Originally Posted by goldensunbluesky
Don't mind me asking, did you watching the movie in complete darkness and therefore using low brightness & contrast settings to simulate the cinema environment?
Did you notice any 'floating blacks' or scenes where the backlight would dim in proportion to the scene? The 2010 Samsungs had this problem and in some dark scenes, they would dim to the extent that the picture would end up too dim to see some features.
I started watching with several lights on, and slowly turned them off one at a time. I had to turn off one lamp for a bad reflection. I eventually had on few lights. In one of the modes (i.e., Dynamic, Standard, Natural, Movie), the detail in very dark scenes wasn't as sharp as it should have been. I wish I could remember which mode - but I think it was Standard. When I switched to Movie and went back and forth btw movie and natural, you could see more detail in the dark scenes. I did not lower the contrast, however, which was out of the box 100. I think I was caught up in how good the picture looked.
A word about audio. While the speakers are very good for a TV IMHO, I found the dialogue in The Social Network, when the main guy talks, it's hard to hear. In the audio settings, there is a voice/dialogue enhancer, but it mutes the background noises. I went back and forth, but didn't chose Amplify or the voice enhancer (I think it's standard or normal - not at home now), but boosted the voice frequencies in the equalizer, and that made it much better.
This TV has so many possible combinations, I'll be messing with it for the next month. Hopefully, someone better then me at this will get a D8000 and post settings. I can try, but I doubt I'll get within 30% of D65 by eye.