refined as some people here but I don't want to obsess about issues or problems that I can't see or hear. Instead of being nit-picky, I want to enjoy this new toy. I will be checking in periodically and will post if I run into any issues.
Happy viewing !!