Originally Posted by baron2
Yes, Newbies settings for thx movie are great also.
I can't get over how much it improved the already great thx settings I had before. The dullness that I noticed disappeared. Plus the image has a very "plasma" like quality which I prefer to the super bright lcd look. The image clarity is amazing on this set. It is better than my kuro without a doubt.
I played a little bit of Last of Us before I went to bed and scanned the sky during the day back and forth to check the banding I mentioned (I ironically used to do this with the kuro when I initially got it to confirm how bad the DSE was). There is definitely light banding/DSE (or whatever you want to call it) but nothing major. I am still evaluating the one thicker band I saw on the right side. I think I see it during movies (watching the avengers during a bright blue sky scene) but when I pause the movie it is REALLY hard to pick out. I almost think my mind is seeing more than is there. When the camera pans though (left and right) you can see the subtle DSE/banding though. Again the BB demo set I almost bought had the same thing except you could actually pick it out under the bright lights in there store. I know banding is common withe LCD's and even the VT60 has numerous reports about banding on the screen that barely shows up on viewing content or not at all. It's probably just the OCD side of me. My kuro wasn't remotely perfect even brand new. Heck when I got the Kuro, I was just relieved to not have to deal with clouds and flashlighting anymore. So DSE was something I just accepted. I have read many posts in this thread about this also so it might not be on every set but it seems like some notice it more than others.
Part of me wants to call Sharp but my set is basically perfect otherwise. No light leakage, no flashlighting, amazing black levels, no obvious nicks or scratches on the screen. I would hate to take a chance on a swap and it be worse or have other issues that my set doesn't have (which I think is a real possibility). Plus there is not guarantee that it would be brand new (don't want a refurbished one) or it might be a November build. I know they are not making them anymore so who knows. I also feel like they either wouldn't see what I was talking about or say it is "within spec". My friend came over and he couldn't see what I was talking about. Then again he has a cheap lcd so he isn't going to over analyze his set. I hate being picky when it comes to this
Also I will say after watching a few hours of content on blu ray, this set is better than my Kuro hands down. Yes I will say that again, as a Kuro supporter for years, this set beats it and not just barely. Now that is my opinion after owning a 3 year old Kuro with red tint and grey black levels (needed to be calibrated again).Edited by YOTR - 8/8/13 at 6:58am