The target luminace was 60fL while 45-50fL is normally recommended at home. I haven't contacted LG since I'm not owning LM9600 yet.
When I activated service menu, I found it's the same backlight type called ALEF_LED which is used at the LZ9600/LW9800 TVs.
The dimming zone is also one of our most interesting factors in 2012 models but nobody knows even LG doesn't announce it.
One guy in Korea tried running dimming zone tests using his magic remote at night but he couldn't find the blooming or similar zone information.
Seems LG raised the black level not to show the blooming effect thus he felt its black level is lower than TV with 288 zones such as LZ9600/LW9500. The black is not completely dark rather it had clouds even it's local dimming backlight. We're all disappointed.
It's been out for 2 weeks now and it's the most expensive TVs here even higher than ES8000.
55" costs around $4,500USD. It bundles with LG laptop PC for free though.
Originally Posted by J-Dogg
Ok and 60 fL is about where we want the fL to be around is what you're saying? So have you by any chance contacted LG support yet with your calibration findings so they can hopefully come out with a firmware asap so the users will be satisfied with the picture quality in expert 1 & 2 modes?
Have you been able to find out about the panel type (that LG is using their AH-IPS panel or a different IPS one?) and the number of dimming zones in this to help with uniformity and hopefully helps to make the blacks blacker rather than appear grayish.
How long has this model been out in Korea now? What was the release date? I'm still waiting for it to become available in North America (especially here in Canada). What's the selling price over there in Korea anyways? The MSRP/MAP seems to be $3299.99 in the U.S.