Originally Posted by bhoier
That's funny, because I did not notice it "turning off" briefly. Granted I only played with it for like 2 hours, but I did watch one and a half episodes of LIFE on Blu Ray. There were a few fades...
Does it only do this if you activate the deep black modes or one of those features (dark, darker, etc.)? Can't remember what they are called.
I can't pinpoint exactly because sometimes the screen doesn't turn off when fading to black. Other times the screen turning off works perfectly fine, as in the movie will fade to black, screen turns off, then pops back on when fading in and it works perfectly (it's still slightly jarring but I could live with it). Then there are the sporadic other times (I was watching Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief
last night and I would say this happened on about two or three separate occasions throughout the course of the film) when the TV can't decide wether or not to turn off during a fade or stay on and it will flicker back and forth several times for a second or two and it's REALLY jarring.
While I don't have Watchmen
on blu-ray, according to Katzmaier's cnet review of the E8000 the opening credit scenes with its multiple fade outs and fade ins was almost unwatchable. Again, while I haven't looked at that specific movie based on what I've experienced so far I can imagine what it would look like.
Popping in the blu-ray for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
, the opening overture at the beginning of the film is just a blank screen but, for some reason, it took the TV about 3 or 4 seconds to decide wether or not to stay on or off and so it kept flickering back and forth between on and off and finally turned off. After the opening scene to Citizen Kane
fades out and before the "News on the March" scene jumps in there was a quick blink as the screen shut off once and turned back on almost instantaneously.
If you have the movie The Damned United
try giving that a shot because throughout the whole course of the movie it fades in and out as it jumps back and forth between years (the narrative structure of the film is such that goes between 1969 to 1974 backwards and forwards).
Also, after the opening scene of The Lost Boys
, after the vampires grab the amusement park security guard in the parking lot, the fade to black before the credits causes the screen to flicker back and forth between off and on.
Again, I've seen it work perfectly fine; movie fades to black, screen shuts off, fades in and turns back on. There are those times though, when it doesn't work properly and it's really annoying. I would imagine this is certainly something that could be addressed via firmware, but wether Samsung chooses to do so or if the issue gains enough traction to warrant doing so is another matter.
(Again for reference, I'm using "movie" mode with gamma lowered to -3. All eco junk is turned off, so this is just a pretty basic movie setting).