Originally Posted by SRrobin981
My wife is watching a movie, so it'll have to wait.
I do see the screen darken in Netflix menu, but that's pretty much been it. I say "pretty much" because I noticed it a little bit watching an episode of "The Office."
Yes, I also used to see it during menus, particularly in the SMART TV menu, and the Vimeo menu. I thought the dimming was just part of the applications. However, after doing the factory reset and turning off the two features I mentioned, it doesn't dim on the menus anymore. The SMART TV menu, for instance, stays perfectly lit. The only time I see it now is in this one video on Vimeo (I've tried almost all the featured ones) which is very concentrated on white
. It seems that when there are excessive whites on the screen, the TV dims them out a bit. It sounds like that local contrast dimming feature, but I thought that was only on the 8000's. I need to investigate this further with more blu-rays and other videos/pictures which are white intensive. So incredibly odd.
By the way, how are you guys streaming .mkv's? Whenever I try to stream one it says "File Format Not Supported". Lots of other formats have worked, though.
PS: I want everyone to know that, despite all my ranting and raving, the picture quality of this television is absolutely phenomenal. It's really breathtaking at times, and once these minor problems (firmware, brightness dim) get taken care of, I'd highly, highly recommend this set.