Originally Posted by NateTTU
First: Black level, I wanted absolute black, even though the 8G provides good black levels it still glows and is quite anoying. I use my tv everyday and while some may say that you hardly see just a black screen I see it enough everyday that it bothers me. Until I get a 9G panel into my own home I guess I won't be for sure if I will be satisfied, but just curious if anyone had a similiar feeling regarding the 8Gs and is now satisfied with a 9G.
I don't feel qualified to answer the question regarding motion blur, but I do have some experience in comparing the 8G black levels to 9G. I have a 4280 (with bias light) that has a very similar ft-L rating as your 5080. My father has a 5020 and when I go visit on the weekends, there is a noticible difference in black level between the two. It's definitely still not 0.000000000 ft-L, but it's pretty darn close. My father also does not have a bias light behind his panel, but it is still noticibly darker than my 8G WITH a bias light.
I personally don't have a 9G (at least not yet
), so I can't do any side by side comparisons, but I visit my father enough to realize the difference in black level is not just my eyes tricking me.
Let me know if you have any further questions.